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New Books - Women / Feminism

Sisters doing it for themselves - memoirs, activism, herstory ... (browse related category Feminism & Women )

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it will take
Shakar: An Afghanistani Woman's Journey - by Shakardokht Jafari - £9.99
‘Fascinating…an enticingly interesting read’ Sayeeda Warsi ‍  Born in rural Afghanistan, Shakardokht Jafari became a refugee aged just six, after a harrowing half-year trek to Iran.   There, at twelve, she discovered she ha ... more

Mad Woman - by Bryony Gordon - £20.00
‘Bryony Gordon is a terrific, compassionate writer’ Elizabeth Day   ‘Bryony writes with such entertaining and brazen candour about mental illness... she really helps people tackle their own stuff. Her writing has helped me before and thi ... more

The Autists: Women on the Spectrum - by Clara Tornvall - £12.99
‘Törnvall has written an important, illuminating first book, one that deserves to sit alongside the best insider accounts of autism … [The Autists] should be required reading for all parents, partners, friends and colleagues of anyone on the aut ... more

Bad Bridget: Crime, Mayhem and the Lives of Irish Emigrant Women - by Elaine Farrell and Leanne McCormick - £10.99
'A captivating account of lives previously ignored' Sunday Independent   'An important, impeccably researched though eminently readable book that charts new territory' Irish Examiner   Ireland in the nineteenth and early twentieth cen ... more

Birdgirl - by Mya-Rose Craig - £10.99
‘Lyrical, poignant and insightful.’ Margaret Atwood  Discover a powerful, evocative and urgent new young voice in nature writing.  'Birdwatching has never felt like a hobby, or a pastime I can pick up and put down, but a thread running th ... more

A Woman in the Polar Night - by Christiane Ritter - £12.99
‘Conjures the rasp of the ski runner, the scent of burning blubber and the rippling iridescence of the Northern Lights’ Sara Wheeler  ‘[An] astonishing, haunting memoir’ Isabella Tree  The rediscovered classic memoir – the m ... more

Strong Female Character - by Fern Brady - £10.99
WINNER, NON FICTION BOOK 2023, BOOKS ARE MY BAG AWARDS SHORTLISTED BOOKSHOP.ORG INDIE CHAMPAIONS AMAZON NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST GOODREADS CHOICE BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   ‘An absolute riot. I ... more

Hysterical: Exploding the Myth of Gendered Emotions - by Pragya Agarwal - £10.99
An urgent exploration of how the gendering of emotions came about, and what we can do to change these damaging stereotypes, by award-winning behavioural and data scientist Dr Prayga Agarwal.  A WATERSTONES BEST BOOK OF 2022: POPULAR SCIENCE ... more

They Called Me a Lioness : A Palestinian Girl's Fight for Freedom - by Ahed Tamimi and Dena Takruri - £14.99
A Palestinian activist jailed at sixteen after a confrontation with Israeli soldiers illuminates the daily struggles of life under occupation in this moving, deeply personal memoir.  “I cannot even begin to convey the clarity, the intensity, th ... more

Lean on Me: A Politics of Radical Care - by Lynne Segal - £17.99
What's left to say, to keep hope alive today?  Have you ever relied on the kindness of strangers? What brings people together to find hope and solidarity? What do we owe each other as citizens and comrades?  Questions of care, intimac ... more

Wifedom: Mrs Orwell’s Invisible Life - by Ann Funder - £20.00
THE TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  A fitting tribute to the unsung work of women everywhere and the perfect Christmas gift!  'A marvellous book... I just loved it all, and have a permanently marked-up, dog-eared copy on my shelf for ... more

Cleopatra: Her History, Her Myth - by Francine Prose - £10.99
A feminist reinterpretation of the myths surrounding Cleopatra casts new light on the Egyptian queen and her legacy.   “A lucid and persuasive reinterpretation. Readers won’t see Cleopatra the same way again.”—Publishers Weekly   “W ... more

Decolonising My Body: A Radical Exploration of Rituals and Beauty - by Afua Hirsch - £20.00
A 2023 POLITICAL BOOK OF THE YEAR (WATERSTONES)  'GROUND-BREAKING' Bernardine Evaristo | 'UNIVERSAL AND TIMELY' Elif Shafak | 'IMPORTANT' Sathnam Sanghera | 'QUIETLY RADICAL' Evening Standard | 'INTIMATE' Guardian  What can ancestral ... more

An Almost Impossible Thing: The Radical Lives of Britain's Pioneering Women Gardeners - by Fiona Davison - £20.00
‘Gardening, taken up as a hobby when all the laborious work can be done by a man, is delightful, but as a life’s work for a woman, it is almost an impossible thing.’ Sir Joseph Hooker, 1817-1911.  While working as Head of Libraries and Exhi ... more

Divine Might: Goddesses in Greek Myth - by Natalie Haynes - £20.00
Get ready to meet the goddesses.   In Divine Might, Natalie Haynes, The Sunday Times bestselling author of Stone Blind and The New York Times bestselling author of Pandora's Jar, introduces us to the stories of the Greek goddesses. As fearso ... more

Oh Miriam! Stories from an Extraordinary Life - by Miriam Margolyes - £25.00
'Oh Miriam! risks the curse of the sequel, and pulls it off... A force of nature, a tour de farce. Bold, brave and bright, but also revealing, shocking and touching. Miriam is an icon, a cocksucker - and the star of her show' ROBERT McCRUM, Independe ... more

Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces 2004-2022 - by Margaret Atwood - £12.99
From cultural icon Margaret Atwood comes a brilliant collection of essays -- funny, erudite, endlessly curious, uncannily prescient -- which seek answers to Burning Questions such as:  Why do people everywhere, in all cultures, tell stories? How ... more

Hagitude: Reimagining the Second Half of Life - by Sharon Blackie - £10.99
A radical rewriting of the future for all women approaching their mid and elder years.  ‘There can be a perverse pleasure, as well as a sense of rightness and beauty, in insisting on flowering just when the world expects you to become quiet and ... more

The Pocket Guide to the Patriarchy - by Maya Oppenheim - £12.99
‘This is a vital book. Hand this out in schools, in the workplace, everywhere. It’s also beautifully written.’ Olivia Colman  ‘Brilliant. Patriarchy 101’ Amnesty UK  ‘Immersive and accessible’ Dazed  The essential guide for ... more

Sex and Lies - by Leila Slimani - £9.99
Translated by Sophie Lewis   ‘Striking.’ ELLE France ‘Brave.’ iNews ‘Powerful.’ TLS ‘Urgent.’ Evening Standard ‘Original.’ Cosmopolitan  In these essays, Leïla Slimani gives voice to young Moroccan women who are grap ... more

Unearthed: On Race and Roots, and How the Soil Taught Me I Belong - by Claire Ratinon - £10.99
'A beautiful book about nature... I recommend it' Afua Hirsch   A beautiful work of nature-writing, memoir and storytelling that will change the way we think about the natural world. Unearthed is the story of how, after years of a troubled rel ... more

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves - by Glory Edim - £9.99
Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives – but not everyone regularly sees themselves reflected on the pages of a book. ... more

In Defence of Witches: Why Women Are Still on Trial - by Mona Chollet - £9.99
"What remains of the witch hunts? A stubborn misogyny, which still tints the way our societies look at single women, childless women, aging women, or quite simply, free women... Today more than ever, witches tell us about our world and lead the way." ... more

M(other)land: What I've Learnt about Parenthood, Race and Identity - by Priya Joi - £16.99
'This is the kind of book I wish I had access to as a young mum' Nadiya Hussain   What does it mean to be a parent in a space where you are the minority?   Meandering through a supermarket highway of camembert and baguettes, Priya Joi ... more

Why Sinead O'Connor Matters - by Allyson McCabe - £21.99
A stirring defense of Sinéad O’Connor’s music and activism, and an indictment of the culture that cancelled her.  In 1990, Sinéad O’Connor’s video for “Nothing Compares 2 U” turned her into a superstar. Two years later, an appea ... more

Set Fear on Fire: The Feminist Call That Set the Americas Ablaze - by LASTESIS - £8.99
After the feminist art collective LASTESIS created their performance "A Rapist in Your Path" in their native Chile, it went viral across the globe, becoming the anthem of the grassroots feminist movements in South America and around the world. &nbs ... more

Not Just for the Boys: Why We Need More Women in Science - by Athene Donald - £16.99
Why are girls discouraged from doing science? Why do so many promising women leave science in early and mid-career? Why do women not prosper in the scientific workforce?  Not Just For the Boys looks back at how society has historically exclud ... more

Enough: The Violence Against Women and How to End It - by Harriet Johnson - £9.99
This is a book that calls time on the endless tide of violence against women and the failures of our criminal justice system to respond.   From barrister Harriet Johnson, Enough lays bare the appalling status quo of abuse against women in our soci ... more

Women of Myth: From Deer Woman and Mami Wata to Amaterasu and Athena... - by Jenny Williamson and Genn McMenemy, illustrated by Sara Richard - £12.99
Uncover the fascinating and complex women from mythology and folklore with this collection of stories profiling powerful goddesses, mighty queens, and legendary creatures.  Get inspired with 50 fascinating stories of powerful female figures f ... more

Witchcraft: A History in Thirteen Trials - by Marion Gibson - £20.00
Witchfinder General, Salem, Malleus Maleficarum. The world of witch-hunts and witch trials sounds archaic and fanciful, these terms relics of an unenlightened, brutal age. However, we often hear ‘witch-hunt’ in today’s media, and the misogyny t ... more

The Penguin Book of Feminist Writing - by Hannah Dawson (Editor) - £14.99
'A joyous multiplicity of writings incorporating collective manifestos, poetry, fiction, and autobiography... endlessly fascinating' Catherine Taylor, Financial Times  'A tour de force of feminist thinking, spanning seven centuries and multiple c ... more

Unraveling Motherhood: Understanding Your Experience through Self-Reflection, Self-Care... - by Geraldine Walsh - £16.99
“In this beautiful book, Geraldine gently guides us through the unraveling of our journeys through motherhood to finding our identities again, so we can begin to work on loving and accepting who we are through the ups and the lows. This book ... more

The Unfamiliar: A Queer Motherhood Memoir - by Kirsty Logan - £16.99
An unconventional, unexpectedly funny, brutally honest memoir about infertility, pregnancy and motherhood.  ‘You and your partner want a baby. But your two bodies can’t make a baby together.’  If you want a baby but your body says other ... more

What Are You Doing Here? My Autobiography - by Floella Benjamin - £10.99
Winner at the 2022 Parlimentary Book Awards   Baroness Floella Benjamin is an inspiration, an actress and much-loved children’s television presenter who is a member of the House of Lords. But how did the girl from Trinidad end up lunching with t ... more

She Recovers Every Day: Daily Meditations for Women in Recovery - by Dawn Nickel - £17.99
Dawn Nickel is one of the founders of the international movement and non-profit organization SHE RECOVERS® Foundation. In this book, Nickel adds her unique voice to the Hazelden meditation series.  Nickel addresses anyone who identifies as a ... more

We Are Still Here: Afghan Women on Courage, Freedom and the Fight to be Heard - by Nahid Shahalimi (Editor) with a Foreword by Margaret Atwood - £16.99
A collection of first-hand accounts from courageous Afghan women who refuse to be silenced in the face of the Taliban, to be published for the first anniversary of the US leaving Afghanistan.  After decades of significant progress, the prospects ... more

Lesbian Love Story: A Queer History of Sapphic Romance - by Amelia Possanza - £20.00
'A RARE TREAT ... UTTERLY FASCINATING' Julia Armfield | 'GORGEOUSLY, QUINTESESSENTIALLY LESBIAN' Lily Lindon | 'THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE' Paula Akpan | 'PASSIONATE' Kate Charlesworth | 'A RADICAL ACT OF QUEER LOVE' Kestral Gaian | 'AN INCREDIBLE, AFFIRMI ... more

Life in Her Hands: The Inspiring Story of a Pioneering Female Surgeon - by Averil Mansfield - £20.00
'A great read. I am honoured to have worked with such a legend' David Nott 'A role model for women' Independent 'A wonderful read' Julian Fellowes 'Remarkable' Lauren Laverne 'Charming' Guardian   We were occasionally expected to travel by ... more

Why Women Grow: Stories of Soil, Sisterhood and Survival - by Alice Vincent - £16.99
A stunning meditation on why women are drawn to the soil, featuring contributions from Ali Smith, Hazel Gardiner and Cosey Fanni Tutti.   THE TIMES / WATERSTONES TOP 10 BESTSELLER AN INDEPENDENT BEST BOOK TO READ IN 2023 A STYLIST NONFICTION ... more

Secrets of the Sprakkar: Iceland's Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World - by Eliza Reid - £12.99
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER!  "Secrets of the Sprakkar is a fascinating window into what a more gender-equal world could look like, and why it's worth striving for. Iceland is doing a lot to level the playing field: paid parental leave, afford ... more

Tomorrow Perhaps the Future: Following Writers and Rebels in the Spanish Civil War - by Sarah Watling - £22.00
From a prize-winning academic in our age of political divisions, this portrait of the women outsiders who took part in Spanish Civil War asks questions of solidarity and resistance.  In the 1930s, women and men from across Britain, Europe and ... more

This Won't Hurt: How Medicine Fails Women - by Dr Marieke Bigg - £22.00
‘A hugely informative and quietly furious call to arms.’ IRISH TIMES   ‘A ground-breaking new book.’ EVENING STANDARD   ‘A must read.’ DAILY EXPRESS   ‘She is balanced in her evidence analysis, forensic in her resea ... more

Blackgirl on Mars - by Lesley-Ann Brown - £10.99
Blackgirl on Mars is a radical memoir that chronicles author, educator and activist Lesley-Ann Brown’s two years’ worth of travel searching for “home”.  “Lesley-Ann Brown has a brave voice and a keen eye, offering an unflinching vie ... more

Everything You Need to Know About the Menopause (but were too afraid to ask) - by Kate Muir - £9.99
‘I have huge respect for Kate. A forensic journalist and menopause warrior.’ Davina McCall  An eye-opening, no-holds-barred guide to the perimenopause and menopause written by campaigner, journalist and documentary-maker Kate Muir.  ... more

Mala's Cat - by Mala Kacenberg - £10.99
The remarkable true story of friendship, resilience and survival against the odds.  'A remarkable tale of survival' Jeremy Dronfield, bestselling author of The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz   'It's an account of astounding ... more

In Her Nature: How Women Break Boundaries in the Great Outdoors - by Rachel Hewitt - £25.00
A trail-blazing book about women's fights to access the great outdoors - and a very personal book about how running through the landscape helped the author in her journey from bereavement back to a sense of belonging   'Heartfelt, passionate, ... more

Rebel Bodies: A Guide to the Gender Health Gap Revolution - by Sarah Graham - £16.99
'Crucial reading for us all' Stylist  'Remarkable, impressive and important' Maisie Hill, author of Period Power  'Validates for women that their experiences are not all in their heads' Dr Sarah E. Hill, author of How the Pill Chan ... more

A Line Above the Sky: On Mountains and Motherhood - by Helen Mort - £10.99
Guardian Books to Watch 2022 Evening Standard Books to Watch 2022 Bookseller Editor's Choice   Climbing gives you the illusion of being in control, just for a while, the tantalising sense of being able to stay one move ahead of death.   ... more

An Autobiography - by Angela Y. Davis - £10.99
A powerful and commanding account of the life of trailblazing political activist Angela Davis.  Edited by Toni Morrison and first published in 1974, An Autobiography is a classic of the Black Liberation era which resonates just as powerfully toda ... more

Beryl: In Search of Britain's Greatest Athlete - by Jeremy Wilson - £10.99
The remarkable life of champion Beryl Burton, one of the greatest cyclists of all time.  Winner for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2022  WINNER OF THE TIMES SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2022  A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST SPORTS BOOK ... more

Fix the System, Not the Women - by Laura Bates - £9.99
'Get your daughters to read this, but only after your partners and sons have finished it’ Jo Brand  'An astute and persuasive page-turner' Observer  Too often, we blame women. For walking home alone at night. For not demanding a seat at t ... more

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