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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 35 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Ladies Can
    Ladies Can't Climb Ladders: The Pioneering Adventures of the First Professional Women - by Jane Robinson

    £20.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780857525871 | ISBN 10: 0857525875

    An inspiring and startling centenary history of the first professional women whose determination to have successful careers shaped the personal and working lives of women today.  It is a myth that the First World War liberated women.  The Sex ... more

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  • Cover image of book "For the Sake of the Women Who Are To Come After": Manchester by Michael Herbert
    "For the Sake of the Women Who Are To Come After": Manchester - by Michael Herbert

    £5.95   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780993224720 | ISBN 10: 0993224725

    This book tells the dramatic stories of Manchester women who campaigned for social change and progress in the years between 1914 and 1945.  It includes women who: campaigned during the First World War for a just and lasting peace that would prevent ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bloody Brilliant Women by Cathy Newman
    Bloody Brilliant Women - by Cathy Newman

    £20.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780008241711 | ISBN 10: 0008241716

    A fresh, opinionated history of all the brilliant women you should have learned about in school but didn’t.  For hundreds of years we have heard about the great men of history, but what about herstory?  In this freewheeling history of modern ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard
    Women & Power: A Manifesto - by Mary Beard

    £6.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781788160612 | ISBN 10: 1788160614

    Why the popular resonance of 'mansplaining' (despite the intense dislike of the term felt by many men)? It hits home for us because it points straight to what it feels like not to be taken seriously: a bit like when I get lectured on Roman history on ... more

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  • Cover image of book Swell by Jenny Landreth
    Swell - by Jenny Landreth

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781472938961 | ISBN 10: 1472938968

    SHORLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017   These days, swimming may seem like an egalitarian pastime, open to anyone with a swimsuit – but this wasn't always the case. In the 19th century, swimming was almost exclusively ... more

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  • Cover image of book Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing by Marie Hicks
    Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing - by Marie Hicks

    £14.95   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780262535182 | ISBN 10: 0262535181

    In 1944, Britain led the world in electronic computing. By 1974, the British computer industry was all but extinct. What happened in the intervening thirty years holds lessons for all postindustrial superpowers. As Britain struggled to use technology ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote by Jane Robinson
    Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote - by Jane Robinson

    £20.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780857523914 | ISBN 10: 0857523910

    FEATURED ON BBC RADIO 4 'START THE WEEK'.   Set against the colourful background of the entire campaign for women to win the vote, Hearts and Minds tells the remarkable and inspiring story of the suffragists' march on London.   1913: th ... more

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  • Cover image of book A History of Britain in 21 Women by Jenni Murray
    A History of Britain in 21 Women - by Jenni Murray

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786071583 | ISBN 10: 1786071584

    The history of Britain, presented as you've never seen it before, through twenty-one women whose lives enthral and beguile, intrigue and inspire.   They were famous queens, unrecognised visionaries, great artists and trailblazing politicians. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rebel Crossings: New Women, Free Lovers and Radicals in Britain and the United States by Sheila Rowbotham
    Rebel Crossings: New Women, Free Lovers and Radicals in Britain and the United States - by Sheila Rowbotham

    £25.00   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784785888 | ISBN 10: 1784785881

    Sheila Rowbotham's Rebel Crossings tells the transatlantic story of six radical pioneers at the turn of the twentieth century. Radicalised by the rise of socialism, Helena Born, Miriam Daniell, Gertrude Dix, Robert Nicol and William Bailie cross the ... more

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  • Cover image of book From Cabin
    From Cabin 'Boys' to Captains: 250 Years of Women at Sea - by Jo Stanley

    £20.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780752488783 | ISBN 10: 0752488783

    Traditionally, a womans place was never on stormy seas. But actually thousands of dancers, purserettes, doctors, stewardesses, captains and conductresses have taken to the waveson everything from floating palaces to battered windjammers. Their darin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women of the World: The Rise of the Female Diplomat by Helen McCarthy
    Women of the World: The Rise of the Female Diplomat - by Helen McCarthy

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408837801 | ISBN 10: 1408837803

    Throughout the twentieth century and long before, hundreds of determined British women defied the social conventions of their day in order to seek adventure and influence on the world stage. Some became travellers and explorers; others business-owner ... more

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  • Cover image of book Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women by Carol Dyhouse
    Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women - by Carol Dyhouse

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781783601608 | ISBN 10: 1783601604

    Girls behave badly. If they're not obscenity-shouting, pint-swigging ladettes, they're narcissistic, living dolls floating around in a cloud of self-obsession, far too busy twerking to care. And this is news.   In this witty and wonderful book ... more

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  • Cover image of book Emily Wilding Davison: A Suffragette
    Emily Wilding Davison: A Suffragette's Family Album - by Maureen Howes

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780752498027 | ISBN 10: 0752498029

    Emily Wilding Davisons image has been frozen in time since 1913. On the 4 June of that year, Emily was struck by the kings horse, Anmer, during the Epsom Derby. She died four days later. She, unlike her fellow Militant Suffragettes, did not live ... more

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  • Cover image of book Millions Like Us: Women
    Millions Like Us: Women's Lives in the Second World War - by Virginia Nicholson

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780141037899 | ISBN 10: 014103789x

    We tend to see the Second World War as a man's war, featuring Spitfire crews and brave deeds on the Normandy beaches. But in conditions of "Total War" millions of women - in the Services and on the Home Front - demonstrated that they were cleverer, m ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Force to be Reckoned With: A History of the Women
    A Force to be Reckoned With: A History of the Women's Institute - by Jane Robinson

    £10.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781844086603 | ISBN 10: 1844086607

    Everyone knows three things about the Womens Institute: that they spent the war making jam; the sensational Calendar Girls were WI; and, more recently, that slow-handclapping of Tony Blair. 215,000 women in the UK belong to the WI. Their ... more

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  • Cover image of book Can Any Mother Help Me? by Jenna Bailey
    Can Any Mother Help Me? - by Jenna Bailey

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780571282173 | ISBN 10: 0571282172

    When, in 1935, a young woman wrote this letter to the women's magazine Nursery World women from all over the country wrote back expressing similar frustrations. These women were educated and ambitious but many of their careers had been cut short by ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom by Sue Macy
    Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom - by Sue Macy

    £10.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781426307614 | ISBN 10: 1426307616

    Take a lively look at women's history from aboard a bicycle, which granted females the freedom of mobility and helped empower women's liberation. Through vintage photographs, advertisements, cartoons, and songs, Wheels of Change transports young read ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the Twentieth Century by Sheila Rowbotham
    Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the Twentieth Century - by Sheila Rowbotham

    £19.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781844677030 | ISBN 10: 1844677036

    A major new exploration of the women who revolutionized American and British life. Amid the growth of globalized trade, mass production, immigration and urban slums that dominated the period from the 1880s to the onset of the First World War, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women in the First World War by Neil R. Storey and Molly Housego
    Women in the First World War - by Neil R. Storey and Molly Housego

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780747807520 | ISBN 10: 0747807523

    As millions of young men marched off to war, they left behind mothers, wives, sisters, and sweethearts who were determined to contribute to the British cause. Women enrolled as nurses to treat wounded soldiers, and over 700,000 became workers in fact ... more

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  • Cover image of book Breaking Their Chains: Mary Macarthur and the Chainmakers
    Breaking Their Chains: Mary Macarthur and the Chainmakers' Strike of 1910 - by Tony Barnsley

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781905192649 | ISBN 10: 1905192649

    "For two months in the autumn of 1910 hundreds of women chainmakers in the Black Country struck against their employers and won a minimum wage which doubled their incomes. Women who had no vote, who were largely illiterate, who worked 54-hour weeks f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Changing Times: Welsh Women Writing on the 1950s and 1960s by Edited by Deirdre Beddoe
    Changing Times: Welsh Women Writing on the 1950s and 1960s - by Edited by Deirdre Beddoe

    £11.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906784102 | ISBN 10: 1906784108

    Mornings were used to teach the basic three Rs and to progress us through our Janet and John readers. I only learned much later, in my thirties, how limited Janet's activites had been in comparison to her brother John's and how some scholars linked t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bluestockings: The Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education by Jane Robinson
    Bluestockings: The Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education - by Jane Robinson

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141029719 | ISBN 10: 0141029714

    In 1869, when five women enrolled at university for the first time in British history, the average female brain was thought to be 150 grams lighter than a man's. Doctors warned that if women studied too hard their wombs would wither and die. When the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Women
    The Women's Land Army - by Bob Powell and Nigel Westacott

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780752451169 | ISBN 10: 0752451162

    This book brings together a wealth of black and white pictures which together record not only the operations of the WLA but also scenes of the countryside between 1939 and 1950.  Drawn from the worldwide albums of many ex-land girls at a time wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Singled Out: How Two Million Women Survived without Men After the First World War by Virginia Nicholson
    Singled Out: How Two Million Women Survived without Men After the First World War - by Virginia Nicholson

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141020624 | ISBN 10: 0141020628

    Before the First World War a single woman had one aim in life: to get married. But three-quarters of a million British soldiers were killed in that war, leaving not enough men to go around and a generation of so-called 'Surplus Women'. What became of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s by Jennifer Worth
    Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s - by Jennifer Worth

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780753823835 | ISBN 10: 0753823837

    Jennifer Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not only because of their grimly impoverished surroundings ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red Princess: A Revolutionary Life by Sofia Zinovieff
    Red Princess: A Revolutionary Life - by Sofia Zinovieff

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781862079922 | ISBN 10: 1862079927

    In 1907 Princess Sophy ('Sofka') Dolgorouky was born in St Petersburg. Members of the Imperial family had attended her parents' wedding earlier that same year, and the child was born into a privileged world of nurses, private tutors and elegant tea p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Women for Beginners by S. Pearl Sharp
    Black Women for Beginners - by S. Pearl Sharp

    £11.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781934389201 | ISBN 10: 193438920x

    There's a Black Woman on each of the seven continents, in almost every country. So no matter where you go, she's already been there. Her presence is everywhere.  Black Women for Beginners chronicles the trials and triumphs of Black Women from an ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Girl From Hockley: Growing Up in Working Class Birmingham by Kathleen Dayus
    The Girl From Hockley: Growing Up in Working Class Birmingham - by Kathleen Dayus

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781844083022 | ISBN 10: 1844083020

    Born into the industrial slums of Birmingham in 1903, Kathleen Dayus became a legend in her own time. She vividly recalls her Edwardian childhood and her life as a young munitions worker during the war, marriage and life below the poverty line in th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rebel Girls: Their Fight for the Vote by Jill Liddington
    Rebel Girls: Their Fight for the Vote - by Jill Liddington

    £14.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781844081684 | ISBN 10: 1844081680

    When she was arrested, sixteen-year-old Huddersfield weaver Dora Thewlis was catapulted onto the tabloid front pages as 'Baby Suffragette'. Dancer Lilian Lenton waited till her twenty-first birthday - then determined to burn two buildings a week unti ... more

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  • Cover image of book Powder Puff Derby: Petticoat Pilots and Flying Flappers by Mike Walker
    Powder Puff Derby: Petticoat Pilots and Flying Flappers - by Mike Walker

    £7.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780470851418 | ISBN 10: 0470851414

    Cowboy journalist Will Rogers called it the "Powder Puff Derby" - after all, who had ever heard of such an outrageous idea as dames in planes? Worse, dames racing planes 2,700 miles from California to Cleveland. One reporter reckoned that far from f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Doves of War: Four Women of Spain by Paul Preston
    Doves of War: Four Women of Spain - by Paul Preston

    £12.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780006386940 | ISBN 10: 0006386946

    "Four extraordinary women whose personal histories should dispel any illusions that the Spanish Civil War was an all male war .. The book is full of wonderful stories and acute observations. But above all these are compelling human dramas in which m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sister of the Road: The Autobiography of Boxcar Bertha by as told by Dr. Ben Reitman
    Sister of the Road: The Autobiography of Boxcar Bertha - by as told by Dr. Ben Reitman

    £11.00   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781902593036 | ISBN 10: 1902593030

    The frank uncensored story of a wandering woman of the underworld. Intimate facts of a woman hobo's methods and habits: a life story that has no parallel.  Swapping tales around the campfire in hobo jungles, hanging out on free love commune farm ... more

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  • Cover image of book Out Of The Shadows: A History Of Women In Twentieth-Century Wales by Deirdre Beddoe
    Out Of The Shadows: A History Of Women In Twentieth-Century Wales - by Deirdre Beddoe

    £16.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780708315910 | ISBN 10: 0708315917

    Out Of The Shadows reveals the fascinating story of women's lives in Wales during the twentieth century. In this major contribution to the gendered history of Wales, Deirdre Beddoe draws on wide-ranging historical sources, including extensive archiva ... more

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  • Cover image of book Western Women and Imperialism: Complicity and Resistance by Edited by Nupur Chaudhuri and Margaret Strobel
    Western Women and Imperialism: Complicity and Resistance - by Edited by Nupur Chaudhuri and Margaret Strobel

    £17.99   paperback   (1992) - ISBN 13: 9780253207050 | ISBN 10: 0253207053

    "[Western Women and Imperialism] provides fascinating insights into interactions and attitudes between western and non-western women, mainly in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is an important contribution to the field of womens studies and (p ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Stein, Gertrude
    The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas - by Stein, Gertrude

    £9.99   paperback   (1933) - ISBN 13: 9780141185361 | ISBN 10: 0141185368

    For Gertrude Stein and her companion Alice B. Toklas, life in Paris was based upon the rue do Fleurus and the Saturday evenings, and 'it was like a kaleidoscope slowly turning'. Picasso was there with 'his high whinnying spanish giggle', as were Ceza ... more

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