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Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood by Hollie McNish Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood
by Hollie McNish
£13.99   paperback   (2016)
ISBN 13: 9780349134352 | ISBN 10: 0349134359
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Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home
by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
£12.99   paperback   (2016)
ISBN 13: 9781551526003 | ISBN 10: 155152600x
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Whispering Hope: The True Story of the Magdalene Women by Nancy Costello, Kathleen Legg, Diane Croghan, Marie Slattery and Marina Gambold Whispering Hope: The True Story of the Magdalene Women
by Nancy Costello, Kathleen Legg, Diane Croghan, Marie Slattery and Marina Gambold
£6.99   paperback   (2016)
ISBN 13: 9781409158295 | ISBN 10: 1409158292
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I I'll Never Write My Memoirs
by Grace Jones
£20.00   hardback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781471135217 | ISBN 10: 1471135217
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Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir
by Carrie Brownstein
£16.99   hardback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9780349007922 | ISBN 10: 0349007926
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Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon Girl in a Band
by Kim Gordon
£8.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9780571309351 | ISBN 10: 0571309356
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Snapshots of A Girl by Beldan Sezen Snapshots of A Girl
by Beldan Sezen
£12.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781551525983 | ISBN 10: 1551525984
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I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
£7.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781474602112 | ISBN 10: 1474602118
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Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg by Kate Evans, edited by Paul Buhle Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg
by Kate Evans, edited by Paul Buhle
£9.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781784780999 | ISBN 10: 1784780995
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Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter by Diana Athill Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter
by Diana Athill
£12.99   hardback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781783782543 | ISBN 10: 1783782544
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Long Time No See by Hannah Lowe Long Time No See
by Hannah Lowe
£9.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781859643969 | ISBN 10: 1859643965
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Eleanor Marx: A Life by Rachel Holmes Eleanor Marx: A Life
by Rachel Holmes
£12.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781408852897 | ISBN 10: 1408852896
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My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem My Life on the Road
by Gloria Steinem
£14.99   hardback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781780749181 | ISBN 10: 178074918x
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Sylvia Townsend Warner: A Biography by Claire Harman Sylvia Townsend Warner: A Biography
by Claire Harman
£9.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9780241964439 | ISBN 10: 0241964431
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Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson Furiously Happy
by Jenny Lawson
£12.99   hardback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781447238324 | ISBN 10: 144723832x
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Ride the Revolution: The Inside Stories from Women in Cycling by Suze Clemitson (Editor) Ride the Revolution: The Inside Stories from Women in Cycling
by Suze Clemitson (Editor)
£16.99   hardback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781472912916 | ISBN 10: 1472912918
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M Train by Patti Smith M Train
by Patti Smith
£18.99   hardback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781408867686 | ISBN 10: 1408867680
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Spectacles: A Memoir by Sue Perkins Spectacles: A Memoir
by Sue Perkins
£20.00   hardback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781405918541 | ISBN 10: 1405918543
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My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst My Own Story
by Emmeline Pankhurst
£7.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781784871253 | ISBN 10: 1784871257
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My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past
by Jennifer Teege and Nikola Sellmair
£8.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781473616257 | ISBN 10: 1473616255
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A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert by Gertrude Bell A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert
by Gertrude Bell
£9.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9780143107378 | ISBN 10: 0143107372
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My Life, My Body by Marge Piercy My Life, My Body
by Marge Piercy
£8.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781629631059 | ISBN 10: 1629631051
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Reckless by Chrissie Hynde Reckless
by Chrissie Hynde
£20.00   hardback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781785031441 | ISBN 10: 1785031449
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Lady Screever - Alice Colman: The World Lady Screever - Alice Colman: The World's First Female Pavement Artist
by Philip Battle
£12.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9780993379604 | ISBN 10: 0993379605
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Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary by Anita Anand Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary
by Anita Anand
£9.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781408835470 | ISBN 10: 1408835479
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Women in Dark Times by Jacqueline Rose Women in Dark Times
by Jacqueline Rose
£9.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781408845165 | ISBN 10: 1408845164
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Everything is Teeth by Evie Wyld and Joe Sumner Everything is Teeth
by Evie Wyld and Joe Sumner
£16.99   hardback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9780224099714 | ISBN 10: 022409971x
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At the Coalface: The Memoir of a Pit Nurse by Joan Hart At the Coalface: The Memoir of a Pit Nurse
by Joan Hart
£7.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9780007596164 | ISBN 10: 0007596162
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Dusty: An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend by Karen Bartlett Dusty: An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend
by Karen Bartlett
£9.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781849548762 | ISBN 10: 1849548765
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Yes Please by Amy Poehler Yes Please
by Amy Poehler
£8.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781447283317 | ISBN 10: 1447283317
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The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee
by Marja Mills
£12.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9780143127666 | ISBN 10: 0143127667
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Down the Crooked Road: My Autobiography by Mary Black Down the Crooked Road: My Autobiography
by Mary Black
£9.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781848271883 | ISBN 10: 1848271883
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What the **** is Normal?! by Francesca Martinez What the **** is Normal?!
by Francesca Martinez
£8.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9780753555354 | ISBN 10: 0753555352
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Naked at the Albert Hall: The Inside Story of Singing by Tracey Thorn Naked at the Albert Hall: The Inside Story of Singing
by Tracey Thorn
£16.99   hardback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9780349005263 | ISBN 10: 0349005265
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Northern ReSisters: Conversations with Radical Women by Bernadette Hyland Northern ReSisters: Conversations with Radical Women
by Bernadette Hyland
£5.95      (2015)
ISBN 13: 9780993224706 | ISBN 10: 0993224709
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The Greatest Need: The Creative Life and Troubled Times of Lily Tobias by Jasmine Donahaye The Greatest Need: The Creative Life and Troubled Times of Lily Tobias
by Jasmine Donahaye
£10.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781909983236 | ISBN 10: 1909983233
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Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything by Sally Magnusson Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything
by Sally Magnusson
£8.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781444751819 | ISBN 10: 1444751816
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A Lot Like Eve: Fashion, Faith and Fig-Leaves: A Memoir by Joanna Jepson A Lot Like Eve: Fashion, Faith and Fig-Leaves: A Memoir
by Joanna Jepson
£12.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781472913173 | ISBN 10: 1472913175
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Clothes, Music, Boys. by Viv Albertine Clothes, Music, Boys.
by Viv Albertine
£8.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9780571297764 | ISBN 10: 0571297765
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The Rules of Inheritance by Claire Bidwell Smith The Rules of Inheritance
by Claire Bidwell Smith
£9.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9781472214317 | ISBN 10: 1472214315
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Laughing All the Way to the Mosque: The Misadventures of a Muslim Woman by Zarqa Nawaz Laughing All the Way to the Mosque: The Misadventures of a Muslim Woman
by Zarqa Nawaz
£12.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9780349005935 | ISBN 10: 0349005931
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How to be a Heroine: Or, What I How to be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned from Reading Too Much
by Samantha Ellis
£9.99   paperback   (2015)
ISBN 13: 9780099575566 | ISBN 10: 0099575566
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Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found by Cheryl Strayed Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found
by Cheryl Strayed
£8.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9781782394860 | ISBN 10: 1782394869
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Mad Girl Mad Girl's Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted
by Andrew Wilson
£9.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9780857205896 | ISBN 10: 0857205897
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Tove Jansson: Work and Love by Tuula Karjalainen Tove Jansson: Work and Love
by Tuula Karjalainen
£20.00   hardback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9781846148484 | ISBN 10: 1846148480
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Joan Littlewood: Dreams and Realities: The Official Biography by Peter Rankin Joan Littlewood: Dreams and Realities: The Official Biography
by Peter Rankin
£14.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9781783190843 | ISBN 10: 1783190841
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The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
by Amanda Palmer
£13.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9780349408095 | ISBN 10: 0349408092
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My Kirsty: End of the Fairytale by Jean MacColl My Kirsty: End of the Fairytale
by Jean MacColl
£7.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9781784180263 | ISBN 10: 1784180262
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Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur Assata: An Autobiography
by Assata Shakur
£8.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9781783601783 | ISBN 10: 1783601787
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Susan Sontag: The Complete Rolling Stone Interview by Jonathan Cott Susan Sontag: The Complete Rolling Stone Interview
by Jonathan Cott
£8.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9780300199024 | ISBN 10: 0300199023
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Springfield Road by Salena Godden Springfield Road
by Salena Godden
£8.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9781783520558 | ISBN 10: 1783520558
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The Biscuit Girls by Hunter Davies The Biscuit Girls
by Hunter Davies
£6.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9780091957643 | ISBN 10: 0091957648
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Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair & Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side by Rayya Elias Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair & Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side
by Rayya Elias
£9.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9781408837696 | ISBN 10: 1408837692
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After Auschwitz: A Story of Heartbreak and Survival by the Stepsister of Anne Frank by Eva Schloss After Auschwitz: A Story of Heartbreak and Survival by the Stepsister of Anne Frank
by Eva Schloss
£8.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9781444760712 | ISBN 10: 1444760718
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The Only Woman in the Room: A Memoir of Japan, Human Rights, and the Arts by Beate Sirota Gordon The Only Woman in the Room: A Memoir of Japan, Human Rights, and the Arts
by Beate Sirota Gordon
£12.00   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9780226132518 | ISBN 10: 022613251x
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A Parallel Life by Bonnie Greer A Parallel Life
by Bonnie Greer
£14.99   hardback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9781909807624 | ISBN 10: 1909807621
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Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson by Barbara Ransby Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson
by Barbara Ransby
£16.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9780300205855 | ISBN 10: 0300205856
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Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music by Angélique Kidjo, with Rachel Wenrick Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music
by Angélique Kidjo, with Rachel Wenrick
£20.00   hardback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9780062071798 | ISBN 10: 0062071793
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The Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis The Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks
by Jeanne Theoharis
£15.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9780807033326 | ISBN 10: 0807033324
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Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou Mom and Me and Mom
by Maya Angelou
£8.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9781844089154 | ISBN 10: 1844089150
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Mongol by Uuganaa Ramsay Mongol
by Uuganaa Ramsay
£8.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9781908643414 | ISBN 10: 1908643412
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Let Me Tell You a Story: One Girl Let Me Tell You a Story: One Girl's Escape from the Nazis
by Renata Calverley
£8.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9781408834527 | ISBN 10: 1408834529
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Bedsit Disco Queen: How I Grew Up and Tried to be a Pop Star by Tracey Thorn Bedsit Disco Queen: How I Grew Up and Tried to be a Pop Star
by Tracey Thorn
£8.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9781844088683 | ISBN 10: 1844088685
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Helga Helga's Diary: A Young Girl's Account of Life in a Concentration Camp
by Helga Weiss
£9.99   paperback   (2014)
ISBN 13: 9780241959503 | ISBN 10: 0241959500
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Don Don't Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back
by Harilyn Rousso
£17.99   paperback   (2013)
ISBN 13: 9781439909379 | ISBN 10: 1439909377
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