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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 43 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 Liberia
    Liberia's Women Veterans: War, Roles and Reintegration - by Leena Vastapuu, illustrated by Emmi Nieminen

    £19.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786990808 | ISBN 10: 1786990806

    The Liberian civil wars of the 1990s and 2000s became notorious for their atrocities, and for the widespread use of child soldiers. Girls and young women accounted for up to 40 per cent of these soldiers, but their unique perspective and experiences ... more

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  • Cover image of book Freedom Fighter: My War Against ISIS on the Frontlines of Syria by Joanna Palani
    Freedom Fighter: My War Against ISIS on the Frontlines of Syria - by Joanna Palani

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786494351 | ISBN 10: 1786494353

    The gripping story of one woman’s war against ISIS on the frontlines of Syria.   Joanna Palani made headlines across the world when her role fighting ISIS in the Syrian conflict was revealed. She is one of a handful of western women who joined t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Syrian Dust: Reporting from the Heart of the War by Francesca Borri, translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel
    Syrian Dust: Reporting from the Heart of the War - by Francesca Borri, translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781609806613 | ISBN 10: 1609806611

    August 21, 2013: a chemical weapons attack on the suburbs of Damascus reminds the world of the existence of the Syrian war. Hundreds of journalists from every corner of the world rush to the frontier only to leave disappointed when Obama decides not ... more

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  • Cover image of book Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability and Peace by Vandana Shiva
    Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability and Peace - by Vandana Shiva

    £16.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783607747 | ISBN 10: 1783607742

    A leading voice in the environmental movement, Vandana Shiva has played a key role in bringing the struggles for social and ecological justice to international attention.   Earth Democracy remains one of her key works, in which she addresses ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tamil Tigress: My Story as a Child Soldier in Sri Lanka
    Tamil Tigress: My Story as a Child Soldier in Sri Lanka's Bloody Civil War - by Niromi de Soyza

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781760293260 | ISBN 10: 1760293261

    In 1987, 17-year old Niromi de Soyza shocked her middle-class Sri Lankan family by joining the Tamil Tigers. Equipped with a rifle and cyanide capsule she was one of the rebels' first female soldiers. Now married and living in suburban Sydney, this i ... more

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  • Cover image of book If This is A Woman: Inside Ravensbruck: Hitler
    If This is A Woman: Inside Ravensbruck: Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women - by Sarah Helm

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780349120034 | ISBN 10: 034912003x

    The compelling story of the only concentration camp for women by the acclaimed author of A Life in Secrets. On a sunny morning in May 1939 a phalanx of 800 women - housewives, doctors, opera singers, politicians, prostitutes - were marched through ... more

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  • Cover image of book Clara Zetkin: Selected Writings by Clara Zetkin, Edited by Philip S. Foner, Foreword by Angela Y. Davis and Rosalyn
    Clara Zetkin: Selected Writings - by Clara Zetkin, Edited by Philip S. Foner, Foreword by Angela Y. Davis and Rosalyn

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781608463909 | ISBN 10: 1608463907

    "Clara Zetkin's arguments in support of women workers contain a logic which can be effectively employed today in defense of strong affirmative action programs, not only for women but for the racially and nationally oppressed as well... Her analysis o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women at the Ready: The Remarkable Story of the Women
    Women at the Ready: The Remarkable Story of the Women's Voluntary Services on the Home Front - by Robert and Patricia Malcolmson

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780349138725 | ISBN 10: 0349138729

    A lively history of the Second World War on the Home Front told through the stories of the women serving in the Women's Voluntary Services From the summer of 1938, British women from all walks of life joined the Women's Voluntary Services (WVS). Thi ... more

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  • Cover image of book 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

    Helga's Diary is a young girl's remarkable first-hand account of life in a concentration camp during World War II. Like The Diary of Anne Frank this is a publication of international importance and a book that will endure for decades.   In 1 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror by Victoria Brittain
    Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror - by Victoria Brittain

    £14.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780745333267 | ISBN 10: 0745333265

    Shadow Lives reveals the unseen side of the '9/11 wars': their impact on the wives and families of men incarcerated in Guantanamo, or in prison or under house arrest in Britain and the US. Victoria Brittain shows how these families have been made soc ... more

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  • Cover image of book How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women by Lindsey German
    How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women - by Lindsey German

    £17.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780745332505 | ISBN 10: 0745332501

    How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women looks at the remarkable impact of war on women in Britain. It shows how conflict has changed womens lives and how those changes have put women at the centre of peace campaigning.   Lindsey Germ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Keeping Hope Alive: How One Somali Woman Changed 90,000 Lives by Hawa Abdi
    Keeping Hope Alive: How One Somali Woman Changed 90,000 Lives - by Hawa Abdi

    £13.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781844087884 | ISBN 10: 1844087883

    The truly inspiring and moving story of a female doctor in war torn Somalia who refuses to leave her country and her people.  For the last twenty years, Dr Hawa Abdi and her daughters have run a refugee camp on their family farm not far from Mo ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Month by the Sea: Encounters in Gaza by Dervla Murphy
    A Month by the Sea: Encounters in Gaza - by Dervla Murphy

    £16.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781906011475 | ISBN 10: 1906011478

    Over the summer of 2011, in her eightieth year, Dervla Murphy spent a month in the Gaza Strip. She met liberals and Islamists, Hamas and Fatah supporters, rich and poor. Used to western reporters dashing in and out of the Strip in times of crisis, th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dissidents: Irish Republican Women 1923-1941 by Ann Matthews
    Dissidents: Irish Republican Women 1923-1941 - by Ann Matthews

    £15.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781856359955 | ISBN 10: 1856359956

    During the War of Independence around 10,000 Irish women were actively involved in the fight for Irish freedom. So why, with the outbreak of Civil War and in the years following this conflict, did the role of women in Irish politics steadily decline ... more

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  • Cover image of book Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival by Atka Reid and Hana Schofield
    Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival - by Atka Reid and Hana Schofield

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781408827758 | ISBN 10: 1408827751

    May, 1992. Hana is twelve years old when her older sister Atka puts her on a UN evacuation bus fleeing the besieged city of Sarajevo. Thinking they will be apart for a short time, they make a promise to each other to be brave. But as the Bosnian war ... more

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  • Cover image of book Leila Khaled: Icon of Palestinian Liberation by Sarah Irving
    Leila Khaled: Icon of Palestinian Liberation - by Sarah Irving

    £14.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780745329512 | ISBN 10: 0745329519

    Dubbed 'the poster girl of Palestinian militancy', Leila Khaled's image flashed across the world after she hijacked a passenger jet in 1969. The picture of a young, determined looking woman with a checkered scarf, clutching an AK-47, was as era-defin ... 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 Besieged: Life Under Fire on a Sarajevo Street by Barbara Demick
    Besieged: Life Under Fire on a Sarajevo Street - by Barbara Demick

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781847084118 | ISBN 10: 1847084117

    For four centuries, Logavina Street was a quiet residential road in a city known for its ethnic tolerance and cosmopolitan charm. Muslims, Christians, Serbs and Croats lived easily together, sharing an identity as Bosnians. Then the war tore their li ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Woman in Berlin by Anonymous
    A Woman in Berlin - by Anonymous

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781844087976 | ISBN 10: 1844087972

    Between April 20th and June 22nd of 1945 the anonymous author of A Woman in Berlin wrote about life within the falling city as it was sacked by the Russian Army. Fending off the boredom and deprivation of hiding, the author records her experiences, o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Finding Poland by Matthew Kelly
    Finding Poland - by Matthew Kelly

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099515999 | ISBN 10: 0099515997

    An expansive, insightful and moving history of the Polish experience during World War Two, and its lasting legacy.  Following the partitioning of Poland by Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939, Matthew Kellys great grandmother and her tw ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict by Janie L. Leatherman
    Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict - by Janie L. Leatherman

    £17.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780745641881 | ISBN 10: 0745641881

    Every year, hundreds of thousands of women become victims of sexual violence in conflict zones around the world; in the Democratic Republic of Congo alone, approximately 1,100 rapes are reported each month.  This book offers a comprehens ... 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 Rose: Love in Violent Times by Inga Muscio
    Rose: Love in Violent Times - by Inga Muscio

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781583229262 | ISBN 10: 1583229264

    With trademark precision and razor-sharp wit, Inga Muscio explores the impacts of passive violence, abuse, war, and cultural trauma on our most intimate lives in order to uncover a path toward healthy and imaginative sex and love.   Rose break ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Long Way From Paradise: Surviving the Rwandan Genocide by Leah Chishugi
    A Long Way From Paradise: Surviving the Rwandan Genocide - by Leah Chishugi

    £11.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844086573 | ISBN 10: 1844086577

    Leah Chishugi grew up in eastern Congo but, aged seventeen, she moved to Kigali, the Rwandan capital, to work as a model. She married and had a son. Then in 1994 she was caught up in the horrific conflict, and escaped only after being left for dead u ... more

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  • Cover image of book Feminism Seduced: How Global Elites Use Women
    Feminism Seduced: How Global Elites Use Women's Labor and Ideas to Exploit the World - by Hester Eisenstein

    £31.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781594516603 | ISBN 10: 159451660x

    In a pioneering reinterpretation of the role of mainstream feminism, Eisenstein shows how the worlds ruling elites utilize womens labor and the ideas of womens liberation and empowerment to maintain their economic and political power, both at home ... more

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  • Cover image of book Overcoming Speechlessness by Alice Walker
    Overcoming Speechlessness - by Alice Walker

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781583229170 | ISBN 10: 1583229175

    In 2006, Alice Walker, working with Women for Women International, visited Rwanda and the eastern Congo to witness the aftermath of the genocide in Kigali. Invited by Code Pink, an antiwar group working to end the Iraq War, Walker traveled to Palesti ... more

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  • Cover image of book Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad: The True Story of an Unlikely Friendship by Bee Rowlatt and May Witwit
    Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad: The True Story of an Unlikely Friendship - by Bee Rowlatt and May Witwit

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141038537 | ISBN 10: 0141038535

    Would you brave gun-toting militias for a cut and blow dry?  May's a tough-talking, hard-smoking, lecturer in English. She's also an Iraqi from a Sunni-Shi'ite background living in Baghdad, dodging bullets before breakfast, bargaining for h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Because You Died: Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After by Vera Brittain, edited and introduced by Mark Bostridge
    Because You Died: Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After - by Vera Brittain, edited and introduced by Mark Bostridge

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844084142 | ISBN 10: 1844084140

    Perhaps some day the sun will shine again,And I shall see that still the skies are blue,And feel once more I do not live in vain,Although bereft of You...So wrote twenty-two-year-old Vera Brittain, mouring the loss of her fiance Roland Leighton on t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Resistance: Memoirs of Occupied France by Agnes Humbert
    Resistance: Memoirs of Occupied France - by Agnes Humbert

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780747596745 | ISBN 10: 0747596743

    In the summer of 1940, as the German Occupation tightened its grip on Paris, Agns Humbert helped to establish one of the first resistance cells. Within a year the group was publishing a news bulletin, helping allied airmen escape and passing militar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Journal by Helene Berr
    Journal - by Helene Berr

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906694197 | ISBN 10: 1906694192

    From April 1942 to March 1944, Helene Berr, a recent graduate of the Sorbonne, kept a journal that is both an intensely moving, intimate, harrowing, appalling document and a text of astonishing literary maturity.   With her colleagues, she pl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tears of the Desert: One Woman
    Tears of the Desert: One Woman's True Story of Surviving the Horrors of Darfur - by Halima Bashir and Damien Lewis

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780340963579 | ISBN 10: 0340963573

    Halima Bashir was born into the remote western deserts of Sudan. She grew up in a wonderfully rich environment and later went on to study medicine. At the age of twenty-four she returned to her tribe and began practising as their first ever qualified ... more

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  • Cover image of book Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: An Extraordinary Diary of Courage from the Vietnam War by Dang Thuy Tram
    Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: An Extraordinary Diary of Courage from the Vietnam War - by Dang Thuy Tram

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781846040764 | ISBN 10: 1846040760

    'I've been up since 4 a.m, preparing for the enemy's attack...'  On June 22 1970, Dang Thuy Tram was killed by an American patrol in South Vietnam. She was an idealistic young doctor trying to defend her patients and, discovered amongst her p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Feminism and War: Confronting U.S. Imperialism by Edited by Robin L.Riley, Chandra Talpade Mohanty and Minnie Bruce Pratt
    Feminism and War: Confronting U.S. Imperialism - by Edited by Robin L.Riley, Chandra Talpade Mohanty and Minnie Bruce Pratt

    £24.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781848130197 | ISBN 10: 1848130198

    Women across the globe are being dramatically affected by war as currently waged by the USA. But there has been little public space for dialogue about the complex relationship between feminism, women, and war. The editors of Feminism and War have br ... more

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  • Cover image of book Letters from a Lost Generation: First World War Letters of Vera Brittain and Four Friends by Edited by Alan Bishop and Mark Bostridge
    Letters from a Lost Generation: First World War Letters of Vera Brittain and Four Friends - by Edited by Alan Bishop and Mark Bostridge

    £12.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781844085705 | ISBN 10: 1844085708

    "Nothing in the papers, not the most vivid and heart-rending descriptions, have made me realise war like your letters."(Vera Brittain to her fiance, Roland Leighton, 17 April 1915) Letters from a Lost Generation is a memorable selection of letters ... more

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  • Cover image of book Vera Brittain: A Life by Paul Berry and Mark Bostridge
    Vera Brittain: A Life - by Paul Berry and Mark Bostridge

    £12.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781844085460 | ISBN 10: 1844085465

    Shortlisted for the Whitbread Biography Award, the NCR Prize for non-fiction and the Fawcett Prize. "This thoughtful portrait of a dauntless feminist and pacifist combines the readability of a novel with the authenticity of fact."(Lyndall Gordon, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Voice of Hope: Conversations with Alan Clements by Aung San Suu Kyi
    The Voice of Hope: Conversations with Alan Clements - by Aung San Suu Kyi

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781846041433 | ISBN 10: 1846041430

    "Aung San Suu Kyi is a remarkable and courageous human being. Listen to her voice and be inspired... Burma is the next South Africa."(Archbishop Desmond Tutu) Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi stands alongside Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalai Lam ... more

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  • Cover image of book Let Me Stand Alone: The Journals of Rachel Corrie by Rachel Corrie
    Let Me Stand Alone: The Journals of Rachel Corrie - by Rachel Corrie

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847080509 | ISBN 10: 1847080502

    Rachel Corrie was a young American activist killed on March 16th 2003, as she tried to block the demolition of a Palestinian family's home in the Gaza strip. She was twenty-three years old. Let Me Stand Alone reveals Corrie's striking gifts as a poe ... more

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  • Cover image of book City of Widows: An Iraqi Woman
    City of Widows: An Iraqi Woman's Account of War and Resistance - by Haifa Zangana

    £12.00   hardback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781583227794 | ISBN 10: 1583227792

    Haifa Zangana, a former political prisoner of the Baath regime, is the first to put the current plight of Iraqi women in context. She traces a long line of daring and vocal activists, resisting foreign aggression and despotism for the past hundred y ... more

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  • Cover image of book Journey from Winter: Selected Poems by Valentine Ackland
    Journey from Winter: Selected Poems - by Valentine Ackland

    £18.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781857548761 | ISBN 10: 1857548760

    Valentine Ackland is best known as the lover of poet Sylvia Townsend Warner, with whom she collaborated on Whether a Dove or a Seagull (1934). She was a distinguished poet in her own right, however, and enjoyed popular success during the 1930s. Consi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Small Wars Permitting: Dispatches from Foreign Lands by Christina Lamb
    Small Wars Permitting: Dispatches from Foreign Lands - by Christina Lamb

    £10.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780007256891 | ISBN 10: 0007256892

    Since leaving England aged 21 with an invitation to a Karachi wedding and a yearning for adventure, Christina Lamb has spent 20 years living out of suitcases, reporting from around the world and becoming one of Britains most highly regarded journali ... more

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  • Cover image of book Naming the Dead by Maya Anne Evans
    Naming the Dead - by Maya Anne Evans

    £8.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904527107 | ISBN 10: 1904527108

    On 25 October 2005, Maya Anne Evans stood near the Cenotaph, facing Downing Street, reading aloud the names of British soldiers who had died in the war in Iraq. She was arrested under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act (2005).On 7 December 2 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Don
    Don't Shoot the Clowns: Taking a circus to the children of Iraq - by Jo Wilding

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904456483 | ISBN 10: 1904456480

    'Don't shoot the clowns!' As a circus performer in a war zone these are the fist words you need to know in English and Arabic, especially if you are trying to help wounded civilians in a city under siege.Don't Shoot the Clowns is Jo Wilding's accoun ... more

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  • Cover image of book Next Year in Jerusalem by Daphna Golan-Agnon
    Next Year in Jerusalem - by Daphna Golan-Agnon

    £21.99   hardback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781565849303 | ISBN 10: 1565849302

    Through anecdotes, interviews and letters, the author provides an insider's view of the milestones of the Israeli peace movement, drawing on her experience as co-founder of the pioneering human rights organization B'Tselem and the feminist peace grou ... more

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