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New Books - Women / Feminism

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

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The Girl Explorers - by Jayne Zanglein - £12.99
The Untold Story of the Globetrotting Women Who Trekked, Flew, and Fought Their Way Around the World.  Never tell a woman where she doesn't belong.  In 1932, Roy Chapman Andrews, president of the men-only Explorers Club, boldly stated to hund ... more

Wild Imperfections: A Womanist Anthology of Poems - by Natalia Molebatsi (Editor) - £14.99
Featuring the work of Black women poets from Botswana to Brazil, in this collection, we encounter ancestors who made love, just for the sake of love, and women who die with each orgasm while attempting to mark the extent of their own humanities. This ... more

My Rock 'n' Roll Friend - by Tracey Thorn - £9.99
In 1983, backstage at the Lyceum in London, Tracey Thorn and Lindy Morrison first met. Tracey's music career was just beginning, while Lindy, drummer for The Go-Betweens, was ten years her senior. They became confidantes, comrades and best friends, a ... more

After the Storm: Postnatal Depression and the Utter Weirdness of New Motherhood - by Emma Jane Unsworth - £8.99
The raw, relatable call-to-arms memoir, breaking the silence on postnatal depression - from the bestselling author of Animals and Adults  An Unmissable Memoir for Summer 2021, Stylist A Hot Summer Book, Refinery29   'I am so grateful for this ... more

You Goddess! Life Lessons from Awesome Immortals - by Elizabeth Foley and Beth Coates - £9.99
The much-loved authors of What Would Boudicca Do? channel the feminist power of mythical goddesses in this witty, inspirational gift.   ‘What guts. What attitude! These are the immortals I wish I’d learned about at school.’ OLIVIA COLMA ... more

How to Be a Woman Online: Surviving Abuse and Harassment, and How to Fight Back - by Nina Jankowicz - £10.99
When Nina Jankowicz's first book on online disinformation was profiled in The New Yorker, she expected attention but not an avalanche of abuse and harassment, predominantly from men, online.  All women in politics, journalism and academia now fac ... more

The Women Who Saved the English Countryside - by Matthew Kelly - £20.00
A vibrant history of English landscape preservation over the last 150 years, told through the lives of four remarkable women.   In Britain today, a mosaic of regulations protects the natural environment and guarantees public access to green s ... more

Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut - by Samantha Cristoforetti - £12.99
The inspiring memoir of the superstar astronaut and internet sensation - now on her biggest space mission yet.  'Today I woke up on Earth. And I will fall asleep in space'  In space the sun rises and sets 16 times a day. You fly over ... more

A Quick Ting On The Black Girl Afro - by Zainab Kwaw-Swanzy - £9.99
A powerful celebration of the versatility and diversity of Black women's natural hair, A Quick Ting On The Black Girl Afro explores the rich cultural history of Black Women's Afros, their influence on popular culture, and the many ways in which Black ... more

Causes in Common: Welsh Women and the Struggle for Social Democracy - by Daryl Leeworthy - £11.99
This book tells the compelling and revealing story of the women’s movement in modern Wales.  Its panoramic sweep takes the reader on a journey from the nineteenth-century campaigns in support of democracy and the right to vote, and in oppositi ... more

The Light of Days: Women Fighters of the Jewish Resistance - by Judy Batalion - £10.99
One of the most important untold stories of World War II, The Light of Days is a soaring landmark history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who inspired Poland’s Jewish youth groups to resist the Nazis.  ... more

Women Art Workers and the Arts and Crafts Movement - by Zoe Thomas - £15.00
This book constitutes the first comprehensive history of the network of women who worked at the heart of the English Arts and Crafts movement from the 1870s to the 1930s.  Challenging the long-standing assumption that the Arts and Crafts simply ... more

Enough: The Violence Against Women and How to End It - by Harriet Johnson - £12.99
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

See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love - by Valarie Kaur - £9.99
Renowned activist, filmmaker and civil rights lawyer Valarie Kaur made headlines when her 'Breathe and Push' speech on how to survive in a time of rage went viral with 30 million views worldwide. In this inspiring and timely debut, she shows you how ... more

Stories I Might Regret Telling You - by Martha Wainwright - £20.00
This is Martha Wainwright’s heartfelt memoir about growing up in a bohemian musical family and her experiences with love, loss, motherhood, divorce, the music industry and more.  Born into music royalty, the daughter of folk legends Kate McGarr ... more

A Feminist Theory of Violence: A Decolonial Perspective - by Francoise Verges - £12.99
Translated by Melissa Thackway.  The mainstream conversation surrounding gender equality is a repertoire of violence: harassment, rape, abuse, femicide. These words suggest a cruel reality. But they also hide another reality: that of gender ... more

Why Patti Smith Matters - by Caryn Rose - £9.99
A radical exploration of the artistry and influence of Patti Smith: the Poet Laureate of Punk whose uninhibited creativity inspired an entire generation and triggered a cultural revolution.   Patti Smith arrived in New York City at the e ... more

Revolutions: How Women Changed the World on Two Wheels - by Hannah Ross - £10.99
Simone de Beauvoir borrowed her lover’s bike to cycle around Paris in the 1940s, instantly falling in love with the freedom it gave her (even when an accident caused her to lose a tooth). Alice Hawkins, a factory worker from Leicester, pedal-powere ... more

Sista Sister - by Candice Brathwaite - £9.99
Candice Brathwaite’s much-anticipated second book about all the things she wishes she’d been told when she was young and needed guidance.   I Am Not Your Baby Mother was a landmark publication in 2020. A thought-provoking, urgent and inspi ... more

This Woman's Work: Essays on Music - by Kim Gordon and Sinéad Gleeson (Editors) - £20.00
This Woman’s Work: Essays on Music is edited by Kim Gordon and Sinéad Gleeson and features contributors Anne Enright, Fatima Bhutto, Jenn Pelly, Rachel Kushner, Juliana Huxtable, Leslie Jamison, Liz Pelly, Maggie Nelson, Margo Jefferson, Megan Jas ... more

The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey - by Julia Laite - £9.99
1910, Wellington, New Zealand. Lydia Harvey is sixteen, working long hours for low pay, when a glamorous couple invite her to Buenos Aires. She accepts - and disappears.  London, England. Amid a global panic about sex trafficking, detectives ... more

The Girl from Lamaha Street - by Sharon Maas - £8.99
"An incredibly moving, truly inspiring story of the power of determination. An absolutely stunning read."(Katharine Birbalsingh) "Fascinating and poignant… an astoundingly honest and intimate memoir."(Angela Petch) Perhaps it’s true that ... more

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers - by Jenn Shapland - £10.99
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD  ‘Fascinating and intimate’ OBSERVER  ‘Lucid, distilled, honest’ MAGGIE NELSON  ‘Gorgeous, symphonic, tender’ CARMEN MARIA MACHADO  How do you tell the real story of someone misremember ... more

Hairless: Breaking the Vicious Circle of Hair Removal, Submission and Self-Hatred - by Bel Olid - £9.99
Razors, tweezers, wax and hair removal creams: these are the tools for the initiation rites that signal the passage from girl to woman. Today the only acceptable places for a woman to have hair are on her head (preferably long), her eyebrows (not too ... more

Rememberings - by Sinead O'Connor - £9.99
THE LANDMARK MEMOIR OF A GLOBAL MUSIC ICON.  Sinead O'Connor's voice and trademark shaved head made her famous by the age of twenty-one. Her recording of Prince's Nothing Compares 2 U made her a global icon. She outraged millions when she tore up ... more

Deep Deception: The Story of the Spycop Network, By the Women Who Uncovered the Shocking Truth - by Alison, Belinda, Helen Steel, Lisa and Naomi - £20.00
Groomed. Gaslighted. Ghosted.  They thought they'd found their soulmate. They had no idea he was spying on them.  These five motivated, independent women each thought they'd met their perfect partner - someone who shared their values, ... more

Dancing in the Mosque: An Afghan Mother's Letter to Her Son - by Homeira Qaderi - £9.99
An exquisite and inspiring memoir about one mother’s unimaginable choice in the face of oppression and abuse in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.   How far would you go to protect yourself? Your dignity? Your family?   In the days befor ... more

Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology - by Jess Zimmerman - £13.99
A fresh cultural analysis of female monsters from Greek mythology, and an invitation for all women to reclaim these stories as inspiration for a more wild, more “monstrous” version of feminism.  The folklore that has shaped our dominant c ... more

100 Voices: 100 Women Share Their Stories of Achievement - by Miranda Roszkowski (Editor) - £10.99
100 Voices is an anthology of writing by women across the country on what achievement means for them, and how they have come to find their own voice.   Featuring poetry, fiction and memoir, the pieces range from notes on making lemon curd, to tale ... more

A Line Above the Sky: On Mountains and Motherhood - by Helen Mort - £16.99
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

Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation - by Hannah Gadsby - £20.00
There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.’ Hannah Gadsby, Nanette  Multi-awardwinning Hannah Gadsby transformed comedy with her show Nanette, even as she declared that she was quitting stand-up. Now, she takes us th ... more

The Girls in the Wild Fig Tree - by Nice Leng - £10.99
An inspirational story of one girl who changed the minds of her elders, reformed traditions from the inside, and is creating a better future for girls and women throughout Africa.  Born in a remote village in Kenya, Nice Leng'ete saw the young ... more

Any Girl: A Memoir of Sexual Exploitation and Recovery - by Mia Doering - £14.99
“It became untenable for me to remain silent about a part of my life I had long kept secret. I had to follow the persistent, uncomfortable pull of truth, wherever it would lead me.”  From the outside looking in, the young life of Mia Dör ... more

Small: On Motherhoods - by Claire Lynch - £8.99
"Babies who are this small, he says, have a good chance of survival. Small is not good for babies. It is not whimsical or cute or the cause of admiration. It is the first time it occurs to us that they might not survive. Babies die from smallness." ... more

Cunning Women - by Elizabeth Lee - £8.99
ONE OF GRAZIA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2021   Lancashire, 1620. Young Sarah Haworth and her family live as outcasts. They are 'cunning folk', feared by the local villagers by day, but called upon under cover of darkness for healing balms and spells. & ... more

Sisters Gonna Stitch: A Feminist Embroidery Guide - by Cotton Clara - £10.99
A fabulous collection of funny, sassy, uplifting embroidery patterns for the modern-day stitcher. Be inspired to kickstart your crafting journey with 50 gorgeous designs, as well as hints and tips from the experts at Cotton Clara.   Each patter ... more

Feminism or Death: How the Women's Movement Can Save the Planet - by Francoise d'Eaubonne - £20.00
The incendiary French feminist work that defined ecofeminism—now available for the first time in English.  Originally published in French in 1974, radical feminist Françoise d’Eaubonne surveyed women’s status around the globe and argue ... more

The Authority Gap: Why women are still taken less seriously than men, and what we can do about it - by Mary Ann Sieghart - £9.99
*A WATERSTONES 'BEST POLITICAL BOOK OF THE YEAR'* *A TIMES 'BEST PHILOSOPHY AND IDEAS' BOOK OF 2021* *A GUARDIAN 'BEST POLITICS BOOKS OF THE YEAR'* LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 BUSINESS BOOK AWARD "A brilliant manifesto explaining why women are stil ... more

An Autobiography - by Angela Y. Davis - £20.00
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 ... more

Windswept: Why Women Walk - by Annabel Abbs - £10.99
The story of extraordinary women who lost their way – their sense of self, their identity, their freedom – and found it again through walking in the wild.   For centuries, the wilds have been male territory, while women sat safely confine ... more

On Violence and On Violence Against Women - by Jacqueline Rose - £12.99
A blazingly insightful, provocative study of violence against women from the peerless feminist critic.  Why has violence – particularly against women – become exponentially more prominent and visible across the world?  Tracking mu ... more

The Motherhood Penalty - by Joeli Brearley - £9.99
An eye-opening exploration of modern motherhood packed with practical advice on navigating discrimination in the workplace.   Imagine suddenly being sacked from your job. After spending years building your career, it's all taken away in just ... more

Small Town Girl: Love, Lies and the Undercover Police - by Donna McLean - £16.99
"You live with someone for two years and then... they simply don’t exist."  Over 40 years, two British police units acted undercover to infiltrate activist groups. At least 20 of those officers deliberately targeted women and entered relati ... more

Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces 2004-2021 - by Margaret Atwood - £20.00
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? ... more

Wanderess: The Unearth Women Guide to Traveling Smart, Safe and Solo - by Nikki Vargas and Elise Fitzsimmons - £12.99
Feminism meets travel in this interactive resource for women who love to travel the world, near and far—from the co-founders of Unearth Women, a print and digital women’s travel magazine that’s been featured in The New York Times, Vogue, and Go ... more

Crying in H Mart - by Michelle Zauner - £9.99
One of Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of 2021  Goodreads Choice Awards 2021: Winner, Memoir & Autobiography  The New York Times bestseller from the Grammy-nominated indie rockstar Japanese Breakfast, an unflinching, deeply moving memoir abou ... more

Why Women Are Poorer Than Men and What We Can Do About It - by Annabelle Williams - £9.99
Discover why as a woman the world is financially rigged against you and exactly what you can do to overcome it. FINANCE IS A FEMINIST ISSUE.  It's 2021. The modern world is still rigged unfairly in men's favour.   Exploring injustices from ... more

Aftershocks: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Identity - by Nadia Owusu - £9.99
*** ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S ‘BEST BOOKS OF 2021’ ***  I have lived in disaster and disaster has lived in me. Our shared languages are thunder and reverberation.  When Nadia Owusu was two years old her mother abandoned her and her ... more

The Daughters of Kobani: The Women Who Took On The Islamic State - by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon - £9.99
The extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won.  In 2014, northeastern Syria might have been the last place you would expect to find a revolution centered on women's rights. But that year, an all-female militia faced o ... more

Real Estate - by Deborah Levy - £8.99
From one of the great thinkers and writers of our time, comes the unmissable final instalment in Deborah Levy's critically acclaimed 'Living Autobiography'.  'I began to wonder what myself and all unwritten and unseen women would possess in t ... more

Dálvi: Six Years in the Arctic Tundra - by Laura Galloway - £9.99
An ancestry test suggesting she shared some DNA with the Sámi people, the indigenous inhabitants of the Arctic tundra, tapped into Laura Galloway’s wanderlust; an affair with a Sámi reindeer herder ultimately led her to leave New York for the tin ... more

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