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Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves by Kate T. Parker - £13.99
Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photograp ... more
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Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons by Robin Levi and Ayelet Waldman (Editors) - £14.99
Inside This Place, Not of It reveals some of the most egregious human rights violations within women’s prisons in the United States.   In their own words, the thirteen narrators in this book recount their lives leading up to incarceration a ... more
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Feminist Spirituality Under Capitalism: Witches, Fairies and Nomads by Kathleen Skott-Myhre - £29.99
Industrial modernity's worship of rationality had a profound effect on women’s ways of knowing, marginalizing them along with other alternate forms of knowledge such as the imagination and the unconscious.   Feminist Spirituality under Capitali ... more
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The Mother of All Questions: Further Feminisms by Rebecca Solnit - £12.99
Following on from the success of Men Explain Things to Me comes a new collection of essays in which Rebecca Solnit opens up a feminism for all of us: one that doesn't stigmatize women's lives, whether they include spouses and children or not; that br ... more
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Pimp State: Sex, Money and the Future of Equality by Kat Banyard - £8.99
Never before have prostitution, strip clubs and pornography been as profitable, widely used or embedded in mainstream culture as they are today. How society should respond to the rise of the sex trade is shaping up to be one of the Twenty-First Centu ... more
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Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London by Lauren Elkin - £9.99
'Flâneuse [flanne-euhze], noun, from the French. Feminine form of flâneur [flanne-euhr], an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities. That is an imaginary definition.'   If the word flâneur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boule ... more
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Under the Lights and in the Dark: Untold Stories of Women's Soccer by Gwendolyn Oxenham - £14.99
In 2004 football author, journalist and award-winning documentary maker Gwendolyn Oxenham played futebol feminino for Santos FC, Brazil. The team hitchhiked to practice, shared their field with a horse and wore hand-me-downs from the men’s team. I ... more
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Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults by Laurie Penny - £12.99
"I can't really think of another writer who so consistently and bravely keeps thinking and talking and learning and trying to make the world better"(Caitlin Moran) Smart and provocative, witty and uncompromising, this collection of Laurie Penn ... more
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The Girl Who Escaped ISIS by Farida Khalaf and Andrea C. Hoffmann - £8.99
In August 2014, Farida Khalaf was just a normal Yazidi girl, living in a village high in the mountains of northern Iraq. Then her village was attacked and swiftly taken by ISIS fighters, and her whole world changed. The jihadists murdered the men and ... more
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Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Time by Michael du Preez and Jeremy Dronfield - £9.99
A Sunday Times Book of the Year As featured on the BBC Radio 2 Book Club  Dr James Barry: Inspector General of Hospitals, army surgeon, duellist, reformer, ladykiller, eccentric. He performed the first successful Caesarean in the British E ... more
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Eat. Sweat. Play: How Sport Can Change Our Lives by Anna Kessel - £8.99
Long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, 2016   For too long society has led us to believe that women and sport don't mix. While perspiration and 'fitspiration' have never been so hot, sport continues to be stubbornly cast a ... more
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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay - £13.99
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.   'I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself ... more
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Billie Holiday by José Muñoz and Carlos Sampayo - £17.99
Born in Philadelphia in 1915, and dead too early in New York in 1959, Billie Holiday became a legendary jazz singer, even mythical.  With her voice even now managing to touch so many people, we follow a reporter on the trail of the artist on beh ... more
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Plum by Hollie McNish - £9.99
"She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love. She points out the absurdities we've grown too used to and lets us see the world with fresh eyes."(Kate Tempest) Hollie McNish, winner of the Ted Hughes Award for Poetry, has thrilled and entr ... more
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Daring Women of History: Amelia Earhart by Mike Roussel - £9.99
A pioneering aviator and advocate of women’s equality, Amelia Earhart was, and continues to be, an inspiration to people the world over. Her fierce determination to break records and push the boundaries of aviation led her to become the first woman ... more
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Jo Cox: More in Common by Brendan Cox - £16.99
A touching and very human portrait of Jo Cox: daughter, mother, wife, sister, MP and aidworker. "Jo Cox's selfless service to others made the world a better place"(Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States) THE NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES B ... more
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The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin - £12.99
Since the original publication of The Birth Partner, new mothers' partners, friends, and relatives and doulas (professional birth assistants) have relied on Penny Simkin's guidance in caring for the new mother from the last few weeks of pregnancy thr ... more
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Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West - £8.99
A laugh-out-loud feminist memoir from one of the boldest new voices on the web.  'Women are told, from birth, that it's our job to be small: physically small, small in our presence, and small in our impact on the world. We're supposed to spen ... more
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Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong - And the New Research That's Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini - £12.99
From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story.  Shedding light on controversial research and investigating the ferocious gender wars in biology, p ... more
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Boundless by Jillian Tamaki - £16.99
The cartoonist of This One Summer and SuperMutant Magic Academy explores the virtual and IRL world of contemporary women via a lens both surreal and wry.  Jenny becomes obsessed with a strange "mirror Facebook," which presents an alternate, p ... more
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Jane Austen, The Secret Radical by Helena Kelly - £8.99
"A sublime piece of literary detective work that shows us once and for all how to be precisely the sort of reader that Austen deserves."(Caroline Criado-Perez, Guardian) Almost everything we think we know about Jane Austen is wrong. Her novels do ... more
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Why We March: Signs Of Protest And Hope by Artisan - £11.99
On January 21, 2017, millions of people gathered worldwide for the Women’s March, one of the largest demonstrations in political history. Together they raised their voices in hope, protest, and solidarity.   This inspiring collection featur ... more
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The War on Women by Sue Lloyd Roberts - £8.99
In 1973, Sue Lloyd Roberts joined ITN as a news trainee and went on to be the UK's first female video-journalist to report alone from the bleak outposts of the Soviet Union, China and Iran. During her 30-year-long career she travelled the world and w ... more
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Why I March: Images from the Women's March Around the World by Various photographers - £11.99
New York Times Bestseller Indiebound Bestseller The Washington Post Bestseller San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller   On January 21, 2017, five million people in 82 countries and on all seven continents stood up with one voice. The Women’s ... more
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And the Spirit Moved Them: The Lost Radical History of America's First Feminists by Helen LaKelly Hunt - £16.99
Foreword by Cornel West. "Let me suggest, then, that the opening Chapter go farther back than 1848... From the time of the first Convention on Women — in New York 1837 — the battle began"(Lucretia Mott, to Elizabeth Cady Stanton) A decade p ... more
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On Balance by Sinéad Morrissey - £9.99
Winner of the 2017 Poetry Book Society Choice Award Shortlisted for The Forward Prize for Best Collection 2017  Set against a backdrop of ecological and economic instability, Sinéad Morrissey’s sixth collection, On Balance, revisits some ... more
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The Disappearing L: Erasure of Lesbian Spaces and Culture by Bonnie J. Morris - £16.50
Investigates the rise and fall of US American lesbian cultural institutions since the 1970s.  LGBT Americans now enjoy the right to marry — but what will we remember about the vibrant cultural spaces that lesbian activists created in the 19 ... more
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The Lady and the Generals: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's Struggle for Freedom by Peter Popham - £9.99
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, is a symbol of supreme courage in the face of tyranny. Released from house arrest in 2010, she led her party to a dramatic victory in Burma’s first free general election in a generation.   Acclaime ... more
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Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti - £14.99
Art Sex Music is the autobiography of a musician who, as a founding member of the avant-garde group Throbbing Gristle and electronic pioneers Chris & Cosey, has consistently challenged the boundaries of music over the past four decades.   It i ... more
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Sex Object: A Memoir by Jessica Valenti - £9.99
Author and Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade. Now, in a darkly funny and bracing memoir, Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes from the every day to the exi ... more
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The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History by Hope Nicholson - £19.99
Think comic books can’t feature strong female protagonists? Think again!  In The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen you’ll meet the most fascinating exemplars of the powerful, compelling, entertaining, and heroic female characters who ... more
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A Gift from Darkness: How I Escaped with My Daughter from Boko Haram by Patience Ibrahim and Andrea C. Hoffmann - £13.99
A Gift from Darkness is the harrowing yet inspirational story of a young, pregnant Nigerian girl and the hell she endured for the sake of her unborn child when she was kidnapped by Boko Haram.  When Patience Ibrahim's husband died, she feare ... more
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The Chibok Girls: The Boko Haram Kidnappings & Islamic Militancy in Nigeria by Helon Habila - £6.00
An urgent Penguin Special investigating the 2014 mass-kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by the world's deadliest terrorists.  On 14th April 2014, 276 girls disappeared from a secondary school in northern Nigeria, kidnapped by the world's deadlies ... more
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Nasty Women by Various authors - £8.99
"An essential window into many of the hazard-strewn worlds younger women are living in right now."(Margaret Atwood, Twitter) With intolerance and inequality increasingly normalised by the day, it's more important than ever for women to share their ... more
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The Autistic Alice by Joanne Limburg - £9.95
There are two acts of recovery in this book – one of a lost brother, and another of a lost self. Joanne Limburg commemorates both in her third collection, The Autistic Alice.  In its title-sequence she uses Alice in Wonderland and Through t ... more
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The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write by Sabrina Mahfouz (Editor) - £12.99
From established literary heavyweights to emerging spoken word artists, the writers in this ground-breaking collection blow away the narrow image of the ‘Muslim Woman’.   Hear from users of Islamic Tinder, a disenchanted Maulana working as ... more
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Pocket Michelle Wisdom: Wise and Inspirational Words from Michelle Obama by Michelle Obama - £5.99
Pocket Michelle Obama Wisdom has assembled the very best quotes from the world's favourite First Lady.   Covering all of her favourite topics - from her love of french fries to her feelings on fashion and feminism - this handy little book finally ... more
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I am a Feminist: Quotes That Empower by Various authors - £9.99
Empowering, inspiring...evolving. From Susan B. Anthony to Amy Schumer, the feminist movement has grown in number and purpose for hundreds of years--from women's right to vote to wage equality and beyond. Now, 200 leaders of the movement for equal ri ... more
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This Mum Runs by Jo Pavey - £8.99
The inspirational story of athlete Jo Pavey, the runner and mum who ran at a record-breaking fifth Olympic Games at Rio 2016.   'Come-back races? I've had more than a few, the night of 10 May 2014 was the ultimate long shot. I was a forty-year ... more
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The Rise, the Fall, and the Rise by Brix Smith Start - £8.99
The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise is the extraordinary story, in her own words, of Brix Smith Start. Best known for her work in The Fall at the time when they were perhaps the most powerful and influential anti-authoritarian postpunk band in the world ... more
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Lab Girl by Hope Jahren - £8.99
A frank, illuminating and incandescent memoir by a trailblazing scientist; a moving portrait of a longtime collaboration in work and life; and a book that casts a whole new light on the natural world.   Lab Girl is a book about work and about ... more
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A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight by Maria Toorpakai - £8.99
"Armed with a squash racket and enormous will, Maria Toorpakai has risen from the turmoil of tribal life in Pakistan to become not only a world-class athlete, but a true inspiration, a pioneer for millions of other women struggling to pave their own ... more
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Modern Women: 52 Pioneers by Kira Cochrane - £20.00
Modern Women is a celebration of some of the­ influential and inspiring women who have changed the world through their lives, work and actions. From suffragettes to scientists, activists to artists, politicians to pilots and writers to riot grrrls, ... more
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Everywoman: One Woman's Truth About Speaking the Truth by Jess Phillips - £14.99
If you’re thinking, ‘Jess, who?’ then I’m glad that there was something about ‘Everywoman’ and ‘truth’ that caught your eye.   Or you might already know me as that gobby MP who has a tendency to shout about the stuff I care abo ... more
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Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction by Erika Janik - £14.99
A lively exploration of the struggles faced by women in law enforcement and mystery fiction for the past 175 years.   In 1910, Alice Wells took the oath to join the all-male Los Angeles Police Department. She wore no uniform, carried no weapon ... more
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Stop the Clocks: Thoughts on What I Leave Behind by Joan Bakewell - £9.99
Now in her eighties, one of Britain's finest and most spirited women looks back on her life.   Joan Bakewell has led a varied, sometimes breathless life: she has been a teacher, copywriter, studio manager, broadcaster, journalist, the governme ... more
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I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This by Nadja Spiegelman - £12.99
A memoir of mothers and daughters, traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again.   More than Nadja Spiegelman’s famous father, Maus creator Art Spiegelman, and more than most mothers, hers — French-born New Yorker a ... more
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Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution by Julia Alekseyeva - £13.99
Soviet Daughter provides a window into the life of a rebellious, independent woman coming of age in the USSR, and the impact of her story and her spirit on her American great-granddaughter, two extraordinary women swept up in the history of their tum ... more
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Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed - £22.99
In Living a Feminist Life Sara Ahmed shows how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist at home and at work.  Building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship in particular, Ahmed offe ... more
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Dear Ijeawele: Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - £10.00
From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today – written as a letter to a friend.   I have some suggestions for how to raise Chizalum. But remember that you might ... more
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Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life by Yiyun Li - £14.99
A luminous memoir from the award-winning author of The Vagrants and A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.  'What a long way it is from one life to another. Yet why write if not for that distance?'  Startlingly original and shining with quiet wisd ... more
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