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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 - £7.99
The highly anticipated memoir of Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl from Pakistan's Swat region who stood up to the Taliban.  I come from a country which was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday.   When the Taliban to ... more
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Pedal Zombies: Thirteen Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories by E. Blue, A. Greenhall, J. Kwak, G. Lair, M. Spencer and E. J. Street - £7.99
In the not-so-distant future, when gasoline is no longer available, humans turn to two-wheeled vehicles to transport goods, seek glory, and defend their remaining communities. In another version of the future, those with the zombie virus are able to ... more
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Do it Like a Woman... And Change the World by Caroline Criado-Perez - £12.99
Every day, all around the world, women are reinventing what it means to be female in cultures where power, privilege or basic freedoms are all too often equated with being male.   Here, Caroline Criado-Perez, one of the most vocal and tenaciou ... more
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Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg by Kate Evans, edited by Paul Buhle - £9.99
A graphic novel of the dramatic life and death of German revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg.  A giant of the political left, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the foremost minds in the canon of revolutionary socialist thought. But she was much more than just ... more
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I Call Myself a Feminist: The View from Twenty-Five Women Under Thirty by Victoria Pepe - £13.99
Twenty-five girls and women under thirty tell us why they call themselves feminists. Punchy, bold, urgent. A book for our times.  Is feminism still a dirty word? We asked twenty-five of the brightest, funniest, bravest young women what being ... more
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Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter by Diana Athill - £12.99
Several years ago, Diana Athill accepted that she could no longer live entirely independently, and moved to a retirement home in Highgate. There, she found herself released from the daily anxieties of caring for her own property, and free to settle i ... more
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Long Time No See by Hannah Lowe - £9.99
Hannah Lowe's father "Chick", a half-Chinese, half-black Jamaican immigrant, worked long hours at night to support his family - except Chick was no ordinary working man. A legendary gambler, he would vanish into the shadows of East London to win at c ... more
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Unicorn: The Poetry of Angela Carter by Angela Carter, with an essay by Rosemary Hill - £9.99
Despite being one of the most influential - and best-loved - of the post-war English writers, Angela Carter remains little-known as a poet. In Unicorn, the critic and historian Rosemary Hill collects together her published verse from 1963-1971, a per ... more
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Why Women Will Save the Planet by Friends of the Earth - £9.99
Women's empowerment is critical to environmental sustainability, isn't it? When Friends of the Earth asked this question on Facebook half of respondents said yes and half said no, with women as likely to say no as men.   This collection of ar ... more
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Sculptor's Daughter: A Childhood Memoir by Tove Jansson - £8.99
Tove Jansson’s first book for adults drew on her childhood memories to capture afresh the enchantments and fears of growing up in Helsinki in the 1910s and 20s.  Described as both a memoir and ‘a book of superb stories’ by Ali Smith, Jansson’s s ... more
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Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates - £10.00
Women are standing up and #shoutingback. In a culture that's driven by social media, for the first time women are using this online space (@EverydaySexism to come together, share their stories and encourage a new generation to ... more
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Eleanor Marx: A Life by Rachel Holmes - £12.99
Unrestrained by convention, lion-hearted and free, Eleanor Marx (1855-98) was an exceptional woman. Hers was the first English translation of Flaubert's Mme Bovary. She pioneered the theatre of Henrik Ibsen. She was the first woman to lead the Britis ... more
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My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem - £14.99
Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. Every fall, her father would pack the family into the car and they would drive across the country, in search of their next adventure. The seeds were planted: Steinem would spend much of her life on the road, ... more
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In Search of Mary: The Mother of All Journeys by Bee Rowlatt - £12.99
Toddler in tow, Bee Rowlatt embarks on an extraordinary journey in search of the life and legacy of the first celebrity feminist: Mary Wollstonecraft.   From the wild coasts of Norway to a naked re-birthing in California, via the blood-soaked stre ... more
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The Inflatable Woman by Rachael Ball - £18.99
Iris (or balletgirl-42 as she's known on the internet dating circuit) is a zookeeper looking for love when she is diagnosed with breast cancer.  Overnight, her life becomes populated with a carnival of daunting hospital characters. Despite the attemp ... more
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The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance is Hurting Women, Men - and Our Economy by Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett - £15.99
For the first time in history, women make up half the educated labor force and are earning the majority of advanced degrees. It should be the best time ever for women, and yet… it’s not. Storm clouds are gathering, and the worst thing is that most wo ... more
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Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema by Sophie Mayer - £16.99
Feminist filmmakers are hitting the headlines. The last decade has witnessed: the first Best Director Academy Award won by a woman; female filmmakers reviving, or starting, careers via analogue and digital television; women filmmakers emerging from S ... more
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Sylvia Townsend Warner: A Biography by Claire Harman - £9.99
Winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize "One of the most shamefully under-read great British authors of the past 100 years"(Sarah Waters) The poet Sylvia Townsend Warner rose to sudden fame with the publication of her classic feminist novel Lol ... more
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Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson - £12.99
For fans of David Sedaris, Tina Fey and Caitlin Moran comes the new book from Jenny Lawson, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Let's Pretend This Never Happened...  In Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Lawson regaled readers wi ... more
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Considering the Women by Choman Hardi - £9.95
Choman Hardi's Considering the Women explores the equivocal relationship between immigrants and their homeland - the constant push and pull - as well as the breakdown of an intermarriage, and the plight of women in an aggressive patriarchal society a ... more
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Ride the Revolution: The Inside Stories from Women in Cycling by Suze Clemitson (Editor) - £16.99
When Marie Marvingt decided to ride the 1908 Tour de France she was told 'absolument, non!' by M. Degranges and the Societe du Tour de France. Instead she rode each stage 15 minutes after the official race had departed and finished all 4,488 kms of t ... more
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M Train by Patti Smith - £18.99
M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past ... more
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Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity by Sarah B. Pomeroy - £16.99
"The classic, groundbreaking account of women's lives in Greece and Rome... The first treatment of women in the ancient world reflect the critical insights of modern feminism."(Mary Beard, Times Literary Supplement) What did women do in ancient Gr ... more
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What Would Alice Do? Advice for the Modern Woman by Lewis Carroll - £5.99
Timeless quotes from favourite Wonderland characters, with an introduction by Lauren Laverne, who has loved Alice since she was a child, and finds inspiration in her character.  "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things b ... more
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My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst - £7.99
Emmeline Pankhurst grew up all too aware of the prevailing attitude of her day: that men were considered superior to women. When she was just fourteen she attended her first suffrage meeting, and returned home a confirmed suffragist. Throughout the c ... more
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If This is A Woman: Inside Ravensbruck: Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women by Sarah Helm - £16.99
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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Becoming Unbecoming by Una - £14.99
A devastating personal account of gender violence told in graphic-novel form, set against the backdrop of the 1970s Yorkshire Ripper man-hunt.   It’s 1977 and Una is twelve. A serial murderer is at large in West Yorkshire and the police are ... more
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Breastfeeding Made Easy: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Using the Miskin Method by Geraldine Miskin - £14.99
Everything is easy when you know how to do it.   Breastfeeding Made Easy makes breastfeeding as easy and simple as it is naturally meant to be regardless of whether you are a perky A cup or luscious L cup!   Packed with step-by-step c ... more
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A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert by Gertrude Bell - £9.99
The writings of one of the great woman adventurers of the twentieth century - the 'female Lawrence of Arabia' - and the subject of a new film starring Nicole Kidman.   In the last century, few people lived more astounding - or influential - li ... more
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Easter Widows by Sinead McCoole - £14.99
One week in May 1916, seven Irish women became widows. When they had married their husbands they had embarked on very different lives. They married men of the establishment; one married a lecturer, two others married soldiers, another a civil servant ... more
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My Life, My Body by Marge Piercy - £8.99
In a candid and intimate new collection of essays, poems, memoirs, reviews, rants, and railleries, Piercy discusses her own development as a working-class feminist, the highs and lows of TV culture, the ego-dances of a writer's life, the homeless and ... more
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Reckless by Chrissie Hynde - £20.00
By the time she was 14, Chrissie Hynde knew she had to get out of Akron, Ohio. Her perfect ’50s American childhood upturned by a newly acquired taste for rock ’n’ roll, motorbikes and the ‘get down boys’ seen at gigs in and around Cleveland – Mitch R ... more
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Sappho by Page duBois - £12.99
Sappho has been constructed as many things: proto-feminist, lesbian icon and even - by the Victorians - chaste headmistress of a girls' finishing school. Yet ironically, as Page DuBois shows, the historical poet herself remains elusive. We know that ... more
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Lady Screever - Alice Colman: The World's First Female Pavement Artist by Philip Battle - £12.99
Lady Screever is the story of Alice Coleman, the world's first female pavement artist. At the end of the 19th century, Alice endured inclement weather, overzealous policing, sexism, physical threats and marriage proposals to support her family by ill ... more
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Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother's Journey of Hope and Forgiveness by Scarlett Lewis - £12.99
Scarlett Lewis's son Jesse was one of the 26 people who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Nurturing Healing Love is the incredible true story of her son's powerful message of love and hope before his tragic death.   ... more
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Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary by Anita Anand - £9.99
In 1876 Sophia Duleep Singh was born into royalty. Her father, Maharajah Duleep Singh, was heir to the Kingdom of the Sikhs, a realm that stretched from the lush Kashmir Valley to the craggy foothills of the Khyber Pass and included the mighty cities ... more
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Do Muslim Women Need Saving? by Lila Abu-Lughod - £14.95
Frequent reports of honor killings, disfigurement, and sensational abuse have given rise to a consensus in the West, a message propagated by human rights groups and the media: Muslim women need to be rescued. Lila Abu-Lughod boldly challenges this co ... more
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The Suffragettes: The Fight for Votes for Women by Joyce Marlow - £8.99
A comprehensive anthology of the long and bloody history of women's struggle to get the vote. Here is the story in the voices of the women themselves.  'Queen Victoria is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in check ... more
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Clara Zetkin: Selected Writings by Clara Zetkin, Edited by Philip S. Foner, Foreword by Angela Y. Davis and Rosalyn - £12.99
"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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Women in Dark Times by Jacqueline Rose - £9.99
Jacqueline Rose's new book begins with three remarkable women: revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg; German–Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon, persecuted by family tragedy and Nazism; film icon and consummate performer Marilyn Monroe.   Together t ... more
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The What the Frock! Book of Funny Women: Celebrating a Century of Fantastically Funny Women by Jane Duffus - £7.99
The The What the Frock! Book of Funny Women will neither ask nor answer the question, 'Are women funny?' because of course women are funny. To suggest otherwise is plain silly. This book presumes you know women are funny and simply seeks to confirm t ... more
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Soldiers and Suffragettes: The Photography of Christina Broom by Anna Sparham, Margaret Denny and Diane Atkinson, edited by Hilary Roberts - £20.00
In 1903 a self-taught novice photographer, Christina Broom, turned to photography as a business venture to support her family; from this modest beginning she was to emerge as Britain's acknowledged pioneer woman press photographer. Unconventionally f ... more
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The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore - £9.99
A riveting work of historical detection, revealing that the origins of one of the world’s most iconic Superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story — and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism.  Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is ... more
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Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution by Mona Eltahawy - £16.99
A ground-breaking call to arms against misogyny in the Arab world by award-winning journalist Mona Eltahawy, author of Why Do They Hate Us?, the article which went viral and was debated around the globe.  In November 2011, Mona Eltahawy came to worl ... more
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Everything is Teeth by Evie Wyld and Joe Sumner - £16.99
An intimate and unique visual memoir by the multi-prizewinning Evie Wyld.  Evie Wyld was a girl obsessed with sharks. Spending summers in the brutal heat of coastal New South Wales, she fell for the creatures. Their teeth, their skin, their eye ... more
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Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned by Lena Dunham - £8.99
Lena Dunham, acclaimed writer-director-star of HBO and Sky Atlantic's Girls and the award-winning movie Tiny Furniture, displays her unique powers of observation, wisdom and humour in this exceptional collection of essays.   “If I could take what ... more
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Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women by Mia E. Bay, Farah J. Griffin, Martha S. Jones, and Barbara D. Savage (Editors) - £24.50
Despite recent advances in the study of black thought, black women intellectuals remain often neglected. This collection of essays by fifteen scholars of history and literature establishes black women's places in intellectual history by engaging the ... more
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At the Coalface: The Memoir of a Pit Nurse by Joan Hart - £7.99
Joan Hart always knew what she wanted to do with her life. Born in South Yorkshire in 1932, she started her nursing training when she was 16, the youngest age girls could do so at the time. She continued working after she married and her work took he ... more
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Not Funny Ha-Ha by Leah Hayes - £12.99
Not Funny Ha-Ha is a bold, slightly wry graphic novel from Leah Hayes, illustrating the lives of two young women from different cultural, family, and financial backgrounds who go through two different abortions (medical and surgical). It does not add ... more
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Reading "Lolita" in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi - £9.99
'That room for all of us, became a place of transgression. What a wonderland it was! Sitting around the large coffee table covered with bouquets of flowers … We were, to borrow from Nabokov, to experience how the ordinary pebble of ordinary life coul ... more
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The Headscarf Revolutionaries: Lillian Bilocca and the Hull Triple-Trawler Disaster by Brian W. Lavery - £12.99
Brian W. Lavery‘s The Headscarf Revolutionaries takes readers back to the highly dramatic Winter of 1968. Three trawlers from Hull’s fleet sank in rapid succession. One fishwife, Lillian Bilocca, put down her filleting knife.   It sickened her that ... more
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