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Winter Trees by Sylvia Plath - £10.99
The poems in Winter Trees were written in the last nine months of Sylvia Plath’s life, and form part of the group from which the Ariel poems were chosen. They reveal the poet at the height of her creative powers, exhibiting the startling imagery an ... more
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First Time Ever: A Memoir by Peggy Seeger - £20.00
Born in New York City in 1935, Peggy Seeger enjoyed a childhood steeped in music and politics. Her father was the noted musicologist Charles Seeger; her mother, the modernist composer Ruth Crawford; and her brother Pete, the celebrated writer of prot ... more
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Last Girl Standing by Trina Robbins - £17.99
Born on the cusp of WWII in 1938, at a time when other little girls dreamed of being nurses and secretaries, Trina Robbins’s ambition was to be a bohemian; and indeed she did. She chronicles a life of sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll — and comics ... more
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The Natural Menopause Plan by Maryon Stewart - £12.99
Over the past 20 years Maryon Stewart has helped over a million women worldwide alleviate the symptoms of menopause and other hormonally-based conditions. The effects of menopause can be utterly debilitating for women, and can destroy their physical, ... more
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Abortion Wars: The fight for Reproductive Rights by Judith Orr - £12.99
Britain's 1967 Abortion Act is 50 years old. It brought about profound social change, but the struggle for abortion rights is far from over. In this hard-hitting timely new book Judith Orr, leading pro-choice campaigner, argues that it’s time women ... more
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You Sad Feminist by Megan Beech - £9.99
How do you feel empowered when depression leaves you powerless? How do you promote self-esteem when your internal critic always shouts the loudest? How do you change the world when you can't get out of bed?   In the second collection by t ... more
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Regretting Motherhood: A Study by Orna Donath - £13.99
Women who opt not to be mothers are frequently warned that they will regret their decision later in life, yet we rarely talk about the possibility that the opposite might also be true — that women who have children might regret it. Drawing on years ... more
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Swimming with Seals by Victoria Whitworth - £7.99
This is a memoir of intense physical and personal experience, exploring how swimming with seals, gulls and orcas in the cold waters off Orkney provided Victoria Whitworth with an escape from a series of life crises and helped her to deal with intoler ... more
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Sketchy Muma: What it Means to be a Mother by Anna Lewis - £12.99
The moving, funny and utterly endearing illustrated diary of what it means to be a mother.   This gorgeous little book charts the various bewildering stages of becoming a mother, from those tell-tale blue lines in the pregnancy test, to labour ... more
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Vajournal: Feminist Interactions and Interventions by Isabella Bunnell - £9.95
Vajournal is a canvas on which to explore feminist rage.   Thought-provoking activities ask readers to list all the people they have ever slept with, describe their worst and best sexual experiences, draw their breasts and pubic hair, explore ... more
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Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear... And Why by Sady Doyle - £12.99
She’s everywhere once you start looking for her: the trainwreck.   She’s Britney Spears shaving her head, Whitney Houston saying, “crack is whack,” and Amy Winehouse, dying in front of millions. But the trainwreck is also as old (and a ... more
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The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography by Edmund Gordon - £10.99
WINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD   Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in The Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Financial Times, Spectator and Observer   Angela Carter’s life was as unconventional as anything in her fiction ... more
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Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order) by Bridget Quinn, illustrated by Lisa Congdon - £19.99
Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the ... more
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Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard - £7.99
Why the popular resonance of 'mansplaining' (despite the intense dislike of the term felt by many men)? It hits home for us because it points straight to what it feels like not to be taken seriously: a bit like when I get lectured on Roman history on ... more
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The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel - £9.99
#1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating, little-known true story of women in science.  Before they even had the right to vote, a group of remarkable women were employed by Harvard College Observatory as Human ... more
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The Big Push: Exposing and Challenging the Persistence of Patriarchy by Cynthia Enloe - £9.99
"This is a manual for taking us to the finishing line of gender equality. Without understanding the incredible tentacles of patriarchy and its reinventions, we are destined to fight old battles as well as new ones. A jolt of new energy for longstandi ... more
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The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth by Julie Bindel - £22.50
This book examines one of the most contested issues facing feminists, human rights activists and governments around the globe – the international sex trade. For decades, the liberal left has been conflicted as to whether pro-prostitution activists ... more
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A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind by Siri Hustvedt - £9.99
A trailblazing and inspiring collection of essays on art, feminism, neuroscience, psychology by the internationally bestselling novelist Siri Hustvedt.  Internationally acclaimed as a novelist, Siri Hustvedt is also highly regarded as a write ... more
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A Woman's Work by Harriet Harman - £20.00
When Harriet Harman started her career, men-only job adverts and a 'women's rate' of pay were the norm, female MPs were a tiny minority - a woman couldn't even sign for a mortgage. But, she argues, we should never just be grateful that things are bet ... more
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Riot Days by Maria Alyokhina - £16.99
From activist, Pussy Riot member and freedom fighter Maria Alyokhina, a raw, hallucinatory, passionate account of her arrest, trial and imprisonment in a penal colony in the Urals for standing up for what she believed in.  People who believe ... more
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Barbara Hepworth: The Sculptor in the Studio by Sophie Bowness - £16.99
Barbara Hepworth: The Sculptor in the Studio explores the enormous impact that Trewyn Studio and garden had on Hepworth’s art and life.   A history and a portrait of a unique place, the book illuminates the ways in which the place and the wo ... more
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The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison - £18.95
America’s foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What ... more
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Devotion: Why I Write by Patti Smith - £12.99
From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, an inspired exploration of the nature of creative invention.   A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic — its source a mystery, its impact unexpectedly stirring. How does an artist ac ... more
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Patti Smith: American Artist by Frank Stefanko - £14.99
"There I was sitting in a booth at the co-op of Glassboro State College, a bucolic school in the farmlands of South Jersey... Suddenly, the double doors of the co-op swung open and standing there in the vacuum created was an incredible apparition, a ... more
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The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers by Various writers, edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates - £16.99
A landmark collection documenting the social, political, and artistic lives of African American women throughout the tumultuous nineteenth century.   The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers is the most comprehensive ant ... more
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A History of Britain in 21 Women by Jenni Murray - £9.99
The history of Britain, presented as you've never seen it before, through twenty-one women whose lives enthral and beguile, intrigue and inspire.   They were famous queens, unrecognised visionaries, great artists and trailblazing politicians. ... more
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Stolen Girls: Survivors of Boko Haram Tell Their Story by Wolfgang Bauer - £21.99
Former Boko Haram captives tell their terrifying and heartbreaking stories to a leading European journalist. "Over a six-year insurgency, Boko Haram has forced two million Nigerians from their homes, with upwards of one million refugees in Maidugu ... more
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Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories In Extreme Futures by Elly Blue - £8.99
In a world with an uncertain future, do you imagine for the best or for the worst case scenario?   Twelve writers tackle extreme solarpunk utopias and apocalyptic or political dystopias — and the grey areas in between — in Biketopia, the ... more
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Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now by Fiona Rogers and Max Houghton - £29.95
The photographic industry - its exhibitions, galleries, publications and auctions - employs thousands of women, but champions mostly men. To begin to redress the balance, here is a timely presentation of the work of over 30 female photographers worki ... more
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Frida Kahlo: The Story of Her Life by Vanna Vinci - £19.99
The perfect subject for a graphic novel, Frida Kahlo’s brief life was dramatic and romantic, tragic and painful.   In this illustrated “biography”, Vanna Vinci captures the spirit of Kahlo’s world in boldly colored, minutely detailed ... more
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She Grrrowls: The Anthology by Various poets - £9.99
‘But there’s just not many women doing poetry...’ – some men have said.   Back in 2013, when London was in need, poet and feminist Carmina Masoliver founded a monthly event that catered for self-identifying women and non binary folks, brin ... more
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Feminine Gospels by Carol Ann Duffy - £9.99
In Feminine Gospels, Carol Ann Duffy draws on women's experience - both personal and historical - to entertain and challenge through poems which celebrate, elegise and eroticise the female condition. � With an architecture of longer poems on bea ... more
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The Pocket Pema Chodron by Pema Chodron - £8.99
Pema Chödrön, beloved Buddhist nun and best-selling author, offers this treasury of 108 short selections from her more than four decades of study and writings.  Here she presents teachings on breaking free of destructive patterns; developing p ... more
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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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