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The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women by Alex Dally MacFarlane (Editor) - £8.99
A celebration of women's contribution to science fiction, from established classics to the work of coming stars.  Women have always written powerful, important science fiction stories. This anthology showcases the most exceptional stories writte ... more
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Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth by Carol J. Adams and Lori Gruen - £19.99
Leading feminist scholars and activists as well as new voices introduce and explore themes central to contemporary ecofeminism.   Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth first offers an historical, grounding overvi ... more
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The Penguin Book of Witches by Katherine Howe (Editor) - £9.99
A chilling, truly authoritative anthology of real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America.   From a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials ... more
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The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin: Where on Earth by Ursula Le Guin - £18.99
The first volume of collected short stories by multiple award-winner Ursula K. Le Guin, selected by the author herself.  The Unreal and the Real is a two-volume collection of stories, selected by Ursula Le Guin herself, and spans the spectrum ... more
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Susan Sontag: The Complete Rolling Stone Interview by Jonathan Cott - £8.99
One of Brain Pickings's Best Books of 2013, selected by Maria Popova.   “One of my oldest crusades is against the distinction between thought and feeling, which is really the basis of all anti-intellectual views: the heart and the head, thinking an ... more
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Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She by Lena Dunham - £16.99
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 ... more
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A Passion for Freedom: My Life by Mamphela Ramphele - £12.99
Mamphela Ramphele is a figurehead of modern South Africa. The partner of Steve Biko, until his death in 1977, she has demonstrated extraordinary political leadership and statesmanship, most recently as the leader of the Agang SA party.   In t ... more
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Ritual Lighting: Laureate Poems by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Stephen Raw - £16.99
Carol Ann Duffy has been Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom since May 2009. In her first five years, she has written brilliant, challenging, lyrical and relevant poetry about people, places and significant moments, past and present.  From Chauc ... more
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The Big Feminist BUT: Comics about Women, Men and the IFs, ANDs & BUTs of Feminism by Shannon O’Leary and Joan Reilly (Editors) - £12.99
The Big Feminist BUT: Comics about Women, Men and the IFs, ANDs & BUTs of Feminism is a comics anthology that asks: What do we really mean when we say, “I’m not a feminist, BUT...” or “I am 100% a feminist, BUT...”   What do our great big “BU ... more
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Cindy Sherman by Paul Moorhouse - £14.95
This volume provides invaluable insight into the life and work of Cindy Sherman, one of the most important female artist of the twentieth century.   Cindy Sherman (b. 1954) is her own subject matter. One of the most celebrated female artists o ... more
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Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women by Carol Dyhouse - £8.99
Girls behave badly. If they're not obscenity-shouting, pint-swigging ladettes, they're narcissistic, living dolls floating around in a cloud of self-obsession, far too busy twerking to care. And this is news.   In this witty and wonderful book ... more
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Joyous Childbirth Changes the World by Dr. Tadashi Yoshimura - £10.99
“No matter how science has progressed, childbirth, in essence, has remained unchanged from ancient times . . . [It] is the last natural process left to us,” writes internationally lauded obstetrician Dr. Tadashi Yoshimura. “The fact that it has remai ... more
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Springfield Road by Salena Godden - £8.99
“I came here to begin a new story, but maybe all my stories begin with this one story – this love story, this ghost story...”  Springfield Road is a journey into childhood. My childhood, maybe your childhood too. I set out to capture a snapshot of ... more
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The Underground Girls of Kabul: The Hidden Lives of Afghan Girls Disguised as Boys by Jenny Nordberg - £14.99
Uncovers the hidden true story of the age-old tradition of 'Bacha Posh' - girls masquerading as boys - in a society that does not value females.  An Afghan woman's life expectancy is just 44 years, and her life cycle often begins and ends in di ... more
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The Biscuit Girls by Hunter Davies - £6.99
Ivy, Dulcie, Barbara, Ann, Dorothy and Jean all had different reasons for applying to work at Carr’s biscuits, but once they had put on their overalls and walked through the factory gates they discovered a community full of life, laughter and friends ... more
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Femen by Femen and Galia Ackerman - £12.99
'Ukraine is not a brothel!' This was the first cry of rage uttered by Femen during Euro 2012.   Bare-breasted and crowned with flowers, perched on their high heels, Femen transform their bodies into instruments of political expression through ... more
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Women in Dark Times by Jacqueline Rose - £20.00
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.   Toget ... more
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Women's Oppression Today: The Marxist/ Feminist Encounter by Michèle Barrett - £15.00
Women’s Oppression Today is a classic text in the debate about Marxism and feminism, exploring how gender, sexuality and the 'family-household system' operate in relation to contemporary capitalism.  In this updated edition, Michèle Barrett ... more
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The Natural Pregnancy Book (3rd Edition) by Aviva Jill Romm - £14.99
A revised and updated edition of the classic handbook for women seeking a safe, organic, eco-friendly, and natural pregnancy, featuring an integrative-based approach with new medical, herbal, and nutritional information.   Every mother wants t ... more
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I'm Ok, I'm Pig! by Kim Hyesoon, translated by Don Mee Choi - £12.00
Kim Hyesoon is one of South Korea’s most important contemporary poets. She began publishing in 1979 and was one of the first few women in South Korea to be published in Munhak kwa jisong (Literature and Intellect), one of two key journals which champ ... more
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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay - £12.99
'Pink is my favourite colour. I used to say my favourite colour was black to be cool, but it is pink - all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I'm not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I on ... more
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The Kama Sutra Diaries: Intimate Journeys Through Modern India by Sally Howard - £9.99
Sally Howard, a self-confessed child of the Western Sexual Revolution, sets out on a 'sexploration' through modern India, travelling by train, plane and auto-rickshaw.  From the heat of anti-rape protest on the streets of New Delhi to the coo ... more
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After Auschwitz: A Story of Heartbreak and Survival by the Stepsister of Anne Frank by Eva Schloss - £7.99
Eva was arrested by the Nazis on her fifteenth birthday and sent to Auschwitz. Her survival depended on endless strokes of luck, her own determination and the love and protection of her mother Fritzi, who was deported with her.   When Auschwitz w ... more
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Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair & Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side by Rayya Elias - £9.99
"She's experienced wealth, cultural alienation, homelessness, brushes with fame, prison, rehab, record deals, a million blown second chances, a dozen broken hearts and one bloody-knuckled ultimate spiritual redemption. She even died once in the proce ... more
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The Only Woman in the Room: A Memoir of Japan, Human Rights, and the Arts by Beate Sirota Gordon - £12.00
In 1946, at age twenty-two, Beate Sirota Gordon helped to draft the new postwar Japanese Constitution. The Only Woman in the Room chronicles how a daughter of Russian Jews became the youngest woman to aid in the rushed, secret drafting of a constitut ... more
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Sylvia Plath: Poems chosen by Carol Ann Duffy by Sylvia Plath - £8.99
Sylvia Plath was one of the defining voices of twentieth-century poetry, and one of the most appealing: few other poets have introduced as many new readers to poetry. Though she published just one collection in her lifetime, The Colossus, and a novel ... more
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Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys. by Viv Albertine - £14.99
In 1970, Viv Albertine knew she wanted to be in a band, but had never seen a woman play electric guitar. Seven years later, she was the guitarist in the hugely influential all-female punk band, the Slits. This is the story of how, through sheer will, ... more
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Old Mistresses: Women, Art and Ideology by Rozsika Parker and Griselda Pollock - £14.99
Why is everything that compromises greatness in art coded as 'feminine'? Has the feminist critique of Art History history yet effected real change?   With a new Preface by Griselda Pollock, this new edition of a truly groundbreaking book offe ... more
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Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters by Jessica Valenti - £11.99
Now in its updated second edition, Full Frontal Feminism is a book that continues to embody the forward-looking messages that author Jessica Valenti propagated as founder of the popular website, Feministing.com.   Full Frontal Feminism is a smart a ... more
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What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire by Daniel Bergner - £10.99
When it comes to sex, common wisdom holds that men roam while women crave closeness and commitment. But in this provocative, headline-making book, Daniel Bergner turns everything we thought we knew about women's arousal and desire inside out. Drawing ... more
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Feminisms, Empowerment and Development: Changing Women's Lives by Andrea Cornwall and Jenny Edwards - £21.99
The economic and political empowerment of women continues to be a central focus for development agencies worldwide; access to medical care, education and employment, as well as women's reproductive rights remain key factors effecting women's autonomy ... more
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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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In the Cairngorms by Nan Shepherd - £14.99
As featured in 'The Living Mountain', a BBC Radio 4 programme (30.12.13) exploring Nan Shepherd’s work and landscapes, by Robert Macfarlane.   The 80th anniversary of first publication.   Foreword by Robert Macfarlane   Nan Sheph ... more
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Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Mutiny by Laurie Penny - £12.99
‘This is not a fairytale. This is a story about how sex and money and power police our dreams.’   Clear-eyed, witty and irreverent, Laurie Penny is as ruthless in her dissection of modern feminism and class politics as she is in discussing her ... more
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And You, Helen by Deryn Rees-Jones, illustrated by Charlotte Hodes - £14.99
Poet Deryn Rees-Jones and artist Charlote Hodes have created a unique approach to the life of Helen Thomas, and through her to the women, and children, left behind by the fatalities of war. Helen Thomas was widowed when her husband the war poet Edwar ... more
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Gaddafi's Harem: The Story of a Young Woman and the Abuses of Power in Libya by Annick Cojean - £8.99
Soraya was just fifteen when she was given the honor of presenting a bouquet of flowers to Colonel Gaddafi, “the Guide,” on his visit to her school. She carried out her task with grace, but the next day three women from the “Department of Protocol” c ... more
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Anne Frank: The Biography by Melissa Müller - £9.99
Tracing Anne Frank’s life from an early childhood in an assimilated family to her adolescence in German-occupied Amsterdam, Melissa Müller’s biography, originally published in 1998, follows her life right up until her desperate end in Bergen Belsen. ... more
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A Parallel Life by Bonnie Greer - £14.99
Standing on the corner of Michigan Avenue, in the middle of the biggest blizzard of the decade and at the height of the rush hour, I yelled into the driving snow and howling Arctic wind: OK! After playing the role of good daughter, great sister, best ... more
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The Booby Trap and Other Bits and Boobs by Dawn O’Porter (Editor) - £7.99
In aid of breast cancer charities. A collection of stories from famous names with one thing in common - boobs!   Knockers, baps, bazoomas and hooters - big ones, small ones, man boobs, boob jobs and lopsided lady lumps - every boob tells a story. ... more
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After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art by Eleanor Heartney, Helaine Posner, Nancy Princenthal and Sue Scott - £24.99
Now available in a revised and fully updated edition, this book examines the rise of women artists in the late 20th century, viewed through the work of 12 key figures.  “Why have there been no great women artists?” asked the prominent art histo ... more
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Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson by Barbara Ransby - £16.99
Won Honorable Mention for the 2013 Southern California Book Festival, in the Biography/Autobiography category, sponored by JM Northern Media LLC.   Won an Honorable Mention for the 2013 New England Book Festival given by the JM Northern Media ... more
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Here We Stand: Women Changing the World by Helena Earnshaw and Angharad Penrhyn Jones (Editors) - £10.99
"A beautiful and necessary book full of passion, humour, encouragement, information and hope. This is the kind of writing that saves lives."(A.L. Kennedy, novelist)A fascinating and unique anthology about contemporary women campaigners and how they w ... more
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Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music by Angélique Kidjo, with Rachel Wenrick - £20.00
Grammy Award-winning singer Angélique Kidjo is known for her electrifying voice and fearless advocacy work. In this intimate memoir, she reveals how she escaped Communist Africa to make her dreams a reality, and how she's prompting others all around ... more
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Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale of Women and Power in the Badlands of India by Amana Fontanella-Khan - £8.99
A Radio 4 Book of the Week.   When Sheelu was arrested for stealing from a powerful politician in the notoriously crooked region of Uttar Pradesh, she was sure that she would be forced to accept a prison sentence, not least because she had alleged ... more
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What the **** is Normal?! by Francesca Martinez - £12.99
What do you do when you’re labelled abnormal in a world obsessed with normality? In a world where wrinkles are practically illegal, going bald is cause for mental breakdown, and women over size ten are encouraged to shoot themselves, what the **** do ... more
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Eleanor Marx: A Life by Rachel Holmes - £25.00
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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Sally Heathcote: Suffragette by Mary Talbot, Kate Charlesworth and Bryan Talbot - £16.99
A stunning new graphic novel from the Costa Award-winning authors of Dotter of her Father's Eyes.   Sally Heathcote: Suffragette is a gripping inside story of the campaign for votes for women. A tale of loyalty, love and courage, set against a ... more
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The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and Holly Baxter - £12.99
A funny, hard-hitting examination of women and the media, for anyone who has ever had niggling doubts about the sidebar of shame.   As students, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and Holly Baxter spent a lot of time laughing at magazine pieces entitled t ... more
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Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates - £14.99
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 www.everydaysexism.com) to come together, share their stories and encourage a new generation to ... more
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The Bookshop That Floated Away by Sarah Henshaw - £7.99
The story of an extraordinary bookshop... and everything its owner did to keep it afloat.  In early 2009 a strange sort of business plan landed on the desk of a pinstriped bank manager. It had pictures of rats and moles in rowing boats and archa ... more
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Bonkers: My Life in Laughs by Jennifer Saunders - £7.99
Bonkers: My Life in Laughs by Jennifer Saunders - the hilarious, touching life story of the iconic comedian and national treasure.   Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swi ... more
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