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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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Hags - by Victoria Smith - £10.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE NERO PRIZE 2023  ‘A book that could not be more necessary’ Observer  ‘Eloquent, clever and devastating’ The Times  ‘Deftly illustrates how ageist misogyny remains an acceptable prejudice’ Guardi ... more

Divine Might: Goddesses in Greek Myth - by Natalie Haynes - £20.00
Get ready to meet the goddesses.   In Divine Might, Natalie Haynes, The Sunday Times bestselling author of Stone Blind and The New York Times bestselling author of Pandora's Jar, introduces us to the stories of the Greek goddesses. As fearso ... more

How to Stand Up to a Dictator - by Maria Ressa - £10.99
Radio 4 Book of the Week  WINNER OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 2021  What will you sacrifice for the truth?  Maria Ressa has spent decades speaking truth to power. But her work tracking disinformation networks seeded by her own gov ... more

Unraveling Motherhood: Understanding Your Experience through Self-Reflection, Self-Care... - by Geraldine Walsh - £16.99
“In this beautiful book, Geraldine gently guides us through the unraveling of our journeys through motherhood to finding our identities again, so we can begin to work on loving and accepting who we are through the ups and the lows. This book ... more

Wifedom: Mrs Orwell’s Invisible Life - by Ann Funder - £20.00
THE TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  A fitting tribute to the unsung work of women everywhere and the perfect Christmas gift!  'A marvellous book... I just loved it all, and have a permanently marked-up, dog-eared copy on my shelf for ... more

The Unfamiliar: A Queer Motherhood Memoir - by Kirsty Logan - £16.99
An unconventional, unexpectedly funny, brutally honest memoir about infertility, pregnancy and motherhood.  ‘You and your partner want a baby. But your two bodies can’t make a baby together.’  If you want a baby but your body says other ... more

What Are You Doing Here? My Autobiography - by Floella Benjamin - £10.99
Winner at the 2022 Parlimentary Book Awards   Baroness Floella Benjamin is an inspiration, an actress and much-loved children’s television presenter who is a member of the House of Lords. But how did the girl from Trinidad end up lunching with t ... more

Mad Woman - by Bryony Gordon - £20.00
‘Bryony Gordon is a terrific, compassionate writer’ Elizabeth Day   ‘Bryony writes with such entertaining and brazen candour about mental illness... she really helps people tackle their own stuff. Her writing has helped me before and thi ... more

Bad Bridget: Crime, Mayhem and the Lives of Irish Emigrant Women - by Elaine Farrell and Leanne McCormick - £10.99
'A captivating account of lives previously ignored' Sunday Independent   'An important, impeccably researched though eminently readable book that charts new territory' Irish Examiner   Ireland in the nineteenth and early twentieth cen ... more

A Woman in the Polar Night - by Christiane Ritter - £12.99
‘Conjures the rasp of the ski runner, the scent of burning blubber and the rippling iridescence of the Northern Lights’ Sara Wheeler  ‘[An] astonishing, haunting memoir’ Isabella Tree  The rediscovered classic memoir – the m ... more

Strong Female Character - by Fern Brady - £10.99

The Penguin Book of Feminist Writing - by Hannah Dawson (Editor) - £14.99
'A joyous multiplicity of writings incorporating collective manifestos, poetry, fiction, and autobiography... endlessly fascinating' Catherine Taylor, Financial Times  'A tour de force of feminist thinking, spanning seven centuries and multiple c ... more

Why Women Grow: Stories of Soil, Sisterhood and Survival - by Alice Vincent - £16.99
A stunning meditation on why women are drawn to the soil, featuring contributions from Ali Smith, Hazel Gardiner and Cosey Fanni Tutti.   THE TIMES / WATERSTONES TOP 10 BESTSELLER AN INDEPENDENT BEST BOOK TO READ IN 2023 A STYLIST NONFICTION ... more

Cleopatra: Her History, Her Myth - by Francine Prose - £10.99
A feminist reinterpretation of the myths surrounding Cleopatra casts new light on the Egyptian queen and her legacy.   “A lucid and persuasive reinterpretation. Readers won’t see Cleopatra the same way again.”—Publishers Weekly   “W ... more

Bleed: Destroying Myths and Misogyny in Endometriosis Care - by Tracey Lindeman - £18.99
“A brilliant, blistering read.” — Heather O’Neill, author of When We Lost Our Heads  A scorching examination of how we treat endometriosis today.  Have you ever been told that your pain is imaginary? That feeling better just t ... more

Not Just for the Boys: Why We Need More Women in Science - by Athene Donald - £16.99
Why are girls discouraged from doing science? Why do so many promising women leave science in early and mid-career? Why do women not prosper in the scientific workforce?  Not Just For the Boys looks back at how society has historically exclud ... more

An Almost Impossible Thing: The Radical Lives of Britain's Pioneering Women Gardeners - by Fiona Davison - £20.00
‘Gardening, taken up as a hobby when all the laborious work can be done by a man, is delightful, but as a life’s work for a woman, it is almost an impossible thing.’ Sir Joseph Hooker, 1817-1911.  While working as Head of Libraries and Exhi ... more

Everything You Need to Know About the Menopause (but were too afraid to ask) - by Kate Muir - £9.99
‘I have huge respect for Kate. A forensic journalist and menopause warrior.’ Davina McCall  An eye-opening, no-holds-barred guide to the perimenopause and menopause written by campaigner, journalist and documentary-maker Kate Muir.  ... more

This Won't Hurt: How Medicine Fails Women - by Dr Marieke Bigg - £22.00
‘A hugely informative and quietly furious call to arms.’ IRISH TIMES   ‘A ground-breaking new book.’ EVENING STANDARD   ‘A must read.’ DAILY EXPRESS   ‘She is balanced in her evidence analysis, forensic in her resea ... more

Sex and Lies - by Leila Slimani - £9.99
Translated by Sophie Lewis   ‘Striking.’ ELLE France ‘Brave.’ iNews ‘Powerful.’ TLS ‘Urgent.’ Evening Standard ‘Original.’ Cosmopolitan  In these essays, Leïla Slimani gives voice to young Moroccan women who are grap ... more

Secrets of the Sprakkar: Iceland's Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World - by Eliza Reid - £12.99
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER!  "Secrets of the Sprakkar is a fascinating window into what a more gender-equal world could look like, and why it's worth striving for. Iceland is doing a lot to level the playing field: paid parental leave, afford ... more

Lesbian Love Story: A Queer History of Sapphic Romance - by Amelia Possanza - £20.00

Hysterical: Exploding the Myth of Gendered Emotions - by Pragya Agarwal - £10.99
An urgent exploration of how the gendering of emotions came about, and what we can do to change these damaging stereotypes, by award-winning behavioural and data scientist Dr Prayga Agarwal.  A WATERSTONES BEST BOOK OF 2022: POPULAR SCIENCE ... more

Mala's Cat - by Mala Kacenberg - £10.99
The remarkable true story of friendship, resilience and survival against the odds.  'A remarkable tale of survival' Jeremy Dronfield, bestselling author of The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz   'It's an account of astounding ... more

Lean on Me: A Politics of Radical Care - by Lynne Segal - £17.99
What's left to say, to keep hope alive today?  Have you ever relied on the kindness of strangers? What brings people together to find hope and solidarity? What do we owe each other as citizens and comrades?  Questions of care, intimac ... more

Witchcraft: A History in Thirteen Trials - by Marion Gibson - £20.00
Witchfinder General, Salem, Malleus Maleficarum. The world of witch-hunts and witch trials sounds archaic and fanciful, these terms relics of an unenlightened, brutal age. However, we often hear ‘witch-hunt’ in today’s media, and the misogyny t ... more

Why Sinead O'Connor Matters - by Allyson McCabe - £21.99
A stirring defense of Sinéad O’Connor’s music and activism, and an indictment of the culture that cancelled her.  In 1990, Sinéad O’Connor’s video for “Nothing Compares 2 U” turned her into a superstar. Two years later, an appea ... more

Just Sayin': My Life In Words - by Malorie Blackman - £10.99
'It's very candid, and movingly so.... Not only in Blackman a grafter- even more, and in the face of more, than we already knew. She's someone with whom you do not mess. Good on her. She's earned it' The Telegraph  Malorie Blackman is one of Brit ... more

Rebel Bodies: A Guide to the Gender Health Gap Revolution - by Sarah Graham - £16.99
'Crucial reading for us all' Stylist  'Remarkable, impressive and important' Maisie Hill, author of Period Power  'Validates for women that their experiences are not all in their heads' Dr Sarah E. Hill, author of How the Pill Chan ... more

Birdgirl - by Mya-Rose Craig - £10.99
‘Lyrical, poignant and insightful.’ Margaret Atwood  Discover a powerful, evocative and urgent new young voice in nature writing.  'Birdwatching has never felt like a hobby, or a pastime I can pick up and put down, but a thread running th ... more

Shakar: An Afghanistani Woman's Journey - by Shakardokht Jafari - £9.99
‘Fascinating…an enticingly interesting read’ Sayeeda Warsi ‍  Born in rural Afghanistan, Shakardokht Jafari became a refugee aged just six, after a harrowing half-year trek to Iran.   There, at twelve, she discovered she ha ... more

The Autists: Women on the Spectrum - by Clara Tornvall - £12.99
‘Törnvall has written an important, illuminating first book, one that deserves to sit alongside the best insider accounts of autism … [The Autists] should be required reading for all parents, partners, friends and colleagues of anyone on the aut ... more

Hagitude: Reimagining the Second Half of Life - by Sharon Blackie - £10.99
A radical rewriting of the future for all women approaching their mid and elder years.  ‘There can be a perverse pleasure, as well as a sense of rightness and beauty, in insisting on flowering just when the world expects you to become quiet and ... more

Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces 2004-2022 - by Margaret Atwood - £12.99
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? How ... more

M(other)land: What I've Learnt about Parenthood, Race and Identity - by Priya Joi - £16.99
'This is the kind of book I wish I had access to as a young mum' Nadiya Hussain   What does it mean to be a parent in a space where you are the minority?   Meandering through a supermarket highway of camembert and baguettes, Priya Joi ... more

They Called Me a Lioness : A Palestinian Girl's Fight for Freedom - by Ahed Tamimi and Dena Takruri - £14.99
A Palestinian activist jailed at sixteen after a confrontation with Israeli soldiers illuminates the daily struggles of life under occupation in this moving, deeply personal memoir.  “I cannot even begin to convey the clarity, the intensity, th ... more

Women of Myth: From Deer Woman and Mami Wata to Amaterasu and Athena... - by Jenny Williamson and Genn McMenemy, illustrated by Sara Richard - £12.99
Uncover the fascinating and complex women from mythology and folklore with this collection of stories profiling powerful goddesses, mighty queens, and legendary creatures.  Get inspired with 50 fascinating stories of powerful female figures f ... more

The Invisible Painting: My Memoir of Leonora Carrington - by Gabriel Weisz Carrington - £12.99
Since her death in 2011, the legendary Surrealist Leonora Carrington has been reconstructed and reinvented many times over. In this book, Gabriel Weisz Carrington draws on remembered conversations and events to demythologise his mother, revealing the ... more

Enough: The Violence Against Women and How to End It - by Harriet Johnson - £9.99
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

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves - by Glory Edim - £9.99
Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives – but not everyone regularly sees themselves reflected on the pages of a book. ... more

Decolonising My Body: A Radical Exploration of Rituals and Beauty - by Afua Hirsch - £20.00
A 2023 POLITICAL BOOK OF THE YEAR (WATERSTONES)  'GROUND-BREAKING' Bernardine Evaristo | 'UNIVERSAL AND TIMELY' Elif Shafak | 'IMPORTANT' Sathnam Sanghera | 'QUIETLY RADICAL' Evening Standard | 'INTIMATE' Guardian  What can ancestral ... more

She’s In CTRL: How Women Can Take Back Tech - by Anne-Marie Imafidon - £10.99
How women can take back tech – to communicate, investigate, problem-solve, broker deals and protect themselves in a digital world.  'A practical and positive guide to using tech to change women's lives for the better' - Caroline Criado Pere ... more

Unearthed: On Race and Roots, and How the Soil Taught Me I Belong - by Claire Ratinon - £10.99
'A beautiful book about nature... I recommend it' Afua Hirsch   A beautiful work of nature-writing, memoir and storytelling that will change the way we think about the natural world. Unearthed is the story of how, after years of a troubled rel ... more

Life in Her Hands: The Inspiring Story of a Pioneering Female Surgeon - by Averil Mansfield - £20.00
'A great read. I am honoured to have worked with such a legend' David Nott 'A role model for women' Independent 'A wonderful read' Julian Fellowes 'Remarkable' Lauren Laverne 'Charming' Guardian   We were occasionally expected to travel by ... more

In Defence of Witches: Why Women Are Still on Trial - by Mona Chollet - £9.99
"What remains of the witch hunts? A stubborn misogyny, which still tints the way our societies look at single women, childless women, aging women, or quite simply, free women... Today more than ever, witches tell us about our world and lead the way." ... more

She Recovers Every Day: Daily Meditations for Women in Recovery - by Dawn Nickel - £17.99
Dawn Nickel is one of the founders of the international movement and non-profit organization SHE RECOVERS® Foundation. In this book, Nickel adds her unique voice to the Hazelden meditation series.  Nickel addresses anyone who identifies as a ... more

Tomorrow Perhaps the Future: Following Writers and Rebels in the Spanish Civil War - by Sarah Watling - £22.00
From a prize-winning academic in our age of political divisions, this portrait of the women outsiders who took part in Spanish Civil War asks questions of solidarity and resistance.  In the 1930s, women and men from across Britain, Europe and ... more

Blackgirl on Mars - by Lesley-Ann Brown - £10.99
Blackgirl on Mars is a radical memoir that chronicles author, educator and activist Lesley-Ann Brown’s two years’ worth of travel searching for “home”.  “Lesley-Ann Brown has a brave voice and a keen eye, offering an unflinching vie ... more

Oh Miriam! Stories from an Extraordinary Life - by Miriam Margolyes - £25.00
'Oh Miriam! risks the curse of the sequel, and pulls it off... A force of nature, a tour de farce. Bold, brave and bright, but also revealing, shocking and touching. Miriam is an icon, a cocksucker - and the star of her show' ROBERT McCRUM, Independe ... more

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