Booklist - Women's Biography and Autobiography

Recently published women's biographies. (To keep this list from getting too long, we remove older titles from it every so often - but you'll still find them in other booklists according to their subject)

(See also these related booklists: Women in the Middle East, Women in Africa, Black British Women, Irish Women, Lesbian Lives & Histories, Women in China, Women in Asia, Black American Women, Biography and Autobiography, Nawal El-Saadawi, Women & Disability, Scottish Women, Vera Brittain, Black and Asian Biography and Autobiography, Environmental Memoirs and Biographies, Women in Education, Andrea Dworkin, Anne Frank, ).

This is probably only a very limited selection of the books that available on this subject! New books are added to our website every week, and don't forget, you can search our database of the 1.5 million books in print & order securely at our other website:!

There are 144 books in this booklist - they are listed in order of year of publication. Newest titles are at the top. (We may not have all of them in stock right now, get in touch to find out)

First Time Ever: A Memoir by Peggy Seeger, £20.00 (hardback, 2017) ISBN 9780571336791

Last Girl Standing by Trina Robbins, £17.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781683960140

The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography by Edmund Gordon, £10.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780099575726

The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780007548200

In Gratitude by Jenny Diski, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781408879948

A Woman's Work by Harriet Harman, £20.00 (hardback, 2017) ISBN 9780241274941

Riot Days by Maria Alyokhina, £16.99 (hardback, 2017) ISBN 9780241316429

Patti Smith: American Artist by Frank Stefanko, £14.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781683830153

A History of Britain in 21 Women by Jenni Murray, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781786071583

Frida Kahlo: The Story of Her Life by Vanna Vinci, £19.99 (hardback, 2017) ISBN 9783791383880

Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London by Lauren Elkin, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780099593379

Your Life in My Hands by Rachel Clarke, £16.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781786064516

The Girl Who Escaped ISIS by Farida Khalaf and Andrea C. Hoffmann, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781784702755

Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Time by Michael du Preez and Jeremy Dronfield, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781786071194

Billie Holiday by José Muñoz and Carlos Sampayo, £17.99 (hardback, 2017) ISBN 9781681120935

Daring Women of History: Amelia Earhart by Mike Roussel, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780750979481

Jo Cox: More in Common by Brendan Cox, £16.99 (hardback, 2017) ISBN 9781473659186

Jane Austen, The Secret Radical by Helena Kelly, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781785781889

The Lady and the Generals: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's Struggle for Freedom by Peter Popham, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781846043734

Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti, £14.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780571328512

Sex Object: A Memoir by Jessica Valenti, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780062435095

A Gift from Darkness: How I Escaped with My Daughter from Boko Haram by Patience Ibrahim and Andrea C. Hoffmann, £13.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781408708958

The Importance of Music to Girls by Lavinia Greenlaw, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780571332274

Nasty Women by Various authors, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780995623828

The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write by Sabrina Mahfouz (Editor), £12.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780863561467

The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington by Joanna Moorhead, £20.00 (hardback, 2017) ISBN 9780349008776

This Mum Runs by Jo Pavey, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780224100434

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780349006208

The Rise, the Fall, and the Rise by Brix Smith Start, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780571325061

A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight by Maria Toorpakai, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781509800810

Modern Women: 52 Pioneers by Kira Cochrane, £20.00 (hardback, 2017) ISBN 9780711237896

Stop the Clocks: Thoughts on What I Leave Behind by Joan Bakewell, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780349006116

Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction by Erika Janik, £14.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780807047880

I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This by Nadja Spiegelman, £12.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781911231059

Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution by Julia Alekseyeva, £13.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781621069690

Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood by Hollie McNish, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780349134512

What Happened, Miss Simone? by Alan Light, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781782118749

Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep by Michael Schulman, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780571330997

Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition by Claire Brock, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781785781667

Cheer Up Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate by Susan Calman, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781473632042

The Girl Who Ate Books: Adventures in Reading by Nilanjana Roy, £10.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9789350297117

Evelyn Dove: Britain's Black Cabaret Queen by Stephen Bourne, £12.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781909762350

A Woman on the Edge of Time: A Son's Search for His Mother by Jeremy Gavron, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781925228632

Wonder Women by Sam Maggs, £12.99 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9781594749254

M Train by Patti Smith, £9.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781408867709

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem, £9.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781780749204

Clothes, Music, Boys. by Viv Albertine, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780571328284

Rebel Crossings: New Women, Free Lovers and Radicals in Britain and the United States by Sheila Rowbotham, £25.00 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9781784785888

Tove Jansson: Work and Love by Tuula Karjalainen, £12.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780141978826

Get A Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood by Vivienne Westwood, £16.99 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9781781254981

Princess: Secrets to Share by Jean Sasson, £7.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780857503084

Ida B. Wells: Social Activist and Reformer by Kristina DuRocher, £24.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781138786882

The Virago Book of Women Gardeners by Deborah Kellaway, £14.99 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9780349008653

The Outrun by Amy Liptrot, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781782115489

Hope: My Life in Football by Hope Powell, £16.99 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9781472925565

The Mind Thief by Maria Katsonis, £9.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781785630194

The Actual One: How I Tried, and Failed, to Remain Twenty-Something for Ever by Isy Suttie, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781474600880

Grey is the Colour of Hope by Irina Ratushinskaya, £9.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781473637221

Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown by Lezley McSpadden, £20.99 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9781942872528

Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson, £12.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781783783021

The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston, £9.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781447275220

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky, £16.99 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9781607749769

Spectacles: A Memoir by Sue Perkins, £7.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781405918558

Reckless by Chrissie Hynde, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781785031465

Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter by Diana Athill, £7.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781783782727

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park, £9.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780241973035

What Goes Around: A London Cycle Courier's Story by Emily Chappell, £12.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781783350537

To School Through the Fields by Alice Taylor, £7.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781847178237

An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar by Reinhard Kleist, £14.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781910593097

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781447238348

Dare to be Free: Women in Trade Unions, Past and Present by Bernadette Hyland and Michael Herbert, £3.95 (, 2016) ISBN 9780993224713

Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture by Gaiutra Bahadur, £12.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781849046602

Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life by Nina Stibbe, £7.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780241976715

Letters to My Fanny by Cherry Healey, £7.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781405919791

The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia by Bryan Talbot and Mary Talbot, £16.99 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9780224102346

I've Always Kept a Unicorn: The Biography of Sandy Denny by Mick Houghton, £12.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780571278916

Here She Comes Now: Women in Music Who Have Changed Our Lives by Jeff Gordinier and Marc Weingarten (Editors), £14.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781785780608

Raif Badawi: The Voice of Freedom - My Husband, Our Story by Ensaf Haidar and Andrea C Hoffmann, £14.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781408707937

If Women Rose Rooted: The Power of the Celtic Woman by Sharon Blackie, £14.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781910463253

Billie Holiday by John Szwed, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780099592624

The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream by Katharine Norbury, £9.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781408859261

Tamil Tigress: My Story as a Child Soldier in Sri Lanka's Bloody Civil War by Niromi de Soyza, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781760293260

Life Portraits: Frida Kahlo by Zena Alkayat, illustrated by Nina Cosford, £12.00 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9780711237162

Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780099592396

Naked at the Albert Hall: The Inside Story of Singing by Tracey Thorn, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780349005249

Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781784700591

Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, £12.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781551526003

Whispering Hope: The True Story of the Magdalene Women by Nancy Costello, Kathleen Legg, Diane Croghan, Marie Slattery and Marina Gambold, £6.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781409158295

Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means: A Biography by Brendan King, £25.00 (hardback, 2015) ISBN 9781472908537

Hippy Dinners: A Memoir of a Rural Childhood by Abbie Ross, £8.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9780552779753

From Cabin 'Boys' to Captains: 250 Years of Women at Sea by Jo Stanley, £20.00 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9780752488783

I'll Never Write My Memoirs by Grace Jones, £20.00 (hardback, 2015) ISBN 9781471135217

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein, £16.99 (hardback, 2015) ISBN 9780349007922

Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon, £8.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9780571309351

Snapshots of A Girl by Beldan Sezen, £12.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781551525983

I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb, £7.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781474602112

Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg by Kate Evans, edited by Paul Buhle, £11.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781784780999

Long Time No See by Hannah Lowe, £9.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781859643969

Eleanor Marx: A Life by Rachel Holmes, £12.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781408852897

Sylvia Townsend Warner: A Biography by Claire Harman, £9.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9780241964439

Ride the Revolution: The Inside Stories from Women in Cycling by Suze Clemitson (Editor), £16.99 (hardback, 2015) ISBN 9781472912916

My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst, £7.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781784871253

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past by Jennifer Teege and Nikola Sellmair, £8.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781473616257

A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert by Gertrude Bell, £9.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9780143107378

My Life, My Body by Marge Piercy, £8.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781629631059

Lady Screever - Alice Colman: The World's First Female Pavement Artist by Philip Battle, £12.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9780993379604

Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary by Anita Anand, £9.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781408835470

Women in Dark Times by Jacqueline Rose, £9.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781408845165

Everything is Teeth by Evie Wyld and Joe Sumner, £16.99 (hardback, 2015) ISBN 9780224099714

At the Coalface: The Memoir of a Pit Nurse by Joan Hart, £7.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9780007596164

Dusty: An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend by Karen Bartlett, £9.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781849548762

The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills, £12.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9780143127666

Yes Please by Amy Poehler, £8.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781447283317

Down the Crooked Road: My Autobiography by Mary Black, £9.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781848271883

What the **** is Normal?! by Francesca Martinez, £8.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9780753555354

Northern ReSisters: Conversations with Radical Women by Bernadette Hyland, £5.95 (, 2015) ISBN 9780993224706

The Greatest Need: The Creative Life and Troubled Times of Lily Tobias by Jasmine Donahaye, £10.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781909983236

Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything by Sally Magnusson, £8.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781444751819

A Lot Like Eve: Fashion, Faith and Fig-Leaves: A Memoir by Joanna Jepson, £12.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781472913173

The Rules of Inheritance by Claire Bidwell Smith, £9.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781472214317

Laughing All the Way to the Mosque: The Misadventures of a Muslim Woman by Zarqa Nawaz, £12.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9780349005935

How to be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned from Reading Too Much by Samantha Ellis, £9.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9780099575566

Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found by Cheryl Strayed, £8.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781782394860

Mad Girl's Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted by Andrew Wilson, £9.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9780857205896

Joan Littlewood: Dreams and Realities: The Official Biography by Peter Rankin, £14.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781783190843

The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer, £13.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9780349408095

My Kirsty: End of the Fairytale by Jean MacColl, £7.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781784180263

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur, £9.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781783601783

Susan Sontag: The Complete Rolling Stone Interview by Jonathan Cott, £8.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9780300199024

Springfield Road by Salena Godden, £8.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781783520558

The Biscuit Girls by Hunter Davies, £6.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9780091957643

Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair & Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side by Rayya Elias, £9.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781408837696

After Auschwitz: A Story of Heartbreak and Survival by the Stepsister of Anne Frank by Eva Schloss, £8.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781444760712

The Only Woman in the Room: A Memoir of Japan, Human Rights, and the Arts by Beate Sirota Gordon, £12.00 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9780226132518

A Parallel Life by Bonnie Greer, £14.99 (hardback, 2014) ISBN 9781909807624

Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson by Barbara Ransby, £16.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9780300205855

Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music by Anglique Kidjo, with Rachel Wenrick, £20.00 (hardback, 2014) ISBN 9780062071798

The Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis, £15.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9780807033326

Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou, £8.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781844089154

Mongol by Uuganaa Ramsay, £8.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781908643414

Let Me Tell You a Story: One Girl's Escape from the Nazis by Renata Calverley, £8.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781408834527

Bedsit Disco Queen: How I Grew Up and Tried to be a Pop Star by Tracey Thorn, £8.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781844088683

Helga's Diary: A Young Girl's Account of Life in a Concentration Camp by Helga Weiss, £9.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9780241959503

Don't Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back by Harilyn Rousso, £17.99 (paperback, 2013) ISBN 9781439909379