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Domestic Violence - Surviving & Getting Out - Books by & for women who are or have been in violent relationships - memoirs, advice and some fiction.

Related categories: Feminism & Women / Violence & Abuse /
Related booklists: Emotional & Verbal Abuse, Surviving Rape, Sexual Violence & Abuse, Trauma, Domestic Violence & Children, Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence - Working With Survivors,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 18 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Shame by Jasvinder Sanghera
    Shame - by Jasvinder Sanghera

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781473631335 | ISBN 10: 1473631335

    'These women live in terror, and honour-based violence is at the root of all their fears.' Shame is the heart-rending true story of a young girl's escape from a nightmare. Overwhelmed and alone, Jasvinder was 15 when she ran away from home to escape ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cinders V Charming: A Personal Account of Domestic Violence and the Family Courts by Cristiana Wed
    Cinders V Charming: A Personal Account of Domestic Violence and the Family Courts - by Cristiana Wed

    £13.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781873797532 | ISBN 10: 1873797532

    Cinders V Charming documents Cristiana Wed's experience of living in an abusive relationship; how it impacted on her self-esteem and sense of indentity, making it difficult to leave. Following her escape from the violent relationship with her four ch ... more

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  • Cover image of book But He
    But He'll Change: End the Thinking That Keeps You in an Abusive Relationship - by Joanna V. Hunter

    £14.50   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781592858187 | ISBN 10: 159285818x

    A survivor of domestic violence offers women the tools needed to work through the excuses they tell themselves that keep them in abusive relationships - and to make positive changes in their lives.  He loves me. He has a really sweet side. I ... more

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  • Cover image of book Breaking the Silence: Journeys to Recovery - POWA Women
    Breaking the Silence: Journeys to Recovery - POWA Women's Writing Competition 2008 - by Various authors

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781920196196 | ISBN 10: 1920196196

    Survivors of violence are often forced to flee – emotionally and geographically – from sites of violence. Women cross vast emotional and geographical borders in order to flee from violence to find a place of safety. This year, POWA called for entries ... more

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  • Cover image of book Backs Against the Wall: Battered Women
    Backs Against the Wall: Battered Women's Resistance Strategies - by Kathy A, McCloskey & Marilyn H, Sitaker (editors)

    £35.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780789035844 | ISBN 10: 0789035847

    Backs Against the Wall: Battered Women’s Resistance Strategies tackles several controversial aspects involved with intimate partner violence (IPV)—namely the approaches many victims use when resisting their oppressors. This sensitive and sensible fem ... more

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  • Cover image of book If I am Missing or Dead by Janine Latus
    If I am Missing or Dead - by Janine Latus

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099499596 | ISBN 10: 0099499592

    In April 2002, Janine Latus' youngest sister Amy wrote a note and taped it to the inside of her desk drawer. 'If I am gone or dead', it read, 'question Ron'. By the time the letter was found, Amy was already missing.  Helicopters and 'missing' poster ... more

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  • Cover image of book Silent Sisters by Jenny Tomlin
    Silent Sisters - by Jenny Tomlin

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780340898857 | ISBN 10: 0340898852

    For years, Jenny and sister Kim suffered horrendous physical and sexual abuse at the hands of their father. They survived in part because of their closeness and their determination to be there for each other.   Both sisters left home at the ea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Married by Force by Leila
    Married by Force - by Leila

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780749951368 | ISBN 10: 0749951362

    A devastating first-hand testimony exposing the cruel and widespread practice of forced marriage ‘I was twenty years old and dreamed of marrying for love.’ Leila was born and brought up in France by Moroccan-born parents. But her romantic dreams were ... more

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  • Cover image of book Heartbreak: The Political Memoir of a Feminist Militant by Andrea Dworkin
    Heartbreak: The Political Memoir of a Feminist Militant - by Andrea Dworkin

    £18.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780826494429 | ISBN 10: 0826494420

    Always innovative, often provocative and frequently polarizing, Andrea Dworkin carved out a unique position as one of the most influential figures of the women's movement, from the early days of consciousness-raising to the 'post-feminist' present. P ... more

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  • Cover image of book Surviving Domestic Violence: Gender, Poverty and Agency by Paula Wilcox
    Surviving Domestic Violence: Gender, Poverty and Agency - by Paula Wilcox

    £78.00   hardback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781403941138 | ISBN 10: 1403941130

    Sorry, there is no paperback edition of this book. (last checked September 2008)   How do women survive domestic violence? What actions do they take? How important are their children? How do they relate to their home? Are they able to keep the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Enough by Patricia Hughes
    Enough - by Patricia Hughes

    £14.95   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781876756406 | ISBN 10: 1876756403

    As I stepped over smashed crockery, broken glass, pools of milk, juice and water in my kitchen, I felt a surge of anger and recalled the pain of the many black eyes, cut lips, and broken bones that Michael had inflicted on me, and I thought, ENOUGH. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unmasking Sexual Con Games: A Teen
    Unmasking Sexual Con Games: A Teen's Guide to Avoiding Emotional Grooming and Dating Violence - by Kathleen M McGee & Laura H Buddenburg

    £5.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781889322551 | ISBN 10: 1889322555

    Written and designed especially for teens this companion to the Unmasking Sexual Con Games: Leader's Guide educates and informs teenagers about the dangers of sexual con games. The book shows how teens can protect themselves from being intimidated or ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fleeing the House of Horrors: Women Who Have Left Abusive Partners by Aysan Sev
    Fleeing the House of Horrors: Women Who Have Left Abusive Partners - by Aysan Sev'er

    £25.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780802085214 | ISBN 10: 0802085210

    Thirty-nine women and their strategies of survival are the central focus of Aysan Sev'er's newest study on women who have left abusive situations. Through a mainly feminist orientation, Sev'er analyzes abuse, its many definitions, and existing theori ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence by Gavin de Becker
    The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence - by Gavin de Becker

    £9.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780747538356 | ISBN 10: 0747538352

    In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the US’s leading expert on violent behaviour, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger - before it's too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable ... more

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  • Cover image of book Saving Bernice: Battered Women, Welfare, and Poverty by Jody Raphael
    Saving Bernice: Battered Women, Welfare, and Poverty - by Jody Raphael

    £25.00   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9781555534387 | ISBN 10: 1555534384

    This is the story of Bernice, a former welfare mother and survivor of domestic violence, and her arduous journey to escape from, and ultimately triumph over, years of battering, poverty, and welfare.   Skillfully interweaving Bernice's own eloquent ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Domestic Violence Sourcebook by Dawn Berry
    The Domestic Violence Sourcebook - by Dawn Berry

    £17.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780737304190 | ISBN 10: 0737304197

    A comprehensive, compassionate look at domestic violence--including historical, psychological, social, familial, and legal issues--this well-organized, accessible book offers the most current information available on prevention and recovery, along wi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Whose Face Is in the Mirror? One Woman
    Whose Face Is in the Mirror? One Woman's Journey from the Nightmare of Domestic Abuse to Healing - by Dianne Schwartz

    £14.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9781561706389 | ISBN 10: 1561706388

    Dianne Schwartz was a former Mrs Arizona, performed as a professional singer, and operated her own business. But these aspects of her life were a facade hiding a dark secret: the emotional and physical abuse perpetrated on her by her new husband. I ... more

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  • Cover image of book Leaving Abusive Partners: From the Scars of Survival to the Wisdom for Change by Catherine Kirkwood
    Leaving Abusive Partners: From the Scars of Survival to the Wisdom for Change - by Catherine Kirkwood

    £37.99   paperback   (1993) - ISBN 13: 9780803986862 | ISBN 10: 0803986866

    This moving book reshapes our understanding of the nature of woman abuse and makes a major contribution to a key issue for feminist campaigning and theory. The past 25 years of research on `battered' women has focused on the psychological, sociologic ... more

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