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Women in Liverpool, Merseyside and the North West -

Related categories: Feminism & Women / Local Interest /

These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
The COVID-19 crisis is causing delays in supply from some book distributors, and currently most books take at least 1 - 2 weeks to come in - so if you need any of these books urgently, or by a specific date, use the enquiry links to ask about supply time.

Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 24 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book A History of Women
    A History of Women's Lives in Liverpool - by Gill Rossini

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781526718099 | ISBN 10: 152671809x

    The story of Liverpool’s women is one of diversity and contrast. This iconic port has welcomed countless nationalities over the centuries, both as residents and passing migrants; it has experienced both great prosperity, and crushing poverty. Liver ... more

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  • Cover image of book "For the Sake of the Women Who Are To Come After": Manchester by Michael Herbert
    "For the Sake of the Women Who Are To Come After": Manchester - by Michael Herbert

    £5.95   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780993224720 | ISBN 10: 0993224725

    This book tells the dramatic stories of Manchester women who campaigned for social change and progress in the years between 1914 and 1945.  It includes women who: campaigned during the First World War for a just and lasting peace that would prevent ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bess by Rose Thomas
    Bess - by Rose Thomas

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781910580332 | ISBN 10: 1910580333

    Bess, young, black and part of a new generation growing up in post-war Liverpool, faces age-old racism amidst new opportunities for work, and personal, social and sexual exploration.   Returning to Liverpool from her home in London, Bess ponde ... more

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  • Cover image of book Freaks Like Me by Georgina Peterson
    Freaks Like Me - by Georgina Peterson

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781788785952 | ISBN 10: 1788785959

    Georgie was just a typical teenager when it happened; she was studying hard for a place at her dream university and having fun with her friends on weekends. She always knew what was coming next. She had her entire life planned, until one night and on ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Terrible by Yrsa Daley-Ward
    The Terrible - by Yrsa Daley-Ward

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781846149825 | ISBN 10: 1846149827

    "A major literary talent... speaks about the power and powerlessness that young women are subject to in a wholly fresh, clear-eyed way... you'll find it hard to come away from The Terrible without a stab of recognition in your chest."(Stylist) 'You ... more

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  • Cover image of book Twenty One: 21 Stories of Women Who Shaped Our City by The Women
    Twenty One: 21 Stories of Women Who Shaped Our City - by The Women

    £9.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781910580271 | ISBN 10: 1910580279

    *** This lovely book features NfN's Mandy - who is one of the 21 amazing women! ***   Since the suffragette movement in the UK first began to call for the overall emancipation of women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means: A Biography by Brendan King
    Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means: A Biography - by Brendan King

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781472947338 | ISBN 10: 1472947339

    Dame Beryl Bainbridge was one of the most popular and recognisable English novelists of her generation. She was shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, and her critically acclaimed novels The Dressmaker (1973), The Bottle Factory Outing (1974), ... more

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  • Cover image of book Twopence to Cross the Mersey by Helen Forrester
    Twopence to Cross the Mersey - by Helen Forrester

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780008180966 | ISBN 10: 0008180962

    Helen Forrester's poignant story of her poverty-striken childhood in Liverpool during the 1930s has become a bestselling modern classic.�When Helen Forrester's father went bankrupt in 1930, she and her six siblings were forced from comfortable midd ... more

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  • Cover image of book Northern ReSisters: Conversations with Radical Women by Bernadette Hyland
    Northern ReSisters: Conversations with Radical Women - by Bernadette Hyland

    £5.95      (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780993224706 | ISBN 10: 0993224709

    Bernadette Hyland interviews nine women from the North of England (including our own Mandy!) who have been active in some of the most important political campaigns of the last forty years, including trade unionism, Women's Liberation, anti-racism, th ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Lady of Cotton: Hannah Greg, Mistress of Quarry Bank Mill by David Sekers
    A Lady of Cotton: Hannah Greg, Mistress of Quarry Bank Mill - by David Sekers

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780752490083 | ISBN 10: 0752490087

    In 1789 Hannah Lightbody, a well-educated and intelligent young woman of means, married Samuel Greg and found herself at the centre of his cotton empire in the industrial heart of England. It was a man's world, in which women like Hannah were barred ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eva Gore-Booth: An Image of Such Politics by Sonja Tiernan
    Eva Gore-Booth: An Image of Such Politics - by Sonja Tiernan

    £17.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780719082320 | ISBN 10: 0719082323

    This is the first dedicated biography of the extraordinary Irish woman, Eva Gore-Booth. Gore-Booth rejected her aristocratic heritage choosing to live and work amongst the poorest classes in industrial Manchester. Her work on behalf of barmaids, circ ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Midwifes Here! by Linda Fairley
    The Midwifes Here! - by Linda Fairley

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780007446308 | ISBN 10: 0007446306

    Delivering my first baby is a memory that will stay with me forever. Just feeling the warmth of a newborn head in your hands, that new life, theres honestly nothing like it Ive since brought more than 2,200 babies into the world, and I still ting ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Heart Within Me Burns: From Bedlam to Benidorm by Crissy Rock
    This Heart Within Me Burns: From Bedlam to Benidorm - by Crissy Rock

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781843587538 | ISBN 10: 184358753x

    Best known for her role in cult comedy TV hit Benidorm and for playing Maggie Conlon in Ken Loach's remarkable film Ladybird Ladybird, Crissy Rock is a hugely popular actress and comedienne. But Crissy's path to success was far from easy and her life ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Portrait of Battling Bessie: Life and Work of Bessie Braddock, a Liverpool MP by D. Ben Rees
    A Portrait of Battling Bessie: Life and Work of Bessie Braddock, a Liverpool MP - by D. Ben Rees

    £5.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780957063105 | ISBN 10: 0957063105

    Dr D Ben Rees has brought to life the powerful and well-known Bessie Braddock who made politics attractive for 50 years on Merseyside.  She inherited from her mother, Mary Bamber, a Scot, her socialism and strengthened her determination to ma ... more

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  • Cover image of book Great Liverpudlians: A Fascinating Journey Through the City
    Great Liverpudlians: A Fascinating Journey Through the City's History and the People Who Made It - by David Charters

    £8.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781874181705 | ISBN 10: 1874181705

    This is a Liverpool history with a difference. Packed with information, this lively book is not only about events but about people our Great Liverpudlians and the part they each played in shaping the city. There are many familiar faces, of course ... more

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  • Cover image of book Margi: Now You See Me by Margi Clarke
    Margi: Now You See Me - by Margi Clarke

    £16.99   hardback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906802523 | ISBN 10: 1906802521

    From working with the enigmatic Tony Wilson at Granada in 1978, to starring in one of the greatest independent films of all time, Letter To Brezhnev, in 1985, readers are invited to hitch a ride on a road movie with Margaret Bernadette Clarke. T ... more

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  • Cover image of book And So We Heal by Pauline Lomas
    And So We Heal - by Pauline Lomas

    £14.44   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906205317 | ISBN 10: 1906205310

    "In October 2001, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I said no to surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, and decided to follow a natural course of holistic healing - It's not that I wanted to rule out orthodox medicine altogether, indeed no - I w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mothers of the City: Twenty Outstanding Liverpool Women by Mike Kelly
    Mothers of the City: Twenty Outstanding Liverpool Women - by Mike Kelly

    £11.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780955485466 | ISBN 10: 0955485460

    Renowned Liverpool author Mike Kelly has extensively researched this work, which celebrates such luminaries as Ethel Austin, Agnes Jones, Josephine Butler, Bessie Braddock and Margaret Kelly (Miss Bluebell). ... more

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  • Cover image of book Catch Me Before I Fall by Rosie Childs
    Catch Me Before I Fall - by Rosie Childs

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780753512203 | ISBN 10: 0753512203

    When Rosie Childs was born, as Clare Malone, her life was immediately different to those around her - she was a black child in an all-white family and on an all-white Liverpool council, estate in the 1950s, and therefore living proof of her mother's ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unprotected by Esther Wilson, John Fay, Tony Green & Lizzie Nunnery
    Unprotected - by Esther Wilson, John Fay, Tony Green & Lizzie Nunnery

    £9.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780856762918 | ISBN 10: 0856762911

    Winner of Amnesty International's Freedom of Expression award, presented as part of the Scotsman Awards at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival. Unprotected explores the recent developments in Liverpool that surround the sex trade industry through a docum ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Pit Brow Women of the Wigan Coalfield by Alan Davies
    The Pit Brow Women of the Wigan Coalfield - by Alan Davies

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780752439129 | ISBN 10: 075243912x

    This illustrated book tells the story of the female colliery surface workers, or pit brow women, of the Wigan coalfield. The numbers of women working in mines grew rapidly after the Industrial Revolution. The practice continued until the Children's E ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Way Home by Chloe Moss
    The Way Home - by Chloe Moss

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781854599605 | ISBN 10: 1854599607

    Liverpool, today. Bobby, Paul and Ang. Three people, four walls: the basic recipe for family life.  Down the road in Curzon Park, there is a fierce sense of belonging that has nothing to do with place. Two families, two ways of life: yards apart ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Am Somewhere Else: Gospel Reflections from an Emerging Church by Barbara Glasson
    I Am Somewhere Else: Gospel Reflections from an Emerging Church - by Barbara Glasson

    £17.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780232525977 | ISBN 10: 0232525978

    "Faith, like life, begins as a gift not a doctrine. I move, I breathe, I see, I relate, I love."�I Am Somewhere Else presents a spirituality arising from the experience of an unusual and innovative ministry in the centre of Liverpool. Barbara Glass ... more

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  • Cover image of book Brass by Helen Walsh
    Brass - by Helen Walsh

    £8.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781841955681 | ISBN 10: 184195568x

    Nineteen-year-old Millie O'Reilly is clever, spiky and adored by men, but feels increasingly trapped. She seeks escape in the hedonistic underbelly of Liverpool, getting off on rough sex & cheap highs. Shockingly candid & brutally poetic, Helen Wal ... more

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