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  • Three Women

    A BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club Pick

    by Lisa Taddeo ...
    The International No. 1 Bestseller'Cuts to the heart of who we are' Sunday Times'A book that begs discussion' Vanity FairAll Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her?All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated pariah in her small town?... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Invisible Women

    the Sunday Times number one bestseller exposing the gender bias women face every day

    *THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**OVER HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD*Discover the shocking gender bias that affects our everyday lives.'HELL YES. This is one of those books that has the potential to change things - a monumental piece of research' Caitlin MoranImagine a world where...· Your phone is too big for your hand· Yo... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Becoming

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir; 17 million copies sold worldwideTHE NO. 1 BESTSELLERBRITISH BOOK AWARDS, NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEARTHE SUNDAY TIMES, MEMOIR OF THE YEARBOOKS OF THE YEAR: THE TIMES, OBSERVER, GUARDIAN, EVENING STANDARD_______________________________In a life filled wit... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • On Our Best Behaviour

    The Price Women Pay to Be Good

    by Elise Loehnen ...
    *THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*'A stunning, big and bold encyclopedia of how to live' LISA TADDEO'Astute, radical and utterly compelling' KATHERINE MAY'You will finish this book and immediately hand your copy over to your best friend' JENNIFER ANISTON_______________Why do women equate self-denial with being 'good'?We congratulate ourselves when w... ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD $15.99 AUD

  • The Wife Drought

    by Annabel Crabb ...
    'I need a wife'It’s a common joke among women juggling work and family. But it’s not actually a joke. Having a spouse who takes care of things at home is a Godsend on the domestic front. It’s a potent economic asset on the work front. And it’s an advantage enjoyed – even in our modern society – by vastly more men than women.Working women are in an advanced, sustained, and chronically under ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Reading behind Bars

    A True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian

    “A fascinating look into a world many of us never see, and a powerful story about one woman’s journey to find her own strength, with a clear message of the importance of books and information for all.” —Booklist (American Library Association), starred reviewShortlisted for the 2020 Social Justice & Advocacy Book Award by In the Margins Book Awards.In December 2008, twentysomething Jill Grunenwald ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Unlikeable Female Characters

    The Women Pop Culture Wants You to Hate

    "A fresh feminist appraisal of the pop culture canon." —Publishers WeeklyHow bitches, trainwrecks, shrews, and crazy women have taken over pop culture and liberated women from having to be nice.Female characters throughout history have been burdened by the moral trap that is likeability. Any woman who dares to reveal her messy side has been treated as a cautionary tale. Today, unlikeable female ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Secrets of the Sprakkar

    Iceland's Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World

    by Eliza Reid ...
    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, affordable childcare, and broad support for gender equality as a core value. Reid takes us on an exploration not only around this fascinating island, but also ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • A Room of One's Own

    First published in 1929, "A Room of One's Own" is a classic text of the feminist movement. It is an expanded treatment of issues that Virginia Woolf presented in two essays she read to audiences at women's colleges in 1928. While the book is focused on women and fiction, its ideas and discussions overlap with larger questions pertinent to women's history.The text explores the idea that women need ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Profiling Serial Killers

    And other crimes in South Africa

    The science of profiling is relatively new, having first been used in the United States in the 1940s. It took another twenty years of development and refinement before it was recognised as a valid investigative tool in the apprehension of criminals. ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Profiles of Anabaptist Women

    Sixteenth-Century Reforming Pioneers

    Series Book 3 - Studies in Women and Religion
    During the upheavals of the Reformation, one of the most significant of the radical Protestant movements emerged — that of the Anabaptist movement. Profiles of Anabaptist Women provides lively, well-researched profiles of the courageous women who chose to risk prosecution and martyrdom to pursue this unsanctioned religion — a religion that, unlike the established religions of the day, initially ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD

  • Exploited

    A young girl trapped in a world of abuse and fear. Can the love of a foster mother set her free?

    'He said he loved me.'Fourteen-year-old Hannah comes to live with foster carer Maggie Hartley after her mum pleads with Social Services to take her into care, unable to cope with her daughter anymore. Previously a good student, a loving daughter and sister, Hannah is now playing truant, drinking, and taking drugs. Angry and mistrustful, it seems that nobody can reach this troubled teenager.Maggie ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Daughters of Isis

    Women of Ancient Egypt

    In ancient Egypt women enjoyed a legal, social and sexual independence unrivalled by their Greek or Roman sisters, or in fact by most women until the late nineteenth century. They could own and trade in property, work outside the home, marry foreigners and live alone without the protection of a male guardian. Some of them even rose to rule Egypt as ‘female kings’. Joyce Tyldesley’s vivid history ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • My Tidda, My Sister

    Stories of Strength and Resilience from Australia's First Women

    by Marlee Silva ...
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and society has existed on this continent for millennia. It's a culture that manifests itself as the ultimate example of resilience, strength and beauty. It’s also a culture that has consistently been led by its women.My Tidda, My Sister shares the experiences of many Indigenous women and girls, brought together by author and host of the Tiddas 4 ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Hit Girls

    Women of Punk in the USA, 1975-1983

    by Jen B. Larson ...
    Think punk was only a boys club? Read about the women who were the punk revolution! ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • What Would de Beauvoir Do

    How the greatest feminists would solve your everyday problems

    Ever thought about what Tinder advice Naomi Wolf would give you?Ever wondered what Andrea Dworkin would think about your Brazilian wax?Or what Mary Wollstonecraft would think about the 'fairy-tale' weddings you're always invited to?Using 40 everyday questions and problems as springboards for exploring the theories and concepts of the greatest feminist theorists of all time, from the pioneering ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Spanner in the Works

    The extraordinary story of Alice Anderson and Australia's first all-girl garage

    by Loretta Smith ...
    From the end of the Great War and into the 1920s, Alice Anderson was considered nothing less than a national treasure. She was a woman of 'rare achievement' who excelled as a motoring entrepreneur and inventor. Young, petite, boyish and full of charm, Alice was the only woman in Australia to successfully pull off an almost impossible feat: without family or husband to back her financially, she ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Gender Failure

    "Being a girl was something that never really happened for me." -Rae SpoonIvan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon are accomplished, award-winning writers, musicians, and performers; they are also both admitted "gender failures." In their first collaborative book, Ivan and Rae explore and expose their failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary, and how ultimately our expectations and assumptions around ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Biopolitics of Feeling

    Race, Sex, and Science in the Nineteenth Century

    by Kyla Schuller ...
    Series series ANIMA
    In The Biopolitics of Feeling Kyla Schuller unearths the forgotten, multiethnic sciences of impressibility—the capacity to be transformed by one's environment and experiences—to uncover how biopower developed in the United States. Schuller challenges prevalent interpretations of biopower and literary cultures to reveal how biopower emerged within the discourses and practices of sentimentalism. ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD

  • Such a Fun Age

    'The book of the year' Independent

    by Kiley Reid ...
    _______________'Essential. This year's hit debut' - Guardian'A biting tale of race and class' - Sunday Times'I couldn't put this down' - Jojo Moyes_______________The instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellerLonglisted for the Booker PrizeA Times, Guardian<... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Kabul Beauty School

    The internationally bestselling memoir and prequel to The House On Carnaval Street by the much loved author of The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul.'Composed of heartbreak, hope, poignancy and candor...Kabul Beauty School is laid out masterfully, pulling readers in from the very first page' - Los Angeles TimesEnter the war-torn capital of Afghanistan, where tanks rumble through the streets and women ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

    by Jung Chang ...
    Few books have had such an impact as Wild Swans: a popular bestseller which has sold more than 13 million copies and a critically acclaimed history of China; a tragic tale of nightmarish cruelty and an uplifting story of bravery and survival.Through the story of three generations of women in her own family – the grandmother given to the warlord as a concubine, the Communist mother and the daughter ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Nine Parts of Desire

    The Hidden World of Islamic Women

    Discover the acclaimed non-fiction of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks.‘Frank, enraging and captivating.’ The New YorkerAustralian writer Geraldine Brooks is now known internationally for her bestselling novels, but as a foreign correspondent Geraldine spent six years covering the Middle East. And when her poised and sophisticated assistant at the Cairo bureau of the Wall Street ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Shamed

    The Honour Killing That Shocked Britain – by the Sister Who Fought for Justice

    In 1998, Sarbjit Athwal was called by her husband to attend a family meeting. It looked like just another family gathering. An attractive house in west London, a large dining room, two brothers, their mother, one wife. But the subject they were discussing was anything but ordinary. At the head of the group sat the elderly mother. She stared proudly around, smiling at her children, then raised her ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD