New Books To Borrow

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst

A brightly coloured book, with cartoon images of women figures throughtout history taking part in various activities

Full of beautiful illustrations, this book allows an introduction into some of the great women who helped change the world throughout history.

 The women in this book followed their dreams and talents and helped shape the world we live in today. Join them on their journeys and plan an adventure of your own! Visit the gallery of greatness, go flying with explorer Amelia Earhart and walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs with Mary Anning.

ResearcHER by Women in Academia Support Network

A dark bacground with illustrations of science equipment and cartoon drawings of women researchers at the forefront

With insight into the lives of 28 researchers from around the world, what they are currently researching and their journey to get there ResearcHER shows that researchers do not spend all their time in white coats and labs.

 A research career can open up avenues to work in theatres, influencing policy and much more and with fun activities to complete throughout you will be eager to carry out research of your own in your own unique way. ResearcHER smashes stereotypes to show that researchers can be women from all backgrounds, researchers look just like you, and you could be one too

Way of the Wanderers by Jess Smith

A black and white background showing a Travellers cart, at the front a coloured image of two Scottish travellers sitting on the ground next to the cart

Scottish Gypsies, known as Travellers or Tinkers have wandered to glens and Braes of Scotland for centuries. Jess Smith uncovers the turbulent history, revealing centuries of prejudice and violence committed against the settled community against Travellers such as the breaking up of families.

 But, raised in a large Scottish traveller family herself, Jess draws on her own experience as she captures the rich traditions of a life spent wandering Scotland outside the conventional boundaries.

Something Strange, Like Hunger by Malika Moustadraf

A dark blue background showing a from above view of a tin of food

Something Strange, Like Hunger presents a collected short fiction stories by feminist cult icon Malika Moustadraf.

 In the first full length translation of her work into any language we delve into short stories of a sex worker struggling to keep warm on the streets; a housewife flirting with stranger online and a mother scheming to ensure her daughter passes a virginity test. Something Strange, Like Hunger is a sharp provocation to patriarchal power, and a celebration of the life and genius of one of Morocco’s preeminent writers.

Things We Say In The Dark by Kirsty Logan

A black book cover, with the title scrawled across in white, a pomegranate sits in the middle cut in half

Alone in a remote house in Iceland a woman in unnerved by her isolation, couples wrestle with a lack of connection with their children; and a cheery account of a child’s day out is undercut by chilling footnotes.

Things We Say In The Dark is a powerful collection of feminist stories, ranging from vicious fairy tales to tender ghost stories. The characters in this collection find their aspirations for happy homes, happy families and happy memories dissected and infused with shimmery menace.

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