Jessie Stephen (1893-1979) was a twentieth-century British suffragette, labour activist and local councillor, who spent much of her life in Glasgow.
Our volunteer Joy shares her thoughts on this new translation of Una Donna by Sinilla Aleramo, first published in Italian in 1906.
A list of some of the new books you can find on our shelves, whether you want something to celebrate Women’s History month, or get you in the mood for spring – We’ve got you covered!
Looking for something new to read? We’ve got you covered. Check out the new books we have in this month, and pop on by to borrow one. From poetry to graphic novels, I’m sure you will find something that takes your fancy.
New books to borrow from the GWL bookshelves.
There are several books in GLW, new Editing , different culture, real feats of adventures, biography books and emotional words as poetry. All these types are available now on our shelves. It is a new reading and borrowing opportunity in the Glasgow Women’s Library.
There are three fictional and three memoir books to choose from this month – all very different and creative; two poetry books, one by Iona Lee and the other by Liz Lochhead; a biography of Jane Haining; an examination of the italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi; travel to Iceland; and Amanda Thomson’s Scots Dictionary. I think there is definitely something for everyone this month!
With so much fiction to choose – fantasy, magic, murder, multiple realities, journeys to Indonesia, Jamaica, and eighteenth century Ukraine and Jerusalem – and four translations – you will definitely be transported to new places this month and there is something to suit everyone. Audre Lorde stands out with her poetry and essays, and Nell Dunn has her Talking to Women published after more than 50 years out of print, which is still as funny and wise.
We’ve received some great new donations these past few weeks which have now been catalogued by our volunteers and are ready for you to borrow. And if you like what you read why not fill out one of our recommendation cards when you return your book? (ask our friendly front of house team when you visit)
From a one stop guide to the menopause to Sally Rooney’s second novel, the history of feminism and a courageous call to arms, collections by Samantha Irby, Nan Shepherd and Shatila Stories, or novels risking pain and consequence there is something for everyone.