When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in ...

For No Man's Land, first published in 1972, Tony Parker persuaded six young unmarried mothers to talk frankly about their lives, their hopes and their problems. As ever Parker ...

Five Women, first published in 1965, was Tony Parker's fourth book. Its intended subjects had emerged from Holloway prison for women on the same cold spring morning in 1963 ...

Nothing is Black is a beautifully told story of three women who find themselves in a remote part of Donegal at a defining moment in their lives.

Wealthy and successful ...

Catherine Havisham was born into privilege. Handsome, imperious, she is the daughter of a wealthy brewer, and lives in luxury in Satis House. But she is never far from the ...

Her looks attracted Cecil Beaton and the principal painters of the day. Among her friends were Aldous Huxley, T.S. Eliot, and Gertrude Stein. She rebuffed Wyndham Lewis and ardently ...

A novel of displacement and discovery from one of Egypt's most exciting new voices.

Hend, an Arabic teacher and would-be writer in her late thirties, emigrates to the United ...

The Poisonwood Bible tells the story of an American family in the Congo during a time of tremendous political and social upheaval. The story is told by the wife and ...

Anne Sebba presents a compelling history of the struggles of women to be admitted to professional journalism and so obtain the right to report from places where they were felt ...

‘This lively biography reveals a passionate woman who was painfully aware of the difficulties of living as a writer and as a wife and mother.’ The Times

This remarkable biography ...

The name ‘Laura Ashley’ is an international byword for the classic English countrywoman living in domestic bliss. But what was Laura Ashley the woman really like, behind the façade of ...

Agnes Day - sub-editor, suburbanite, failure extraordinaire - is unwell. Terminally middle-class, incurably romantic and chronically confused by life's most basic interactions, Agnes discovers disconcerting gaps in her general understanding of ...

When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in ...

A novel of displacement and discovery from one of Egypt's most exciting new voices.

Hend, an Arabic teacher and would-be writer in her late thirties, emigrates to the United ...

Catherine Havisham was born into privilege. Handsome, imperious, she is the daughter of a wealthy brewer, and lives in luxury in Satis House. But she is never far from the ...

First published in 1964, Alison Adburgham's Shops and Shopping 1880-1914: Where and in What Matter the Well-Dressed Englishwoman Bought Her Clothes is a rightly celebrated and groundbreaking contribution to ...

'This book should be regarded as rescue work. It salvages from pre-Victorian periodicals from the limbo of forgotten publications, and exhumes from long undisturbed sources a curious collection of women ...

In 1935, a young mother wrote a letter to a magazine, asking readers for help. She was lonely and frustrated, stuck at home with two children, unable to express her ...

In the months afterwards all of the women, at some point, said they’d known the men were leaving the valley ...

1944. After the fall of Russia and the failed ...

In the months afterwards all of the women, at some point, said they’d known the men were leaving the valley ...

1944. After the fall of Russia and the failed ...

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