Leading Ladies

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A female perspective on gender, femininity, and sexuality.
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    Poems which explore family, desire, and personal transformation: who we are and who we become as we travel beyond the person we thought we would be.
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    859 AD. Lord and guardian of the estuary, Radmer Of Donmouth, is sent on a royal mission to Rome, leaving his vulnerable daughter Elfrun to hold the fort, as predators start to circle.
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    Liz Lyon has a glamorous job on the nation’s favourite television show, but as a working single-mum, life is forever a balancing act. Until something happens at the station that tips the scales, leading her to wonder: who can she trust?
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    Working-class white girl Taylor is tough and tender; she steals, she fights, she reads in the sewer drain at Venice Beach. She’s also homeless. Can a cowboy help her get off the streets?
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    From the fruits of his incest, to his friend Shelley’s wife, this ‘anti-biography’ tells the story of nine women, and the Romantic poet who mistreated them, Lord Byron.
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    Motivational speaker, activist and founder of a victim advocacy centre, Holly Dunn’s powerful memoir is the story of hope, healing and survival after a brutal encounter with a notorious serial killer.
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    Flawed, funny and forthcoming this collection of semi-autobiographical poems explores the complexity of modern black womanhood.
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    Writing from the depths of an externally imposed otherness, these poems embody the rage of a Filipino American ‘Brown Girl’. Unattractive, unwelcome and unwanted this is the rallying cry of an immigrant woman of colour.
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    A feminist fantasy revenge about a fat woman in the fashion industry who finds herself entangled with a guerrilla group called Jennifer. Fists fly in this funny, fearless and ferocious read.
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    Breaking boundaries of poetic form, this collection blasts through violence, illness, love and loss in a bold exploration of femininity. Listen to a gun shop owner ranting about the Second Amendment and read the inner thoughts of women in their own world without men.
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    Ten interconnected and experimental stories set across the globe and exploring the experiences of young Asian American women.
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    Illegitimate, raised in a backwater and often left unsupervised, the daughter of Sense And Sensibility’s Eliza Williams discovers the secret of survival is education. But will she ever unravel the secret of her parentage?
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    Been there, done that. At 85 Eudora Honeysett decides to end it all at a clinic in Switzerland. Then she meets ten-year-old Rose and her newly-widowed neighbour Stanley and saying goodbye suddenly seems hard to do.
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    An heiress in 1914, a resistance fighter in 1942 and a widow in 1964 — three women seeking sanctuary from life and love at the renowned Ritz hotel in Paris.
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    After her mother passes away, Else is forced to return home to the Scottish island where she suffered torment seven years ago. And her old tormentor has a gift for her…
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    On the verge of the Covid-19 pandemic and within 41 days of each other, mother and daughter Catherine Mayer and Anne Mayer Bird were widowed. Locked down alone, this extraordinary memoir focuses on not on death, but love and life well-lived.
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    The ordinary and the magical collide in this old-fashioned love story between two women in the old west.
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    With the world awaiting a peace treaty in the aftermath of the First World War, nurse Bess Crawford is sent to Paris on a personal mission to search out the suicidal Lieutenant Minton. No sooner has she found him than the self-destructive soldier goes missing again…
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    First published in 1970, this movement defining classic sent out shock waves upon its release with the assertion that sexual liberation is key to unlocking women’s liberation. Today it is not only an important document of the past but incredibly, the thesis of a future yet to happen.
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    When Korean fisherman’s daughter, Sunja, falls pregnant to a married yakuza and faces ruin, she seeks salvation from a passing Christian minister. Travelling with him to Japan, the end of one story is the beginning of another…
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