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AUTHOR

TITLE

PUBLISHER / CONDITION

PRICE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ADAMS & TATE.

THAT KIND OF WOMAN.

Virago

£3.75

 

 

Bronte and Trudi Eds),

Stories from the Left bank and beyond.

This essential collection of short stories brings together for the first time the women at the forefront of modernism.

Mary Butts, Djuna Barnes, Colette, H. D., Susan Glaspell, Katherine Mansfield, Anais Nin, Dorothy Richardson, Jean Rhys and May Sinclair number amongst its host of accomplished writers.

Many were English and American expatriates caught up in the artistic revolt of Paris between 1890 and 1940; others, who ventured forth in imagination only, drew on its innovative spirit.

Many refuted traditional concepts of gender and sexuality, all challenged restrictive definitions of femininity.

Fair / Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGOSIN.

LANDSCAPES OF A NEW LAND.

White Pine

£3.95

 

 

Marjorie Ed),

Short fiction by Latin American Women.

The voices of great women of Latin America, many of them distinguished in their own countries but largely unrecognised abroad. The stories show the wide range of themes, images, and languages encountered in the new territories of the Latin American narrative written by women.

The themes of the stories are as aclectic as the natures of these women, ranging from stories exploring love and its mysteries to stories reflecting social/political concerns and reactions to authoritarian and repressive powers and to magic-real stories which are characteristic of contemporary Latin American fiction.

Fair / Good

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALLEN.

SPIDER WOMAN'S GRANDDAUGHTERS.

Fawcett

£5.95

 

 

Paula Gunn Ed),

Traditional Tales and Contemporary Writing by Native American Women.

Native American scholar, literary critic, poet, and novelist Paula Gunn Allen, who is herself a Laguna Pueblo Sioux Indian, became increasingly aware in her academic career that the writings of Native American's, especially women, have been marginalized by the Western literary canon.

Allen set out to understand why this was so and, more importantly, to remedy the situation. The result is this powerful collection of traditional tales, biographical writings, and contemporary short stories, many by the most accomplished Native American women writing today.

 Good 1989

£1.75 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANDERSON.

HEAVEN'S FACE THINLY VEILED.

Shambala

£8.50

 

 

Sarah Ed),

A Book of Spiritual writing by Women.

Women - religious and secular, medieval demonstrated their own unique approach to matters of the spirit. Limited in their public roles throughout much of history, women have been compelled to turn in uniquely feminine ways.

This anthology brings together women's writing from classic religious literature - Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, and Hindu - as well as many passages of fiction and poetry that are truly undiscovered treasures of women's spirituality.

With writers ranging from Helen Keller to Aung San Kyi, from Agatha Christie and Ursula K Le Guin to Rabia the mystic and Hildegard of Bingen, Sarah Anderson's collection proves beyond a doubt that "the exploration of 'the hidden seas within' is a journey on which we can all embark".

V Good / Mint

1996

 

RRP £16.95

 

£1.75 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASKHAM.

NEW WOMAN, NEW FICTION.

Pan

£2.00

 

 

Suzanne Ed),

A brilliant new collection of short stories chosen by "New Woman" Magazine, featuring:

Lisa St Aubin De Teran, Loiuse Erdrich, Mavis Cheek, Felicity Wood, Bel Mooney, Julie Burchill, Penny Vincenzi, Rachel Billington, Fay Weldon, Penelope Lively, Tim Parks, Alice Walker, Shirley Lowe & Angela Ince, Georgina Tisdall, Sarah Harrison, Anne Tyler, Judith Rossner, Douglas Kennedy and Patrick Gale.

Fair / Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A W W W Co Eds),

RIGHT OF WAY.

Women's Press

£3.50

 

 

Asian Women Writers Workshop.

Prose and Poetry from the Asian Women Writers Workshop.

Old age, crime, union politics, abortion and a desperate escape from an unwanted marriage are just some of the subjects treated in this exciting new collection.

The stories are as diverse as the writers, whose prose and poetry is informed by experiences both on the subcontinent and in Britain.

This lively and varied book defies all stereotypes of the 'Asian woman'.

Fair / Good

1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BERNARDETE & MOE Eds),

COMPANIONS OF OUR YOUTH.

Ungar

£2.95

 

 

Jane & Phyllis,

Stories by Women for Young People's Magazines 1865-1900.

American attitudes toward childhood and adolescence underwent a change during the second half of the nineteenth century - and out of that change came a new literature for young people. This is a rich sampling of it - and a picture of America as it was.

This charming collection of children's stories is drawn from five of the favourite juvenile magazines of the era. Such magazines as Youth's Companion and St Nicholas achieved immense popular success. Children from pre-school to late teens, and their mothers read them and loved them. And many notable writers wrote for them.

These lovely stories form a record of American taste and popular culture in the nineteenth century. And they present in fiction for the first time the 'spunky' girl who was to remain a popular heroine even as she grew to adulthood.

Entertaining, humurous, patriotic, the stories say much about the way society thought it should raise its children. £1.50 P&P(UK)

Fair 1980

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIRKETT & WHEELER Ed),

AMAZONIAN.

Penguin

£4.25

 

 

Dea & Sara,

The Penguin book of Women's New Travel Writing.

Prepare for a bumpy ride as Amazonian breaks down old conventions and ventures into new territory with this bold, innovative collection of previously unpublished essays from women across the world.

Shena Mackay experiences the life of a woman in Islamic society visiting her daughter in purdahed Pakistan; Suzanne Moore waitresses in a seedy Miami diner; Ginny Dougary joins the first all-female expedition to the North Pole; Lucretia Stewart returns to Cambodia and an ild friendship; Leslie Downer's love affair with Ghana is overshadowed by African politics; and Imogen Stubbs journeys back to her childhood home of Northumberland, finding foreignness on her own doorstep.

V Good / Mint

1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BROWN, ELLYARD & POLKINGHORNE.

ANGRY WOMEN.

Hale & Iremonger

£4.50

 

 

Di, Heather & Barbara Co,

An Anthology of Australian Women's Writing.

Anger! A negative and destructive emotion or a positive and creative energy? What arouses Australian women's anger?

Sexual harassment, incest, working conditions, rape, legal and prison systems, environment, multinationals, knitting, a lack of solitude all of these and more emerge as the diverse sources of contemporary women's anger.

In this anthology, there are some 70 'angry' women - prose writers, dramatists, poets, academics, unionists, and song writers. £1.75 P&P(UK)

 Good / V Good

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BROWN & O'CONNOR.

HAMMER & TONGUES.

Grafton

£3.50

 

 

Michele & Ann,

A Dictionary of Women's Wit and Humour.

Hammer and Tongues is a unique collection of over 1,000 examples of women's wit (from over 32 women) and humour.

Under headings from Acting to Zany and including such topics as Appearance, Divorce, Insults, Men, Philosophy and Xenophobia - this book is an ear-bending feast of women's finest quips, epigrams and barbed retorts.

Good / V Good

1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BROWNE, CONNORS & STERN.

WITH THE POWER OF EACH BREATH.

Cleis Press

£5.50

 

 

Susan, Debra & Nanci,

A Disabled Women's Anthology.

Here are more than 55 women - and a diversity that spans a wide range of physical, emotional and learning disabilities - whose eloquence dismantles the walls of silence surrounding the lives of disabled women.

(Women's Studies / Health)

V Good

1985

Large

£1.75 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRUCKNER.

DESDEMONA - IF YOU HAD ONLY SPOKEN!

Virago

£3.50

 

 

Christine,

Presented and Translated by Eleanor Bron.

Eleven Uncensored Speeches of Eleven Incensed Women.

What does the Virgin Mary have in common with the Baader-Meinhof terrorist Gudrun Ensslin? Or with Laura, beloved of the great poet Petrarch, or with Desdemona, Clyaemnestra or Sappho?

The answer is simple enough: none of them has never really had the chance to have her say.

Now - at last - in this book of monologues by the eminent German writer Christine Brucker, they are given their chance and they grasp it, together with five other famous women, both ancient and modern.

Sometimes furious, sad or sorrowful, sometimes witty and often wise, in this exciting translation by leading actress Eleanor Bron, they are always superbly satisfying.

OUT OF STOCK AT PRESENT - SORRY!!!

Fair / Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAIRNS.

SINGING IN TUNE WITH TIME.

Virago

£3.75

 

 

Elizabeth Ed),

Stories and Poems About Ageing.

Colette, Nadine Gordimer, Susan Hill, Margaret Lawrence, Penelope Lively, Grace Nichols, Edna O'Brien, Elizabeth Smart and Muriel Spark are among the writers who explore the myriad experiences of ageing in this compelling anthology.

Stories, poems, extracts from novels and autobiography mingle here to reveal how women and men face - and challenge - the passing of the years.

Some anticipate new opportunities and the freedom to simply be themselves, others accept the restrictions of ageing and are not diminished by them, while one bitterly rages against infirmity.

Moments of transition, change and discovery are gathered here in a collection that is both light and dark - and which is laced with a wit sharpened by years of practice.

Good / V Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAMPBELL, HALLETT, PALMER & WOOLSEY Eds),

THE MAN WHO LOVED PRESENTS.

Women’s Press

£3.50

 

 

Alison, Caroline, Jenny & Marijke,

Seasonal Stories from Maeve Binchey, Fiona Cooper, Zoe Fairbairns, Eileen Fairweather, Sara Maitland and more

A sparkling, original collection, giving new meaning to the season of good will. A host of top women writers and talented newcomers bring short stories bursting with fresh perspectives and exciting new insights.

From horror to humour, biting satire to the macabre and the fabulous, these tales examine the turbulence of family gatherings, the volatile meetings of generations and the tantalising traumas of excessive eating, drinking, and entertaining.

A powerful antidote to standard seasonal fare, inverting normal perceptions of what the festive period means - a lively and entertaining reappraisal of traditional cheer.

Fair / Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAMPBELL, HALLETT, PALMER & WOOLSEY Eds),

THE PLOT AGAINST MARY.

Women’s Press

£3.50

 

 

Alison, Caroline, Jenny & Marijke,

More Seasonal Stories from, Fiona Cooper, Doris Lessing, Moy McCrory, Margaret Elphinstone and more

The plot against Mary takes an irreverent look at the 'season of goodwill'.

A poignant cocktail of well-known and talented new writers provide and effervescent collection of bubbling new stories which highlight the dilemas faced by women during this 'happy family time'.

In response to an overhelming demand, The Plot Against Mary is the sequel to the bestselling collection, The Man Who Loved Presents, and a third volume in the series ...And a Happy New Year! is now available.

OUT OF STOCK AT PRESENT - SORRY!!!

Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CARTER.

WAYWARD GIRLS & WICKED WOMEN.

Virago

£3.75

 

 

Angela,

This collection of stories about bad girls, wicked women and unsatisfactory wives is designed to promote the female virtues of discontent, sexual disruptiveness and bad manners, and to give a positive role to women who will not put up with the status quo, and to hell with the consequences.

Widely ranging in time and place, these subversive tales - by Grace Paley, Bessie Head, Katherine Mansfield, Elizabeth Jolley, Djuna Barnes, Colette, Angela Carter, Jamaica Kincaid, Ama Ata Aidoo, Jane Bowles and many more - all have one thing in common: to restore adventuresses and revolutionaries to their rightful position as models for all women, everywhere.

Some of these stories celebrate toughness and resilience, some of them low cunning: all of them are about not being nice.

(Short stories / Women's Studies). £1.50 P&P (UK)

Fair / Good

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CARTER.

WAYWARD GIRLS & WICKED WOMEN.

Virago

£3.95

 

 

Angela,

This collection of stories about bad girls, wicked women and unsatisfactory wives is designed to promote the female virtues of discontent, sexual disruptiveness and bad manners, and to give a positive role to women who will not put up with the status quo, and to hell with the consequences.

Widely ranging in time and place, these subversive tales - by Grace Paley, Bessie Head, Katherine Mansfield, Elizabeth Jolley, Djuna Barnes, Colette, Angela Carter, Jamaica Kincaid, Ama Ata Aidoo, Jane Bowles and many more - all have one thing in common: to restore adventuresses and revolutionaries to their rightful position as models for all women, everywhere.

Some of these stories celebrate toughness and resilience, some of them low cunning: all of them are about not being nice.

(Short stories / Women's Studies). £1.50 P&P (UK)

Good / V Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CARTER.

WAYWARD GIRLS & WICKED WOMEN.

Virago

£3.95

 

 

Angela,

This collection of stories about baaaaad girls, wicked women and unsatisfactory wives is designed to promote the female virtues of discontent, sexual disruptiveness and bad manners, and to give a positive role to women who will not put up with the status quo, and to hell with the consequences.

Widely ranging in time and place, these subversive tales - by Grace Paley, Bessie Head, Katherine Mansfield, Elizabeth Jolley, Djuna Barnes, Colette, Angela Carter, Jamaica Kincaid, Ama Ata Aidoo, Jane Bowles and many more - all have one thing in common: to restore adventuresses and revolutionaries to their rightful position as models for all women, everywhere.

Some of these stories celebrate toughness and resilience, some of them low cunning: all of them are about not being nice.

(Short stories / Women's Studies). £1.50 P&P (UK)

Good / V Good

1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAMBERLAIN.

WRITING LIVES.

Virago

£2.50

 

 

Mary Ed),

Conversations between Women Writers.

Collection bringing together the older generation of Virago's writers with their younger successors, who interview them, creating a wide-ranging picture of 20th-century women's writing.

Novelists, journalists, poets and historians recall their childhoods and early years, and tell how the challenges and demands of everyday life interacted with their literary endeavour.

Their creativity is not confined to writing, but spills over into the essence of their lives, into personal relationships, family life and politics.

The voices in this book evoke a variety of cultures, classes and backgrounds and include such writers as Maya Angelou, Kathleen Dayus, Dorothy Hewett, Molly Keane, Rosamond Lehmann, Paule Marshall, Naomi Mitchison, Grace Paley, Mary Stott and Eudora Welty talking of why and when, how and where they wrote.

Representing not only the range of writers published by Virago, but the tremendous variety of women's writing in this century, these memories fascinate and enlighten us in what they tell of the process of creativity. They make a valuable testament, since for some of these authors - including Phyllis Shand and Dora Russell - the interviews in this book are their last recorded statements on their life and work. £1.75 P&P(UK)

(Art & Literature/Biographies/Short Stories)

Poor / Fair

1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAMPION, CORRIGAN, DAWSON & DALY.

WILD GIRLS.

Sceptre

£2.75

 

 

Sarah, Susan, Jill & Margo Eds),

12 Sassy stories from the bestselling anthologies "Disco Biscuits", "Typical Girls" & "Wild Ways".

Wild Girls is an exclusive selection of short stories from some of the hottest talent in the literary and pop culture arenas. it's new. It's relevant. it's kickin'.

So burn your beach read, put your brain in gear and get ready to bring your bookshelves into the 21st century with the brightest young stars of the printed page...

Includes Guinevere Turner's (Lesbian film 'Go Fish') "Cookie and Me".

 Fair / Good

1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COBHAM & COLLINS.

WATCHERS & SEEKERS.

Women’s Press

£3.50

 

 

Rhona & Merle Eds),

Creative Writing by Black Women in Britain.

Here at last is a major anthology of some of the most exciting work being written and performed by Black women in Britain.

Poems and short stories by African and Asian women, by writers new and familiar; common to all is a glorying in the creative potential of language to illumine and exhilarate.

The collection casts an incisive eye on social and political issues and the experience of racism in Britain today.

Fair / Good

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONLON, DA SILVA & WILSON.

THE THINGS THAT DIVIDE US.

Sheba

£3.50

 

 

Faith, Rachel & Barbara Eds),

Stories by Women.

The things that divide us... in our families, our friendships, our neighbourhoods, our work and our loves.

16 stories of women in situations from our own lives. Powerful, haunting and funny, these are stories to savor and to use.

Fair / Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONLON, DA SILVA & WILSON.

THE THINGS THAT DIVIDE US.

Seal

£3.95

 

 

Faith, Rachel & Barbara Eds),

Stories by Women.

The things that divide us... in our families, our friendships, our neighbourhoods, our work and our loves.

16 stories of women in situations from our own lives. Powerful, haunting and funny, these are stories to savor and to use.

Good / V Good

1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COOKE.

PASSIONS & REFLECTIONS: Volume II.

BCA

£4.50

 

 

Judy Ed),

A Collection of 20th-Century Women's Fiction.

Includes Katherine Mansfield, Alice Munro, Iris Murdoch, Edna O'Brien, Kathy Page, Sylvia Plath, Jean Rhys, Francoise Sagan, Ntozake Shange, Elizabeth Smart, Amy Tan, Alice Walker, Fay Weldon, Edith Wharton, Jeanette Winterson and Virginia Woolf (M-Z).

558 pages plus bibliographical notes. See Moggach For Vol 1 (A-M). Hardback No Dust cover n n £2.50 P&P (UK)

Fair / Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORRIGAN & HOPPE Eds),

AND A DEER’S EAR, EAGLES’S SONG AND BEAR’S GRACE.

Cleis Press

 £3.95

 

 

Teresa & Stephanie,

Animals and Women.

The companion volume to 'With A Fly's Eye, Whale's Wit and Woman's Heart', the stunning and magical collection celebrating the relationships between animals and women...

Chrystos, Marge Piercy, Mary TallMountain, Denise Levertov, Judith Barrington, Linda Hogan, Carol Adams, Alix Kates Shulman, Sally Miller Gearhart and more!

Fair / Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.W.P. Co eds.

MY COUNTRY IS THE WHOLE WORLD.

Pandora

£3.75

 

 

 

 OUT OF STOCK AT PRESENT - SORRY!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CROWLEY +.

SWEEPING BEAUTIES.

Attic

£2.75

 

 

Elaine,

Fairytales for Feminists.

4th in Attic's highly successful series of fairytalea for Feminists. The previous collections "Rapunzel's Revenge, Ms Muffet and Others" and "Mad and Bad Fairies", were enthusiastically acclaimed by the critics for their originality, wit and verve.

Sweeping Beauties whisks us away on more exuberant adventures to a strangely familiar land which turns the traditional fairy story right on its head and golden curls.

The Sisters Grimm turn the tables on 'she and him'; Patri, eldest son of the Arkys, gets his comeuppance and the Fairy Godmother gets a salary!

Elaine Crowley, Margaretta D'Arcy, Rita Kelly, Maeve Kelly, Anne Hartigan and other well-known writers will delight and charm you with the magic of their clever, funny, irreverent reinventions. Fairyland will never be the same again. v Ex-Library

Fair / Good

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DALBY.

THE VIRAGO BOOK OF VICTORIAN GHOST STORIES:

Virago

£3.95

 

 

Richard Ed),

Since the days of Ann Radcliffe and Mary Shelley, women have produced many of the finest ghost stories ever written, bringing to their craft the qualities of their particular experience and their history of living on the margins.

Yet before the arrival of the first Virago Book of Ghost Stories (1987), the contribution of women to the genre had been neglected in the countless anthologies published.

This selection reaches back in time to the sublime terrors of the nineteenth century and presents tales by Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Braddon and Willa Cather among many others. This is both an important addition to literary history and a thrilling, chilling read.

Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DALBY.

THE VIRAGO BOOK OF GHOST STORIES: The 20th-Century - Volume 2.

Virago

£3.95

 

 

Richard Ed),

The 1st volume met with huge acclaim. Following its outstanding success, this further volume offers yet more deliciously chilling tales.

A. L. Barker, A.S.Byatt, Richmal Crompton, Antonia Fraser, Celia Fremlin, Penelope Lively, Daphne du Maurier, Ruth Rendell and Jean Rhys are amongst the writers whose stories reveal the extraordinary range and development of a genre that has thrilled readers for over two hundred years.

Here lost loves, past enmites and unwanted memories mingle with the inexplicable as unquiet souls return to repay kindness, settle scores and haunt the imagination.

Featuring some of the finest writers of the 20th-century ghost story, this is an absorbing, unsettling and irresistable read. Dim the lights and welcome the supernatural...

Good 1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DE SALVO, DARCY & HOGAN Eds),

TERRITORIES OF THE VOICE.

Virago

£3.75

 

 

Louise, Kathleen & Katherine,

Contemporary Irish Stories.

This eloquent collection brings together the finest in contemporary Irish women's writing.

Whether in the hilarious satire of Clare Boylan, the elegiac prose of Mary Lavin, the folk tales of Anne Le Marquand Hartigan or the realism of Anne Devlin, these stories portray 'the fat, the veins, the sighs' as well as the happiness and 'fierce hilarity' of Irish women.

Here are sisters who have 'wild and secret games'; women living amongst the relentless 'thunder of the ocean' who, with their own hands, dig graves for their men lost at sea. The wives and lovers, adulterers and daughters, who are the 'backbone of the country' are brilliantly brought to life.

All are examples of the fire, the wit and poetry of Irish women's writing today.

Good / V Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUNHILL & McKENZIE Ed)s.

SCHOOL DAZE.

Sheba

£2.95

 

 

Christina & Michelle,

A lively collection of stories with a difference!

In school and the playground, on the streets, in the city or the country, School Daze is filled with adventure, fantasy and real life.

Written with suspense, humour and imagination, about girls and boys, both black and white, living in different situations, these stories will capture your attention.

Good 1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUNN.

GRANDMOTHER'S Talking.

Chatto & Windus

£5.00

 

 

Nell,

The love that many of us feel for our grandmothers is often happier and freer than our love for our parents.

In this enchanting book Nell Dunn celebrates this special relationship: from Joan, climbing trees with Sunny in Antigua, to Chrissie on her South London estate, providing a daily meal for her gradnchildren; from painter Louise, torn between the freedom of William's comapny and the demands that it imposes, to Patricia, who rediscovered her estranged daughter through the Brazilian grandson with whom she couldn't communicate - she talks to grandmothers of different ages and walks of life about their experiences with their grandchildren and memories of their own grandmothers. Hardback

V Good 1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DZIEMIANOWICZ, LITTLE & WEINBERG.

MISTRESSES OF THE DARK: 25 Macabre Tales.

Barnes & Noble

£7.50

 

 

Stefan, Denise & Robert.

Mistresses of the dark introduces you to disturbing tales by Margaret Atwood, A.S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Louise Erdich, Doris Lessing, Jamaica Kincaid, Nadine Gordimer, and other leading female writers who dare, in the words of Edna O'Brien, "to pursue in daylight what we should leave for nighttime".

In the 25 uncommon stories collected here, intense emotions erupt into extremes of expression, and ordinary men and women are smothered by the embrace of the macabre.

Hardback 543 pages. Large £2 P&P (UK)

V Good 1998

(1st Edition)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXLEY.

THE BEST OF WOMEN'S QUOTATIONS. 

Exley

£2.95 

 

 

Helen Ed),

This collection of quotations is a thoughtful and encouraging goft for women - written by women.

It is illustrated with strong and sensitive fine art paintings.

Pocket Sized Hardback.

Fair / Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAIRBAIRNS, MAITLAND, MINER, ROBERTS & WANDOR.

TALES I TELL MY MOTHER.

Journeyman

£3.75

 

 

Zoe, Sara, Valerie, Michele & Michelene.

A Collection of Feminist Short Stories.

Fifteen stories written as a collaborative project over 18 months, involving critical and political discussion about the issues which concerned the authors as women, writers, feminists and socialists.

Together they explore the experiences of contemporary women in a variety of short-story forms, ranging from the openly polemical to the more traditionally subjective, from social realism to the more experimental.

Divided into 3 sections - in the 1st: stories about work, abortion, sexuality, and discrimination. In the 2nd: stories about sexuality, politics and group dynamics are offered as a direct engagement with the varied politics of the Women's Liberation Movement; and in the 3rd section the use of myth, relationships with men, motherhood and art offer a new perspective on the everyday lives of women in a society where the roles of both sexes are under close scrutiny.

Fair / Good

1979

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAIRBAIRNS, MAITLAND, MINER, ROBERTS & WANDOR.

TALES I TELL MY MOTHER.

South End Press

£3.75

 

 

Zoe, Sara, Valerie, Michele & Michelene.

A Collection of Feminist Short Stories.

Fifteen stories written as a collaborative project over 18 months, involving critical and political discussion about the issues which concerned the authors as women, writers, feminists and socialists.

Together they explore the experiences of contemporary women in a variety of short-story forms, ranging from the openly polemical to the more traditionally subjective, from social realism to the more experimental.

Divided into 3 sections - in the 1st: stories about work, abortion, sexuality, and discrimination. In the 2nd: stories about sexuality, politics and group dynamics are offered as a direct engagement with the varied politics of the Women's Liberation Movement; and in the 3rd section the use of myth, relationships with men, motherhood and art offer a new perspective on the everyday lives of women in a society where the roles of both sexes are under close scrutiny.

Fair / Good

1980

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FELDMAN.

WOMEN'S HOUR - BOOK OF HUMOUR.

BBC

£3.95

 

 

Sally Ed),

The century's funniest female writing.

BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour has celebrated the many forms of women's humour for over 40 years.

In this collection of monologues, magazine articles, poems, sketches and shaggy-dog stories you'll find some of the funniest creations of the century's female wits.

Here you'll meet a group of women up against it - whether 'it' is the housework, delinquent children or something less mundane like the dashboard of a Chevy.

From Joyce Grenfell's Ladies Choral Committee to Lisa Alther's politically correct maenads, Woman's Hour Book of Humour provides a uniquely irreverent and wide ranging commentary on the changing experiences of women over the past decades.

Fair / Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FELL.

HARD FEELINGS.

Women’s Press

£2.95

 

 

Alison,

Fiction and Poetry from "Spare Rib". Spare Rib (Britain's monthly women's liberation magazine) in its seven years of life, helped to foster a fresh wave of imaginative writing, born of women's growing awareness of their power to create and of the validity of their own voices. Hard Feelings reflects the strength and scope of that work.

These stories and poems are unromantic, confident, candid, conscious of struggle. They portray women's reality as women themselves see it, not as popular images say it 'should' be. A variety of themes amd approaches from lucid realism to black humour mirror the passionate complexities of women's lives and perceptions.

Hard Feelings is about hard truths and gut feelings - about girlhood and widowhood, militancy and mothering, was and sex-war. Here are 29 writers, from all over the world, unafraid to put blisters on the page.

Poor / Fair

1979

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FELL.

SMILE, SMILE, SMILE, SMILE.

Sheba

£3.50

 

 

Alison,

Erotic, bitter, funny, bleak, thoughtful: a new collection of poems, stories and drawings by the authors of the popular anthology Licking the bed clean.

In these poems and stories women swagger with glycerine hips, speculate in laser beams, scale Pyrenean peaks, change nappies in refuges, raid allotments, and climb through the thorns and flowers of love and friendship.

Fair / Good

1980

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIGES.

THE BEST OF COSMOPOLITAN FICTION.

Serpent’s Tail

£3.75

 

 

Kate Ed),

The ideal literary form for contemporary urban life, the short story flourishes.

This collection brings together the best stories published in "Cosmopolitan" in the past 10 years.

It includes household names of today and household names of tomorrow, Christine Harrison and Janice Galloway, recent winners of the Cosmopolitan Short Story Prize.

Alice Adams, Margaret Atwood, Fiona Cooper, Lucy Ellmann, Alison Lurie, Deborah Moggach, Joyce Carol Oates, Edna O'Brien, Ruth Rendell, Alice Walker, Jeanette Winterson and more.

Fair / Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FITZGERALD.

IRON WOMEN.

Iron Press

£3.25

 

 

Kitty ed),

New Stories by Women.

A baby speaks from inside the womb, an alcoholic child dreams of aliens, a woman discovers she can fly, inter-racial adoption is seen through the child's eyes; stories of arranged marriages, of the cruelty of parents, of madness.

Iron Women brings 18 new stories from 18 new voices, an often disturbing collecion run through with a strong thread of wisdom, optimism, and the power of imagination.

Good / V Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOSTER.

MINDING THE BODY.

Anchor

£6.00

 

 

Patricia Ed),

Women Writers on Body and Soul.

A collection of fiction and non fiction by acclaimed women writers, on the complex and peculiar relationship women have with their bodies.

The narratives in this anthology - from writers as diverse as Naomi Wolf, Rosemary Bray, Margaret Atwood, Hanan-al-Shaykh, and political aspects of a woman's body in today's culture.

Combining some of the best voices in contemporary women's literature with a subject of eternal interest - aome might even say obsession - Minding the Body is important and much-needed reading for women who seek to understand the relationship between their physical and emotional selves. Hardback

V Good / Mint

1994

(1st edition)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GARDINER.

THE NEW WOMAN.

Collins & Brown

£4.00

 

 

Juliet Ed),

Foreward by Victoria Glendinning.

Women's Voices 1880-1918.

The 1880s and 1890s proved no fin de siecle of decadence and decay for Britain's 'New Woman'. For her they seemed to represent the dawn of new opportunities. The 'woman question' was the burning issue of the day in the years before the First World War, focusing on the right to vote, education for girls and the duties of a woman - to be a wife or choose not to marry; dealing with servants; the undreamed - of freedom provided by the new pastime of cycling; women at war, and those who waited.

The New Woman is the expression of those years. Drawing on novels and poems, pamphlets, plays, songs, newspaper and magazine articles, diaries, letters and commonplace books, it is a unique and powerful collection of fiction and nonfiction writing by women in the period from 1880 to the end of the First World War.

Featuring the work of well - and lesser - known writers, poets and activists - Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia Pankhurst, Olive Schreiner, the young Rebecca West, Dame Ethel Smyth, Cicely Hamilton, Katherine Mansfield - it also gives voice to the experiences of 'ordinary' women, with their very different lives, as it reflects the hesitant march towards the recognition of women's rights and needs.

V Good / Mint

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GILES.

DICK FOR A DAY.

Indigo

£3.95

 

 

Fiona Ed),

What would you do if you had a... dick for a day?

What would you do if you woke up with a penis? Find out what Terry McMillan, Patricia Cornwell, Poppy Z Brite, Pat Cailifia, Germaine Greer and many other women have to say.

In Dick for a Day, this outrageous question is posed to celebrated women - with extraordinary results: serious, humerous and downright strange.

Many writers, scholars and performers bring their own special talents and imaginations to this fascinating question.

Every woman who reads this book will be able to ponder her own response - and discover the basis for arguments, fantasies and gender-benders of the most provacative kind.

Good / V Good

1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARWOOD, PASCOE & WHITE.

THE BABE IS WISE.

Virago

£3.75

 

 

Lyn, Bruce & Paula Ed),

Contemporary Stories by Australian Women.

The last 20 years have been vigorous and exciting ones for Australian literature, and this marvellous collection, of 31 stories is a celebration of women's very particular contribution.

The voices of Thea Astley, Beverly Farmer, Helen Garner, Barbara Hanrahan, Elizabeth Jolley, Olga Masters, Judith Wright and Fay Zwicky are well known; others are less familiar, but all share a wonderful talent for story-telling.

Here the bizarre rubs shoulders with the mundane; men, women and children love, laugh, argue - and misunderstand each other; immigrants and expatriates regret or rejoice in lost inheritances, and the landscape, beautiful and brutal by turns, etches itself on to consciousness and memory.

Good / V Good

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEALY.

WOMEN.

Longman

£3.25

 

 

Maura,

A colection of writings by women about women, with a sequence of photographs.

Includes Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Bowen, Kate Chopin, Janice Elliott, Toni Morrison, Marge Piercy, Sheila Rowbotham and Fay Weldon.

(Stories - Various / Women's Studies - Art & Literature)

Fair / Good

1984

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEMMINGS.

GIRLS ARE POWERFUL.

Sheba

£3.50

 

 

Susan,

Young Women's Writings from "Spare Rib".

Collection of lively, angry essays from girls and young women about their place in society.

All (the articles) question the status quo, many bring up contradictions of life at home, at school, at work; about having relationships with boys, or with other young women; about racism and sexuality. the result is a very positive and fascinating book.

(Short Stories - Various / Women's Studies - Culture and Society).

Good / V Good

1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEMMINGS.

TRUE TO LIFE.

Sheba

£3.75

 

 

Susan,

Writings by Young Women.

Collection of stories, poems and articles by girls and young women between the ages of 8 and 22.

These writers confront with a moving honesty many issues that are so often swept under the carpet.

Challenging the stereotypes of girls' and young women's magazines, they write about life at home, at school, about politics, love, presenting us with real pictures of their lives.

This collection shows a variety of experiences that are all True To Life...

A much needed sequel to the prize winning "Girls are Powerful". An invaluable resource and inspiration for all young women and those who work with them.

Fair / Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HILL.

The PENGUIN BOOK of MODERN WOMEN’S SHORT STORIES.

Penguin

£3.75

 

 

Susan Ed),

Collection of short stories by British Women revealing the consolidations made during the post-war period as women became more confident about articulating their desires and intimate thoughts.

Taken together, the stories drive a tap root into different aspects of the feminine psyche: A S Byatt's agonising cry for a dead child in the 'The July Ghost'; the encounter with self-knowledge seen in Patricia Ferguson's nurse on night duty; the tyranny exerted by food which many women will recognise in Angela Huth's 'The Weighing Up'; Fay Weldon's sparkling, black funny view of a middle-class marriage.

Fair / Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOLMSTROM.

THE INNER COURTYARD.

Virago

£3.25

 

 

Lakshmi Ed),

Stories by Indian Women.

From the mass of Indian short fiction by women writing in India, Britain and America, here is a constellation of some of the most dazzling stories. A spectrum of voices and an abundance of forms are all anchored in experiences of a multicultural and multilingual sub-continent.

The overlapping worlds of tradition and scepticism, of collective responsibilities and individual choice strike a tenuous balance, giving us stories that are violent, funny, tragic as they explore old themes - caste and hierarchy, colonialism and its aftemath, relationships, sexuality and the search for identity - with new vigour.

This anthology boasts a distinguished range of writers from Anita Desai to Suniti Namjoshi, Kamala Das to Mahasveta Devi; it includes stories, some written in English, most translated from the regional languages - Urdu, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam - that reflect a marvellous diversity, and provides a sampler of some of the finest writing from India.

Good / V Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HUSAIN.

TEMPTRESSES .

Virago

£3.95

 

 

Shahrukh,

The Virago Book of Evil Women.

Powerful, evil women have featured in stories since the beginning of time. Every culture has them.

History has persecuted and burnt them, religions have branded them as witches and fiends.

Men find them terrifying and fascinating while women secretly admire their powerful twofold image of mother and demon - the creative and destructive.

These stories here feature an impressive if frightening array of fiendish female characters described in all their glory.

Women drawn from legend, religion and myth, whose evocative names have been with us for centuries: Eve, Lilith, the Queen of Sheba, Delilah, Jezebel, Medea, Kali, Lamia.

What really happened to transform these women into legendary demons, sirens and temptresses?

Good / V Good

2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HYWEL.

LUMINOUS & FORLORN.

Honno

£3.50

 

 

Elin ap Ed),

Foreward by Jane Aaron.

Contemporary short stories by Women from Wales.

Funny and perceptive, melancholy, wry - the 21 short stories in this collection show women (and men) at all stages of life and in many moods, as the main characters draw together the threads of experience to weave tales, luminous and forlorn, of their lives and times. the result encomapsses a wealth of emotions and a world of experience.

 Good / V Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KALI for Women Eds),

TRUTH TALES 2 : The Slate of Life.

Women’s Press

£3.25

 

 

 

Contemporary Writing by Indian Women.

Companion to the highly successful Truth Tales, this vivid collection draws from the traditions of writing in Malayalam, Tamil, Assamese, Oriya, Urdu, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali and English, conveying flavours of everyday, and not so everyday, lives in the regions of the Subcontinent.

These wonderful stories are distinguised by a richness and profundity of feeling to refresh and move even the most casual reader.

Some harsh and angry, others touching and playful, they are skilfully and subtly written to expose the hypocrasies and injustices with which the heroines must contend.

V Good / Mint

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KERRIGAN.

AN ANTHOLOGY of SCOTTISH WOMEN POETS.

Edinburgh

£6.00

 

 

Catherine Ed),

Over a hundred poets are brought together in this unique anthology, demonstrating the scope and depth of a previoulsy undocumented poetic tradition among Scottish women writers.

The collection contains a wide range of work, from the Middle Ages to the present day, in Gaelic, Scots and English, as forgotten or undiscovered poets take their place beside the well-established.

Catherine Kerrigan's introduction provides the background and context to the different traditions in Scotland including the oral/ballad, Gaelic bardic and modern traditions, and attempts to identify recurring themes in this 'women's tradition'. There are parallel translations by Meg Bateman of the Gaelic poems. Brief biographies and bibliographies of the poets are given.

Challenging current notions of Scottish literary history this book gives a firm foundation for future research as well as being of tremendous interest to the general reader.

366 pages Large £1.75 p&P(UK)
(Women's Studies - Art & Literature / Short Stories - Various).

V Good / Mint

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KING.

HORMONES FROM HELL.

CCC Publications

£3.50

 

 

Jan
(aka The High Priestess of Progesterone).

The Ultimate Women's Humour Book.

Finally gals, te straight scoop on every female toic for all women from puberty through menopause for the men who are trying to understand us and especially for any woman who...

  • has been told that atural childbirth is a 'beautiful experience' not to be missed

  • needs to shave before putting on her makeup

  • insists she's getting her breasts enlarged only to 'please herself'

  • believes sex gets better after 40

  • believes you get sex after 40

  • suffers from PMS - 30 days a month!

Fair / Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KNOWLES & EVANS.

THE WOMAN'S HOUR BOOK.

BBC

£4.50

 

 

Wyn & Kay Eds),

Woman's Hour is one of the BBC Radio's most successful and best-loved programmes.

Started in 1946, the programme was broadcast daily in the afternoons to appeal specifically to housewives.

But, over the years, Woman's Hour has developed and expanded in scope, now attracting one of the largest daytime audiences on Radio 4, men as well as women, people in careers as well as those who are based at home.

This development is paralleled in its changing style, which began with conventional women's topics but became a pioneering programme covering many hitherto taboo subjects, ranging widely from nuclear disarmament to abortion and contraception.

Women's Hour today contains a mixture of live interviews, discussions, outside broadcasts, recorded features and regular experts giving practical information. Hardback

Fair / Good

1981

(1st Edition)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEE.

THE SECRET SELF 1

Everyman

£3.50

 

 

Hermione,

Short Stories by Women.

Secret visions and unwelcome realities, individual desires and family restrictions.

In this immensly readable selection of stories by modern women writers, several, including those by Grace Paley and Joyce Carol Oates, portray the adult world through a child's eyes.

Another enduring theme is their powerful sense of place, with stories by Anita Desai, Sylvia Townsend Warner and Elizabeth Jane Howard combining rich local detail with glimpses of the world beyond the secret self.

Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEE.

THE SECRET SELF 2

Everyman

£3.50

 

 

Hermione,

Short Stories by Women.

Social prejudice, apartheid, emigration, ghosts, families, marriage.

All the stories in this edition are brilliant examples of imaginative inner vision, awareness of the gulf between hopes and dreams and the frequent hostility of the real world.

Funny, ferocious, dreamlike, fantastical, exciting and sometimes disturbing, the stories - many written in the last twenty years - offer an extraordinarily varied range of moods and voices.

Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEE.

THE SECRET SELF 2

Everyman

£3.00

 

 

Hermione,

Short Stories by Women.

In this her second selection of stories by 20th-century women writers in English, she has chosen an outstanding display of writing by women from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, with an emphasis on the new and contemporary.

Fair 1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEVER.

HER MIND'S EYE.

Pyramid

£6.50

 

 

Rachel Ed),

Images & Poems by Women.

An exceptional array of writing and fine art: expressive, powerful, intrguing. Mature as a good cheddar, and with the same strong bite.

This book is not merely lavishly illustrated: it accords equal status to the verbal and the visual, which are arranged in witty and thought-provoking counterpoint.

Pictures and words both display the freedom and variety of devices available today, making this a source-book of new poets and artists.

Part of a trio with 'The West in Her Eye' and 'To Her Naked Eye', the books will keep company with a tour of original art works, public performances and readings.

V Good / Mint

1996

 

RRP £12.99

 

Large

£2.50 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEVER.

TO HER NAKED EYE.

Pyramid

£5.50

 

 

Rachel Ed),

Short Writing by Women.

In this third book in Pyramid Presses 'HerEye' series, you'll find invention, observation, and deeply felt observations.

With boundaries of genre, of fact/fiction and of lightness and dark constantly crossed and re-crossed, this collectio has been loosely gathered so that, as Sara Maitland remarks in her introduction, "something extraordinarily good happens... Read it and see what suddenly flashes for you. If nothing does there's something wrong with you".

Part of a trio with 'The West in Her Eye' and 'Her Mind's Eye', the books will keep company with a tour of original art works, public performances and readings.

V Good / Mint

1996

 

 

 

Large

£2.50 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEVER.

THE WEST IN HER EYE.

Pyramid

£5.00

 

 

Rachel Ed),

Poems by Women.

A Voyage around Our Lives In Seven Milestones.

320 women have contributed to this volume of new poems, selected and edited by Rachel Lever.

They were chosen for their almost forensic examination of the texture and flavour, the detailed minutiae of the turning points of life, and appear in sequence: Growing Up; Love and Lust; Fruiting Bodies; Earth Sister; Mother, Father; Time Passing; The World and Her Sister, exploring identity as women, as social beings and as artists and poets.

Part of a trio with 'Her Mind's Eye' and 'To Her Naked Eye', the books will keep company with a tour of original art works, public performances and readings.

(Short Stories - Various / Poetry & Plays)

V Good / Mint

1995

 

Large

£2.50 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOVRIC.

MIAOW!

Past Times

£3.95

 

 

Michelle,

A Scratchy little Anthology of Feminine Wit.

A catalogue of the scintillatingly supercilious, snide and spiteful things that women have said about and to each other.

Miaow! is an elegant reminder of the iron fangs and forked tongues flickering inside the pretty pouts of all those apparently ladylike Victorian ladies.

And nothing much had changed since then, except perhaps the shades of the lipstick... Hardback

V Good / Mint

1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M

Surname

TITLE

PUBLISHER

PRICE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MACKAY.

SUCH DEVOTED SISTERS.

Penguin

£3.50

 

 

Sheena Ed),

An Anthology of Stories.

Stories that reveal unbreakable allegiances and private codes are broken by those of sisters pitched against one another in battles for parental affection or sibling supremacy.

Here are sisters who lose one another to lovers or to arriage, and one who chooses her sister in favour of a husband...

Rivalry, companionship, love and dislike feature in a colection that exposes the innermost secrets of family life.

As delightful, surprising - and sometimes disturbing - as the ties they explore, these stories are essential reading.

Louisa May Alcott, Mary Flanagan, Janet Frame, Elizabeth Gaskell, Georgina Hammick, Elizabeth Jolley, Katherine Mansfield and Edna O'Brien are among the prestigious writers who unravel this intricate bond.

Fair / Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANGUEL.

OTHER FIRES.

Picador

£3.25

 

 

Alberto Ed),

Stories from the Women of Latin America.

Since Victoria Ocampo delivered that speech to the Women's Union in Argentina in 1936, many Latin American women writers have indeed come to the fore.

But their works have so far been available in their native Spanish or Portuguese. Whilst the fame of their male contemporaries - Borges, Vargas Llosa, and most notably Garcia Marquez - has spread from within the continent, the voice of the women has remained practically unheard in the English language.

These women do not speak with a single, unified voice - Uruguay is as different from Paraguay as Britain is from Albania; Argentina is more like Australia than it is like Peru; Mexico is like nowhere except Mexico.

Their interests, styles, points of view are so different that the only justification for their inclusion in the same book is the fact that their excellence has been sadly neglected.

 Fair / Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN.

FRIENDSHIP.

Ryan

£2.75

 

 

Augustine Ed),

12 Masterpieces of Short Ficiton - In aid of 'The Friends of John McCarthy'.

Four years after the kidnapping of journalist John McCarthy this book blends some of the most articulate voices in modern literature raised to draw attentions to the plight of hostages held in Beirut or any unjustified imprisonment regardless of race, nationality, culture or political belief.

A vital, imaginative collection of stories by writers of diverse vision, this book significantly contributes to a campaign for human rights and freedom.

Includes Mary Beckett, Angela Carter, Edna O'Brien, Jeanette Winterson as well as Martin Amis, Roald Dahl, William Golding, Samuel Beckett, Graham Greene and more

Poor / Fair

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTZ.

WHEN I AM AN OLD WOMAN
I SHALL WEAR PURPLE.

Papier-Mache

£5.50

 

 

Sandra Haldeman Ed),

This remarkable collection of writing and photographs evokes the beauty, humour, and courage of women living in their later years and tells of the joyful and poignant moments found in the rich and varied world of midlife and beyond.

By younger writers looking forward in time and older writers who have already experienced the rewards and challenges, this award winning anthology takes a refreshing look at the issues of aging in a society that glorifies youth.

Stories / Poems / Photos. Large £2 P&P (UK)

V Good / Mint

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McLEOD & WEVERS Eds),

ONE WHALE SINGING.

Women’s Press

£3.50

 

 

Marion & Lydia,

Sories from New Zealand.

Janet Frame, Keri Hulme, are familiar names. From the others, it is their themes that we recognise, the themes women write about everywhere, childhood and friendship, love betrayal, childbirth, anger, pain, ambition, death.

It is a view of the world from its vulnerable underside, where actions have consequences and women have too often to bear them.

Fair / Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McLOUGHLIN.

WOMAN'S HOUR BOOK of SHORT STORIES 2.

BBC

£3.75

 

 

Pat Ed),

Woman's Hour Book of Short Stories 2 contains 19 more of the best stories by women writers broadcast on Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

This time their theme is 'the younger generation': from the mixed emotions of childbirth to the secret dreams and painful realities of schooldays, the confusion of teenage years and the sometimes fraught relationship between the generations.

Some of the 20th-centuries most talented women writer's are included in the collection. Together they capture a variety of moods with humour and comapssion, as well as providing that touch of the unexpected essential to any good short story.

Good / V Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McNEIL.

SOUL PROVIDERS.

Virago

£3.00

 

 

Pearlie,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McNEILL & McSHEA Eds,

AND SO SAY ALL OF US!

Second Back Row

£2.25

 

 

Pearlie & Marie,

Stories by Australian Women.

Collection of stories by Australians about Australia and matters relevant to Australians.

This book is not an attempt to fill in the gap left by mainstream publishing who have for the most part ignored or over looked women writers for a long, long time.

We do exist and we are all doing what we can to change things.

And so say all of us!

Fair / Good

1983

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOGGACH.

PASSIONS & REFLECTIONS 1

BCA

£4.50

 

 

Deborah,

A Collection of 20th-Century Women's Fiction.

Includes Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Bowen, Anita Brookner, Angela Carter, Collette, Anita Desai, MArgaret Drabble, Daphne Du Maurier, Marguerite Duras, Buchi Emecheta, Zoe Fairbairns, Nadine Gordimer, Gaorgina Hammick, Patricia Highsmith, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Rosamond Lehmann, Doris Lessing and Olivia Manning (A-M).

560 pages plus bibliographical notes. See Cooke For Vol 2 (M-Z). Hardback. No Dust cover n n £2.50 P&P (UK)

Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORGAN.

WICKED:

Virago

£4.95

 

 

Fidelis Ed),

Women's Wit and Humour - From Elizabeth 1 to Ruby Wax.

Includes: Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Lauren Bacall, Tallulah Bankhead, Nancy Banks-Smith, Aphra Behn, Maeve Binchy, Elizabeth Bowen, Jo Brand, Eleanor Bron, Charlotte Bronte, Anita Brookner, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Fanny Burney, Angela Carter, Lady Violet Bonham Carter, Coco Chanel, Agatha Christie, Colette, Jilly Cooper, Bette Davis, Emily Dickenson, Marlene Dietrich, Margaret Drabble, Dawn French, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Elizabeth Gaskell, Joyce Grenfell, Erica Jong, Fran Lebowitz, Katherine Mansfield, Ethel Merman, Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, Beatrix Potter, Joan Rivers, Vita Sackville-West, Jennifer Saunders, Stevie Smith, Gloria Steinem, Lily Tomlin, Sue Townsend, Queen Victoria, Mae West, Victoria Wood and more... Hardback £3 P&P (UK)

Good / V Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORRIS.

UNCOMMON WATERS.

Seal

£4.75

 

 

Holly Ed),

Women write about Fishing.

Uncommon Waters captures the bracing adventure and meditative moments of fishing in the words of thirty-four women anglers - from finessing trout and salmon in the Pacific Northwest to chasing bass and catfish in the Deep South.

Spanning a wide variety of experiences and locales, Uncommon Waters is a must-have book for anglers and would-be anglers everywhere - and a wonderful literary answer to why women have gone, and will always go, fishing.

Large £1.75 P&P(UK)

Fair / Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OOSTHUIZEN.

STEPPING OUT.

Pandora

£2.75

 

 

Ann Ed), 

Short Stories on Friendship Between Women.

An explosive collection of short stories by feminist writers which celebrate friendship between women and explore the new lives that women are leading today, with imaginative, erotic, witty and powerful contributions from:
Anna Livia, Honora Bartlett, Barbara Burford, Michelen Wandor, Ann Oosthuizen, Marsha Rowe, Jackie Kay, Moy McCrory, Andrea Freud Lowenstein, Jo Jones and Sara Maitland.

Fair / Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O'SULLIVAN.

TURNING THE TABLES.

Sheba

£3.00

 

 

 Sue Ed),

Recipes and Reflections from Women.

A Cookbook with a difference.

Over 50 women from varied cultures, backgrounds, ages and life styles have contributed recipes, making an exciting mix of different tastes and treats.

Each woman has written a personal reflection about food and cooking, class influences, migration, ambiguities about eating and cooking, guilt, sensuality and the politics of food - these are among the many themes covered in the book.

An authoritive and entertaining introduction written by Dena Attar explores the history of women's relationship to cookbooks and raises many of the contradictions which food and cooking pose for women.

Fair

1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARK & HEATON.

CLOSE COMPANY.

Virago

£3.50

 

 

Christine & Caroline Eds),

Stories of Mother's and Daughters.

Stunning collection about mothers and daughters the world over, tales of pleasure and sadness, devotion and ambivalence, curiosity and bewilderment mix, just as they do in life. Here is Colette's ironic recognition of how painful a child's autonomy can be; Alice Munro's admission of the perils of identification; Michelene Wandor's witty account of a mother's uncanny ability to infuriate and shock just when a daugther thinks that it's her perogative...

Ranging widely in time and place, the 25 stories in the collection are drawn for the works of Ama Ata Aidoo, Janet Frame, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Zhang Jie, Jamaica Kincaid, Sylvia Plath, Emily Prager and Alice Walker, amongst others, and include new stories by Margaret Atwood, Alison Fell and Jeanette Winterson.

In their variety of experience and emotion, they offer intriguing perspectives on a relationship that has too often been held sacrosanct to allow for understanding of this complex and powerful bond.

Fair / Good

1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PETRIE.

BY THE LIGHT of THE SILVERY MOON.

Virago

£3.25

 

 

Ruth Ed),

A Collection of Short stories to celebrate the 10th birthday of Silver Moon Women's Bookshop in London.

This luminous collection of stories addresses the silvery moon in myriad ways: romance, sci-fi, myth and magic, witty domestic dramas, and sly pointers about creativity are all here.

15 contributers - all writers who have found an enthusiastic audience in the shop - join in the celebration of Silver Moon's ten years of putting women's books on the high street.

Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REILLY.

SCARS UPON MY HEART.

Virago

£1.75

 

 

Catherine Ed),

Women's Poetry and Verse of the First World War.

This, the first anthology of women war poets for over 60 years, will come as a surprise to many. It shows, for example, that women were writing protest poetry before Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sasson, and that the view of 'the women at home', ignorant and idealistic, was quite false.

Many of these poems come out of direct experiences of nursing the victims of trench warfare, or the pain of lovers, brothers, sons lost.

Some of the poets are well known: Nancy Cunard, Rose Macauley, Charlotte Mew, Alice Meynell, Edith Nesbit, Edith Sitwell, Marie Stopes, Katherine Tynan; others will be less familiar. But here, as elsewhere, 'the poetry is in the pity' - a moving record of women's experience of war.

(Art & Literature / War & Peace / Poetry). Ex-Library

Fair / Good

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REYNOLDS.

EROTICA.

Pandora

£5.50

 

 

Margaret Ed),

An Anthology of Women's Writing,

This is the most authoritive and respectable anthology of unrespectable writing. Provocative and daring, it is the first to uncover the full scope of erotic writing from Sappho in Ancient Greece to the most controversial writers today.

Here is the best writing (and the best reading) from a range of literary genres - fiction, poetry, drama, songs, letters, journals, autobiography, prayer and pornography - and every kind of sexual preference and experience.

Questioning, challenging and celebrating, this eye-opening collection reclaims the articulation of women's erotic lives. Large £2.50 P&P (UK)

Good / V Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SALMONSON.

WHAT DID MISS DARRINGTON SEE?

Feminist Press

£4.50

 

 

Jessica Amanda Ed),

An Anthology of Feminist Supernatural Fiction.

Containing 24 entertaining, haunting, and thought provoking tales from the 1850s to the present by:

Olivia Howard Dunbar,
Ada Trevanion, Mary E Wilkins Freeman,
Emma B Cobb, Anna Maria Hall, Lisa Tuttle,
Phyllis Eisenstein, Barbara Burford, Inez Haynes Irwin, Vira Sackville-West,
Lady Eleanor Smith,
Alice Brown

Georgia Wood Pangborn,
Luisa Valenzuela, Anne Sexton,
Olive Schreiner, Armonia Somers, Jules Faye,
Vernon Lee, Leonora Carrington,
Mary Austin,
Helen R Hull, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and
Joanna Russ.

Women writers of the supernatural have (attempted) to lift the veil imposed by a materalistic, rationalistic, and male dominated culture, to enlarge consciousness and to see for themselves once again...

These stories in this volume, far from being frivolous or formulaic, use the heart of human existence.

Large £2.50 P&P (UK)

Fair / Good

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAUNDERS.

REVENGE ... is a woman's art

Pan

£3.50

 

 

Kate Ed),

Revenge is the deepest form of justice, which goes beyond any man-made law. Sometimes, not even death can stand in its way.

These stories in this new collection show revenge in all its forms - from bloody, impulsive acts of violence, to the subtlest turning of the tables. All demonstrate that whether revenge is tragic or melodramatic, horrifying or hilarious, it is always sweet!

Including stories by:

Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Bowen, Joanna Briscoe, Lucy Ellman, Anne Enright, Mary Flanagan, Maureen Freely, Elizabeth Gaskell, Ellen Gilchrist, Winifred Holtby, Candia McWilliam, Ruth Rendell, Muriel Spark, Lisa St Aubin de Teran, Kate Saunders, Emma Tennant and Alice Walker.

Good / V Good

1993 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAXTON & HOWE.

WITH WINGS.

Feminist Press

£4.75

 

 

Marsha & Florence Eds,

An Anthology of Literature By and About Women with Disabilities.

Personal accounts, fiction and poetry (from women of varied voices - young and old, black and white, heterosexual and lesbian, rich and poor) describing the physical experiences of disability.

A celebration of the strenghts and talents of disabled women and girls, offering a personal look at fierce rage and pain of physical and social devaluation and the tiumph of empowerment.

(Sections - Health / Stories - Various). £2 P&P (UK)

Fair / Good

1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOENFIELDER & WIESER.

SHADOW ON A TIGHTROPE.

Rotunda

£5.00

 

 

Lisa & Barb eds,

Writings by Women on Fat Oppresion.

Collection of articles, personal stories, and poems by fat women, about their lives and the fat-hating society in which they live.

(Sections - Health / Stories - Various) £2 P&P (UK)

Fair / Good

1983

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND Story Co.

IMAGING WOMEN.

Canadian Women’s Press

£3.50

 

 

The Second,

Writing is one of the more powerful tools women of any race, age and class can use to confront and challenge traditional thought and voice.

Imagining Women is a dynamic fiction anthology of stories by women whose writing does just that.

Refreshing and outstanding, Imagining Women authors substantially confirm their place in a writing world that is strong and vital.

In this collection of short stories Canadian Women writers are examining aspects of their lives from subjective perspectives. Women are writing themselves into culture by writing their own stories

Fair / Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHLOSS.

DEAR ANNE FRANK.

Puffin

£1.50

 

 

Eva Ed),

A selection of letters to Anne Frank written by children today.

Imagine you could post a letter through tie. Imagine it could travel back over 50 years to the secret annexe in Amsterdam where Anne Frank sat writing her famous diary. What would you say to her?

Anne Frank's diary, her own vivid account of her extraordinary life in hiding during World War Two, continues to fascinate and inspire readers of all ages.

When children and young people across the country were invited by Puffin and the Anne Frank Educational Trust to write a letter to Anne Frank, there was a vast response.

This is a collection of letters chosen from the many hundreds of entries. Ex-Library

Fair 19 1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHEBA Co,

EVERYDAY MATTERS 2.

Sheba

£2.95

 

 

 

More New short stories by Women.

The stories we have chosen for this book have one thing in common: they do not comfortably.

Each in its own way questions or resists the story we were all brought up on - the one that told us how we feel and what we want and who we are.

The stories are varied, provactive, sometimes violent, occasionally humorous. Many are by women who have never published stories before. We hope this book is a beginning for a new wave of women writers.

Good / V Good

1982

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHEBA Co,

EVERYDAY MATTERS 2.

Sheba

£2.95

 

 

 

More short stories by women.

These new stories from women are told to us through voices we all recognise. Sometimes they sound comforting and familiar, often they startle and surprise.

The women who emerge come from different backgrounds, vary in age and, for the first time in a collection from this country, include black women who compellingly record their lives.

Through encounters, letters, observations... these stories show women shaping their own future - with all the determination, occasional bleakness, anger and wit that votage encomapsses.

Fair / Good

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SILGARDO.

SHORT CIRCUITS.

Virago

£3.25

 

 

Melanie,

Twelve New Writers.

12 electric new writers are launched in "Short Circuits". With remarkable literary audacity they explore uncomfortable territories.

The brittle and tenuous connections with the family, sexuality and sainthood, the fine line between sanity and madness, the spectre of old age and death connect these stories through a complex circuitry.

Poor / Fair

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SILVERA.

FIREWORKS: The Best of "Fireweed".

Canadian Women’s Press

£3.75

 

 

Makeda Ed),

A wonderful potpurri, Fireworks reflects the eclectic range - from exciting visuals, short stories and poetry to thoughtful essays - of the new directions explored by women in the pages of "Fireweed".

For years, Fireweed, A Feminist Quarterly has provided a broad forum for the voices of women writers, poets, visual artists and photographers.

Fireworks pulls together the best, exploring such issues as race, feminism and class with imagination, vitality and flamboyance.

Fair / Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SMYTH.

WILDISH THINGS.

Attic

£3.95

 

 

Ailbhe Ed),

An Anthology of new Irish Women's writing.

A stunning and original collection of new fiction and contemporary poetry by 30 Irish women writers... Eaven Boland, Maeve Binchy, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Maeve Kelly, Mary Beckett, Mary Dorcey, Frances Molloy and more

Wildish Things vividly conveys the rich complexity of the lives and visions of women in contemporary Ireland, revealing the imaginative power, freshness and diversity of their voices.

Fair / Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPICER.

A VIRAGO KEEPSAKE to celebrate 20 years of publishing.

Virago

£1.95

 

 

Harriet,

What better than the voices of 20 distinguished writers to create a Keepsake to mark 20 years of publishing by Virago.

The diversity, wit and style of these contributions wonderfully reflects the excellence and range of the writing we have been honoured and proud to publish for the past 20 years.

Representing the achievements of all those who have contributed to the existence and success of the press are ...

Fair / Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPIERS.

THE NEW WOMEN'S HOUR BOOK OF SHORT STORIES..

Penguin

£3.75

 

 

Di Ed),

Heroes, villians, sweethearts and sweet talkers. 18 stories that turn the spotlight on the opposite sex.

In this latest crop of the best short stories from Women's Hour, you will find brief encounters, mad passions, sibling rivalries, endearing fathers, and men in love, in submarines, in mid-life crises.

Beautifully written by some of our most celebrated international women writers, these stories eloquently encapsulated Alice Munro's definition of the short story as 'a world seen in a quick glancing light'.

Fair / Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPIERS.

WOMEN'S HOUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY SHORT STORY COLLECTION.

BBC

£3.75

 

 

Di Ed),

Here are 17 of the finest, funniest and freshest stories by some of the 20th-century's best women writers.

While differing widely in subject, mood and style, the central theme is celebratory: these are stories which, whether gently wry or wildly funny, will be sure to gladden your heart.

Each one illuminates an aspect of our lives - be it as children, friends, lovers or mothers - and gives new insights into familiar worlds.

Fair / Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Aubin de Teran.

INDISCREET JOURNEYS.

Sceptre

£3.25

 

 

Lisa,

Stories of Women on the Road. 

Women on the road: in love, on the run, in exile, seeking adventure. Some are driven by necessity, others by boredom; some want success, some secrecy, some are simply restless.

Spanning two centuries and the world's continents, here are stories from Toni Cade Bambara, Isabella Bird, Elizabeth Bowen, Willa Cather, Colette, Louise Erdrich, Katherine Mansfiels, Beryl Markham, Edna O'Brien, Grace Paley, Dorothy Parker, Jean Rhys, Elizabeth Taylor, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Eudora Welty, Edith Wharton, Jeanette Winterson and many more

Explorers and courtesans, entertainers and bolters, hobos and adventuresses, dreamers and doers, these women shake the dust from their heels, throw discretion to the winds and take us with them on their journeys - beckoning the footloose and captivating those who travel in their imaginations.

Fair / Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Aubin de Teran.

INDISCREET JOURNEYS.

Virago

£6.00

 

 

Lisa, 

Stories of Women on the Road. 

Women on the road: in love, on the run, in exile, seeking adventure. Some are driven by necessity, others by boredom; some want success, some secrecy, some are simply restless.

Spanning two centuries and the world's continents, here are stories from Toni Cade Bambara, Isabella Bird, Elizabeth Bowen, Willa Cather, Colette, Louise Erdrich, Katherine Mansfiels, Beryl Markham, Edna O'Brien, Grace Paley, Dorothy Parker, Jean Rhys, Elizabeth Taylor, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Eudora Welty, Edith Wharton, Jeanette Winterson and many more

Explorers and courtesans, entertainers and bolters, hobos and adventuresses, dreamers and doers, these women shake the dust from their heels, throw discretion to the winds and take us with them on their journeys - beckoning the footloose and captivating those who travel in their imaginations.

Fair / Good

1989

 

 

 

Hardback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STONES.

MORE TO LIFE THAN MR. RIGHT.

Lions

£2.50

 

 

Rosemary Ed),

Stories for young feminists.

How much has feminism really changed our lives?

Eight original short stories throw a new and surprising light on the challenges facing young women in today's world.

The contributors include the children's writers, Susan Proce, Adele Geras and Jean MacGibbon; new writers, Ravi Randhawa, Stella Ibekwe and Antionette Burton; and the well known feminist writers, Michele Roberts and Fay Weldon.

Fair / Good

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORIA Co Eds),

STORIA 1.

Pandora

£3.50

 

 

Figes. Kate Ed),

Spring and Autumn collections of the very best contemporary short stories by women from Britain and around the world will capture your imagination.

Popular writers will regularly contribute to Storia alongside brand new talents making their debut.

Includes: Linda Acker, Sarah Baylis, Daphne Du Maurier, Janet Frame, Anne McManus, Kate Pullinger, Ruth Rendell, Joan Riley, Hana al Shaykh, Dyan Sheldon, Helen Simpson, Miriam Tlali, Michelene Wandor, Fay Weldon, Marianne Wiggins, Jeanette Winterson and Ann Ziety

Fair / Good

1988

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORIA Co Eds),

STORIA 3: Consequences

Pandora

£3.50

 

  

 

Spring and Autumn collections of the very best contemporary short stories by women from Britain and around the world will capture your imagination.

Stories that have been written in sequence by an eclectic and talented range of writers in a game of literary consequences.

Each short story stands alone, but is linked by theme, mood or literal reference to the preceding stories. Jeanette Winterson's genderless suitor begins a journey of magic, wit and pastiche and Ruth Rendell's inimitable style completes the chain with a flourish.

Good

1989

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORIA Co Eds),

STORIA 4:Green.

Pandora

£3.75

 

 

 

Spring and Autumn collections of the very best contemporary short stories by women from Britain and around the world will capture your imagination. 

The word 'Green' used to refer to a colour or describe a person 'of tender age'. Now the word is applied to a whole way of life.

16 writers consider the implications of the word in a variety of ways: From Salwa Bakr's appreciation of the trees she passes on her way to work, to Fay Weldon's hilarius libretto - a tribute to the success of local action; from Mary Flanagan's tender appreciation of changing ways on a samll Greek Island, to Robin Walton's haunting tale of an Australian antique hoarder.

Good / V Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SULLEROT.

WOMEN IN LOVE.

Norman

£6.00

 

 

Evelyne,

Eight centuries of Feminine Writing.

In the mythology and literature of our culture love is invariably seen through male eyes. Women in love covers 8 centuries of texts written by French women in love, on love, against love, from the 12th century to the 20th century.

Evelyne Sullerot retraces the evolution of this feminie culture; her analysis of each period serves as an introduction to the original texts, and describes changing social attitudes to love and marriage, as well as examining those elements that remain constant.

Women in Love presents the writings of 160 different women authors, some of them famous and some of them previously unknown. It is a long-awaited tribute to feminine sentiment and culture through the ages.

OUT OF STOCK AT PRESENT - SORRY!!!

Fair / Good

1980

 

Large £2 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMRALL.

LOVERS.

Crossing Press

£3.75

 

 

 

 OUT OF STOCK AT PRESENT - SORRY!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TANAKA.

UNMAPPED TERRITORIES.

WiT

£3.95

 

 

Yukiko Ed),

New Women's Fiction from Japan.

Unmapped Teritories is a haunting collection of contemporary Japanese women's fiction. Written during the last decade, these evocative new stories chart a world of vanishing social and physical landmarks in a Japan both strange and familiar.

The 7 authors - Kazuko Saegusa, Minako Ohba, Mizuko Masuda, Eimi Yamada, Hikari Agata, Taeko Tomioka and Yuko Tsushima - are all representive, in stunningly different ways, of a society in transition.

A must for anyone interested in the new feminist literary movement in Japan, Unmapped Territories is an important addition to our knowledge of international women's literature.

Fair / Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAYLOR & SUMRALL.

WOMEN OF THE 14TH MOON.

Crossing Press

£8.00

 

 

Dena & Amber Coverdale Eds,

Writings on Menopause.

How important it is that women facing menopause not feel isolated, frightened, or demeaned as has been the norm in our culture.

By reading this book women will discover a rich anthology of essays, poems, and fantasies on the mnay meanings of menopause - physical and emotional, spiritual, and communal.

Unique viewpoints on menopause of over 90 contributors.

(Sections - Health / Stories - Various)

Good / V Good

1991

 

Large £3 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THOMAS.

WILD WOMEN.

Vintage

£3.95

 

 

Sue Ed),

with an Introduction by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.

Contemporary Short Stories by Women Celebrating Women.

In her bestselling "Women who run with wolves" Clarissa Pinkola Estes delineated the Wild Woman archetype and explored the wildish nature within every woman - when a woman is in touch with this part of her nature she is at her best - strong, intuitive, creative.

This ground-breaking anthology of 47 short stories by women celebrates the various manifestations of the Wild Woman, who has been 'civilized' out of many women in today's society.

47 women writers including Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Fiona Cooper, Tanith Lee, Erica Jong, Andrea Dworkin, Alice Walker, Lisa Tuttle, Bessie Head and Melanie Tem.

Fair n 1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THOMPSON.

HERE TO STAY.

Lion

£3.25

 

 

Phyllis Ed),

A collecion of stories by Afro-Caribbean Women.

Four short stories by women with West Indian roots living in Britain, higlighting significant aspects of the black experience toady. Each takes the reader inside the situation, to feel and understand.

  • 'Island Roots: memories and shadows'.

  • 'The black church: constraint and community'.

  • 'Old and young: bound by love and torn by freedom'.

  • 'The struggle for racial recognition'.

Ione Brown, Phyllis Thompson, Loreen Lyseight, Evadney Ellis.

Fair / Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TILL.

LOAVES & WISHES.

Virago

£4.25

 

 

Antonia Ed),

Writers Writing on Food.

To mark Oxfam's 50th anniversary, Virago published in conjunction with Oxfam and anthology about Food by some of the best writers from around the World.

Through autobiography, fiction, poetry, internationally renowned writers offer up a tempting menu of thoughts about food. Germaine Greer explores food and famine; an exotic fantasy is on Marina Warner's plate; through Chinatsu Nakayama we hear the sounds appropriate for different Japanese food; Margaret Drabble confesses to cooking anxieties; Benoite Groult harvests a meal from the sea; Maeve Binchey seduces us with humour nad manipulative meals.

Fantasy, fury, wit, weariness, guilt and joy combine in this delectable collection, which includes trusted recipes and full-page photographs of the writers.

Loaves and Wishes treasures and celebrates a subject central to us all.

Fair / Good

1992

 

 

£1.75 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOWNSHEND & FFOULKES.

TRUE GHOST STORIES.

Senate

£3.95

 

 

Marchioness & Maude,

True Ghost stories, originally published in 1936, is an unusual gathering of 'the best authentic psychic manifestations'.

Although a few stories are from Italy, Russia, India and Ireland, the majority take place in England - from the mysterious Brown Lady at Raynham Hall, Norfolk and the Ash Manor House ghost near Guildford, to a child's friendship with her long-dead grandfather in Bath and a peculiar cab-ride in London's Strand.

Voices, viewings and the echoes of ancestral feet manifest themselves everywhere.

Fair / Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSE.

HALF THE SKY.

W Unit

£4.50

 

 

Yvonne Ed),

Stories and Photographs by Women of the Chinese Community.

Containing 8 stories across 2 generations of women. Some coming directly from China, but all reflecting Chinese women's experiences.

This book is aimed at raising and promoting positive images of Chinese Women.

(Culture & Society / Short Stories).

Fair / Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUTTLE.

SKIN OF THE SOUL.

Women's Press

£3.95

 

 

Lisa Ed),

New Horror Stories by Women.

17 stories offering a feast of what is terrifying and forbidden. these are stories that seem to come equally from the everyday world and from the hidden side of our natures.

By uncovering what is repressed and giving it form, the authors break through the representation of normal human relationships to reveal the abysses of the soul that lie beneath.

Includes: Joan Aiken, Suzy McKee Charnas, Sherry Coldsmith, Pauline E Dungate, Karen Joy Fowler, Anne Goring, Melissa Mia Hall, R M Lamming, Terry McGarry, Joyce Carol Oates, Josephine Saxton, Dyan Sheldon, G K Sprinkle, Melanie Tem, Lisa Tuttle, Ann Walsh and Cherry Wilder.

Good bb 1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VARIOUS.

GIRLS' ADVENTURE STORIES Of Long Ago.

Hamlyn

£3.95

 

 

 

Girls Adventure Stories.

From gallant knights to highwaymen... from the French Revolution to the Crimean War... from the days of good King Arthur to the courage of the Suffragettes at the turn of the century - here is a book containing stories of romance, courage and gallantry that will be sure to thrill every girl.

Hardback v v £2 P&P (UK)

Fair / Good

1974

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALSH.

VIRGINS & HYACINTHS.

Attic

£3.25

 

 

Caroline Ed),

An Attic Press Book of Fiction.

Collection of the very best short stories by a new generation of Irish women writers, reflecting collectively the experience of what it is like to be a woman in Ireland today.

Humorous, novel and brave, this collection will enthral you from cover to cover.

These stories, first published in 'The Irish Times', are edited by Caroline Walsh and include:

Maeve Binchy, Ivy Bannister, Angela Bourke, Mary Dorcey, Anne Enright, Trudi Hayes, Liz McManus, Mary Morrissy, Moy McCrory, Eilis Ni Dhuibhne, Clairr O'Connor, MOya Roddy and Mairide Woods.

Good / V Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WASHINGTON.

ANY WOMAN'S BLUES.

Virago

£3.75

 

 

Mary Helen Ed),

Stories by contemporary Black women writers.

This collection of short stories by 9 Black women writers opens and extends the picture of Black women's lives as seen by themselves.

The  theme of these brilliant stories are universal: the search for self, for freedom, the dreams and realities of love and friendship, the prisons we make of race and sex.

Timely, powerful and original, these stories are like the blues - they reach out to the world.

Includes: Toni Cade Bambara, Alexis Deveaux, Frenchy Hodges, Gayle Jones, Toni Morrison, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Paulette Childress White and Sherley Anne Williams.

Fair / Good

1980

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WASHINGTON.

ANY WOMAN'S BLUES.

Virago

£3.75

 

 

Mary Helen Ed),

Stories by contemporary Black women writers.

This collection of short stories by 9 Black women writers opens and extends the picture of Black women's lives as seen by themselves.

The  theme of these brilliant stories are universal: the search for self, for freedom, the dreams and realities of love and friendship, the prisons we make of race and sex.

Timely, powerful and original, these stories are like the blues - they reach out to the world.

Includes: Toni Cade Bambara, Alexis Deveaux, Frenchy Hodges, Gayle Jones, Toni Morrison, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Paulette Childress White and Sherley Anne Williams.

Fair / Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WINDRATH.

THE WOMEN'S PRESS BOOK OF NEW MYTH AND MAGIC.

Women's Press

£3.95

 

 

Helen Ed),

New Myth and Magic by Women.

In this entrancing and powerful collection, women explore some of the alternatives, illustrating their relationship to mythology and magic, both in terms of women's great inner strengths, and in their interaction with the outside world. It is a warm, inspiring and stimulating read.

Fair / Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOOLSEY & KING.

DEAR MOTHER.

Women's Press

£3.75

 

 

Marijke & Susan Eds),

An Anthology of women writing to or about their Mothers.

Daughters reveal how they feel about their mothers in this warm and inspiring collection of journal extracts, essays and autobiographical writings.

Together, they demonstrate the enormous diversities and depths that make up a Mother-Daughter relationship. Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Marilyn French, Mary Day, Catherine Cookson, Virginia Woolf, Stephanie Dowrick, Marge Piercy and more bring honest and heartfelt perspectives to bear on the strangth and significance of Mother-Daughter ties.

(Culture & Society/ Short Stories - Various/ Autobiography).

Good / V Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Z

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZAHAVA.

WORD OF MOUTH: Vol 2

Crossing Press

£3.50

 

 

Irene Ed),

Short-stories by 100 women writers.

The 90's woman asks: May i have this one minute?

Fair / Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZHANA.

SOJOURN.

Methuen

£3.75

 

 

I Ed),

A memorable anthology of prose and poetry reflecting Black Women in Britain today.

What is it like to be a Black woman in Britain today?

In prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction and oral history, 'Sojourn' reflects the experiences of some Black women in this country now - their relationship with each other, their creation of the world and their lives in it.

Soujourn explores the nature of Black British culture and, in so doing, affirms the richness and energy which Black women have to contribute.

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Stories
(Individual)

 Stories
(Various)

Stories
(Detective)

Plays & Poetry
(Various)

Stories
(Lesbian)

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