Bluestockings: The Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education

By Jane Robinson

Jane Robinson's Bluestockings is the magnificent tale of the struggle for woman schooling in Britain. In 1869, whilst 5 ladies enrolled at collage for the 1st time in British background, the typical woman mind used to be considered a hundred and fifty grams lighter than a man's. medical professionals warned that if girls studied too not easy their wombs may wither and die. while the Cambridge Senate held a vote on no matter if ladies scholars can be allowed reliable club of the college, there has been a full-scale rebellion. regardless of the unfairness and the bad sacrifices they confronted, girls from all backgrounds endured and cleared the path for the generations who've them when you consider that. via the Nineteen Twenties, being an 'undergraduette' was once thought of rather the modern factor; by way of the Nineteen Thirties, girls have been rising from universities as something from aviation engineers to expert lecturers. Bluestockings tells an inspiring tale - of defiance and resolution, of colorful eccentricity and now and then heartbreaking loneliness, in addition to of passionate friendships, hour of darkness cocoa-parties and wonderful self-discovery. 'Social heritage of the easiest type' Sunday instances 'Modern women desire reminding of the lengthy conflict, and Jane Robinson's fantastic publication does simply that, charting the lives and struggles of campaigners ... yet there's extra pleasure than sorrow' Mail on Sunday Jane Robinson was once born in Edinburgh and taken up in Yorkshire. Her books approximately girls guests and pioneers have verified her as an interesting social historian with an appreciative eye for eccentricity. Jane lives close to Oxford along with her husband and sons.

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The Dance of Intimacy: A Woman's Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships

By Harriet Lerner

In The Dance of Intimacy, the bestselling writer of The Dance of Anger outlines the stairs to take in order that solid relationships could be reinforced and hard ones should be healed. Taking a cautious examine these relationships the place intimacy is so much challenged--by distance, depth, or pain--she teaches us in regards to the particular adjustments we will make to accomplish a extra strong feel of self and a extra intimate connectedness with others. Combining transparent recommendation with shiny case examples, Dr. Lerner deals us the main sturdy, worthy publication on intimate relationships that either men and women might ever encounter.

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Women, Dance and Revolution: Performance and Protest in the Middle East

The international locations of the southern and japanese Mediterranean― Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria―have gone through significant turmoil lately, with civil conflict, profession and rebellion. girls, Dance and Revolution bargains a hugely unique viewpoint at the political and cultural tensions in the course of the reviews of up to date dance practitioners from the sector. It exhibits how those women―all proven performers, choreographers and teachers―have answered to the alterations led to via the worries. via dance they have interaction in public protest and function, undergo violence and repression, and show new meanings of identification, gender and physique politics. Their trips of dance remove darkness from how, regardless of moments of disillusionment, objection and betrayal, being a lady and being a dancer can nonetheless suggest many stuff and impression society in lots of methods within the Arab international.

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Men Are Stupid . . . And They Like Big Boobs: A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery

By Joan Rivers, Valerie Frankel

Red-carpet model laureate, comedian icon, and outspoken megastar Joan Rivers is uniquely certified to discuss plastic surgery—because she's one of many few celebrities unafraid to confess to the realm what she's “had performed” to maintain having a look so nice. Now, during this no-holds-barred publication, she supplies girls straight-talking suggestion on larger dwelling via taking a look better.

Joan Rivers' abiding lifestyles philosophy is easy: within the appearance-centric society of the twenty-first century, attractiveness is key—especially the place males are involved. males like lovely ladies. And so, getting anything lifted, tightened, adjusted, or got rid of is as basic as donning make-up or utilizing hair conditioner; it really is turn into whatever we do to make ourselves glance larger. Now, for any girl contemplating her recommendations, Joan Rivers takes the secret out of plastic surgery with a realistic review, aided and knowledgeable through the country's most sensible plastic surgeons, of virtually each beauty technique legally played in the USA this day. She takes readers step by step via those whole techniques, from fi nding the precise general practitioner to the bruising fact approximately restoration and the proof approximately beauty surgery's very genuine risks.

But do not worry—there's dish, too. choked with Rivers' own anecdotes approximately existence less than the knife, Men Are Stupid...And they prefer large Boobs can be rife with Hollywood gossip approximately who is performed what and the way usually. half comedian musing, half bitch-fest, and half hands-on recommendation, this can be a bracingly humorous, wildly frank, and certainly passionate argument for a woman's correct to do no matter what it takes to be attractive, to believe larger approximately herself, and so much of all to be at liberty -- not just with who she is, yet who she desires to be. during the ebook, Joan Rivers is true there, guiding and inspiring without apologies, no excuses, and completely no disgrace. Take it from the girl who enjoys having it all—done.

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Woman: An Intimate Geography

By Natalie Angier

National e-book Award finalist
A New York Times impressive book

"A journey de strength, a womderful, enjoyable and informative book." —Abraham Verghese, New York instances booklet Review

After fifteen years in print, Woman remains a vital advisor to every thing from organs to orgasms and hormones to hysterectomies. together with her attribute readability, perception, and sheer exuberance of language, bestselling writer Natalie Angier cuts throughout the nonetheless accepted myths and incorrect information surrounding the feminine physique, that the majority enigmatic of evolutionary masterpieces. Woman is a witty and guaranteed narrative travel de strength with a competent grab of science.

up-to-date all through and with a brand new creation bringing readers modern at the most recent technological know-how in evolutionary psychology and hormone alternative remedy, this new version of Woman reinvigorates Angier’s cheerful imaginative and prescient of womanhood.

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Vogue Colors A to Z: A Fashion Coloring Book

By Valerie Steiker

In this first-ever coloring booklet from American Vogue, you're invited right into a global of favor fantasy.

Twenty-six archival journal covers from 1912 to 1932, via ten celebrated illustrators dwelling right here and in a foreign country, take you again to a extra playful and eccentric second of boas, bows, hats and headpieces, enthusiasts, pearls and gloves, or even unique animals. Coloring ebook fanatics of every age can test their hand on the artwork Deco styles and letters from A to Z and the vigorous drawings of girls dressed for the duty to hand, if it is using their very own motor vehicle, pruning morning glories within the backyard, feeding a dragon, steerage a gondola, sitting on a crescent moon, perched on a peacock or using a zebra—side-saddle, in fact. this can be the trend woman as liberated, trendy, and continually dressed for adventure.

At the again, do not leave out the twenty-six Vogue covers of their unique shades with energetic captions in addition to a gorgeous six-page gatefold of twenty-one glamorous attire from 1912–1932 to paint, tear out, and demonstrate.

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