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    The best books about female heroes of the World Wars

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The 11 best fiction and feminist reads for November

From Elizabeth Strout to Emma Forrest, these 11 incredible books will excite your mind and heart this winter.

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10 books by Margaret Atwood you need to read.
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From The Handmaid's Tale to The Blind Assassin, discover Margaret Atwood’s unmissable books

Feminist, unflinching, funny and addictive – these are the Margaret Atwood books everyone should own.

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Francesca Brown
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Bernardine Evaristo won the Booker Prize 2019.
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“There’s everything to play for”: Bernardine Evaristo meets Black Girls Book Club

The first black woman to win the Booker discusses her long career with the founders of Black Girls Book Club.

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Natalie A Carter and Melissa Cummings-Quarry
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Why no one can read Margaret Atwood’s secret book for 100 years

Margaret Atwood wrote Scribbler Moon five years ago – but no one in the world has read it. Here’s why.

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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How to recover from burnout: why you should try the 42% rule

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? This scientifically approved formula could be the solution.

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“Why I’m launching an empowering new book series focused on the Black British community”

Everything you need to know about next year's most exciting book series.

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Magdalene Abraha
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Can’t sleep? Try this 6-step breathing exercise to cure insomnia

This simple breathing exercise is a yogi-approved fast track to sleep.

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Sarah Harvey
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Best horror books written by women
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The best horror books by women to get you ready for Halloween

If you’re looking for the undead or some scary supernatural happenings, look no further.

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Francesca Brown
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The best YA books that you’ll love as an adult

Who says YA is just for teenagers?

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Sarah Shaffi
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The best books about witches.
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11 of the best books about witches

These books will cast a spell over you.

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Sarah Shaffi
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The books we fell in (and sometimes out of) love with in 2009

The novels we couldn't stop talking about.

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Sarah Shaffi
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Lauren Geall
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The best specialist bookshops in London to explore this weekend

Look this way for your next literary escapade.

poetry day
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8 trailblazing female poets you need to add to your reading list

Sales of poetry books are on the rise - and we can see why.

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Rosalind Jana
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5 beautiful poems to read when you need a good cry

Moving poetry selected by women including Judi Dench, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Elena Ferrante.

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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The surprising reason we are so obsessed with true crime

True crime fans, rejoice: a brand new true crime channel has just launched in the UK...

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Hanna Jameson
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London’s 10 best under-the-radar coffee shops

Welcome to your ultimate insider's guide to the very best caffeine in the capital.

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Brian Williams
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Best non-fiction books of 2020
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Your guide to 2020’s best non-fiction books

From investigations into domestic violence to essays on modern life, these are 2020's best non-fiction books.

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Sarah Shaffi
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Could you be suffering from ‘book burnout’?

Our reading habits could be making us feel guilty, embarrassed and tired, say experts.

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Hollie Richardson
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Hannah Connolly
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18 feminist book suggestions from your favourite female celebrities

From feminist books to light-hearted picks

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10 beautiful literary quotes to get you excited about autumn

Get yourself excited about autumn with these literary quotes.

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Hannah Connolly
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