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DEATH BY CROISSANTS, BY IAN MOORE, 9.00 GBP
Publisher: Farrago
Year: 2021
Condition: Brand New
Price (including P&P): 9.00 GBP

A cosy mystery written by a comedian from BBC Radio 4, Ian Moore brings together humour with intrigue in the beautiful setting of France. Perfect for when you want to escape from non-fiction, for a bit.


SCENT, BY ISABEL COSTELLO, 8.00 GBP
Publisher: Muswell Press
Condition: Brand New
Price (including P&P): 8.00 GBP


Set in Paris and Provence, this work of fiction includes themes of bisexuality and passion, delving too into the self-definitions of womanhood in France. Not unlike Revolutionary Road for its portrayal of a stifling marriage, this book is an exhilarating meditation on desire.

INSEPARABLE: DESIRE BETWEEN WOMEN IN LITERATURE, BY EMMA DONOGHUE, 5.00 GBP

Publisher: Clies Press
Condition: Used – Good
Price (including P&P): 5.00 GBP

This half-scholarly, half-jokey research delves into how literature portrays desire between women. The well-loved author of Room, and Man Booker Prize nominee, Emma Donoghue, has written this for historians and readers of fiction alike.

So intimate, in fact, that they all seem to embrace each other frequently, flirtatiously, and jealously.

– Emma Donoghue, Room

NO MODERNISM WITHOUT LESBIANS: DIANA SOUHAMI, 7.00 GBP

“Love has always been the main business of my life,” Natalie Barney said when old. This main business involved lots of sex. Natalie went where desire led her. She shared her bed, the train couchette, her polar bear rug, the riverbank or wooden glade with many women…”

– Diana Souhami, No Modernism Without Lesbians

Publisher: Head of Zeus
Year: 2021
Price (including P&P): 7.00 GBP
Condition: Brand New

This work of non-fiction follows the lives of four queer women in Paris, during the first half of the 20th century. Alongside the famous Gertrude Stein is the lesser-known, fierce socialite Natalie Barney. The book is split into four parts, to truly remark on each woman’s process of self-discovery. It is painstakingly researched by the historian, with an accuracy that doesn’t forget anything, even the printing costs of small presses run by one of the women. It is a remark on women’s painting, literature, bookselling, and more.

THE FLORENTINES: FROM DANTE TO GALILEO, BY PAUL STRATHERN, 12.00 GBP
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Condition: Brand New
PRICE (including P&P): 12.00 GBP

An enthralling history of restlessness, intrigue and historical figures (such as Dante, author of the Divine Comedy). How do people behave when in exile? How will history remember these great Italian figures? This is the Italian Renaissance up-close, following the makers, artists, writers and everyone in between.

WELL-READ BLACK GIRL, BY GLORY EDIM
Publisher: Trapeze
Condition: Used (Good)
Price(including P&P): 6.00
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A must-read for anybody interested in decolonising literature, learning from women such as Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison – but also, lesser-known black writers, in the genres of sci-fi and fantasy. It’s illustrated, too, and features opinion pieces by some of the greatest black women writers of today, including Rebecca Walker and Jesmyn Ward.

MORE PRODUCTS COMING SOON:

Illustrated Women In History by A Pale Landscape (Zine)
A zine featuring 20 women who changed history.

Veggie Recipes by Savannah Storm (Zine)

An illustrated booklet full of veggie and vegan recipes.

Homosexuality: a Queer Inversion by For a Lark (Zine)

An intriguing collection of poetry.

Radical Possibilities: Art and Queer Identity by Common Threads Press (Zine)
A zine about the intersections of visual culture and queerness.

Mystery Books
Enticing books for the tentative consumer. Wrapped in brown, eco-friendly paper.

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