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See reviews of books and publications that are essential reading. Check out the latest novels, book festivals and interviews with authors here.

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27
Apr

Recommended Read: New Manager Secrets | Alison Miles-Jenkins

Get practical answers to the ‘how do I …’ questions and challenges managers face daily If you’re a manager at any level ‘New Manager Secrets’ will transform your management skills. With its focus on practical application of top techniques, tips and know-how you can instantly accelerate your success as a manager and your career. It...
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20
Nov

Reading redefined with Reading In Heels

Reading, Redefined? Reading in Heels has just launched with the aim of putting the pleasure back into reading, taking the guesswork out of finding books you actually want to read, and helping women to read more, more often. It’s about being so absorbed by a book that you totally forget about your phone. About slowing...
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19
Jun

Seven books that will change the way you see the world

A room of one’s own, Virginia Woolf Written rather as an address than a novel and published as an essay, Virginia Woolf’s exposition on why a woman must have a room of her own if she is to write successfully is one of the most intelligent yet accessible pieces of modernist writing. We see her...
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j.k rowling, world book day featured
02
Mar

JK Rowling tops list of inspirational quotes from female authors on World Book Day

J.K. Rowling has topped a list of the most inspirational quotes from books by female authors. To coincide with World Book Day, a new survey from Powwownow has revealed the most memorable lines, which most inspired us on a daily basis: “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.”...
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peter rabbit, beatrix potter feature
28
Jul

Happy 150th Birthday, Beatrix Potter | Celebrating the author, illustrator and scientist

Today marks the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter, best known for her work as a children’s author and for her literary characters such as, Peter Rabbit, Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck. Born in 1866 into a privileged family, Potter was taught by her governesses and spent most of her free time in the Lake District...
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07
Jun

Feminist Library saved from eviction but only for six months

The Feminist Library has won the right to stay at their London home for a further six months, after reaching an agreement with Southwark Council. Over 16,000 supporters signed a petition to overturn the original agreement, while the library organised a demonstration outside the council’s offices and a hundred volunteers read aloud from feminist books....
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19
Feb

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee dies at 89

Embed from Getty Images Harper Lee, author of the 1960’s American classic To Kill A Mockingbird, has died at the age of 89. The death of the American novelist was confirmed by the mayor’s office in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Born Nelle Harper Lee on 28th April 1926, she was the youngest of four...
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04
Nov

Baby Proof Your Career

HOW WILL I KEEP MY CAREER ON TRACK WHEN I START A FAMILY? If you are a career woman and know you want a family in the future, a regular career plan just won’t cut it. What you need is a long-term career strategy that targets the emotional and practical challenges you’ll face when the...
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