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  • Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide by Kate Charlesworth (PB)

    Cartoonist Kate Charlesworth presents a glorious pageant of LGBTQI+ history, as she takes us on a PRIDE march past personal and political milestones from the 1950s to the present day. Peopled by a cast of gay icons such as Dusty Springfield, Billie Jean King, Dirk Bogarde and Alan Turing, and featuring key moments such as Stonewall, Gay Pride and Section 28, Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide, is the first graphic history documenting lesbian life from 1950 to the present. It is a stunning, personal, graphic memoir and a milestone itself in LGBTQI+ history. Size: 24cm x 18cm. Paperback. 320 pages. Learn More

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  • Vanni: A Family's Struggle Through the Sri Lankan Conflict by Benjamin Dix and Lindsay Pollock

    A graphic novel focusing on the conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the 'Tamil Tigers', told from the perspective of a single family and their neighbours. 

    272 pages. 

    'This book seeks to unbury those terrible, sordid secrets and place them in clear view for the world to see.' ARUNDHATI ROY

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  • The Wolf of Baghdad by Carol Isaacs (The Surreal McCoy) (PB)

    In the 1940s a third of Baghdad’s population was Jewish. Within a decade nearly all 150,000 had been expelled, killed or had escaped. This graphic memoir of a lost homeland is a wordless narrative by an author homesick for a home she has never visited.

    Paperback, 208 pages
    Published January 2020
    Size 24cm x 17cm
    ISBN 978-1-912408-55-9

    'Enthralling and moving. It is magical.' Claudia Roden

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  • Guantánamo Kid: The True Story of Mohammed El-Gharani by Alexandre Franc, text by Jerome Tubiana

    In this eye-opening, compelling and deeply moving graphic biography, Jérôme Tubiana and Alexandre Franc tell the heart-wrenching story of one of Guantánamo Bay's youngest detainees. Guantánamo Kid is a moving study of injustice and political failure, and an important document for our times. Endorsed by Amnesty International.

    Graphic Novel
    Paperback with flaps
    Length: 168 Pages
    Language: English
    Publisher: SelfMadeHero
    Size: 23.9 cm x 17.1cm

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  • Solitary by Albert Woodfox

    Solitary is the unforgettable life-story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary confinement in the notorious Angola prison in Louisiana for a crime he did not commit. Paperback, 448 pages. Learn More
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  • The Guilty Feminist: From Our Noble Goals to Our Worst Hypocrisies by Deborah Frances-White

    A funny, joyful, frank and inspiring book about embracing both feminism and our imperfections, from the creator of the hit comedy podcast, Deborah Frances-White.

    This really is the "everything you have always wanted to know about feminism but were afraid to ask" manual. From a mind as lucid and witty as it is kind and empathetic comes essential reading for the planet' - Emma Thompson

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  • Escaping Wars and Waves By Olivier Kugler (HB)

    Kugler's compelling series of evocative drawings documents the experiences of Syrian refugees he met in Iraqi Kurdistan, Greece, France, Germany, Switzerland and England. Hardback, 80 pages. Size: 29.7cm x 23cm.

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  • Hole In the Heart by Henny Beaumont

    When the registrar told Henny and her husband that their daughter might have Down’s Syndrome, she thought that her life was over. How would she be able to look after this baby, who might die, and manage her other two children at the same time? Hole in the Heart is a moving, funny, ironic and refreshingly honest look at living with a child who has special needs. "Powerful and deeply honest... Henny's words and stunning art work speak to everyone, whether they have a child with a learning disability or not." - Mencap Graphic Novel Paperback: 288 pages Size: 170mm x 240mm Learn More

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  • The Inking Woman by Cath Tate and Nicola Streeten

    The Inking Woman is a groundbreaking picture-led celebration of the work of over 100 named British artists, and a few more anonymous ones, revealing a wealth of women’s wit and insight spanning 250 years. 'Like so much art, women have taken a back seat. Now they are forefront and I am SO proud!' Sandi Toksvig

    Hardback: 144 pages. Language: English. Publisher: Myriad Editions. Publication date: 2018. Size: 216 mm x 278 mm

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  • The Food of Love by Kate Evans

    Fresh and funny, this perfect gift for new mothers is a refreshingly different guide to breastfeeding. Packed with hilarious and stylish graphics, it will entertain the rest of us too: partners, friends and anyone who has ever wondered how it all works. "Beautiful to look at (the cartoons are wonderful); informative and – best of all – funny." - Association of Breastfeeding Mothers Also available as an eBook Learn More

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