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The Noughtie Girl's Guide to Feminism
The Noughtie Girl's Guide to Feminism
by Ellie Levenson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.99

11 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simulating book for anyone who believes in equality for women but who doesn't call themselves a feminist, 21 July 2009
Ellie Levenson has written a book which doesn't seek to lecture women or make their mind up for them, it simply asks that we think through what we want in life rather than take our lives for granted. You won't always agree with Ellie's views, but that's rather the point I think. She is trying to argue that feminism shouldn't be prescriptive and that to say the only real feminists are those who are angry men-haters actually precludes a large proportion of women who would like to live in a society where they had equal pay, where domestic chores and care for children was shared equally, and where they could wear make-up and go on marches for women's rights, but who don't want to sign up to the whole philosophy.

It's irreverent and challenging in places, but always interesting. Well worth a read, particularly for anyone who doesn't think of themselves as a feminist.

Boris V. Ken: How Boris Johnson Won London
Boris V. Ken: How Boris Johnson Won London
by Giles Edwards
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.56

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive analysis of the London elections 2008, 11 July 2008
The perfect pairing of Giles Edwards and Jonathan Isaby has made this book the definitive analysis of the race between Boris and Ken. It's pacy, astute and informative. Labour strategists who want to understand where their campaign went wrong should have this down as holiday reading.

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