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Phenomenal Women

At Foyles, we’ve long been committed to promoting women who write. The last year has seen the anniversary of some of the landmark moments on the path to gender equality, making it feel like the perfect time to do something really big. In that spirit, we’ve been extremely proud to present Phenomenal Women, our year-long celebration of great books by great women. Throughout the year each of our shops (and our website too) have highlighted revolving displays made up of women writers from across a range of genres and subject areas. 

Each month we also chose one modern classic to offer at half-price, by way of an introduction to an author's body of work. To mark the end of our year of Phenomenal Women, we’re offering all those titles at half-price again, online, alongside this month’s Phenomenal Women choice - Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - which we think is the perfect way to round off the year.

The end of our promotion coincides with International Women’s Day so you’ll also find a great selection of the hottest fiction and non-fiction written by women below. And, if you’ve not already got yours, grab this opportunity to buy one of our Phenomenal Woman totes.

 

So, go on: read a Phenomenal Woman today.

 

Phenomenal Woman

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
(Paperback)
Maya Angelou
 
One of America's most important classics, the first and best loved volume of Maya Angelou's bestselling seven-volume autobiography
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A Year of Phenomenal Women

Segu
(Paperback)
Maryse Conde; Barbara Bray
 
Winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize for Literature 2018. The bestselling epic novel of family, treachery, rivalry, religious fervour and the turbulent fate of an African kingdom
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The Bastard of Istanbul
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Elif Shafak
 
One rainy afternoon in Istanbul, a woman walks into a doctor's surgery. 'I need to have an abortion', she announces. She is nineteen years old and unmarried. What happens that...
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The Handmaid's Tale
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Margaret Atwood
The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of...
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There But for The
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Ali Smith
 
A dinner guest locks himself in an upstairs room for hours, days, weeks... and so begins another extraordinary tale from Ali Smith.
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The Lonely City: Adventures in the ...
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Olivia Laing
A dazzling investigation into loneliness, art and the modern city - 'A fierce and essential work' Helen Macdonald.
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The Vegetarian: A Novel
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Han Kang; Deborah Smith
Yeong-hye and her husband are ordinary people. He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners; she is an uninspired but dutiful wife. The acceptable...
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After Me Comes the Flood
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Sarah Perry
The debut novel by the bestselling author of THE ESSEX SERPENT One hot summer's day, John Cole decides to leave his life behind. He shuts up the bookshop no one...
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Kindred
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Octavia E. Butler
Octavia E. Butler's masterpiece and ground-breaking exploration of power and responsibility, for fans of The Handmaid's Tale.
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On Beauty
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Zadie Smith
 
Why do we fall in love with the people we do? Why do we visit our mistakes on our children? What makes life truly beautiful? This is a story about...
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How To Be a Woman
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Caitlin Moran
Selected by Emma Watson for her feminist book club `Our Shared Shelf'It's a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been...
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Purple Hibiscus
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
 
The limits of fifteen-year-old Kambili's world are defined by the high walls of her family estate and the dictates of her fanatically religious father. Her life is regulated by schedules:...
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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
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Maya Angelou
 
One of America's most important classics, the first and best loved volume of Maya Angelou's bestselling seven-volume autobiography
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Phenomenal Fiction

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Daisy Jones and The Six
(Hardback)
Taylor Jenkins Reid
£12.99
The Snakes
(Hardback)
Sadie Jones
£14.99
The Mars Room
(Paperback)
Rachel Kushner
£8.99
Terrific Mother: Faber Stories
(Paperback)
Lorrie Moore
£3.50
Mrs Fox: Faber Stories
(Paperback)
Sarah Hall
£3.50
Last Ones Left Alive
(Hardback)
Sarah Davis-Goff
£12.99
Gingerbread
(Hardback)
Helen Oyeyemi
£16.99
The Priory of the Orange Tree: THE...
(Hardback)
Samantha Shannon
£16.99
Blood Orange: The most...
(Hardback)
Harriet Tyce
£12.99
Fire Sermon
(Paperback)
Jamie Quatro
£8.99
Wild Fire
(Paperback)
Ann Cleeves
£7.99
Late in the Day
(Hardback)
Tessa Hadley
£16.99
Tokyo Ueno Station
(Paperback)
Yu Miri
£9.99
The Familiars
(Hardback)
Stacey Halls
£12.99
Tangerine
(Paperback)
Christine Mangan
£8.99
You Know You Want This
(Hardback)
Kristen Roupenian
£12.99
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
(Paperback)
Imogen Hermes Gowar
£8.99
Everything Under
(Paperback)
Daisy Johnson
£8.99
The Last
(Hardback)
Hanna Jameson
£12.99
The Book of Joan
(Paperback)
Lidia Yuknavitch
£8.99
Blood & Sugar
(Hardback)
Laura Shepherd-Robinson
£14.99
Swansong
(Paperback)
Kerry Andrew
£8.99
If Only I Could Tell You
(Hardback)
Hannah Beckerman
£14.99
When All is Said
(Hardback)
Anne Griffin
£12.99
The Age of Light
(Hardback)
Whitney Scharer
£12.99
The Raven Tower
(Hardback)
Ann Leckie
£16.99
The Binding
(Hardback)
Bridget Collins
£12.99
Adele
(Paperback)
Leila Slimani
£12.99
Daisy Jones and The Six
(Hardback)
Taylor Jenkins Reid
£12.99
The Snakes
(Hardback)
Sadie Jones
£14.99
The Mars Room
(Paperback)
Rachel Kushner
£8.99
Terrific Mother: Faber Stories
(Paperback)
Lorrie Moore
£3.50
Mrs Fox: Faber Stories
(Paperback)
Sarah Hall
£3.50
Last Ones Left Alive
(Hardback)
Sarah Davis-Goff
£12.99
Gingerbread
(Hardback)
Helen Oyeyemi
£16.99
The Priory of the Orange Tree: THE...
(Hardback)
Samantha Shannon
£16.99
Blood Orange: The most...
(Hardback)
Harriet Tyce
£12.99
Fire Sermon
(Paperback)
Jamie Quatro
£8.99
Wild Fire
(Paperback)
Ann Cleeves
£7.99
Late in the Day
(Hardback)
Tessa Hadley
£16.99
Tokyo Ueno Station
(Paperback)
Yu Miri
£9.99
The Familiars
(Hardback)
Stacey Halls
£12.99
Tangerine
(Paperback)
Christine Mangan
£8.99
You Know You Want This
(Hardback)
Kristen Roupenian
£12.99
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
(Paperback)
Imogen Hermes Gowar
£8.99
Everything Under
(Paperback)
Daisy Johnson
£8.99
The Last
(Hardback)
Hanna Jameson
£12.99
The Book of Joan
(Paperback)
Lidia Yuknavitch
£8.99
Blood & Sugar
(Hardback)
Laura Shepherd-Robinson
£14.99
Swansong
(Paperback)
Kerry Andrew
£8.99
If Only I Could Tell You
(Hardback)
Hannah Beckerman
£14.99
When All is Said
(Hardback)
Anne Griffin
£12.99
The Age of Light
(Hardback)
Whitney Scharer
£12.99
The Raven Tower
(Hardback)
Ann Leckie
£16.99
The Binding
(Hardback)
Bridget Collins
£12.99
Adele
(Paperback)
Leila Slimani
£12.99

Phenomenal Non-Fiction

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Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias ...
(Hardback)
Caroline Criado Perez
£16.99
What Would Boudicca Do?: Everyday...
(Paperback)
Elizabeth Foley; Beth Coates
£8.99
Vagina: A re-education
(Paperback)
Lynn Enright
£14.99
Feel Free: Essays
(Paperback)
Zadie Smith
£9.99
How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits...
(Paperback)
Sally Helgesen; Marshall Goldsmith
£9.99
Everything I Know About Love
(Paperback)
Dolly Alderton
£8.99
The Cost of Living
(Paperback)
Deborah Levy
£8.99
So Here I Am: Speeches by great women...
(Hardback)
Anna Russell; Camila Pinheiro
£18.99
Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of...
(Paperback)
Jane Robinson; Jane Robinson
£9.99
Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective
(Hardback)
Elizabeth Otto & Patrick Roessler
£30.00
Notes to Self
(Hardback)
Emilie Pine
£12.99
New Daughters of Africa: AN...
(Hardback)
Margaret Busby
£30.00
Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias ...
(Hardback)
Caroline Criado Perez
£16.99
What Would Boudicca Do?: Everyday...
(Paperback)
Elizabeth Foley; Beth Coates
£8.99
Vagina: A re-education
(Paperback)
Lynn Enright
£14.99
Feel Free: Essays
(Paperback)
Zadie Smith
£9.99
How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits...
(Paperback)
Sally Helgesen; Marshall Goldsmith
£9.99
The Gendered Brain: The new...
(Hardback)
Gina Rippon
£20.00
The Five: The Untold Lives of the...
(Hardback)
Hallie Rubenhold
£16.99
Everything I Know About Love
(Paperback)
Dolly Alderton
£8.99
The Cost of Living
(Paperback)
Deborah Levy
£8.99
So Here I Am: Speeches by great women...
(Hardback)
Anna Russell; Camila Pinheiro
£18.99
Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of...
(Paperback)
Jane Robinson; Jane Robinson
£9.99
Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective
(Hardback)
Elizabeth Otto & Patrick Roessler
£30.00
The Voices of Nimes: Women, Sex, and...
(Hardback)
Suzannah Lipscomb
£30.00
Notes to Self
(Hardback)
Emilie Pine
£12.99
New Daughters of Africa: AN...
(Hardback)
Margaret Busby
£30.00
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