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Newham Bookshop by Pete Fallan

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Newham Bookshop by Pete Fallan, March 2021. Click here for the stunning B&W image, more of Pete’s work and to buy a print.

We are now open and pleased to welcome our customers

Open Tuesday to Saturday
from 10 am to 5 pm.

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Friday 12 October at 7.30 pm
at Wanstead Library

On Women
Of Women
is published in paperback
by Penguin
at £9.99.
Eleanor Marx
Eleanor Marx
is published in paperback
by Bloomsbury
at £12.99.
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Shami Chakrabarti
Shami Chakrabarti
Rachel Holmes
Rachel Holmes

An evening
Shami Chakrabarti
Rachel Holmes

Part of Redbridge’s Fabula Festival

Shami Chakrabarti’s new book, Of Women, makes the case for radical positive action to promote the vindication of the rights of women, worldwide. She details how global gender injustice continues to impact health, wealth, education, representation, opportunity and security in the 21st century. Of Women outlines what needs fixing and makes clear, inspiring proposals about what we do next, putting gender justice at the centre of the progressive political agenda.

Shami Chakrabarti is Britain’s leading human rights campaigner. She is Labour’s shadow attorney general and a member of the House of Lords, and is an honorary professor of law at the University of Bristol and the University of Manchester. She is the author of On Liberty, an impassioned defence of human rights, published in 2014.

Rachel Holmes has gone back to original sources to tell the story of a woman who did more than any other to transform British politics in the nineteenth century. Unrestrained by convention, lion-hearted and free, Eleanor Marx, 1855-98, was an exceptional force. She was the first woman to lead the British dock workers’ and gas workers’ trades unions and for years worked tirelessly for her father, Karl Marx, as personal secretary and researcher. Foremost among her achievements was her pioneering feminism. For her, sexual equality was a necessary precondition for a just society. She set out into the world to make a difference ceaselessly campaigning and organising until her untimely end, which – with its letters, legacies, secrets and hidden paternity – reads in part like a novel and in part like the modern tragedy it was.

Rachel Holmes is the author of Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel, The Secret Life of Dr James Barry and The Hottentot Venus: The Life and Death of Saartjie Baartman. She is co-editor, with Lisa Appignanensi and Susie Orbach, of Fifty Shades of Feminism and co-commissioning editor, with Josie Rourke and Chris Haydon, of Sixty-Six Books: Twenty-First Century Writers Speak to the King James Bible.

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Family lessons for
Writing and Reading Newham
available here

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Interested in learning more about Newham Bookshop and some of the people connected with it? We have four lessons for classroom or family use developed from On the Record’s oral history project centered around Newham Bookshop, Writing and Reading Newham. Click here for full details.

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Newham Bookshop is LoveReading’s
Bookshop of the Month

We are proud that Newham Bookshop is LoveReading’s Bookshop of the Month. The article features a Q&A with Vivian Archer, which you can read here.

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