Tired of your boss bropropriating your ideas and presenting them as his own? Wondering if the pursuit of having it all has in fact resulted in having not very much?
It is time to start channelling the spiky superwomen of history to conquer today. It is time to turn to women like Frida Kahlo and Josephine Baker, Hypatia and Cleopatra, Coco Chanel and Empress Cixi. In this irreverent guide they will help you figure out how to dispatch a loverat, back yourself, kill it at work and trounce FoMo.
With original illustrations by Bijou Karman, What Would Boudicca Do? will make you fired-up and ready for anything.
E. Foley and B. Coates are editors based in London. Since working on this book they have begun to channel Elizabeth I’s famed public-speaking skills and taken tips from Mrs Beeton when battling impostor syndrome. They are anything but impostors when it comes to writing. They are the bestselling authors of Homework for Grown-Ups, Advanced Homework for Grown-Ups, Shakespeare for Grown-Ups, and the Homework for Grown-Ups Quiz Book. For regular inspiration from the historic sisterhood follow @FoleyCoates.
“An obvious candidate to take to a desert island, along with Shakespeare and the Bible.” – Daily Telegraph on Homework for Grown-Ups
“Feel like you’ve forgotten everything you learned at school? Then this subject-by-subject guide, with tests, is for you.” – The Observer on Homework for Grown-Ups
“This lovely cloth-bound book is packed full of facts.” – The Oldie on Homework for Grown-Ups
Bijou Karman is an artist and fashion illustrator from Los Angeles. She has worked with Urban Outfitters, Grazia, Vanity Fair and has a significant fan base with 60,000 followers on Instagram. Follow @bijoukarman.
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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Apart from many orders from our local customers, we’ve been sending signed copies of Polly Samson’s new novel A Theatre for Dreamers to fans across Europe, the USA and Australia! Your local independent bookshop is going global.
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Michael Rosen’s poem, These Are The Hands, features in a book of poems from the heart of the NHS, which has just been published.