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The Little Girl on the Ice Floe
by Adelaide Bon ~ Hardback

"Life itself is in these pages: in this candid, poetic style there is storytelling of real quality" - LEILA SLIMANI, author of Lullaby A powerful and personal account of the devastating consequences of childhood rape: a valuable voice for the #MeToo conversation. Adelaide Bon grew up in a weal...

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Louise Nicholas
by Louise Nicholas ~ Paperback / softback

The hard-hitting and moving expose of a teenager whose abuse by police began when she was a 13-year-old and continued throughout her teens. What's the real story behind Louise Nicholas' claims of gang rape by policemen? What allowed her to bring her darkest and most harrowing secrets into the harsh ...

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Women with Controlling Partners
by Carol A. Lambert ~ Paperback / softback

A controlling or abusive partner can break even the strongest woman. Written by an expert in domestic violence and based on her highly successful recovery program for women with controlling partners, this book will give you the strength you need to finally stand up for yourself or leave the relation...

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by Laura Bates ~ Paperback / softback

A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND FOUNDER OF THE EVERYDAY SEXISM PROJECT, LAURA BATES. 'Following [Everyday Sexism] will make most women feel oddly saner.' Caitlin Moran 'Piercingly astute.' Stylist Laura Bates, pioneering feminist, activist and bestselling author, has given vo...

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The First Stone
by Helen Garner ~ Paperback / softback

When two young women students claimed they had been indecently assaulted at a party by the Master of Ormond at Melbourne University in 1990, the shock not only split the college and university communities but focused sharply the larger social debate about sexuality and power. What the media presente...

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Eggshell Skull
by Bri Lee ~ Paperback / softback
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'Scorching, self-scouring: a young woman finds her steel and learns to wield it' - Helen Garner 'Brutal, brave and utterly compelling . . . I can't remember a book I devoured with such intensity, nor one that moved me so profoundly' Rebecca Starford, author of Bad Behaviour and co-founder of Kill Y...

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Unholy Trinity
by Peter Hoysted ~ Paperback / softback

One policeman's desperate and moving account of his struggle to bring a depraved paedophile priest to justice-only to find himself obstructed by the Catholic Church and betrayed by his own police force. Now, decades later, justice has finally been done and Denis Ryan has been vindicated. Monsigno...

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We're Going to Need More Wine
by Gabrielle Union ~ Paperback / softback

Things are about to get real . . . Cheers!! Actress, activist, and one half of a power couple, Gabrielle Union is actually a lot like the rest of us. She's also navigating today's world in ways that are all too familiar. In this engaging, provocative, and funny collection of essays about her life...

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Crash Override
by Zoe Quinn ~ Hardback

You've heard the stories about the dark side of the internet--hackers, #gamergate, anonymous mobs attacking an unlucky victim, and revenge porn--but they remain just that: stories. Surely these things would never happen to you. Zoe Quinn used to feel the same way. She is a video game developer whos...

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Breaking Free
by Rachel Jeffs ~ Paperback / softback

In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of Stolen Innocence, the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it. Born into the Fundamentalist Church...

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Behind Closed Doors
by Katherine X ~ Paperback / softback

Four children by her father. Thirty years of horrific sexual abuse. Now updated with a new epilogue, detailing Katherine's brave stand at the Royal Commission In March 2009, Joseph Fritzl was sentenced to life in jail for the systematic imprisonment, torture and rape of his daughter Elisabeth ov...

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Survivor Prayers
by Catherine J. Foote ~ Paperback / softback

Child sexual abuse wounds its victims deeply. Physical wounds can be seen; invisible wounds and scars touch the soul. Catherine Foote offers this book to survivors of abuse, especially survivors of childhood sexual abuse, offering them a way of exploring the impact that abuse has had on their relati...

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Don't Tell Mummy
by Toni Maguire ~ Paperback / softback
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This heart-wrenching memoir from Toni Maguire tells the deeply moving story of an idyllic childhood that masked a terrible truth. Underneath her mother's gentility and her father's roguish charm lay horrifying secrets, which eventually led to their only child's near destruction. The first time he...

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Not That Bad
by Roxane Gay ~ Paperback / softback

In this valuable and revealing anthology, cultural critic and bestselling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are "routinely se...

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Art Therapy Treatment with Sex Trafficked Survivors
Paperback / softback

This ground-breaking book introduces and researches art therapy as a creative and effective treatment for the sensitive and pertinent issue of human sex trafficking. Rich empirical examples and best practice are provided through the contributors' expertise and knowledge as the book explores art ther...

Pre-order - out 1 Nov 2019
Rekindling Desire
by Barry McCarthy ~ Hardback

For over a decade, Rekindling Desire has helped to restore and affirm pleasure-oriented sexuality for thousands of people. Drawing on respected therapist Barry McCarthy's extensive knowledge and experience, this updated third edition offers strategies and solutions for no-sex relationships and inhib...

Pre-order - out 18 Oct 2019
The End of My World
by Emma Jackson ~ Paperback / softback

'I'd never have guessed that when your world's tumbling down you can carry on as usual. But it wasn't like I had a big sign on my back saying "I've been raped." Nobody noticed a thing.'Emma was just 13 when her happy childhood came crashing down. She had no idea the young lads she and her friends me...

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Feminism, Violence, and Representation in Modern Italy
by Giovanna Parmigiani ~ Hardback

Can the way a word is used give legitimacy to a political movement? Feminism, Violence, and Representation in Modern Italy traces the use of the word "femminicidio" (or "femicide") as a tool to mobilize Italian feminists, particularly the Union of Women in Italy (UDI). Based on nearly two years of f...

Pre-order - out 1 Oct 2019
South of Forgiveness
by Elva Thordis ~ Hardback

*An unprecedented collaboration between a woman and the man who raped her when she was sixteen. South of Forgiveness tells the story from their respective perspectives of Thordis and Tom's meeting to discuss this dark event. *Thoris Elva and Tom Stranger's TED talk about their story has been viewe...

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Asking for It
by Kate Harding ~ Paperback / softback

Every seven minutes, someone in America commits a rape. And whether that's a football star, beloved celebrity, elected official, member of the clergy, or just an average Joe (or Joanna), there's probably a community eager to make excuses for that person.In Asking for It , Kate Harding combines in-d...

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Medicine, the Penal System and Sexual Crimes in England, 1919-1960s
by Janet Weston ~ Paperback / softback

Sexual crime, past and present, is rarely far from the headlines. How these crimes are punished, policed and understood has changed considerably over the last century. From hormone injections to cognitive behavioural therapy, medical and psychological approaches to sexual offenders have proliferated...

Pre-order - out 26 Sep 2019
Honor and the Political Economy of Marriage
by Joanne Payton ~ Hardback

'Honor' is used as a justification for violence perpetrated against women and girls considered to have violated social taboos related to sexual behavior. Several `honor'-based murders of Kurdish women, such as Fadime Sahindal, Banaz Mahmod and Du'a Khalil Aswad, and campaigns against 'honor'-based v...

Pre-order - out 30 Nov 2019
Falling Out of Romantic Love
by Crystal Wilhite Hemesath ~ Hardback

In this innovative and user-friendly guide, Crystal Wilhite Hemesath identifies the factors that lead to relationship breakdown and suggests key strategies for the prevention and treatment of falling out of romantic love (FORL). Grounded in research and two decades of clinical experience, Falling...

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by Donna Freitas ~ Hardback

Donna Freitas has lived two lives. In one life, she is a published author and respected scholar who has traveled around the country speaking about Title IX, consent, religion, and sex on college campuses. In the other, she is a victim, a woman who suffered and suffers still because she was stalked b...

Pre-order - out 13 Aug 2019
Handbook of Trauma, Traumatic Loss, and Adversity in Children
by Kathleen Nader ~ Paperback / softback

The Handbook of Trauma, Traumatic Loss, and Adversity in Children is a developmentally oriented book rich with findings related to child development, the impact of trauma on development and functioning, and interventions directed at treating reactions to trauma. Aspects of attachment and paren...

Pre-order - out 9 Aug 2019
Behind Closed Doors
by Natalie Fiennes ~ Paperback / softback

One thing we know for certain is that sex is personal: perhaps the most intimate thing of all. But sex is also shaped by a complicated web of cultural, social and political forces outside of ourselves. Fear-mongering, moral panic and outdated attitudes prevail, but if #MeToo has taught us anything,...

Pre-order - out 20 Sep 2019
Indelible in the Hippocampus
Paperback / softback

"Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter," said Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford when she testified to congress in September 2018 about the men who victimised her. A year earlier, in October 2017, the hashtag #MeToo shone a light on the internalised, normalised sexual harassment and abuse that...

Pre-order - out 10 Sep 2019
Church of Lies
by Flora Jessop ~ Paperback / softback

From the Preface: "My name is Flora Jessop. I've been called apostate, vigilante, and crazy bitch, and maybe I am. But some people call me a hero, and I'd like to think they're right too. If I am a hero, maybe it's because every time I can play a part in saving a child or a woman from a life of serv...

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How Could She?
by Dana Fowley ~ Paperback / softback

At just five years old, Dana learned that there was no one she could trust. Most devastating of all, even her own mother betrayed her and in the most unimaginable way. For years, Dana and her younger sister suffered at the hands of one of Britain's largest ever-known paedophile rings. And their moth...

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Women and Violence in India
by Tamsin Bradley ~ Paperback / softback

India's endemic gender-based violence has received increased international scrutiny and provoked waves of domestic protest and activism. In recent years, related studies on India and South Asia have proliferated but their analyses often fail to identify why violence flourishes. Unwilling to simply a...

Pre-order - out 26 Dec 2019
Body for Rent
by Olivia Smit ~ Paperback / softback

Growing up in a quiet, middle-class suburb outside of Amsterdam, childhood best friends Anna and Olivia had their whole lives ahead of them. But every parent's worst nightmare came true when the teenagers fell in with the wrong crowd. Eleven years their senior, Ricardo was charming and good-looking ...

Pre-order - out 10 Dec 2019
Father-Daughter Incest
by Judith Lewis Herman ~ Paperback / softback

Through an intensive clinical study of forty incest victims and numerous interviews with professionals in mental health, child protection, and law enforcement, Judith Herman develops a composite picture of the incestuous family. In a new afterword, Herman offers a lucid and thorough overview of the ...

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Feminism, Violence, and Representation in Modern Italy
by Giovanna Parmigiani ~ Paperback / softback

Can the way a word is used give legitimacy to a political movement? Feminism, Violence, and Representation in Modern Italy traces the use of the word "femminicidio" (or "femicide") as a tool to mobilize Italian feminists, particularly the Union of Women in Italy (UDI). Based on nearly two years of f...

Pre-order - out 1 Oct 2019
Courage to Say No
by Mahmood Raana ~ Hardback

Sexual harassment is in the news almost every day. Countless women have been intimidated into silence or their careers and lives have been ruined because they refused to submit to unwanted sexual advances. Yet, sexual harassment coupled with corruption is not singularly an American affliction. It's ...

Pre-order - out 5 Sep 2019
Paper Cuts
by Stephen Bernard ~ Paperback / softback

'I have a small line of red dots on the back of my left hand, where the needle goes in. I have had hundreds of ketamine injections, more than anyone else, perhaps. The needle goes in, and the truth comes out. Sometimes I am a child again. Sometimes I have the innocence of a child, but I am not innoc...

Pre-order - out 5 Sep 2019
Understanding Child Molesters
by Eric Leberg ~ Paperback / softback

Gleaned from the author's 25 years of experience of working with child molesters, this text provides guidance for both professionals and the general public. In non-technical language, the information necessary for readers to recognize offenders' deceptiveness and respond with appropriate interventio...

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Untitled: A Memoir
by Emily Doe ~ Paperback / softback

The riveting, powerful memoir of the woman whose letter to Brock Turner gave voice to millions of survivors.Author BiographyEmily Doe is a writer and artist who lives in California.

Pre-order - out 17 Sep 2019
Routledge International Handbook of Sexual Addiction
Paperback / softback

The concept of sexual addiction has gained increasing recognition in the academic and healthcare communities since the 1990s. It has also captured the attention of the media, where there has been much debate over whether it can truly be described as an addiction. What is certain is that many people ...

Pre-order - out 14 Sep 2019
Systemic Sex Therapy

Systemic Sex Therapy, 3rd edition integrates couple and sex therapy to inform the treatment of sexual problems and to give beginning clinicians the abilities and confidence they need to produce change in their patients' lives. Grounded in the Intersystem Approach, the book considers the biology...

Pre-order - out 15 Nov 2019
Sociological Perspectives on Clerical Sexual Abuse in the Catholic...
by Vivencio O. Ballano ~ Paperback / softback

This book, as an exploratory sociological analysis, broadly examines the major structural factors which contribute to the social disorganization of the Catholic hierarchy as a clerical community, facilitating the persistence of clerical sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Using some tenets of the s...

Pre-order - out 9 Sep 2019