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Feminine Mystique - Perish the Privileged Orders - Listening to Grasshoppers - Dog Loves Books

The Feminine Mystique
Betty Friedan, Penguin Classics, £12.99

A chance to read the book said to capture the alienation and drudgery of life as an American housewife in the early 1960s. It became a handbook for many feminists of the era.

Perish the Privileged Orders
Mark O'Brien, New Clarion Press, £8.95

This wonderful socialist history of the Chartist movement is now back in print and should be read by all enemies of "the privileged orders".

Listening to Grasshoppers
Arundhati Roy, Penguin, £9.99

Subtitled Field Notes on Democracy, Roy's essays show she is still a powerful voice for those who are suffering the most from neoliberalism, nationalism and environmental destruction in India.

Dog Loves Books
Louise Yates, Jonathan Cape, £10.99

A dog with a love of books and a bookshop without many customers - it may not be a great business plan but he has a lot of fun and friends.