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20 Scottish books celebrating women's history
We've teamed up with our friends at Glasgow Women's Library(this will open in a new window) to co-create a list of Scottish books which celebrate and reflect on women's history. From the enthralling biography of Mary Queen of Scots to the untold stories of migrant women in Pollockshields, fictional retellings of literary classics and modern accounts of being a woman in the 21st century, we've rounded up a range of inspiring and informative reads.
Glasgow Women's Library is the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women's lives, histories and achievements, with a lending library, archive collections and innovative programmes of public events & learning opportunities.
Gerda Stevenson Quines
Shamaaila Nooranne Sue Morrison Syma Ahmed She Settles in the Shields: Untold Stories of Migrant Women in Pollokshields
Arusa Qureshi Flip the Script: How Women Came to Rule Hip Hop (Inklings)
Glasgow Women's Library Voices From the Belvidere
Jenni Fagan Hex
Leila Aboulela Elsewhere, Home
Sarah Smith Hear No Evil
Charlotte Peacock Nan Shepherd Wild Geese: A Collection of Nan Shepherd's Writing
Deborah Orr Motherwell: A Girlhood
Kate Charlesworth Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide
Kirstin Innes Scabby Queen
Jackie Kay The Empathetic Store
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