Today (8 March 2016) is International Women’s Day  and what better way to celebrate than to snap up some new books that celebrate great achievements by women from our past and present.

The stories of these women serve to remind us all how much women have contributed to society from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.

Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema edited by Melody Bridges and Cheryl Robson

Celluloid Ceiling: women film directors breaking through edited by Gabrielle Kelly and Cheryl Robson

Women Make Noise: Girl Bands From Motown To The Modern by Julia Downes

Art Theatre and Women’s Suffrage by Irene Cockroft and Susan Croft

A Girl with a Book and other plays by Nick Wood

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