Recommendations

Gifts for Dreamers

There is nothing better than settling down with a good book and escaping the mundane, everyday life. Books are where dreams become a reality, where anything can happen and characters become your close friends. Whether you live in a magical house, fly in a WW2 fighter jet or become a Grace Jones impersonator, the possibilities are endless.

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Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Winner of the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction, Piranesi tells the story of a man and his house. Except this house is not like other houses, no, this house has special powers and one day, messages begin to appear on the pavements. But what do they mean and where did they come from? Secrets will be revealed as Piransei takes you on a most magical adventure.

 
 

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

Fiction and reality are tightly interwoven in this epic novel. Shortlisted for the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction, Great Circle follows the lives of two very different women whose lives are brought together when one portrays the life of the other in a film. When an actess gets the role of a lifetime to play the infamous female aviator she learns a lot more than just her lines.

 
 

Invisible Book

Here at the Women’s Prize Trust we believe the magic of a good book isn’t just for Christmas. We work year round to try and put books written by women into the hands of as many readers as possible, especially those who don’t have the means to buy them themselves. With our invisible book, you give the gift of a dreamy paperback to someone in need.

 
 

Well-Read Women Typographic Print

Heard of the phrase ‘well-behaved women rarely make history‘? Well this is for the readers, grab our A4 typographic print and declare to the world that: Well-read women always make history. The perfect piece of art to hang up by your bookcase or above your reading chair to remind you that everytime you open a book you are one step closer to making history.

 
 

Nudibranch by Irenosen Okojie

The boundaries of realities are tested in this collection of surreal short stories by former Women’s Prize judge Irenosen Okojie. Packed with stories full of dreamy characters, from time travelling tramps to a love-hungry goddess of the sea to a Grace Jones impersonator, you won’t be returning to reality anytime soon.

 
 


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