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WHO RUN THE (LITERARY) WORLD - GIRLS!

WHO RUN THE (LITERARY) WORLD – GIRLS!

7 March 2018

Fun fact for you all – it’s estimated that women account for two-thirds of the fiction bought in the UK. In spite of this, women are still massively under-represented when it comes to the major literary prizes. This is, quite frankly, a travesty as far as we’re concerned, as female authors are responsible for some of the best literature out there (hello, Harry Potter anyone?).

That’s why, when we heard about Penguin’s new pop-up bookshop in Shoreditch that’s all about promoting female authors, we just HAD to check it out. In addition to selling female-only authored books, the store – Like A Woman – is also hosting a tonne of events featuring some totally inspiring female speakers.

We went along yesterday to hear Bethany Rutter, Chidera Eggerue, AKA The Slumflower, and Raifa Rafiq, speak about the way in which our identities are endlessly tangled up in what we wear. Check out our Instagram stories for a closer look at the event, or head down to Like A Woman yourself – it’s open every day 10-6pm until Friday 9th March!

All these fab females have got us feeling so inspired, and we want to keep spreading the word (literally) by introducing you to some of our fave female authors. That’s why we’ve teamed up with our friends (and fellow Happily Ever Lather Book Club partners) over at My Kinda Book to give you the chance to win a FEMME-tastic book bundle including:

Beautiful Broken Things – Sara Barnard
Open Your Heart – Gemma Cariney
Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell
My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend – Eleanor Wood
Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeymi (new for March 2018!)

Just fill out the form below and tell us who your favourite female author is for a chance to win. Aaaaand watch this space for the return of Happily Ever Lather in 2018!

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**Competition ends 11:59pm Friday 9th March 2018**

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  1. Rachel said:

    My favourite author is J.K. Rowling. She’s kept me entertained since I was 8 and I’m now 25!

  2. Claire Blaker said:

    Cecelia Ahern, where rainbows end, is one of my fave books. I re read the book every year and even tho I know what happens it always makes me cry.

  3. Claire Johnston said:

    I love holly black her books are fab

  4. Shannon Barrow said:

    Sarah Knight – The Lifechanging magic of not giving a fuck.

    I mean isn’t it a sentiment we all need to live by? Prioritise the fucks we give 100%, seek our inner calm, love ourselves and put ourselves first, be a boss that can say No.

  5. Emma Jones said:

    I love reading new books, especially when they’re so imaginative that you can picture the whole story in your head, all the way through. My favourite author is Sophie Kinsella. But love loads of different authors. #bookworm

  6. Charlotte said:

    I love Cecelia Ahern as her books are so easy to read but they are all so different! They’re books that I’m always in the mood for!

  7. Laura Daly said:

    Favourite author has to be: Melissa Hill ❤️

  8. Kerrie Carlisle said:

    At the moment Emma Cline and Claire Fuller, all time fave Margaret Atwood 🙂

  9. Kimberley Manderson said:

    My favourite female author has to be Cecelia Ahern. I loved her books growing up, PS I Love You and Where Rainbows End were two of my favourite books (before the films – probably showing my age now!).
    I’m also really loving Jenny Quintana’s style, although she only has one novel at the moment, I’m hopeful for more great books from her!

  10. Emma Griffiths said:

    There far too many amazing female authors to just pick one so a few faves of mine are J.K. Rowling, Jojo Moyes, Sophie Kinsella and Cecelia Ahern

  11. Rachel Shawcross said:

    There are three for me who all allow me to escape the stresses of real life and disappear into a book – Dorothy Koomson whose book ‘My Best Friends Girl’ had me sobbing for days but equally made me realise how short life is when it comes to friendships and arguments. Rowan Coleman whose books I just adore and the seedy world of crime queen Martina Cole whose books just grab me and I just want to read in one sitting.

  12. Katie said:

    Julia Donaldson has produced so many fantastic children’s books which my 3 girls and I love!

  13. Shelby said:

    I like Gemma cariney , such a amazing author, the books are a joy to read and
    So inspirational

  14. Chloe Walton said:

    Jill Mansell – no matter what mood I am in, her books always help me find a way to escape the real world. Every book I have read has transported me to a different place and has made traumas of my day disappear. Highly recommend them to anyone, they are superb!

  15. Abie Harris said:

    Favourite author has to be Emily Brontë for Wuthering Heights, read it back in school and have read it over and over since xxx

  16. Kiuke sale said:

    I love your products so much❤️

  17. Ellie Underdown said:

    Beatrix Potter is my favourite female author! I loved her books when I was younger, but recently I’ve realised what a wonderful woman she was in her own right. She’ll always be my role model, and there will always be a place for Peter Rabbit and co. in my heart!

  18. Ruby Pepper said:

    Favourite Female Author:
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    (Her book Adultolesence is the best book I have ever read! )