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!
**Competition ends 11:59pm Friday 9th March 2018**Back to Blog
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