In our November 2019 issue, w&h books editor Savanna Douglas chooses her favourite reads from the latest releases, and bestselling UK author Miranda Dickinson shares her writing secrets with us. Here, we look at 6 of the best inspiring female leads!
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6 Inspiring Female Leads
1 My African Conquest
(Jonathan Ball) by Julia Albu
On a mission to meet the queen, 80-year-old Julia treks across Africa and into the UK in her old Toyota Conquest.
2 Take Six Girls
(Head of Zeus) by Laura Thompson
This is the fascinating tale of the famous Mitford sisters, who each led wildly different lives in 1930s Europe.
(Little, Brown) by Haben Girma
The story of a deaf-blind woman who navigated her way through life’s challenges to attain success as an advocate.
4 A Woman of Firsts
(HarperCollins) by Edna Adan Ismail
The account of Edna, Somaliland’s first midwife, and her path to becoming a formidable female leader in Africa.
5 Women’s Work
(Doubleday) by Megan K. Stack
Megan reflects on her path of motherhood, marriage, feminism and privilege in an empowering story about being a mom.
6 Don’t Stop Believin’
(Simon & Schuster) by Olivia Newton-John
A candid account of the star’s life, from her rise to fame to beating cancer.