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Tollington Press publishes new writing by women with unique stories to tell. From poetry to memoir and from drama to short stories, Tollington brings you voices you might not hear elsewhere.

Coming in 2016:

Rights of Passage: Clare Summerskill's moving play about lesbians and gay men seeking asylum in the UK. Accompanies the theatrical tour. (May)

The Wishmistress: Two women count the reasons not to have an affair. An intense third novel from Helen Sandler, out this summer. Pre-order through the crowd-funding campaign.


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2015 titles:

Out on a Limb: Sermons of risk and revolution by Rev. Glenna Shepherd. Linking social justice and spirituality, with lyricism and compassion. Foreword by Rep. John Lewis.

Not in Our Hands: The second novel from Charlotte Gringras is a feast of Italian food, forbidden fruit and hidden history.


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2014 titles:

Grit: Short, sharp poems in a first collection from our very own American in Cardiff, Carey Wood-Duffy.

Threads of My Life: Anita Canter (author of Tailors on Both Sides) takes us back to the street in Copenhagen where she grew up, in this unique memoir about what makes us tick.

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Previous titles:

Bruceville: An intense reunion of schoolfriends stirs up memories that refuse to go back in the box. London author Robyn Vinten revisits her homeland of New Zealand for this compelling novel.


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Gateway to Heaven: Fifty Years of Lesbian and Gay Oral History, by Clare Summerskill, out in September.

The Purple Rose: This enthralling first novel by Charlotte Gringras tracks the ups and downs of a Manchester Jewish family.
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The Adventures of the Yellow Sofa: Our first children's book! Follow the yellow sofa from palace to farmhouse in this charming story by Anita Canter, illustrated by Lynne Kersh.

The Full Heritage Experience: Poems and stories from one family: Tollington's very own Helen Sandler, her mother Maureen and sister Rosie. Witty and moving.


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The Comedienne: A tenth anniversary edition of VG Lee's funny but sad first novel, with a new afterword by the author.


Hearing Voices: Clare Summerskill's powerful and groundbreaking play about real people's experiences on an NHS psychiatric ward.

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Love, Hope and High Heels: Clare Campbell's magical poems invite us to reclaim all the tiny, sacred and soulful stories that fill our lives. Shortlisted for the Polari Prize.

Tailors on Both Sides: Anita Canter's moving memoir traces generations of her Jewish family - and the miracle of how she survived the Holocaust.

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Into Temptation: Sophia Blackwell's stunning debut poetry collection takes us through love in all its guises.

As You Step Outside: VG Lee's brilliant collection of short stories serves up sapphic scandal with a slice of Battenburg.

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