• Girl, Woman, Other
  • Girl, Woman, Other
  • Girl, Woman, Other
  • Girl, Woman, Other
  • Girl, Woman, Other
  • Girl, Woman, Other
  • Girl, Woman, Other
  • Girl, Woman, Other

Girl, Woman, Other

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/03/2020
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Girl, Woman, Other
A Rich Tapestry of Britain
In just 352 pages and through the lens of 12 variously-interlinked characters (11 black women and 1 non-binary), Bernadine Evaristo creates a rich tapestry... READ MORE
Sam S
Girl, Woman, Other
I had read really great reviews about this Booker prize winner but hadn't initially been tempted to read it. It's narrated by twelve different narrators, a... READ MORE
Beth at Chesterfield


Winner of the British Book Awards Fiction Book of the Year 2020 Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020 Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2020 Joint Winner of the Booker Prize 2019 Teeming with life and crackling with energy - a love song to modern Britain and black womanhood. Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years. Joyfully polyphonic and vibrantly contemporary, this is a gloriously new kind of history, a novel of our times: celebratory, ever-dynamic and utterly irresistible.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241984994
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 321g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm

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Girl, Woman, Other
New perspective
Excellent read. Took some time to get into the story - as punctuation non standard but once I had adjusted failed to notice. Makes one see the lives of bl... READ MORE
Helen Dean
Girl, Woman, Other
Laborious authenticity
I was delighted that a black woman writing about black women had won the Booker Prize. And I was intrigued by a book that had the judging panel breaking th... READ MORE
Lesley Jane
Girl, Woman, Other
My first thoughts were negative for the non-traditional writing style but this book is superb. A true modern day insight to life. Loving it!
Girl, Woman, Other
Such a thought provoking book
When a book wins awards, it does not always mean that it will 'speak' to you, but this one definitely did! The people in it are very far away from my own e... READ MORE
Susan Smith
Girl, Woman, Other
Girl,Woman, Other
i found the style of writing was hard to read , the lack of punctuation, and continuous prose but the idea was good. Having heard it read on the radio ,... READ MORE
Maggie Barker
Girl, Woman, Other
Beautiful tales of women
This Booker winning novel is a well crafted tale of women who's lives interlink in some way. The characters are so visual and have such varied lives. The... READ MORE
Melanie Greaves
Girl, Woman, Other
Finding it a challenge
The i am an avid reader but i am struggling with the prose in this! I know it has a good story in it somewhere and that it is a prize winner so i will pe... READ MORE
Girl, Woman, Other
Best recent modern book I've read
The striking language and flowing, almost poetic structure make this book utterly beautiful, but the plot is the real reason why we all came to the party. ... READ MORE
Callum Tilley
Girl, Woman, Other
really good read
I found the different experiences of the characters really interesting
Michele Prescott
Girl, Woman, Other
I ended up being completely captivated by every single character
I picked this book up in part, because of it’s beautiful cover, but mainly due to the number of plaudits it received. At first, I struggled with the style ... READ MORE
Emma Pearce
Girl, Woman, Other
What to add? It’s a masterpiece!
It’s hard to add much to the noise about a book which has achieved so much acclaim but I, though late to the party, I am happy to join the ranks of Evarist... READ MORE
Kate S
Girl, Woman, Other
I have mixed feelings...
Reading this book has been really hard for me. There are so many characters and the way the book is written doesn't allow me to get into it the way I was h... READ MORE
Rosa Artacho
Girl, Woman, Other
I found it very difficult and challenging. Very long sentences, no dots, no capital letters. Too many names and backs and forths.. Some of the stories told... READ MORE
Girl, Woman, Other
Interesting beginning
I have only just started reading this book. It intrigued me and is very readable from the start. I am still learning who the characters are so I am not in ... READ MORE
Maria Coats
Girl, Woman, Other
Interesting and unconventional
“Girl, Woman, Other” tells the stories of 12 characters, all black and mainly women, covering the length and breadth of England and spanning over 100 years... READ MORE
Jayne Heywood
Girl, Woman, Other
Fantastic, Surprising, Heartwarming
One of the best books I have read recently. Some Booker winners can be quite hard-going but I found this one unputdownable. Wonderful voices with charact... READ MORE
Rebecca Pirt
Girl, Woman, Other
Gripping story, beautifully written!
best book of the year so far
Lucy Hannon
Girl, Woman, Other
A great day read.....
I loved the voices in this layered and truthful multiple storied book each narrator with their own voice. Wonderful ! A must read.
A Harris
Girl, Woman, Other
Loved its complex characters
I loved reading the complex and varied characters' lives. Each chapter is told from a different character's POV, of different ages, eras, places, sexualiti... READ MORE
Kristin Skarsholt
Girl, Woman, Other
Simply brilliant
What a brilliant exploration of black women’s lives. Truly a worthy winner of the Booker Prize. The writing is excellent and the characters are beautifully... READ MORE
Girl, Woman, Other
Thought provoking & very relevant
It took me a little while to get into the grammatical style of writing as it changes all the rules I am familiar with, but that is all part of the joy of r... READ MORE
Helen Morris
Girl, Woman, Other
Wow ! My favourite book of the year
Every now and then a book comes along that’s not just a book but a novel , a great work of brilliant writing. I’m late to the party in reading this and wai... READ MORE
Karon Buxton
Girl, Woman, Other
modern and changing Britiain under the lens
This fascinating novel takes us through all sorts of byways of different Black experiences and White ones too. I have taught in London Comprehensives since... READ MORE
Hilary Belden
Girl, Woman, Other
A must read book for today
Every adult man and woman should read this book, regardless of who they are. It is beautifully written, and the characters seem like real people. It is s... READ MORE
Anne Morris
Girl, Woman, Other
Gemma Whiteford
Girl, Woman, Other
A well-deserved Booker prize.
Excellent! This book had so many personal reference points for me - Brixton , Newcastle, Hebden Bridge, the Indy arts scene in South London, squatting and ... READ MORE
David McKay
Girl, Woman, Other
Present for a friend
I've not read this yet as it was bought for a friend. She enjoyed it immensely . Guessing she would rate it quite highly so giving it a 4 star rating! :)
Girl, Woman, Other
Very cleverly woven, loved it.
At the beginning of the book I struggled with the lack of grammar, the loose way it is written, but once you relax into the flow and style of the writing y... READ MORE
Nicola  Northage
Girl, Woman, Other
I could and will re-read this over and over. I love the style of writing and the thoughts it provokes along the way. I was invested in each character withi... READ MORE
Jennifer Lonsdale
Girl, Woman, Other
I felt like I could have lived with the characters forever
When I finished this I was sad to have to stop hanging out with the myriad of characters and lives I had got to be with. Bernadine Evaristo had that incre... READ MORE
Araceli Morris Sanchez
Girl, Woman, Other
Incredible read, brilliant narrative structure.
This book was incredible! It’s like nothing I’ve ever read before. It’s an accurate and relatable reflection of the experiences of black women in Britain. ... READ MORE
Girl, Woman, Other
Girl woman other
Excellent! A page turner (once I had got used to the unusual layout and lack of punctuation or capital letters). Poignant at times, revealing, topical ri... READ MORE
Nicola Tomes
Girl, Woman, Other
Panoramic and occasionally moving
This is really more a short story collection than a novel but there are just about enough connective moments to give a sense of togetherness (a key theme) ... READ MORE
Katie Reid
Girl, Woman, Other
Girl, Woman, Other
I stumbled across this book. I didn't quite know what to expect. But I delighted I did. The book started slowly and I wondered where it was going to lead... READ MORE
Girl, Woman, Other
Girl, Woman, Other
I really loved this book. It took me to places I didn't know existed and was beautifully written and often very funny. Crucial for me is the need to like t... READ MORE
Sally Rayfield
Girl, Woman, Other
Fantastic read
True, funny, modern. Could not put it down.
Louise Garrigos
Girl, Woman, Other
Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish! would highly recommend
Abigail Martins
Girl, Woman, Other
No spoilers! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wow. I read, I laughed, I nodded and I cried. I found parts of myself within its pages: the experience of being an only-child, a ... READ MORE
Arlanna Warner
Girl, Woman, Other
Extraordinary, complex, compassionate
A series of experiences of WOC and their journey through the complex rituals of British racial and cultural hierarchies, and their endless search for survi... READ MORE
Humphry Trevelyan
Girl, Woman, Other
Easy read
This book flows incredibly well from one character to the next. The diversity of gender, sexuality and backgrounds make it such an interesting read. Will ... READ MORE
Lauren Wilson
Girl, Woman, Other
Disappointingly disappointing
I very much looked forward to reading this but after two or three chapters began to read it to get through it rather than for enjoyment. I felt it had brea... READ MORE
Girl, Woman, Other
Wow, what a book!
Wow. This book is a must read. To be honest, I found the start a little slow but once I got into I couldn’t stop reading. Really recommend!
Nadine Ryan
Girl, Woman, Other
Just brilliant!
The best book I’ve read this year. I’m annoyed that I’ve only just discovered this author, she is truely fantastic at story telling. Love her style of writ... READ MORE
Nia ST
Girl, Woman, Other
A great read!
I’m so glad I trusted the reviews and picked this up. I did, admittedly, struggle to get into this at first as it’s written so differently to most novels I... READ MORE
Harriet Hall
Girl, Woman, Other
A book of so many different stories
I really enjoyed reading this book, written from the perspective of various characters of strong black women; there were some stories I liked but some I j... READ MORE
Penelope Lavender
Girl, Woman, Other
Emotional and true
I have no idea how Bernardine Evaristo managed to make me feel so deeply for twelve whole people in such a short space, but she absolute did. The interconn... READ MORE
Danielle Schwertner
Girl, Woman, Other
Bernadine Evaristo’s writing style is so compelling and full of light that all of her books are so difficult to put it down! Girl, Woman, Other is an a... READ MORE
Dottie Fennelly-Hunt
Girl, Woman, Other
Worthy Booker prize winner
One of the worthiest winners of the booker prize in years - much better than the trite and sentimental Shuggie Bain.
Timmy Rogers
Girl, Woman, Other
Make this book a priority on your TBR now
This book is beautifully written, emotive, insightful and heart breaking. I not only found myself shedding a tear at points throughout the book but having ... READ MORE
Laura McToal
Girl, Woman, Other
Twelve Women - Twelve Stories
I enjoyed about reading 'Girl, Women, Other' and, hopefully, I am a little more informed as a result. Each of the first twelve chapters introduces a differ... READ MORE
Caz Stevens
Girl, Woman, Other
So many people’s story all in one. I just wanted to keep reading and get to know the characters!
Anouk Van Obergen
Girl, Woman, Other
Fantastic read
This was a really good book, at first the 400+ pages worried me thinking it would take me a long time to read but I couldn't put it down! Although at p... READ MORE
Alice Chan
Girl, Woman, Other
A really easy book to read. Such good stories, cleverly interwoven. My copy has been promised three times over to friends.
Isabelle Smith
Girl, Woman, Other
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
One of the problems in writing a novel with 12 protagonists is that it requires considerable skill to bring the whole story together. Bernardine Evaristo... READ MORE
David Kenvyn
Girl, Woman, Other
Still not delivered
I ordered in April and my delivery has not arrived yet. So disappointed in the service- I really like purchasing from Waterstones. I have made an enquiry r... READ MORE
Sharon Nash
Girl, Woman, Other
Just Superb
A thoroughly enjoyable book intertwining dynamic characters with every day experiences and social injustices. An absolute must read novel!
Girl, Woman, Other
An excellent read
This is an excellent read: cleverly structured, varied characters, wonderful use of language and thought-provoking too. A very modern book with a tremendou... READ MORE
Nic Brownlie
Girl, Woman, Other
My Favourite Book of 2020
If you’re stuck between buying this or not, get it! This book follows 12 different people from various years and times in their lives all living in Britain... READ MORE
Girl, Woman, Other
One of my favourite reads of 2020
Girl, woman, other is a collection of stories about 12 (predominately) Black womxn who are connected to each other in one way or another. I usually stay ... READ MORE
Adrianna Keczmerska
Girl, Woman, Other
Fresh. Brilliant. Captivating
I haven’t finished reading this book yet.... but almost. Each time I pick it up I feel sad that it’s coming to an end. My first Bernadine Evaristo book. I ... READ MORE
Girl, Woman, Other
Exquisitely written and truly inspiring
Girl Woman Other is at its heart a wonderful story about women, women of colour, women who have overcome struggles, women who refuse to be defined by their... READ MORE
Louise Barber
Girl, Woman, Other
Couldn’t finish it
I was excited to see this book won the Booker Prize and I am always happy to support woc but I just couldn’t get on with the prose, lack of punctuation and... READ MORE
Jess Savory