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A new introduction to Patricia Highsmith

This month we are delighted to welcome four more brilliant Patricia Highsmith novels to the Virago Modern Classic list. In case you missed us tweeting about them (and the frenzy of responses), here’s a short recap: Edith’s Diary is a tautly written tale of an ordinary woman whose life is slipping out of control. Many…

Read The Underground Girls of Kabul, ‘a dazzling picture of Afghan life’

The Underground Girls Of Kabul is out now in paperback, Jenny Nordberg’s fascinating and moving investigation into the hidden Afghan tradition of ‘Bacha Posh’ – girls raised as boys – in a society that does not value females. The book has been widely acclaimed – here are just some of the amazing things critics are saying about…


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