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The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West

The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West | VMC40

As part of our Virago Modern Classics 40th anniversary celebrations, the Virago team have each chosen a favourite title from the #VMC40 series. Each month, we will introduce the book and share with you why we love it. This November, in honour of the 100th anniversary of armistice our #VMC40 book of the month is…

Louisa May Alcott

Little Women Get A Makeover

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott ‘I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship’   Little Women is 150 years old, yet it remains as relevant and inspiring as ever. Every generation takes something new from the novel, reading it in the context of its time, and every…

Faces in the Water by Janet Frame

Faces in the Water by Janet Frame | VMC40

As part of our Virago Modern Classics 40th anniversary celebrations, the Virago team have each chosen a favourite title from the #VMC40 series. Each month, we will introduce the book and share with you why we love it. This October our #VMC40 book of the month is Faces in the Water by Janet Frame Faces in the…

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

Nobel Peace Prize 2018

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Illustration by Niklas Elmehed | © Nobel Media AB 2018   Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege receive the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to…

Faces in the Water

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Faces in the Water by Janet Frame

Virago Modern Classics Book Club, October 2018 Faces in the Water by Janet Frame   This October we are reading Janet Frame’s powerful and deeply moving portrayal of madness: Faces in the Water.     When Janet Frame’s doctor suggested that she write about her traumatic experiences in mental institutions in order to free herself…

The Activist's Reading List

An Activist’s Reading List from Virago Press

An Activist’s Reading List By Ailah Ahmed, Editorial Director, @ailahahmed   Virago Press publishes a range of titles from historical fiction to nature writing, but it has always published a list of vital and vocal books about feminism and activism. While preparing to publish Can We All Be Feminists?  Seventeen Writers on Intersectionality, Identity and…

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston | VMC40

As part of our Virago Modern Classics 40th anniversary celebrations, the Virago team have each chosen a favourite title from the #VMC40 series. Each month, we will introduce the book and share with you why we love it. This September our #VMC40 book of the month is Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Their…