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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Collected Stories

by Grace Paley Virago Modern Classics Book Club May 2019 The Collected Stories of Grace Paley This May our Virago Modern Classics Book Club selection is The Collected Stories of Grace Paley. Regarded as one of the finest American short story writers and admired by George Saunders, Susan Sontag and Salman Rushdie, this collection presents all…

The Guilty Feminist

Five Feminist Things I’m Excited About Right Now.

By Deborah Frances-White Emilia: This West End play is the story of Emilia Lanier, the first female professional poet in England. She’s my Elizabethan pin-up and girl crush. A hilarious call to arms that’ll make your heart swell. https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/emilia/ A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes: A book about the Trojan War told from an all-female perspective….

Memento Mori | 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 April our #VMC40 book of the month is Memento Mori by Muriel Spark Memento Mori By Muriel…

A Timely Reissue

Reading Rule Britannia you would be forgiven for thinking Daphne du Maurier predicted Brexit. This prescient novel, first published nearly 50 years ago, explores a future where Britain has separated from Europe in favour of a political, economic and military alliance with the United States. ‘It is rather awful, Emma thought as she walked across the fields down to the farm, how…

Naomi Wolf, On Tour

Naomi Wolf is back. The inimitable Naomi Wolf is back this May with her new book: Outrages. The bestselling author of The Beauty Myth, Vagina and The End of America illuminates a dramatic history – how the Obscene Publications Act of 1857 led to a maelstrom, with reverberations lasting to our day. At once, dissent…

Memento Mori by Muriel Spark

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Memento Mori by Muriel Spark

Virago Modern Classics Book Club APRIL 2019 Memento Mori by Muriel Spark For our April Book Club we are diving in to Muriel Spark’s unforgettable novel, Memento Mori.Witty, poignant and wickedly hilarious, Memento Mori may ostensibly concern death, but it is a book which leaves one relishing life all the more. Remember you must die. Dame Lettie…

Sonia Purnell

Five Unsung Heroines by Sonia Purnell

Clementine Churchill ‘The history of Winston Churchill, and the history of the world, would have been very different without Clementine Churchill,’ declared Churchill’s chief-of-staff, General Ismay Hastings, after the war. That sums up this shy but formidable woman’s contribution to victory against fascism in 1945 and yet she has largely remained in the shadow of…

The Weather in the Streets | 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 February our #VMC40 book of the month is The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann The…