Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Book of the Month: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Book of the Month: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier This March we are reading Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, in celebration of the 80th anniversary of its publication. ‘One of the most influential novels of the twentieth century, Rebecca has woven its way into the fabric of our culture with all the troubling power of myth or…

Virago Podcast relaunch

The podcast market is rapidly expanding and recruiting thousands (if not millions) of devoted listeners, and podcasts related to books and literature are proving especially popular. So Virago, with its incredible history and roster of authors past and present, and its unique voice in the world of publishing, has the makings of the perfect podcast…



Books for Change, 2018 This March, in celebration of International Women’s Day 2018, we are once again talking Books for Change. Inspired by the official hashtag, #PressForProgress, we will be sharing books by women that push boundaries: a Virago Press For Progress collection. And we want to see yours too. To get involved with the…

Rebecca 80th Anniversary Edition

80 Years of Rebecca

Special Anniversary Edition of Du Maurier’s Rebecca This March we are celebrating the 80th anniversary of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca. We are marking this milestone with a gorgeous jacketed hardback edition, featuring artwork designed by Hannah Wood and brought to life by Hand & Lock, a specialist embroidery firm. Order your special anniversary edition here….

Rebel Girls

Celebrating a Century of Female Suffrage

A Century of Female Suffrage Today marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918, which was the first step towards giving all women the right to vote.  While it is important to recognise that the Act gave only certain privileged women the right to vote, it is a milestone we are proud to…

Muriel Spark

100 Years of Muriel Spark

Today would have been the 100th birthday of Dame Muriel Spark, one of the greatest British writers of the 20th century. To honour her centenary, today we publish The Observing Eye, a wry, puckish volume of Spark’s insights, and in May we will issue a beautiful new edition of Memento Mori, one of her finest novels.   The Observing…

Virago Modern Classics 40th

A bakers dozen of beauty – celebrating 40 Years of Virago Modern Classics

Celebrating 40 Years of Virago Modern Classics This May we are publishing a spectacular collection of Virago Modern Classics, in celebration of our 40th anniversary. The entire collection, plus a hardback anthology, Writers As Readers, features artwork by the incredible illustrator, Yehrin Tong.   THE MAGIC TOYSHOP by Angela Carter · Introduction by Carmen Callil THE…

Virago Modern Classics 40th

Celebrating 40 Years of Virago Modern Classics

“Forty years ago, the Virago Modern Classics list was created by Carmen Callil, and it isn’t an overstatement to say that it changed literary history.” To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Virago Modern Classics, this May Virago Press are publishing a baker’s dozen of stunning, deluxe paperbacks, designed by Hannah Wood and featuring artwork by…