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The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter

The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter | #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 July our #VMC40 book of the month is The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter. The Magic Toyshop By…

Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad with this Riveting Memoir

In her powerful memoir,  I Was Told To Come Alone, Washington Post reporter Souad Mekhennet takes readers on a remarkable journey beyond the ominous headlines about terrorism, putting a human face on it. As a Muslim woman who was born and educated in Germany, Mekhennet has had to balance both sides of her upbringing—Muslim and Western. This background has given her…

Hitchcock Season

Rebecca on the Big Screen

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . .   Win tickets to see Rebecca at your local Picturehouse Cinema   This summer Picturehouse Cinemas are bringing the majesty of Hitchcock back to the big screen in their The Genius of Alfred Hitchcock: Vintage Sundays season. Hitchcock adapted several of Daphne du Maurier’s novels…

Virago Modern Classics Tote

Totes for Change | #VMC40

Totes for Change As part of our Virago Modern Classics 40th anniversary celebrations we teamed-up with bag for life producers WBC to create a limited edition #VMC40 tote bag. We opted to work with WBC to create these bags because of their dedication to empowering women and commitment to ethical production: all of WBC’s textile…

Virago Pride

Virago Pride

Virago Pride: Celebrating Forty-Five Years of LGBTQ+ Publishing Virago has a long history of standing at the forefront of issues about gender, identity and sexuality.We’ve been watching (and taking part in) Pride celebrations with unguarded joy throughout June. As our own token to these celebrations we are here to share a snapshot of some of our…

45 Years of Virago

Happy 45th Birthday, Virago!

Happy 45th birthday, Virago!   Forty five years ago, on 21 June, 1973, Virago held its first board meeting, with directors Carmen Callil, Rosie Boycott and Marsha Rowe. Virago was founded as a feminist publishing company, with the aim of championing women’s writing for the widest possible audience and I’m proud to say we are still…

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

The Little Stranger Film Announcement

THE LITTLE STRANGER FILM ADAPTATION We are delighted to announce the release of a film adaptation of Sarah Waters’ chilling thriller: The Little Stranger. The film will be released in the UK this autumn, plenty of time to re-read the book! Plus, we will be releasing a film tie-in edition of the book: watch this space…

Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Heartburn by Nora Ephron | #VMC40

As part of our Virago Modern Classics 40th anniversary celebrations, the Virago team have each chosen a title from the #VMC40 series to champion. Each month, we will introduce the book and share with you why we love it. This June our #VMC40 book of the month is Heartburn by Nora Ephron. Heartburn By Nora Ephron  …

Radical Help – Hilary Cottam

Radical Help: How we can remake the relationships between us and revolutionise the welfare state – Hilary Cottam Buy now: Amazon | Waterstones | Foyles | Wordery   How should we live: how should we care for one another; grow our capabilities to work, to learn, to love and fully realise our potential? This exciting…