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Living the Dream Podcast competition

To celebrate the publication of Lauren Berry’s Living the Dream in July, we are recording a podcast with Lauren and we need your input. Living the Dream is the funny, satirical, sharp and honest look at modern British life from the perspective of two young women. In a world of overdrafts, day jobs and hangovers,…

The Charioteer competition

Terms & Conditions 1.   This is a prize draw to win one of five copies of The Charioteer by Mary Renault. The Winners will be selected at random from the correct entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions. The Winners shall be selected by a member of the Little, Brown marketing team,…

Between Lakes: The books and music that shaped Turning

  Guest post from Jessica J. Lee Reading while writing a book is controversial; some writers swear by it, while some swear off books entirely. I found it difficult to read memoirs while writing Turning, but I couldn’t swear off books entirely because I was in the midst of finishing my doctorate. So when it…

Win a copy of Turning and swim bag

To celebrate the launch of Jessica J. Lee’s Turning we have 5 copies of the book to give away, and as a special bonus, we have Turning-branding waterproof swimbags to give away too! For a chance to win 1 of 5 Turning packages, tweet us your favourite spots of calm (where you go to escape, relax or think) with the…

Trans Like Me: A Journey For All of Us – C.N. Lester

   An agenda-setting, emotionally engaging book on transgender identity. What does it mean to be transgender? How do we discuss the subject? In this eye-opening book, CN Lester, academic and activist, takes us on a journey through some of the most pressing issues concerning the trans debate: from pronouns to Caitlyn Jenner; from feminist and…

Win tickets to The Handmaiden – Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions This is a prize draw for one reader to win one pair of tickets to The Handmaiden film, one film poster, one film t-shirt, 4 badges and one copy of Fingersmith by Sarah Waters in paperback. Travel expenses are not included in the prizeTo enter, please fill your details in the form…

Win tickets to UK screening of And Still I Rise

To celebrate the sold- out London Premiere of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, we’ve teamed up with BFI to give you the chance to win tickets to the premiere on Thursday 9 March 2017 18:10. This is the first feature doc to be made about the inspirational life of Maya Angelou also highlights her…

Virago authors pick their favourite reads of 2016

We asked our authors to share which of the books they read in 2016 stood out. Here are responses from three writers with impeccable taste. Lauren Berry My book of the year was an easy choice; The Outrun by Amy Liptrot (Canongate). It’s the story of Amy’s descent into, and recovery from alcoholism told through…

Emma Watson loves Virago!

In January this year Emma Watson launched her feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf, inspired by her own exploration of brilliant literature about women and equality. As she wrote at the time, ‘there is so much amazing stuff out there! Funny, inspiring, sad, thought-provoking, empowering! I’ve been discovering so much that, at times, I’ve felt…