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Jack by Marilynne Robinson

Virago announces Marilynne Robinson’s thrilling new novel, JACK – making her famous Gilead novels a quartet   Revisiting her beloved characters and settings and joining Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Home, winner of the […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Mary Lavelle by Kate O’Brien

    Virago Modern Classics Book Club February 2020 Mary Lavelle by Kate O’Brien This February our Book of the Month is Mary Lavelle by Kate O’Brien, a poignant and beautiful depiction of a young […]

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The Street by Ann Petry

Extract The Street by Ann Petry A gripping novel from 1946, The Street is prescient and powerful and as relevant today as it was when first published.     I   There was a cold November wind […]

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Virago Modern Classics Book Club | Introducing Florence King

Florence King Florence King was born in Washington, DC, which she calls ‘a geographical accident for which Granny never forgave any of us, for I was supposed to be an Upton of Virginia just like […]

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Virago Speakeasy at Pages Cheshire St: Empowering Victims

Where: Pages Cheshire St Bookshop, Shoreditch   When: 7-9pm Wednesday 29th January 2020   How much: £5 including a drink   Who: BBC reporter and author of Red River Girl, Joanna Jolly and journalist, crime writer, and […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady

    Virago Modern Classics Book Club January 2020 Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady by Florence King We are kicking off the Virago Book Club for 2020 with a touch of humour in the […]

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Looking Forward to 2020

  With the new decade nearly upon us we are looking forward to some of the titles we will be publishing in 2020.   In the first six months of the year we have an […]

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Christmas Reads for your Viragos

Shop for the fierce viragos in your life this Christmas with our handy Christmas shopping list! If you’re scratching your head about what to get for your youngest sister, or you can’t decide what to […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Little Women

    Virago Modern Classics Book Club December 2019 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott This December, our Book of the Month is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. We decided it was high time […]

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Red River Girl

  Red River Girl   In 2016, the head of the homicide police unit in Winnipeg, Canada, assured me of one thing – I was working on an open and shut case.   Two years […]

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Get Equal with Carrie Gracie

  New gender pay gap data finds that women continue to earn less than men, on average, in Britain today. The most recent statistics from the ONS’ Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings – published […]

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Board the No. 12 Bus with Sandi Toksvig

  Read an extract from Sandi Toksvig’s memoir, Between the Stops: The View of My Life from the Top of the Number 12 Bus. Preface When I was about seven my father gave me my […]

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