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Gift Inspiration from Golden Hare Books

Reading inspiration from Golden Hare Books The wonderful folk from charming Edinburgh based independent bookshop, Golden Hare Books, have shared a selection of five Virago Books they recommend as gifts for the avid readers in […]

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Festive Treats from Sarah Waters

Let award-winning author Sarah Waters inspire you to give books this festive season. Sarah Waters, author of favourites including Tipping the Velvet, Fingersmith and The Little Stranger has treated us to a list of five Virago […]

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OurShelves with special guest Kaitlyn Greenidge

OurShelves: Kaitlyn Greenidge on the White Gaze   Kaitlyn Greenidge, acclaimed author of Libertie and We Love You, Charlie Freeman, has written the new introduction to Ann Petry’s landmark Virago Modern Classics novel The Narrows. […]

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OurShelves with special guest Megan Abbott

OurShelves: with Megan Abbott   Megan Abbott, Edgar-award winning author of eight novels including the HBO series-adapted Dare Me and her latest ballet school-set The Turnout is celebrated for her dark, precise depictions of young […]

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Caring For Others is a Feminist Issue

by Claire Oshetsky When I was younger I used to define personal success solely in terms of my career. I was making a good living as a professional writer. My first novel had just come […]

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Read an extract from Cinderella Goes to the Morgue

I It was one of those surprising fine late afternoons in December that often follow upon many sad days of wind and rain and fog in Newchester. The winter sun had shone all day and […]

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Request a proof of Love Marriage

The first new novel in a decade from the bestselling, Booker Prize-shortlisted author of BRICK LANE.   Love Marriage is a story about who we are and how we love in today’s Britain – with all […]

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OurShelves with special guest Claire Oshetsky

OurShelves: with Claire Oshetsky   Do we see being a carer as a feminist failure?  Claire Oshetsky’s new novel Chouette is about raising a non-conforming child, represented by a wild but lovable owl-baby. She talks […]

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Margaret Busby

This October, in honour of Black History Month, Virago is celebrating Black women in publishing.   Margaret Busby was the first Black woman publisher in Britain. She has been one of the most consistent and […]

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Win a beautiful Feminist Book Box print . . .

Virago are delighted to be offering readers the chance to win a limited edition Feminist Book Box print, celebrating The Fat Black Woman’s Poems by Grace Nichols. To enter, please fill in the form below […]

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OurShelves with special guest Dame Eileen Atkins

OurShelves: Backstage with Dame Eileen Atkins How does the writing we love create the roles we perform? Join Dame Eileen Atkins, stage and TV star, three-time Olivier Award winner and screenwriter of ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ and […]

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Black History Month Reading List

by Tasnim Morrison It goes without saying that we should all be reading books by Black authors and books centring the experiences of Black people all year round, however, October is Black History Month in […]

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