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The Virago Book of Women Travellers: Edith Wharton

‘A volume in which rich and unexpected seams of precious materials await discovery’ Guardian Three hundred years of wanderlust are captured in this collection as women travel for peril or pleasure, whether to gaze into Persian […]

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The Virago Book of Women Travellers: Joan Didion

‘A volume in which rich and unexpected seams of precious materials await discovery’ Guardian Three hundred years of wanderlust are captured in this collection as women travel for peril or pleasure, whether to gaze into Persian […]

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The Virago Book of Women Travellers: Edith Wharton

‘A volume in which rich and unexpected seams of precious materials await discovery’ Guardian Three hundred years of wanderlust are captured in this collection as women travel for peril or pleasure, whether to gaze into Persian […]

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The Virago Book of Women Travellers: Anna Leonowens

‘A volume in which rich and unexpected seams of precious materials await discovery’ Guardian Three hundred years of wanderlust are captured in this collection as women travel for peril or pleasure, whether to gaze into Persian […]

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An Extract from A Seat at the Table

INTERVIEWS WITH WOMEN ON THE FRONTLINE OF MUSIC   ‘Fascinating and illumianting’ Stylist   ‘Perceptive and candid’ Irish Times   ‘Variously optimistic, troubling, joyful, illuminating, fierce and thoughtful’ Guardian   Journalist Amy Raphael talks to 18 incredible women […]

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The Virago Book of Women Travellers: Mary Wollstonecraft

‘A volume in which rich and unexpected seams of precious materials await discovery’ Guardian Three hundred years of wanderlust are captured in this collection as women travel for peril or pleasure, whether to gaze into Persian […]

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Read an Extract from Letters To My Daughter

A collection of wisdom and life lessons, from the beloved and bestselling author of I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.     Dear Daughter,   This letter has taken an extraordinary time getting itself […]

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Fast Fashion Needs to Slow Down

What is fast fashion and how will slowing it down help the planet?   The following is an extract from Your Planet Needs You! by Bernadette Vallely, Amy Charuy-Hughes and Bethan Stewart James; three women from different […]

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Read an extract from The Healing

Following faith healer, Harlan Jane Eagleton, The Healing is a beautifully-written portrait of this woman’s past and how she came to her first healing.     |   I open a tin of Spirit of […]

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Read an Extract from Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston’s masterpiece is perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature. When sixteen-year-old Janie is caught kissing shiftless Johnny Taylor, her grandmother swiftly marries […]

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Species Extinction

What can we do to curb species extinction? The following is an extract from Your Planet Needs You! by Bernadette Vallely, Amy Charuy-Hughes and Bethan Stewart James; three women from different generations who came together to create […]

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Read an extract from Lila by Marilynne Robinson

In anticipation of the release of Jack we’re revisiting the novels where it all began. Read an extract from Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Lila, homeless and alone after years of […]

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