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Guest Blog Post

Five Virago Books Everyone Should Read

Being asked to pick five Virago favourites is something of a double-edged sword. For nearly fifty years, they’ve brought us a cornucopia of brilliant, inspiring, and beautifully-written books, so very many of which I could […]

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Gift Inspiration from BookBar

Ten Reading Suggestions from BookBar Be inspired to give books this festive season by this list of ten Virago titles from the founder of the superb Finsbury Park independent bookstore, BookBar.   Heartburn by Nora […]

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Festive Gift Inspiration from Virago Publisher, Sarah Savitt

Five Virago Books to Add to your Gift List this Festive Season Buying and recommending books for other people is (obviously) so personal, so I’ve chosen five books from the Virago list that I think […]

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We talk to the director and star of THE AMAZING MR BLUNDEN movie, Mark Gatiss.

Today we are celebrating the publication of the magical children’s classic The Amazing Mr Blunden by Antonia Barber, which is soon to be a Sky NOW Christmas special. We talk to the director and star […]

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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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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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On Writing The Light of Days

One of the most important untold stories of World War II, The Light of Days is a soaring landmark history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who inspired Poland’s Jewish youth […]

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Guest Blog Post | Animal Truths: The Use of Animals in Folklore and Legend

To celebrate the paperback publication of How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang we welcomed author Mahsuda Snaith to the blog to discuss the ways animals are used in folklore and legend. Mahsuda’s […]

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Give Us Freedom, The Story of the Book

Who was the all-time top goal scorer in the 2019 World Cup? Who but the quicksilver forward of the Brazilian women’s football team, Marta Vieira da Silva? When I was a girl, we never played […]

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Stella Duffy on Lullaby Beach

To celebrate the publication of Lullaby Beach we welcomed author Stella Duffy to the Virago blog. Lullaby Beach is out 4th Feb 2021. * * * I love writing about ‘ordinary’ people. All ordinary people are also […]

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Why are folktales timelessly appealing?

The folktales of the British Isles tell stories of strange desires and troublingly alluring figures. They dig up remnants of old beliefs and patrol the shadowy borderlands between life and death. Folktales seize us with […]

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