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 […]Read More
The Virago Halloween reading list 👻
Looking for a spooky story to get you in the mood for All Hallow’s Eve? Here are just a few suggestions in our Halloween reading list. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier With one of the most […]Read More
The Virago Story: A BBC Documentary
We are so delighted and proud to share the news that Virago will be the subject of an hour-long documentary which airs on BBC Four on Monday 31 October, 10 – 11pm. Read the BBC’s […]Read More
And the winner is . . . The Running Ones, by Sophie Mackintosh.
Inspired by our re-issue of four Daphne du Maurier collections this month, earlier this year we teamed up with Stylist Magazine and asked your for your chilling short stories. The entries poured in – covering everything from magical realism […]Read More
The Virago Modern Classics Gift Range
To celebrate the long-standing heritage of Virago Modern Classics and the designers who made the hardback range such a success, in Autumn 2015 we launched three sets of mugs and notebooks based on some of […]Read More
Moonlight, white satin, roses. A bride.
In this exclusive piece, Angela Carter biographer and academic Edmund Gordon explains what it is that makes The Magic Toyshop truly magical to him. The Magic Toyshop is Angela Carter’s second novel, but the first […]Read More
Margaret Atwood Competition: Win signed prizes and tickets to an exclusive event
Atwood fans, assemble! This year, Margaret Atwood has been awarded the highly prestigious PEN Pinter Prize – awarded annually to to a writer who, in the words of Harold Pinter’s Nobel Literature Prize speech, casts an […]Read More
The Birds at The Bluestocking Club this month
Daphne du Maurier’s The Birds was adapted for stage in 1963 by ‘master of suspense’ Alfred Hitchcock – his third Daphne du Maurier inspired film. This month we’re teaming up with The Bluestocking Club to […]Read More
Fifty Shades . . . of Feminism
Everyone’s talking about Fifty Shades again this week.* We can only assume they’re celebrating our recent paperback release of Fifty Shades of Feminism, the seminal, eye-opening, downright essential collection of short takes on feminism today! Is being a […]Read More
Read an extract from Darling Days
Her Chapter 1 Babygirl’s Gun 13 Third Avenue, New York City, 1982 She said he gave her the little gun because it was classy and elegant, like her. A feminine twist of metal and […]Read More
Start reading . . . Strangers on a Train
Read an extract from Patricia Highsmith’s iconic crime novel, Strangers on a Train. The train tore along with an angry, irregular rhythm. It was having to stop at smaller and more frequent stations, where it […]Read More
For green fingered Viragos . . .
The virtues of getting your hands dirty and growing something for yourself have long been extolled, but many of us just don’t know where to start. First published in 1995, The Virago Book of Women Gardeners is […]Read More