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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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Toni Morrison

This October, in honour of Black History Month, Virago is celebrating Black women in publishing. Toni Morrison won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, in recognition of the ‘visionary force and poetic import’ of […]

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Supporting GFS

In celebration of International Day of the Girl 2021, Virago will donate £1 for every item purchased via the Virago store between 11th October and 10th November 2021 (inclusive) to the Girls Friendly Society (registered […]

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Charities to Support this International Day of the Girl Child

On 19 December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared 11 October International Day of the Girl Child, to recognise girls’ rights and the challenges girls face around the world. International Day of the Girl […]

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Must Read Virago Books

This autumn from Virago I grew up in New England and autumn was always my favourite season as a kid: apple picking, trick or treating, the fireworks of maple leaves turning red, orange and yellow. […]

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10 Virago books not to miss

As we approach autumn, we wanted to take a moment to look back at some of the remarkable books we’ve published so far this year. We’ve put unmissable classics back into print with Precious Bane […]

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OurShelves with special guest Donna Coonan

OurShelves: Rescue with Donna Coonan How do you rediscover a forgotten feminist masterpiece? Donna Coonan is Editorial Director of the Virago Modern Classics list, which was set up 1978 to demonstrate the existence of  a […]

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