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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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OurShelves with special guest Sigrid Nunez

How do you overcome criticism? In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes interviews Sigrid Nunez, author of eight novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, Salvation City, The […]

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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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Virago Modern Classics Book Club: Dust Tracks on a Road – Zora Neale Hurston

This November, we’re taking a look at a non-fiction book for the Virago Monthly Book Club. First published in 1942 at the height of her popularity, Dust Tracks on a Road is Zora Neale Hurston’s candid, exuberant […]

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Under a Dark Angel’s Eye: The Selected Stories of Patricia Highsmith

To mark the centenary of Patricia Highsmith’s birth in January 2021, Virago will publish Under a Dark Angel’s Eye, the most comprehensive volume of her short fiction. This new collection will include two newly discovered […]

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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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OurShelves with special guest Melatu Uche Okorie

  Whose narrative do you believe? In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes interviews Melatu Uche Okorie, author of This Hostel Life. Lucy and Melatu discuss Milkman by Anna Burns, Rosa Parks and the importance […]

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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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Hags at Hallowe’en

Hags at Hallowe’en By Professor Carolyne Larrington As the witching hour approaches we asked folklore expert, Professor Carolyne Larrington to tell us why Hallowe’en is such a powerful time for the Hag.   Hallowe’en is […]

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Meet the author | Maya Angelou

  Dr Maya Angelou was one of the world’s most important writers and activists.   Born 4 April 1928, she lived and chronicled an extraordinary life: rising from poverty, violence and racism, she became a […]

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