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Reading Recommendations

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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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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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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Virago recommendations for International Friendship Day

This International Friendship Day we’re sharing all our favourite reads that centre pals, mates, buds and besties. From a manual from top podcasters on how to value your friendships, to a novel about one woman’s […]

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Read Barbara Pym

Barbara Pym (1913–1980) was born in Oswestry, Shrop shire. She was educated at Huyton College, Liverpool, and St Hilda’s College, Oxford, where she gained an Honours Degree in English Language and Literature. During the war […]

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Virago and the many faces of motherhood

Virago commissioning editors have different tastes, backgrounds, life experiences, ages and interests – and yet we realised recently that many of the books we’re publishing over the next year are about motherhood. Our Chair Lennie […]

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In celebration of World Poetry Day . . .

Celebrate World Poetry Day on the 21st of March 2021 with Virago Books. We’ve gathered some of our favourite poetry collections published by us here at Virago that we think you’ll love. Share your favourite […]

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Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with Virago

This LGBTQ history month dive into the Virago Modern Classics list and discover some of our glorious, queer novels. You know and love Mary Renault’s The Charioteer and The Well of Loneliness has been on your shelf for years […]

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