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Virago Modern Classic Book Club

Every month we select a Virago Modern Classics title to read, sharing quotes, further reading and reading recommendations with the Virago community.

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Mary Lavelle by Kate O’Brien

    Virago Modern Classics Book Club February 2020 Mary Lavelle by Kate O’Brien This February our Book of the Month is Mary Lavelle by Kate O’Brien, a poignant and beautiful depiction of a young […]

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Virago Modern Classics Book Club | Introducing Florence King

Florence King Florence King was born in Washington, DC, which she calls ‘a geographical accident for which Granny never forgave any of us, for I was supposed to be an Upton of Virginia just like […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady

    Virago Modern Classics Book Club January 2020 Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady by Florence King We are kicking off the Virago Book Club for 2020 with a touch of humour in the […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Little Women

    Virago Modern Classics Book Club December 2019 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott This December, our Book of the Month is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. We decided it was high time […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Wave Me Goodbye

    Virago Modern Classics Book Club November 2019 Wave Me Goodbye Edited by Anna Boston This November, our Book of the Month is Wave Me Goodbye edited by Anna Boston. Published to mark the […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Corregidora by Gayl Jones

    Virago Modern Classics Book Club October 2019 Corregidora by Gayl Jones This October, our Book of the Month is Corregidora by Gayl Jones. Upon publication in 1975, Corregidora was hailed as a masterpiece, winning acclaim from writers […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Wedding by Dorothy West

  Virago Modern Classics Book Club September 2019 The Wedding by Dorothy West   This September we are celebrating the reissue of Dorothy West’s classic novel, The Wedding.    In her last novel, Dorothy West, an […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Sleeping Beauty by Elizabeth Taylor

  Virago Modern Classics Book Club August 2019 The Sleeping Beauty by Elizabeth Taylor Our book of the month this August is The Sleeping Beauty by Elizabeth Taylor.   Elizabeth Taylor was an English novelist and short-story […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

Our book of the month this June is The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister – the inspiration for the HBO/BBC series: Gentleman Jack.

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Collected Stories

by Grace Paley Virago Modern Classics Book Club May 2019 The Collected Stories of Grace Paley   This May our Virago Modern Classics Book Club selection is The Collected Stories of Grace Paley. Regarded as […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Memento Mori by Muriel Spark

  Virago Modern Classics Book Club APRIL 2019 Memento Mori by Muriel Spark   For our April Book Club we are diving in to Muriel Spark’s unforgettable novel, Memento Mori.Witty, poignant and wickedly hilarious, Memento Mori may […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor

  Virago Modern Classics Book Club March 2019 A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor   This March our Virago Modern Classics Book Club read is Elizabeth Taylor’s spectacular novel; A View of the […]

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