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Read an extract from The Seventh Cross

First published in 1942, The Seventh Cross is a wartime classic ripe for rediscovery. We publish in hardback and ebook on 7th June, and advance praise is already rolling in from some incredible voices. Below is a short extract from this brilliant book – add it to your wish list now and we’d love to…

Frost In May by Antonia White

Frost In May by Antonia White | #VMC40

As part of our Virago Modern Classics 40th anniversary celebrations, the Virago team have each chosen a title from the #VMC40 series to champion. Each month, we will introduce the book and share with you why we love it.  It is only fitting to begin with Virago founder, Carmen Callil, on the book that inspired…

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Read the Introduction from Writers as Readers

Writers as Readers: A Celebration of Virago Modern Classics Introduction: Forty years ago, the Virago Modern Classics list was created by Carmen Callil, and it’s not an overstatement to say that it changed literary history. Launching with Antonia White’s elegant, devastating autobiographical novel, Frost in May, the list’s aim was, and is, to celebrate women…

Win Lauren Graham’s new book

In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It offers grounded, inspiring advice for graduates and reflections on staying true to yourself from the beloved Gilmore Girls actress and New York Times bestselling author, Lauren Graham. Hilarious and relatable, this book will encourage you to keep finding joy in what you’re doing, especially when the joy isn’t finding you….

The Seventh Cross – A classic novel ripe for rediscovery

First published in 1942, The Seventh Cross will be released for the first time in the UK on 7th June.  Like Alone in Berlin and Suite Française, The Seventh Cross is a powerful, defiant and gripping novel, written and set when the Nazis were in power. Here the editor, Donna Coonan, introduces this incredible classic, and…

The Seventh Cross – advance reading copy giveaway

Like Alone in Berlin and Suite Franciase, The Seventh Cross is a powerful, defiant and gripping novel, written and set when the Nazis were in power. Virago publish in hardback in June this year, but we have advance copies to give away to five lucky readers. To be in with a chance of winning, simply fill in the form below,…