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Nina Bawden on the VMC Children’s List

A squirrel, a pig and an evacuee. Three charming stories from one of our best loved children’s authors, Nina Bawden, are coming to the VMC children’s list. Keeping Henry – out of print for years – is available now, with The Peppermint Pig and Carrie’s War publishing in November this year. Grab your copy of…

Win a Daphne du Maurier box set & My Cousin Rachel film poster

To celebrate the release of Roger Michell’s adaptation of My Cousin Rachel, we’ve teamed up with Fox to offer you the chance to win a beautiful boxed set of Daphne Du Maurier novels and a signed film poster. The box set contains five gorgeous VMC editions – My Cousin Rachel, Rebecca, Frenchman’s  Creek, Jamaica Inn and…

You’re the Only One I Can Tell- Deborah Tannen

On the 22nd of June, we publish Deborah Tannen’s You’re the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women’s Friendships, the illuminating and validating book which gets inside the language of one of most women’s life essentials – female friendships. Below is an exclusive extract from the book:   Introduction = Best friend, old friend, good…

Living the Dream Podcast competition

To celebrate the publication of Lauren Berry’s Living the Dream in July, we are recording a podcast with Lauren and we need your input. Living the Dream is the funny, satirical, sharp and honest look at modern British life from the perspective of two young women. In a world of overdrafts, day jobs and hangovers,…

Director Roger Michell introduces My Cousin Rachel

‘Is Rachel bad or good? Innocent or guilty, carnal or ‘pure’? Or does the truth lie somewhere else? Is she an anachronism, full of life, possessed of sound mind and spirit, enjoying her sexu-ality as and where and with whomsoever she might wish, a woman in a man’s world, determined to escape from the limitations…

Virago Modern Classic Book Club – The Charioteer

This July marks fifty years since the creation of the Sexual Offences Act of 1967, which decriminalized homesexual acts between men in England and Wales, and birthed the modern LGBTQ movement in Britain. With Pride Festival kicking off on Saturday 24th June, there couldn’t be a better time to shed some light on this (somewhat)…

The Charioteer competition

Terms & Conditions 1.   This is a prize draw to win one of five copies of The Charioteer by Mary Renault. The Winners will be selected at random from the correct entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions. The Winners shall be selected by a member of the Little, Brown marketing team,…

Read: A Boy in Winter by Rachel Seiffert

Early on a grey November morning in 1941, only weeks after the German invasion, a small Ukrainian town is overrun by the SS. Deft, spare and devastating, A Boy in Winter tells of the three days that follow and the lives that are overturned in the process. Man Booker shortlisted Rachel Seiffert‘s new novel is out now….

Rebecca voted the Nation’s Favourite Book

To celebrate their 225th anniversary, WHSmith asked readers to vote for their favourite book of the last 225 years. Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, George Orwell and the Bronte sisters all made it to the shortlist, but trumping them all was Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. Dark, thrilling, romantic and intriguing, Rebecca is a classic read and this announcement…