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The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

Read an Extract | The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

Praised by The Wall Street Journal as ‘a beautiful book . . . crammed with a world of insight into death, grief, art, and love,’ and by Marie Claire as ‘ a poignant reflection on loss and companionship,’ The Friend is a stunning meditation on loss and a celebration of human-canine devotion.

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Fire from Heaven | VMC40

As part of our Virago Modern Classics 40th anniversary celebrations, the Virago team have each chosen a favourite title from the #VMC40 series. Each month, we will introduce the book and share with you why we love it. This January our #VMC40 book of the month is Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault Fire from Heaven By Mary Renault Fire from Heaven is…

Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault

Virago Modern Classics Book Club January 2019 Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault A new year and a new collection of Virago Modern Classics for your reading pleasure. We are kicking off our 2019 Virago Modern Classics Book Club with Mary Renault’s classic: Fire From Heaven. In the first novel of her stunning trilogy, Mary Renault vividly…

Looking forward to 2019

Writing this on the day that drones have shut down Gatwick airport and the cabinet is melting down even further over Brexit, it’s tempting to bury one’s head in the sand about what 2019 might bring… However books have always been a source of solace – not to mention inspiration, entertainment and enlightenment – for…

Virago by Numbers

Virago by Numbers

What a year 2018 has been! We’ve had so much to celebrate, from anniversaries to awards, here are a few highlights: . 45 Years of Virago . 40 Years of Virago Modern Classics . 74 Books published . 80 Years of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca . 100 Years of Muriel Spark . 85 years since Testament of Youth…

Merry Christmas

Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

Looking for last-minute Christmas presents? Look no further, the Virago Team have selected some of our favourite reads from 2018. A book I definitely want to give to A LOT of different people this year is The Guilty Feminist by Deborah Frances-White. It’s hilarious, eye-opening, but most of all, really inclusive and welcoming! I have some relatives…

Tegan and Sara

Virago to Publish High School, a memoir by Tegan and Sara

Virago is thrilled to announce the acquisition of High School, a memoir by award-winning musicians Tegan and Sara, to be published in the fall of 2019 alongside Simon & Schuster in Canada and Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the US. Sarah Savitt, Virago Publisher, acquired UK & Commonwealth rights at auction from Juliet Mushens at Caskie…

Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith

Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith | VMC40

As part of our Virago Modern Classics 40th anniversary celebrations, the Virago team have each chosen a favourite title from the #VMC40 series. Each month, we will introduce the book and share with you why we love it. This December our #VMC40 book of the month is Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith Deep Water By…

Deep Water

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith

Virago Modern Classics Book Club, December 2018 Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith   This December we are reading the chilling Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith.     ‘If I really don’t like somebody, I kill him . . . You remember Malcolm McRae, don’t you?’ Melinda Van Allen is beautiful, headstrong and sexy. Unfortunately for Vic…