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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…

‘A Lie, If You Like’ by Clare Clark

  Several days ago, on Piccadilly, I passed a luxury jewellers. In the window, beneath the sign “Hommage à Vincent van Gogh”, was a range of enamelled rings, bangles and pendants inspired by three of van Gogh’s best-known paintings, Starry Night, Almond Blossom and the Sunflowers. The pendants cost a cool £1,700. Van Gogh, famous…

The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West

The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West | 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 November, in honour of the 100th anniversary of armistice our #VMC40 book of the month is…

Can We All Be Feminists? events

  Birmingham: https://birmingham.impacthub.net/event/hubtalks-can-we-all-be-feminists/ Oxford: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/can-we-all-be-feminists-tickets-50645377688 London: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-feminist-book-society-presents-can-we-all-be-feminists-tickets-50903464633