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Radical Help – Hilary Cottam

Radical Help: How we can remake the relationships between us and revolutionise the welfare state – Hilary Cottam Buy now: Amazon | Waterstones | Foyles | Wordery   How should we live: how should we care for one another; grow our capabilities to work, to learn, to love and fully realise our potential? This exciting…

Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Heartburn by Nora Ephron

  Book of the Month: Heartburn by Nora Ephron This June our book of the month is Heartburn by Nora Ephron: a whip-smart comedy about love, loss and food.     Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel discovers that her husband is in love with another woman. The fact that this woman has a ‘neck as…

Win a copy of THE SEVENTH CROSS by Anna Seghers

We have five hardback copies of The Seventh Cross by Anna Seghers to give away, before publication on 7th June. To be in with the chance of winning, simply enter your details in the form below, making sure to read our terms and conditions first. Good luck! Name Email Enter Terms and conditions: 1. This…

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….