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Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby: A Friendship

Virago has recently reissued A Testament of Friendship by Vera Brittain, a moving account of her close bond with the writer (and fellow Virago author, of Virago Modern Classics such as South Riding), Winifred Holtby. In the Telegraph, Brittain’s biographer Mark Bostridge throws light on the story of their friendship. Click here to read more.

Marilynne Robinson – When I Was a Child I Read Books

Recently we published the essays of the very great writer, Marilynne Robinson. When I Was a Child I Read Books was reviewed recently in the New Statesman, finishing with some observations that beautifully capture why this essayist and novelist matters so much: ‘Her chief love and guiding question is humanity. . . The question is what are we,…

The Lifeboat – exclusive preview of the first chapter

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan is published today, a book you will have already heard a lot about, from us as well as from others. A page-turning story of moral dilemmas, with one of the most intriguing and complicated heroines you will encounter, it tells the story of the aftermath of an explosion aboard a luxury transatlantic liner, just two…