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Read an Extract | The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon

The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon Out in Hardback September 2018. Ebook now available.  Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn’t tell anyone she blames herself for her mother’s recent death. Will is a misfit scholarship boy who transfers to Edwards from Bible…

House of Glass by Susan Fletcher

Read an Extract | House of Glass by Susan Fletcher

House of Glass by Susan Fletcher   June 1914 and a young woman – Clara Waterfield – is summoned to a large stone house in Gloucestershire. Her task: to fill a greenhouse with exotic plants from Kew Gardens, to create a private paradise for the owner of Shadowbrook. Yet, on arrival, Clara hears rumours: something…

Somerset House Summer Screen

Daphne du Maurier at Somerset House

  DAPHNE DU MAURIER AT SOMERSET HOUSE​   Rebecca’s 80th birthday celebrations continue: Somerset House are showing Hitchcock’s adaptation as part of their Film Four Summer Screen season. Is there a more perfect summer evening for fans of Hitchcock and du Maurier? We can’t think of one.   ‘Last night I dreamt I went to…

The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter

The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter | #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 July our #VMC40 book of the month is The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter. The Magic Toyshop By…

Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad with this Riveting Memoir

In her powerful memoir,  I Was Told To Come Alone, Washington Post reporter Souad Mekhennet takes readers on a remarkable journey beyond the ominous headlines about terrorism, putting a human face on it. As a Muslim woman who was born and educated in Germany, Mekhennet has had to balance both sides of her upbringing—Muslim and Western. This background has given her…

Virago Modern Classics Tote

Totes for Change | #VMC40

Totes for Change As part of our Virago Modern Classics 40th anniversary celebrations we teamed-up with bag for life producers WBC to create a limited edition #VMC40 tote bag. We opted to work with WBC to create these bags because of their dedication to empowering women and commitment to ethical production: all of WBC’s textile…

Virago Pride

Virago Pride

Virago Pride: Celebrating Forty-Five Years of LGBTQ+ Publishing Virago has a long history of standing at the forefront of issues about gender, identity and sexuality.We’ve been watching (and taking part in) Pride celebrations with unguarded joy throughout June. As our own token to these celebrations we are here to share a snapshot of some of our…

45 Years of Virago

Happy 45th Birthday, Virago!

Happy 45th birthday, Virago!   Forty five years ago, on 21 June, 1973, Virago held its first board meeting, with directors Carmen Callil, Rosie Boycott and Marsha Rowe. Virago was founded as a feminist publishing company, with the aim of championing women’s writing for the widest possible audience and I’m proud to say we are still…