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Rebecca 80th Anniversary Edition

80 Years of Rebecca

Special Anniversary Edition of Du Maurier’s Rebecca This March we are celebrating the 80th anniversary of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca. We are marking this milestone with a gorgeous jacketed hardback edition, featuring artwork designed by Hannah Wood and brought to life by Hand & Lock, a specialist embroidery firm. Order your special anniversary edition here….

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Celebrating a Century of Female Suffrage

A Century of Female Suffrage Today marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918, which was the first step towards giving all women the right to vote.  While it is important to recognise that the Act gave only certain privileged women the right to vote, it is a milestone we are proud to…

Muriel Spark

100 Years of Muriel Spark

Today would have been the 100th birthday of Dame Muriel Spark, one of the greatest British writers of the 20th century. To honour her centenary, today we publish The Observing Eye, a wry, puckish volume of Spark’s insights, and in May we will issue a beautiful new edition of Memento Mori, one of her finest novels.   The Observing…

Virago Modern Classics 40th

A bakers dozen of beauty – celebrating 40 Years of Virago Modern Classics

Celebrating 40 Years of Virago Modern Classics This May we are publishing a spectacular collection of Virago Modern Classics, in celebration of our 40th anniversary. The entire collection, plus a hardback anthology, Writers As Readers, features artwork by the incredible illustrator, Yehrin Tong.   THE MAGIC TOYSHOP by Angela Carter · Introduction by Carmen Callil THE…

Virago Modern Classics 40th

Celebrating 40 Years of Virago Modern Classics

“Forty years ago, the Virago Modern Classics list was created by Carmen Callil, and it isn’t an overstatement to say that it changed literary history.” To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Virago Modern Classics, this May Virago Press are publishing a baker’s dozen of stunning, deluxe paperbacks, designed by Hannah Wood and featuring artwork by…

Win Good Behaviour Goodies to Celebrate Molly Keane

‘Molly Keane writes with such a lightness of touch, and with bursts of shockingly funny black comedy’ – Marian Keyes. A wonderfully honest and deeply accomplished tribute to a complicated, talented mother and writer – out now in paperback. To celebrate publication of Molly Keane: A Life, we’re offering one Virago reader the chance to win…

Marriage by Susan Ferrier

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Marriage by Susan Ferrier

We are leaping into our 2018 Book Club with a Virago Modern Classic ripe for rediscovery and championed by the brilliant Val McDermid: Marriage by Susan Ferrier.   Following two generations of women, Marriage, is a shrewdly observed, humorous novel by one of Scotland’s greatest writers.   ‘What have you to do with a heart? What has anybody…

Message From the Skies with Val McDermid & Susan Ferrier

Inspired by a line from Robert Burns’ poem Sketch New Year’s Day. To Mrs Dunlop (1790),Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and the Edinburgh International Book Festival commissioned bestselling author Val McDermid to write a short story, New Year’s Resurrection, which is being told in a series of chapters through projections and other art onto buildings and landmarks around Edinburgh throughout January….

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#ViragoReads, Festive Recommendations Edition

Fill your stocking with reading recommendations from the Virago team You can’t go wrong with the gift of a good book, so we’ve put our heads together and created our festive gift recommendations, read on for bookish inspiration for the Virago in your life. Ailah Ahmed, Senior Commissioning Editor: @ailahahmed You Play the Girl: on Playboy…