Crewe Train

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Crewe Train by Rose Macaulay

Book of the Month: Crewe Train by Rose Macaulay This April our book of the month is Rose Macaulay’s brilliant Crewe Train.  Denham Dobie has been brought up in Andorra by her father, a retired clergyman. On his death, she is snatched from this reclusive life and thrown into the social whirl of London by her sophisticated relatives….

The Little Book of Feminist Saints Q&A

  The Little Book of Feminist Saints is an inspiring, beautifully illustrated collection which honours one hundred exceptional women throughout history and around the world. In this luminous volume, New York Times bestselling writer Julia Pierpont and artist Manjit Thapp match short, vibrant and surprising biographies with stunning full-colour portraits of secular female ‘saints’: champions…

Win a copy of In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant

To celebrate publication of Sarah Dunant’s thrilling new novel, In the Name of the Family, we’re giving away five copies in paperback. Three times Book of the Year, In the Name of the Family is ‘a stunning tale of power and family’ which confirms Sarah Dunant’s position as the leading novelist of the Renaissance and…

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Book of the Month: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier This March we are reading Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, in celebration of the 80th anniversary of its publication. ‘One of the most influential novels of the twentieth century, Rebecca has woven its way into the fabric of our culture with all the troubling power of myth or…

Virago Podcast relaunch

The podcast market is rapidly expanding and recruiting thousands (if not millions) of devoted listeners, and podcasts related to books and literature are proving especially popular. So Virago, with its incredible history and roster of authors past and present, and its unique voice in the world of publishing, has the makings of the perfect podcast…



Books for Change, 2018 This March, in celebration of International Women’s Day 2018, we are once again talking Books for Change. Inspired by the official hashtag, #PressForProgress, we will be sharing books by women that push boundaries: a Virago Press For Progress collection. And we want to see yours too. To get involved with the…

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….

Rebel Girls

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…