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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….

The Seventh Cross – A classic novel ripe for rediscovery

First published in 1942, The Seventh Cross will be released for the first time in the UK on 7th June.  Like Alone in Berlin and Suite Française, The Seventh Cross is a powerful, defiant and gripping novel, written and set when the Nazis were in power. Here the editor, Donna Coonan, introduces this incredible classic, and…

The Seventh Cross – advance reading copy giveaway

Like Alone in Berlin and Suite Franciase, The Seventh Cross is a powerful, defiant and gripping novel, written and set when the Nazis were in power. Virago publish in hardback in June this year, but we have advance copies to give away to five lucky readers. To be in with a chance of winning, simply fill in the form below,…

Win a SIGNED copy of TWO SISTERS by Asne Seierstad

In October 2013 two teenage sisters left Oslo for Syria. Two Sisters is the powerful and gripping true account of a family torn apart by Åsne Seierstad, the author of the international bestseller The Bookseller of Kabul. Åsne Seierstad was in the Virago offices at the end of last month and we have ten signed…

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…