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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…

Val McDermid’s Five Scottish Women Writers Everyone Should Read

On 28th December, Virago publish Marriage by Susan Ferrier. First published in 1818, this sharply observed, comic novel is ripe for rediscovery. Bestselling author Val McDermid is a great advocate and has written an exclusive foreword for the new edition. Here she shares five Scottish women writers she believes everyone should read, including both Susan…

Eleanor Morgan

Virago acquires Hormonal by Eleanor Morgan

Virago acquires HORMONAL by Eleanor Morgan Senior Commissioning Editor Ailah Ahmed secured UK&C rights in Hormonal: A Journey into How Our Bodies Affect Our Minds and Why it’s Difficult to Talk About It by Eleanor Morgan from Jon Elek at United Agents. Seal Press, an imprint of Hachette US, has acquired NA rights. Virago will…

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The gift of a good book

There is nothing better than receiving a good book, except perhaps giving one in return. So this festive period, we are giving you the chance to win two copies of Marriage by Susan Ferrier simply by snapping a picture of any Virago book you receive this winter – one copy for you and one for the person who…