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Reading Recommendations

Five Virago Books Everyone Should Read

Being asked to pick five Virago favourites is something of a double-edged sword. For nearly fifty years, they’ve brought us a cornucopia of brilliant, inspiring, and beautifully-written books, so very many of which I could […]

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Must Read Virago Books

This autumn from Virago I grew up in New England and autumn was always my favourite season as a kid: apple picking, trick or treating, the fireworks of maple leaves turning red, orange and yellow. […]

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10 Virago books not to miss

As we approach autumn, we wanted to take a moment to look back at some of the remarkable books we’ve published so far this year. We’ve put unmissable classics back into print with Precious Bane […]

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Virago recommendations for International Friendship Day

This International Friendship Day we’re sharing all our favourite reads that centre pals, mates, buds and besties. From a manual from top podcasters on how to value your friendships, to a novel about one woman’s […]

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Challenge the Canon

  Ten books to add to your reading list this Black History Month   Beloved by Toni Morrison Beloved is a 1987 novel by the American writer Toni Morrison. Set after the American Civil War (1861–65), it is inspired by […]

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The Tea Towel by Melatu Uche Okorie

My Wrappa of Irish Literary Female Writers   My publishers sent me a piece from the Irish Times by John Boyne on the Irish literary tea towel in which he highlighted the absence of female […]

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