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Virago Modern Classics Book Club

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Corregidora by Gayl Jones

    Virago Modern Classics Book Club October 2019 Corregidora by Gayl Jones This October, our Book of the Month is Corregidora by Gayl Jones. Upon publication in 1975, Corregidora was hailed as a masterpiece, winning acclaim from writers including James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison and John Updike. Exploring themes such as race, sexuality and the long repercussions […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Wedding by Dorothy West

  Virago Modern Classics Book Club September 2019 The Wedding by Dorothy West   This September we are celebrating the reissue of Dorothy West’s classic novel, The Wedding.    In her last novel, Dorothy West, an iconic member of the Harlem Renaissance, offers an intimate glimpse into African American middle class. With elegant, luminous prose, Dorothy […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Sleeping Beauty by Elizabeth Taylor

  Virago Modern Classics Book Club August 2019 The Sleeping Beauty by Elizabeth Taylor Our book of the month this August is The Sleeping Beauty by Elizabeth Taylor.   Elizabeth Taylor was an English novelist and short-story writer, whom Antonia Fraser called ‘one of the most underrated writers of the 20th century’. The Sleeping Beauty, her sixth […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Memento Mori by Muriel Spark

  Virago Modern Classics Book Club APRIL 2019 Memento Mori by Muriel Spark   For our April Book Club we are diving in to Muriel Spark’s unforgettable novel, Memento Mori.Witty, poignant and wickedly hilarious, Memento Mori may ostensibly concern death, but it is a book which leaves one relishing life all the more.     Remember you […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor

  Virago Modern Classics Book Club March 2019 A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor   This March our Virago Modern Classics Book Club read is Elizabeth Taylor’s spectacular novel; A View of the Harbour. An unforgettable picture of love, loss and the keeping up of appearances.      In the faded coastal village […]

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Virago Modern Classics Book Club 2018

In 2018 we celebrated 12 fantastic classics, from Susan Ferrier’s Marriage through to Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith. Did you pick-up any of our Book Club picks?

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith

Virago Modern Classics Book Club, December 2018 Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith   This December we are reading the chilling Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith.     ‘If I really don’t like somebody, I kill him . . . You remember Malcolm McRae, don’t you?’ Melinda Van Allen is beautiful, headstrong and sexy. Unfortunately for Vic […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy

Virago Modern Classics Book Club, August 2018 The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy   This August we are off to Paris with Sally Jay Gorce.   Sally is a woman on a mission. It’s the 1950s, she’s young, and she’s in Paris. Having dyed her hair pink, she wears evening dresses in the daytime and vows […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Heartburn by Nora Ephron

  Book of the Month: Heartburn by Nora Ephron This June our book of the month is Heartburn by Nora Ephron: a whip-smart comedy about love, loss and food.     Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel discovers that her husband is in love with another woman. The fact that this woman has a ‘neck as […]

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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. […]

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