Virago Modern Classics

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Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont – a Virago Modern Classic

Next month we reissue Elizabeth Taylor’s Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont to celebrate the book’s 45th Anniversary, with a new cover inspired by the original publication in 1971. In this tale of age and friendship, the recently widowed Mrs Palfrey arrives at the Claremont Hotel where she will spend her remaining days. Her fellow residents are magnificently eccentric…

How The Kingdom and the Cave came to be, by Lizza Aiken.

Joan Aiken MBE published over a hundred books in a career spanning six decades, and wrote her first story, The Kingdom and the Cave, when she was just 17. This November her story of the thrilling adventure of a cat and his boy is being published as a Virago Modern Classic for a whole new audience,…