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Virago Modern Classics Book Club | Introducing Florence King

Florence King Florence King was born in Washington, DC, which she calls ‘a geographical accident for which Granny never forgave any of us, for I was supposed to be an Upton of Virginia just like […]

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Dorothy West

Discover Dorothy West   This August we published Dorothy West’s The Wedding and The Richer, The Poorer, with a wonderful new introduction by Diana Evans, author of Ordinary People.   ‘A writer of huge compassion […]

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A Timely Reissue

  Reading Rule Britannia you would be forgiven for thinking Daphne du Maurier predicted Brexit.   This prescient novel, first published nearly 50 years ago, explores a future where Britain has separated from Europe in favour of a political, economic […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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80 Years of Rebecca

  Special Anniversary Edition of Du Maurier’s Rebecca This March we are celebrating the 80th anniversary of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca. We are marking this milestone with a gorgeous jacketed hardback edition, featuring artwork designed […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Anne of Green Gables

  A childhood favourite that deserves a re-read. ‘Oh, it seems so wonderful that I’m going to live with you and belong to you. I’ve never belonged to anybody’ When a scrawny, freckled girl with […]

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Director Roger Michell introduces My Cousin Rachel

‘Is Rachel bad or good? Innocent or guilty, carnal or ‘pure’? Or does the truth lie somewhere else? Is she an anachronism, full of life, possessed of sound mind and spirit, enjoying her sexu-ality as […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club – The Charioteer

  This July marks fifty years since the creation of the Sexual Offences Act of 1967, which decriminalized homesexual acts between men in England and Wales, and birthed the modern LGBTQ movement in Britain. With […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club – The Women’s Room

  The March VMC book club pick was The Women’s Room, by Marilyn French. As a landmark text in feminist literature, it was an appropriate choice for the month which houses International Women’s Day and the […]

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The Virago Modern Classic book club.

With the film starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin scheduled for nationwide release next month, May feels like the perfect time to rediscover Daphne du Maurier’s mysterious, thrilling My Cousin Rachel. The Guardian placed this classic firmly ‘In […]

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