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The Virago Modern Classics Designer Collection

The Virago Modern Classic Designer Collection

Many Virago readers love collecting books, which isn’t easy without a list of all editions that you can refer to. Our Virago Modern Classics Designer Collection has plenty of editions still in print, though some are a little harder to come by. Browse the full list of books below to find out which titles you still need to complete your collection. Shop the books currently in print on the Virago Store. 


For any of the books no longer in print, you can use the ISBN to try and locate a second hand copy of the specific edition for your collection. Do keep an eye on the Virago Store because we may reprint some titles in the future as well as add new editions.


Each edition in the Virago Modern Classics Designer Collection features a textile print as the cover design. More information about the designer is included in the edition alongside a short biography of the author.


Elizabeth von Arnim

The Enchanted April (9781844087617)



Angela Carter

The Magic Toyshop (9781844085231)


E.M. Delafield

The Diary of a Provincial Lady (9781844085224)


Elaine Dundy

The Dud Avocado (9781844087600)


Rumer Godden

Black Narcissus (9780349014043)


Helene Hanff

84 Charing Cross Road (9781844085248)


Patricia Highsmith

  • Strangers on a Train (9780349007274)
  • The Talented Mr Ripley (9780349006963)


Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God (9781844085286)

Elizabeth Jenkins

The Tortoise and the Hare (9781844087471)


Molly Keane

Good Behaviour (9781844087624)


Daphne du Maurier

  • The Birds and Other Stories (9780349006666)
  • Don’t Look Now (9780349006604)
  • Jamaica Inn (9781844088775)
  • Frenchman’s Creek (9781844088782)
  • Rebecca (9781844088799)
  • My Cousin Rachel (9781844087631)


Barbara Pym

Excellent Women (9781844085262)


Muriel Spark

A Far Cry from Kensington (9781844085279)


Jacqueline Susann

Valley of the Dolls (9781844085255)


Elizabeth Taylor

  • Angel (9781844089345)
  • Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont (9781844089338)
  • A View of the Harbour (9781844089642)
  • A Game of Hide and Seek (9781844085293)


Writers as Readers



Edith Wharton’s Ghost Stories