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Virago News

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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OurShelves with special guest Monica Ali

OurShelves: A special Christmas episode with Monica Ali   OurShelves celebrates the end of Season 4 with the beloved Monica Ali, a fellow of Royal Society of Literature, Patron of the Hopscotch Women’s Centre, and […]

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Gift Inspiration from BookBar

Ten Reading Suggestions from BookBar Be inspired to give books this festive season by this list of ten Virago titles from the founder of the superb Finsbury Park independent bookstore, BookBar.   Heartburn by Nora […]

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Festive Gift Inspiration from Virago Publisher, Sarah Savitt

Five Virago Books to Add to your Gift List this Festive Season Buying and recommending books for other people is (obviously) so personal, so I’ve chosen five books from the Virago list that I think […]

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We talk to the director and star of THE AMAZING MR BLUNDEN movie, Mark Gatiss.

Today we are celebrating the publication of the magical children’s classic The Amazing Mr Blunden by Antonia Barber, which is soon to be a Sky NOW Christmas special. We talk to the director and star […]

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Gift Inspiration from Golden Hare Books

Reading inspiration from Golden Hare Books The wonderful folk from charming Edinburgh based independent bookshop, Golden Hare Books, have shared a selection of five Virago Books they recommend as gifts for the avid readers in […]

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Festive Treats from Sarah Waters

Let award-winning author Sarah Waters inspire you to give books this festive season. Sarah Waters, author of favourites including Tipping the Velvet, Fingersmith and The Little Stranger has treated us to a list of five Virago […]

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OurShelves with special guest Kaitlyn Greenidge

OurShelves: Kaitlyn Greenidge on the White Gaze   Kaitlyn Greenidge, acclaimed author of Libertie and We Love You, Charlie Freeman, has written the new introduction to Ann Petry’s landmark Virago Modern Classics novel The Narrows. […]

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OurShelves with special guest Megan Abbott

OurShelves: with Megan Abbott   Megan Abbott, Edgar-award winning author of eight novels including the HBO series-adapted Dare Me and her latest ballet school-set The Turnout is celebrated for her dark, precise depictions of young […]

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Caring For Others is a Feminist Issue

by Claire Oshetsky When I was younger I used to define personal success solely in terms of my career. I was making a good living as a professional writer. My first novel had just come […]

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Read an extract from Cinderella Goes to the Morgue

I It was one of those surprising fine late afternoons in December that often follow upon many sad days of wind and rain and fog in Newchester. The winter sun had shone all day and […]

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Request a proof of Love Marriage

The first new novel in a decade from the bestselling, Booker Prize-shortlisted author of BRICK LANE.   Love Marriage is a story about who we are and how we love in today’s Britain – with all […]

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