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Celebrating Virago

Virago was set up in 1973 by Carmen Callil to promote new books and neglected classics by women writers, and has gone on to become one of the most admired imprints in British publishing. We have undertaken the tricky task of picking out some of our fiction and non-fiction favourites from their illustrious roll-call of authors to give you a taste.

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Every Secret Thing: My Family, My...
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Gillian Slovo
 
*The deeply moving memoir of the Slovo family which also encompasses much of the story of the Apartheid years.
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Fireworks
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Angela Carter
 
Nine darkly inventive tales from one of Britain's most original and imaginative writers.
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Blaming
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Elizabeth Taylor; Jonathan Keates
 
A finely nuanced exploration of responsibility, snobbery and culture clash.
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The Treehouse: Eccentric Wisdom on ...
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Naomi Wolf
 
Now in paperback from the internationally bestselling author Naomi Wolf - a stirring portrait of her father and his unconventional wisdom on how to live, love, and see the world...
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Christine: A Search for Christine...
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Madeleine Masson
 
The remarkable life story of Christine Granville - Churchill's 'favourite spy' and one of the most successful women agents of the Second World War
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A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad...
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Asne Seierstad
 
From the author of "Bookseller of Kabul","101 Days" is an account of the Iraq war.
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Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell: A...
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Jane Dunn
 
A moving and important book on the relationship between two remarkable sisters who jointly created the Bloomsbury Group 'It is almost too true and too moving to be read by...
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All Men are Mortal
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Simone de Beauvoir; Euan Cameron
 
The story of a fragile love between a man doomed to immortality and a beautiful ambitious actress obsessed with living forever in his memory. The novel is seen as a...
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The Enchanted April
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Elizabeth von Arnim; Sarah Dunant
 
'At one level an escapist fantasy, at another a parable about the liberation of the spirit, this delicious confection will work its magic on all.' 'The Daily Telegraph'
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Some Tame Gazelle
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Barbara Pym; Mavis Cheek
 
A charming and funny tale of parish life by an author whose many fans include Philip Larkin, Alexander McCall Smith and Jilly Cooper.
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Heartburn
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Nora Ephron
 
The autobiographical novel by Nora Ephron, Oscar-nominated screenwriter (When Harry Met Sally) and successful director (Sleepless in Seattle), is a bittersweet book about love and loss
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My Cousin Rachel
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Daphne Du Maurier; Sally Beauman
 
Philip Ashley is orphaned at an early age and raised by his bachelor uncle Ambrose, who falls in love and marries while travelling in Italy and dies there in suspicious...
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Married to a Bedouin
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Marguerite Van Geldermalsen
 
' The donkey tied to the tent peg had a hard-on which was difficult to ignore. 'Hamar mabsoot,' my new brother-in-law Ibraheem said cautiously and as I realised I recognised...
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Faces in the Water
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Janet Frame; Hilary Mantel
 
'One of the most impressive accounts of madness to be found in literature ... A masterpiece' Anita Brookner
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Desert Flower
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Waris Dirie
 
* Inspirational, dramatic and extraordinary - the autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 5, sold in marriage at 13, who became an American model and is now at the...
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The Turkish Embassy Letters
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Mary Wortley Montagu; Malcolm Jack;...
 
The critical and biographical introduction tells of Lady Wortley Montagu's travels through Europe to Turkey in 1716, where her husband had been appointed Ambassador. Her lively letters offer insights into...
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