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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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Heartburn
(Paperback)
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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Loitering with Intent
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Muriel Spark; Mark Lawson
 
This extremely clever novel sees life imitating art and art imitating life.
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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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My Cousin Rachel
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Daphne Du Maurier; Sally Beauman
 
A brilliant, suspenseful novel with the power and intrigue of Rebecca. 2016 is the 65th anniversary of this haunting classic.
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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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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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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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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 Thoughtful Dresser
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Linda Grant
 
* A fascinating investigation into the relationship between people and clothes, on a human rather than design level
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A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad...
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Asne Seierstad
 
* From the author of the bestselling BOOKSELLER OF KABUL, 101 DAYS is a fascinating and insightful account of the Iraq war. It's already a huge bestseller in Europe, with...
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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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All Men are Mortal
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Simone de Beauvoir; Euan Cameron
 
* This extraordinary novel, considered by many to be one of the finest examples of Simone de Beauvoir's imaginative writing, tells the story of a man doomed to immortality.
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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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Life with Picasso
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Francoise Gilot; Carlton Lake
 
The young painter Francoise Gilot met Picasso in a Parisian cafe when he was 62. During the next ten years they were lovers, worked together and had two children, Claude...
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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...
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The Turkish Embassy Letters
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Mary Wortley Montagu; Malcolm Jack;...
 
Lady Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) was described by a contemporary, as 'one of the most extraordary shining characters in the world...'. Her newly edited letters tell of her travels through Europe...
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