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A Halloween treat from Daphne du Maurier – read ‘The Doll’

This month we published two of Daphne du Maurier‘s best-loved and most spine-tingling short story collections as Virago Modern Classics designer hardbacks. Both The Birds and Don’t Look Now come with covers by award-winning textiles designer Neisha Crosland – find out more about them on the gorgeous Selvedge blog. Du Maurier is the queen of […]

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I Call Myself a Feminist – do you?

We want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who sent us their favourite feminist quotes back in June. We loved them all, and a few even managed to make their way into the final manuscript of I Call Myself a Feminist. To find out which ones made the cut, you’ll just have to read […]

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Hear Early One Morning on BBC Radio 4 – and discover some of our favourite characters

To mark the beginning of the Radio 4 Woman’s Hour dramatization of Early One Morning, one of our favourite books this year, we have each chosen a character to introduce. One of the great strengths of this unforgettable novel is the way each character has a unique perspective, and serves to illuminate all the others. With all […]

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Jennifer Klinec, the Temporary Bride, on inspiration and Iran

This month we’re delighted to publish The Temporary Bride in paperback, with a delicious new cover. Jennifer Klinec has written an exclusive short piece about Yazd (the Iranian province which inspired her memoir), her first glimpses of the city, and what drove her there. ‘Yazd?!’ The couple who’d sat in front of me on the […]

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Upstairs at the Party: songs from the 1970s

It’s Upstairs at the Party‘s turn in the Waterstones Book Club this week – head to their blog to read an extract and their brilliant recommendation for the book. To celebrate, Marie Claire have launched a competition to win a £300 shopping spree – along with a night’s stay in lovely vintage-styled Ace Hotel London […]

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