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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Collected Stories

by Grace Paley Virago Modern Classics Book Club May 2019 The Collected Stories of Grace Paley   This May our Virago Modern Classics Book Club selection is The Collected Stories of Grace Paley. Regarded as one of the finest American short story writers and admired by George Saunders, Susan Sontag and Salman Rushdie, this collection […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Memento Mori by Muriel Spark

  Virago Modern Classics Book Club APRIL 2019 Memento Mori by Muriel Spark   For our April Book Club we are diving in to Muriel Spark’s unforgettable novel, Memento Mori.Witty, poignant and wickedly hilarious, Memento Mori may ostensibly concern death, but it is a book which leaves one relishing life all the more.     Remember you […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor

  Virago Modern Classics Book Club March 2019 A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor   This March our Virago Modern Classics Book Club read is Elizabeth Taylor’s spectacular novel; A View of the Harbour. An unforgettable picture of love, loss and the keeping up of appearances.      In the faded coastal village […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehman

  Virago Modern Classics Book Club February 2019 The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann   This February we are reading Rosamond Lehmann’s The Weather in the Streets. A novel of searing honesty and a passionate portrayal of forbidden love.     A chance encounter with the man who enchanted her as a teenager leads Olivia Curtis into to […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault

Virago Modern Classics Book Club January 2019 Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault   A new year and a new collection of Virago Modern Classics for your reading pleasure. We are kicking off our 2019 Virago Modern Classics Book Club with Mary Renault’s classic: Fire From Heaven. In the first novel of her stunning trilogy, Mary Renault […]

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Virago Modern Classics Book Club 2018

In 2018 we celebrated 12 fantastic classics, from Susan Ferrier’s Marriage through to Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith. Did you pick-up any of our Book Club picks?

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West

Virago Modern Classics Book Club, November 2018 The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West   This November in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Armistice we are reading The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West. The soldier returns from the front to the three women who love him. His wife, Kitty, with her […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Faces in the Water by Janet Frame

Virago Modern Classics Book Club, October 2018 Faces in the Water by Janet Frame   This October we are reading Janet Frame’s powerful and deeply moving portrayal of madness: Faces in the Water.     When Janet Frame’s doctor suggested that she write about her traumatic experiences in mental institutions in order to free herself […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Heartburn by Nora Ephron

  Book of the Month: Heartburn by Nora Ephron This June our book of the month is Heartburn by Nora Ephron: a whip-smart comedy about love, loss and food.     Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel discovers that her husband is in love with another woman. The fact that this woman has a ‘neck as […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Book of the Month: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier This March we are reading Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, in celebration of the 80th anniversary of its publication. ‘One of the most influential novels of the twentieth century, Rebecca has woven its way into the fabric of our culture with all the troubling power of myth or […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: A Far Cry From Kensington by Muriel Spark

  Book of the Month: A Far Cry From Kensington by Muriel Spark In honour of Muriel Spark’s Centenary our Book Club pick for February is A Far Cry From Kensington.   ‘One of Muriel Spark’s most liberating, liberated and meditative novels. Spark is a writer who can take the meditative and make it mercurially […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Marriage by Susan Ferrier

We are leaping into our 2018 Book Club with a Virago Modern Classic ripe for rediscovery and championed by the brilliant Val McDermid: Marriage by Susan Ferrier.   Following two generations of women, Marriage, is a shrewdly observed, humorous novel by one of Scotland’s greatest writers.   ‘What have you to do with a heart? What has anybody […]

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