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Virago Modern Classic Book Club

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Wedding by Dorothy West

  Virago Modern Classics Book Club September 2019 The Wedding by Dorothy West   This September we are celebrating the reissue of Dorothy West’s classic novel, The Wedding.    In her last novel, Dorothy West, an iconic member of the Harlem Renaissance, offers an intimate glimpse into African American middle class. With elegant, luminous prose, Dorothy […]

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Sleeping Beauty by Elizabeth Taylor

  Virago Modern Classics Book Club August 2019 The Sleeping Beauty by Elizabeth Taylor Our book of the month this August is The Sleeping Beauty by Elizabeth Taylor.   Elizabeth Taylor was an English novelist and short-story writer, whom Antonia Fraser called ‘one of the most underrated writers of the 20th century’. The Sleeping Beauty, her sixth […]

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

Our book of the month this June is The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister – the inspiration for the HBO/BBC series: Gentleman Jack.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Weather in the Streets | VMC40

  As part of our Virago Modern Classics 40th anniversary celebrations, the Virago team have each chosen a favourite title from the #VMC40 series. Each month, we will introduce the book and share with you why we love it.   This February our #VMC40 book of the month is The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith

Virago Modern Classics Book Club, December 2018 Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith   This December we are reading the chilling Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith.     ‘If I really don’t like somebody, I kill him . . . You remember Malcolm McRae, don’t you?’ Melinda Van Allen is beautiful, headstrong and sexy. Unfortunately for Vic […]

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 […]

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 […]

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Virago Modern Classics Book Club, September 2018 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston   This September we are reading Zora Neale Hurston’s classic: Their Eyes Were Watching God,  perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature.     She was stretched on her […]

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy

Virago Modern Classics Book Club, August 2018 The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy   This August we are off to Paris with Sally Jay Gorce.   Sally is a woman on a mission. It’s the 1950s, she’s young, and she’s in Paris. Having dyed her hair pink, she wears evening dresses in the daytime and vows […]

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