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  • August Folly: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 45 (Paperback)
    August Folly: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 45 (Paperback)

    It's August in the Barsetshire village of Worsted, and Richard Tebben, just down from Oxford, is contemplating the gloomy prospect of a long summer in the parental home. But the numerous and impossibly glamorous Dean family - exquisite Rachel, her capable husband and six of their nine brilliant children - have come for the holidays, and their hostess Mrs Palmer plans to rope everyone into performing in her disastrous annual play. Surrounded by the irrepressible Deans, Richard and his sister Margaret...

  • Emily's Quest: A Virago Modern Classic - Emily Trilogy (Paperback)
    Emily's Quest: A Virago Modern Classic - Emily Trilogy (Paperback)

    There are two things in life Emily Starr is certain of - that she will be a great writer and that she and Teddy Kent were destined to be together. School is over and one by one her friends leave to follow their dreams, including Teddy, who goes to art school in Montreal. Emily chooses to stay at New Moon, and though she misses her friends, she knows the path of a writer is a solitary one. With each visit home Emily's friends seem more distant, especially Teddy. Desolate, but determined to hide her...

  • Purposes of Love: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 75 (Paperback)
    Purposes of Love: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 75 (Paperback)

    Vivian, a student nurse, chose her profession as a challenge, both to her spirit and to her permanently exhausted body; Mic immerses himself in his work at the hospital to ward off the emotional wounds of an unhappy childhood. Through Jan, Viv's beloved older brother, they meet, and their friendship turns into a secret romance. Secret because, if discovered, it would cost them their jobs. Despite the discipline and rigid hierarchy imposed by the hospital, their passion takes root, but between them...

  • Emily of New Moon: A Virago Modern Classic - Emily Trilogy (Paperback)
    Emily of New Moon: A Virago Modern Classic - Emily Trilogy (Paperback)

    Emily Starr has never known what it is to be unloved. But when her father dies, she is left in the care of her mother's family. Emily is a stranger to the proud Murrays, none of whom think they can cope with such a heartbroken, headstrong girl. They decide to draw lots for her, and Emily is sent to live at New Moon with stern Aunt Elizabeth, the head of the clan. Kind Aunt Laura and friendly, eccentric Cousin Jimmy also live at New Moon, though, so she is not without hope. Emily is enchanted by New...

  • Up the Junction: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 37 (Paperback)
    Up the Junction: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 37 (Paperback)

    The girls - Rube, Lily and Sylvie - work at McCrindle's sweet factory during the week and on Saturday they go up the Junction in their clattering stilettos, think about new frocks on H.P., drink tea in the cafe, and talk about their boyfriends. In these uninhibited, spirited vignettes of young women's lives in the shabby parts of South London in the sixties, money is scarce and enjoyment to be grabbed while it can.

  • A Fugue in Time: A Virago Modern Classic
    A Fugue in Time: A Virago Modern Classic

    Grizel Dane, a bold young servicewoman in the US army, arrives at the London home of her great-uncle Sir Rollo Dane seeking refuge from the chaos of wartime. Through...

  • A View of the Harbour: A Virago Modern Classic
    A View of the Harbour: A Virago Modern Classic

    An unforgettable picture of love, loss and the keeping up of appearances

  • High Rising: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 115 (Paperback)
    High Rising: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 115 (Paperback)

    Successful lady novelist Laura Morland and her boisterous young son Tony set off to spend Christmas at her country home in the sleepy surrounds of High Rising. But Laura's wealthy friend and neighbour George Knox has taken on a scheming secretary whose designs on marriage to her employer threaten the delicate social fabric of the village. Can clever, practical Laura rescue George from Miss Grey's clutches and, what's more, help his daughter Miss Sibyl Knox to secure her longed-for engagement? Utterly...

  • Poor Cow: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 38 (Paperback)
    Poor Cow: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 38 (Paperback)

    Joy - also called Blossom, Sunshine and Blondie by the men in her life - walks down Fulham Broadway carrying her week-old baby, Jonny. She is twenty-one, with bleached hair, high suede shoes, and a head full of dreams. Her husband Tom is a thief and on the proceeds of a job they move to a luxury flat - 'the world was our oyster and we chose Ruislip'. Then Tom is sent to prison, leaving Joy and Jonny to move in with Auntie Emm. This is Joy's story: an exuberant, pink-lipsticked, tale of London life...

  • Pomfret Towers: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 44 (Paperback)
    Pomfret Towers: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 44 (Paperback)

    Pomfret Towers, Barsetshire seat of the earls of Pomfret, was constructed, with great pomp and want of concern for creature comforts, in the once-fashionable style of Sir Gilbert Scott's St Pancras station. It makes a grand setting for a house party at which gamine Alice Barton and her brother Guy are honoured guests, mixing with the headstrong Rivers family, the tally-ho Wicklows and, most charming of all, Giles Foster, nephew and heir of the present Lord Pomfret. But whose hand will Mr Foster seek...

  • Emily Climbs: A Virago Modern Classic - Emily Trilogy (Paperback)
    Emily Climbs: A Virago Modern Classic - Emily Trilogy (Paperback)

    Emily never imagined Aunt Elizabeth would allow her to go to high school in Shrewsbury, and she's thrilled, especially as her close friends Ilse, Teddy and Perry will be there. But there are certain conditions: for the whole three years Emily must board with hateful Aunt Ruth, and she must promise to stop writing stories. To Emily, this is unthinkable, but she wants an education, and reluctantly agrees. With the move from her beloved home at New Moon to Aunt Ruth's house, Emily's world is turned...

  • Return to Night: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 79 (Paperback)
    Return to Night: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 79 (Paperback)

    Losing out on a promotion to her ex lover, Hilary Mansell, a talented doctor, moves to a rural hospital. She is bored and unchallenged, but the routine and long hours dull her disappointment. When Julian Fleming is admitted with a serious head injury, Hilary's skill and quick thinking save his life, and after his recovery he seeks her out. Julian is handsome, intelligent and a decade younger than Hilary, and although at first she resists his advances, she cannot help falling in love with him. Julian...

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    Up the Junction: A Virago Modern Classic In stock in 1 or more stores

    The girls - Rube, Lily and Sylvie - work at McCrindle's sweet factory during the week and on Saturday they go up the Junction in their clattering stilettos, think about new frocks on H.P., drink tea in the cafe, and talk about their boyfriends. In these uninhibited, spirited vignettes of young women's lives in the shabby parts of South London in the sixties, money is scarce and enjoyment to be grabbed while it can.

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    Up the Junction: A Virago Modern Classic New & Used:

    The girls - Rube, Lily and Sylvie - work at McCrindle's sweet factory during the week and on Saturday they go up the Junction in their clattering stilettos, think about new frocks on H.P., drink tea in the cafe, and talk about their boyfriends. In these uninhibited, spirited vignettes of young women's lives in the shabby parts of South London in the sixties, money is scarce and enjoyment to be grabbed while it can.

  • An Episode of Sparrows: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 149 (Paperback)
    An Episode of Sparrows: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 149 (Paperback)

    Someone has been digging up the private garden in the Square. Miss Angela Chesney of the Garden Committee is sure that a gang of local boys is to blame, but her sister, Olivia, isn't so sure. She wonders why the neighbourhood children - 'sparrows', she calls them - have to be locked out: don't they have a right to enjoy the garden too? Nobody has any idea what sends Lovejoy Mason and her few friends in search of 'good garden earth'. Still less do they imagine where their investigation will lead them...

  • Fire from Heaven: A Novel of Alexander the Great: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 86 (Paperback)
    Fire from Heaven: A Novel of Alexander the Great: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 86 (Paperback)

    Alexander's beauty, strength and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts into the makings of a king. His mother, Olympias, and his father, King Philip of Macedon, fought each other for their son's loyalty, teaching Alexander politics and vengeance from the cradle. His love for the youth Hephaistion taught him trust, while Aristotle's tutoring provoked his mind and Homer's Iliad fuelled his aspirations. Killing his first man in battle at the age of twelve, he became regent...

  • Jane of Lantern Hill: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 707 (Paperback)
    Jane of Lantern Hill: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 707 (Paperback)

    Jane and her mother live in a gloomy old mansion, where their lives are ruled by her ovebearing grandmother. For most of her life Jane has believed that her father is dead. Then, one dull April morning, a letter comes. Not only is her father alive and well, but he wants Jane to spend the summer with him on Prince Edward Island. For a blissful summer she lives at her father's cottage on Lantern Hill, making friends, having adventures and discovering that life can be wonderful after all. And she dares...

  • Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 594 (Paperback)
    Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 594 (Paperback)

    On a rainy Sunday in January, the recently widowed Mrs Palfrey arrives at the Claremont Hotel where she will spend her remaining days. Her fellow residents are magnificently eccentric and endlessly curious, living off crumbs of affection and snippets of gossip. Together, upper lips stiffened, they fight off their twin enemies: boredom and the Grim Reaper. Then one day Mrs Palfrey strikes up an unexpected friendship with Ludo, a handsome young writer, and learns that even the old can fall in love ...

  • The Dark Horse: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 355 (Paperback)
    The Dark Horse: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 355 (Paperback)

    'All horses can walk - some badly, some well, but to a few is given a gift of movement feline in its grace, a slouching, flowing continuous movement that is a joy to watch. Dark Invader strode in glorious rhythm, his great shoulders rolling, muscles rippling along his flanks under the satin skin.' Dark Invader is a beautifully bred racehorse, but after a disappointing first season he is sold in disgrace and shipped from England to Calcutta. With love and gentle handling 'Darkie' wins the hearts of...

  • Wild Strawberries: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 114 (Paperback)
    Wild Strawberries: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 114 (Paperback)

    Pretty, impecunious Mary Preston, newly arrived as a guest of her Aunt Agnes at the magnificent wooded estate of Rushwater, falls head over heels for handsome playboy David Leslie. Meanwhile, Agnes and her mother, the eccentric matriarch Lady Emily, have hopes of a different, more suitable match for Mary. At the lavish Rushwater dance party, her future happiness hangs in the balance ...

  • Breakfast with the Nikolides - A Virago Modern Classic
    Breakfast with the Nikolides - A Virago Modern Classic

    For Emily Pool, India is a magical place where she has the freedom to escape her mother's suffocating influence. Her days are spent exploring the canals and gardens of East Bengal, and admiringly observing her glamorous, dignified neighbours, the Nikolides. But just as the cracks in Emily's family home are papered over, so do the Pools strive to maintain an outward impression of respectability, and it is through the Nikolides that Emily is exposed to a world of adult deceit and attrition. And when...

  • A Saturday Life (Virago modern classics) by Radclyffe Hall
    A Saturday Life (Virago modern classics) by Radclyffe Hall

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  • Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 232 (Paperback)
    Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 232 (Paperback)

    Sophie, an English ingenue with two children, arrives in Himalayan Kashmir to set up home in a tumbledown cottage surrounded by flowers and herbs. Settling down to live quietly, frugally and peacefully with her new neighbours, she is unaware of the turmoil her arrival provokes as the villagers compete fiercely for her patronage. Sophie's cook makes a drastic bid to secure his position, and the unwanted consequences are catastrophic ...

  • Our Spoons Came from Woolworths: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 105 (Paperback)
    Our Spoons Came from Woolworths: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 105 (Paperback)

    This starts off as a light hearted comic story about a rather eccentric bohemian couple marrying against the advice of their families, but swiftly becomes a poignant story of survival during the lean years of the early 1930's. Sophia's husband treats her with an offhand selfishness and cruelty which sadly rings true throughout. Each new degradation, caused largely by his refusal to 'lower' himself by seeking actual work, is recounted with the same matter of fact style that is used throughout the...

  • Territorial Rights: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 673 (Paperback)
    Territorial Rights: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 673 (Paperback)

    Robert wants nothing more than to become a serious art historian. But his hopes for an academic life are put on hold when he's driven from London to Venice to escape one lover and seek out another: the enigmatic Bulgarian refugee Lina Pancev. In Venice, Robert encounters a grand carnival of lust, lies, blackmail, cocktail parties and regicide. As he chases Lina, his heart's desire, the city itself provides a priceless education in love, art and beauty.

  • The Mandelbaum Gate: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 674 (Paperback)
    The Mandelbaum Gate: A Virago Modern Classic - VMC 674 (Paperback)

    When Barbara Vaughan's fiance joins an archaeological excursion to the Dead Sea Scrolls, she takes the opportunity to explore the Holy Land. It is 1961, and the nation of Israel is still in its infancy. For Barbara, a half-Jewish Catholic convert, this is a journey of faith, and she ignores warnings not to cross the Mandelbaum Gate from Israel into Jordan. An adventure of espionage and abduction, from pilgrimage to flight, The Mandelbaum Gate is one of Spark's most compelling novels, and won the...

  • The Public Image: a Virago Modern Classic - VMC 675 (Paperback)
    The Public Image: a Virago Modern Classic - VMC 675 (Paperback)

    Annabel Christopher is every inch the star: a glamorous actress with a devoted, handsome husband. To keep the paparazzi and her adoring public under her spell, her perfect image must be carefully cultivated, whatever the cost. Beneath the facade, though, her husband cannot bear her or their vapid existence. Envious of her success, he plots his revenge and stages a scandal even Annabel will find a challenge to recover from.

  • Black Narcissus: A Virago Modern Classic
    Black Narcissus: A Virago Modern Classic

    Beginning work in the orchards and opening a school and a dispensary for the Himalayan mountain people, the Sisters of Mary are dependent for help on the English ...

  • The Mandelbaum Gate: A Virago Modern Classic
    The Mandelbaum Gate: A Virago Modern Classic

    When Barbara Vaughan's fiance joins an archaeological excursion to the Dead Sea Scrolls, she takes the opportunity to explore the Holy Land. It is 1961, and the nation...

  • Five for Sorrow Ten for Joy: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC)
    Five for Sorrow Ten for Joy: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC)

    Five for Sorrow Ten for Joy: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC)