Thursday, 14 July 2011

New Virago hardbacks

They're not out til August, but I was so excited to open a box brought back from the sorting office by K last night and see these wonderful hardback Virago modern classics which Virago have so kindly sent me. You may recall that they brought out 6 hardbacked VMCs a couple of years ago, to mark the 30th anniversary of the imprint, I've managed to collect 5 of those 6, and so I was very happy to have these to add to my collection and to show off to you all!

The titles are:
The tortoise and the hare (Jenkins)
The dud avocado (Dundy)
The enchanted April (von Arnim) [I have read this but seem not to have blogged about it - must rectify that]
My cousin Rachel (Du Maurier)
Good behaviour (Molly Keane) [the only one that I haven't read - not a huge Molly Keane fan but will give it a go very soon, inspired by this!]

I do own copies of these already in paperback editions, but who could resist a second beautiful hardbacked version for their shelves? You can find information about the cover designers on the Virago website here.


  1. Oh I so want these! Beautiful!

  2. These are so pretty! I'm feeling very covetous.

  3. What fantastic covers. I'd be proud to show these off on my bookshelves :0)

  4. Ooh, you are so lucky Verity! Enjoy your gorgeous new Viragos.

  5. Oh lovely! I have the original Virago Tortoise and the Hare, I think, but must get a copy of the amazing My Cousin Rachel.

  6. They are so beautiful!! Enjoy!

  7. Lucky girl!! I would love a beautiful hardback copy of Enchanted April!