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 NZ Fiction

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.
Reading Level:very good

One of the great autobiographies of the twentieth century ... A journey from luminous childhood, through the dark experiences of supposed madness, to the renewal of her life through writing fiction. It is a heroic story, and told with such engaging tone, humorous perspective... read more

An Angel at My Table

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 Fiction Contemporary

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

This bestselling collection of stories extols the female virtues of discontent, sexual disruptiveness and bad manners Here are subversive tales - by Ama Ata Aidoo, Jane Bowles, Angela Carter, Colette, Bessie Head, Jamaica Kincaid and ... read more

Angela Carter's Book of Wayward Girls and Wicked Women
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 Fiction Contemporary

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

The debut novel from Elizabeth Taylor - shortlisted for the Booker Prize * Mrs Lippincote's house, with its mahogany furniture and yellowing photographs, stands as a reminder of all the certainties that have vanished with the advent of war. Temporarily, this is home fo... read more

At Mrs Lippincote's
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Category:

 Fiction Contemporary

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

'How deeply I envy any reader coming to her for the first time!' Elizabeth Jane Howard * A finely nuanced exploration of responsibility, snobbery and culture clash from one of the twentieth centrury's finest novelists. When Amy's husband dies on holiday in Istanbul, she is support... read more

Blaming

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 Fiction Classics

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

'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 Van Allen, she is his wife. Their love has soured, and Melinda takes pleasure in flaunti... read more

Deep Water (Virago Modern Classic)
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 Fiction Classics

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

'Janet Frame's luminous words are the more precious because they were snatched from the jaws of the disaster of her early life . . . and yet to read her is no more difficult than breathing' Hilary Mantel
When Janet Frame's doctor suggested that she write about her tra... read more

Faces In The Water
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 Fiction

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

Written with unsparing precision and astounding immediacy, Faces in the Water takes the reader behind the walls of two hospitals--Cliffhaven and Treecroft--and into the hearts and minds of its confused and tormented patients. The experience of insanity and "the utter, the naked p... read more

Faces in the Water
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 Fiction Classics

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

'The Alexander Trilogy contains some of Renault's finest writing. Lyrical, wise, compelling: the novels are a wonderful imaginative feat - Sarah Waters Alexander the Great died at the age of thirty-three, leaving behind an ... read more

Fire from Heaven: A Novel of Alexander the Great (Virago Modern Classic)
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 Fiction Classics

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

'Frost in May is the unsurpassed novel of convent school life. This story of a clash between a determined young girl and an authoritarian regime is both perceptive and painfully emotional, convincing in every detail' - Hermione Lee, Observer
With a new... read more

Frost In May (Virago Modern Classic)
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 Fiction Classics

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

'I have bought more copies of this book to give to people, in a frenzy of enthusiasm, than any other . . . Heartburn is the perfect, bittersweet, sobbingly funny, all-too-true confessional novel' Nigella Lawson
Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel disc... read more

Heartburn (Virago Modern Classic)
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 Fiction Classics

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

Welcome to the comical, ironical, and multiple worlds of one Violet Pansy Proudlock (a ventriloquist), who is also known as Alice Thumb (a gossip and secret sharer of limited imaginings) and, at other times, as Mavis Furness Barnwell Halleton (a writer twice married).

Living in the Maniototo
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 Fiction Classics

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.

As the war continues it brings its own set of trials to the the village of Northbridge. Eight officers of the Barsetshire Regiment have been billeted at the rectory, and Mrs Villars, the Rector's wife, is finding the attentions of Lieutenant Holden (who doesn't seem to min... read more

Northbridge Rectory
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