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(P/B) MY COUSIN RACHEL
Εκδότης: VIRAGO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0662-0033

I threw the piece of paper on the fire. She saw it burn... Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent older cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in Philip as his heir, a man who will love his grand home as much as he does himself. But the cosy world the two construct is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries - and there he dies suddenly. In almost no time at all, the new widow - Philip's cousin Rachel - turns up in England. Despite himself, Philip ...
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(P/B) GIRL, INTERRUPTED
Εκδότης: VIRAGO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0662-0015

In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital to be treated for depression. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital renowned for its famous clientele - Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor and Ray Charles. A clear-sighted, unflinching work that provokes questions about our definitions of sane and insane, Kaysen's extraordinary memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception wh...
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(P/B) I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS
MAYA ANGELOU'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY (BOOK 1)
Εκδότης: VIRAGO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0662-0038

Maya Angelou's seven volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this first volume of her six books of autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the American south of the 1930s. She learns the power of the white folks at the other end of town and suffers the terrible trauma of ra...
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(P/B) A SONG FLUNG UP TO HEAVEN
MAYA ANGELOU'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY (BOOK 6)
Εκδότης: VIRAGO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0662-0047

It is 1964 and Maya Angelou is on her way back home, leaving behind her beloved - and now seriously teenage - son Guy, to finish university in Ghana. America is pulsing with the challenge of change, the civil rights movement is in full swing and that's where Maya Angelou wants to be, working alongside her friends Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. In this marvellous account, Maya Angelou provides, with her customary wisdom, compassion and wit, a first-hand record of an extraordinarily exciting and tragic political period. She writes of 'Jim...
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(P/B) LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER
Εκδότης: VIRAGO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0662-0048

A collection of absorbing stories and inspirational wisdom from one of our best-loved writers, Maya Angelou. Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to my Daughter reveals Maya Angelou's path to living well and living a life with meaning. Told in her own inimitable style, this book transcends genres and categories: it's part guidebook, part memoir, part poetry - and pure delight. Here in short essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her l...
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(P/B) THE BLIND ASSASSIN
Εκδότης: VIRAGO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0662-0102

Winner of the Man Booker Prize By the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace Laura Chase's older sister Iris, married at eighteen to a politically prominent industrialist but now poor and eighty-two, is living in Port Ticonderoga, a town dominated by their once-prosperous family before the First War. While coping with her unreliable body, Iris reflects on her far from exemplary life, in particular the events surrounding her sister's tragic death. Chief among these was the publication of The Blind Assassin, a novel which earned the d...
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(P/B) CELEBRATIONS
RITUALS OF PEACE AND PRAYER
Εκδότης: VIRAGO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0662-0049

A collection of timely and timeless poems that Maya Angelou has written for grand occasions - now in paperback. Grace, dignity, and eloquence have long been hallmarks of Maya Angelou's poetry. Her measured verses have stirred our souls, energized our minds, and healed our hearts. Celebrations is a collection of timely and timeless poems: the inspiring 'On the Pulse of Morning', read at President William Jefferson Clinton's 1993 inauguration; the heartening 'Amazing Peace'; 'A Brave and Startling Truth', which marked the fiftieth anniversa...
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(P/B) THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY
Εκδότης: VIRAGO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0662-0079

Two men meet in the picturesque backstreets of Athens. Chester MacFarlane is a conman with multiple false identities, near the end of his rope and on the run with his young wife Colette. Rydal Keener is a young drifter looking for adventure: he finds it in one evening as the law catches up to Chester and Colette, and their fates become fatally entwined. Patricia Highsmith draws us deep into a cross-European game of cat and mouse in this masterpiece of suspense from the author of The Talented Mr Ripley. (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) AND STILL I RISE
Εκδότης: VIRAGO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0662-0039

Maya Angelou's poetry - lyrical and dramatic, exuberant and playful - speaks of love, longing, partings; of Saturday night partying, and the smells and sounds of Southern cities; of freedom and shattered dreams. 'The caged bird sings/ with a fearful trill/ of things unknown/ but longed for still/ and his tune is heard/ on the distant hill/ for the caged bird/ sings of freedom.' Of her poetry, KIRKUS REVIEWS has written, 'It is just as much a part of her biography as I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS, GATHER TOGETHER in MY NAME, SINGIN' AND S...
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(P/B) THE FRIEND
Εκδότης: VIRAGO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0662-0101

WINNER OF THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD and a NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER: a moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog. When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building. Isolated from the rest of the world, increasingly obsessed...
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(P/B) ORYX AND CRAKE
Εκδότης: VIRAGO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0662-0057

The outrageous imagination of Margaret Atwood has never been better. Dark, witty, scary and very credible, this is a mystery, an adventure story, a page-turner and a brilliant novel. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. Pigs might not fly but they are strangely altered. So, for that matter, are wolves and racoons. A man, once named Jimmy, lives in a tree, wrapped in old bedsheets, now calls himself Snowman. The voice of Oryx, the woman he loved, teasingly haunts him. And the green-eyed Children of Crake are, for some ...
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(P/B) CIRCLING THE SUN
Εκδότης: VIRAGO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0662-0073

The author of The Paris Wife takes us to the heart of another true story: set in 1920s colonial Kenya, Circling the Sun is about an unforgettable woman who lives by nobody's rules but her own. She was a daughter of Edwardian England, transplanted to Kenya as a young girl by parents who dreamed of life on an African farm. But by the time Beryl Markham was sixteen, that dream had fallen apart. Catapulted into a disastrous marriage, she emerged from its wreckage with one idea: to take charge of her own destiny. Circling the Sun takes us from ...
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(P/B) MADDADDAM
Εκδότης: VIRAGO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0662-0034

Toby, a survivor of the man-made plague that has swept the earth, is telling stories. Stories left over from the old world, and stories that will determine a new one. Listening hard is young Blackbeard, one of the innocent Crakers, the species designed to replace humanity. Their reluctant prophet, Jimmy-the-Snowman, is in a coma, so they've chosen a new hero - Zeb, the street-smart man Toby loves. As clever Pigoons attack their fragile garden and malevolent Painballers scheme, the small band of survivors will need more than stories. (From ...
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(P/B) THE HEART GOES LAST
Εκδότης: VIRAGO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0662-0076

Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of economic and social collapse. Living in their car, surviving on tips from Charmaine's job at a dive bar, they're increasingly vulnerable to roving gangs and in a rather desperate state. So when they see an advertisement for the Positron Project in the town of Consilience - a 'social experiment' offering stable jobs and a home of their own - they sign up immediately. All they have to do in return for this suburban paradise is give up their freedom every second mon...
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(P/B) MOM AND ME AND MOM
MAYA ANGELOU'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY (BOOK 7)
Εκδότης: VIRAGO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0662-0042

For the first time, Maya Angelou - one of America's most celebrated memoirists and poets - shares the deepest personal story of her life: the story of her relationship with her mother. "In the first decade of the twentiety century, it was not a good time to be born black, or woman, in America." So begins this stunning portrait of Vivian Baxter Johnson: the first black woman officer in the Merchant Marines, purveyor of a gambling business and rooming house, and mother to one of our most cherished literary treasures. Anyone who's read the c...
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(P/B) GATHER TOGETHER IN MY NAME
MAYA ANGELOU'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY (BOOK 2)
Εκδότης: VIRAGO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0662-0043

The second title in Maya Angelou's bestselling autobiography is reissued in a new look to coincide with the publication of her new book. Maya Angelou's volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In the sequel to her best-selling I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou is a young mother in California, unemployed, embark...
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(P/B) THE HEART OF A WOMAN
MAYA ANGELOU'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY (BOOK 4)
Εκδότης: VIRAGO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0662-0045

Maya Angelou's seven volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. The fourth volume of her enthralling autobiography finds Maya Angelou immersed in the world of black writers and artists in Harlem, working in the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King....
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(P/B) ALL GOD'S CHILDREN NEED TRAVELLING SHOES
MAYA ANGELOU'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY (BOOK 5)
Εκδότης: VIRAGO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0662-0046

Maya Angelou's five volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In the fifth volume, Maya Angelou emigrates to Ghana only to discover that 'you can't go home again' but she comes to a new awareness of love and friendship, civil rights and slavery - and the myth of mother Africa. (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) THE MAGIC TOYSHOP
Εκδότης: VIRAGO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0662-0092

In this, her second novel, (awarded the 1967 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize) Angela Carter's brilliant imagination and starting intensity of style explore and extend the nature and boundaries of love. Published as part of a beautifully designed series to mark the 40th anniversary of the Virago Modern Classics. "This crazy world whirled around her, men and women dwarfed by toys and puppets, where even the birds are mechanical and the few human figures went masked... She was in the night once again, and the doll was herself." One night Melanie wa...
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(P/B) THE SCAPEGOAT
Εκδότης: VIRAGO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0662-0027

By chance, two men - one English, the other French - meet in a provincial railway station. Their physical resemblance is uncanny, and they spend the next few hours talking and drinking - until at last John, the Englishman, falls into a drunken stupour. It's to be his last carefree moment, for when he wakes, his French companion has stolen his identity and disappeared. So John steps into the Frenchman's shoes, and faces a variety of perplexing roles - as owner of a chateau, director of a failing business, head of a fractious family, and mas...
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