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Virago Modern Classics

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    Book 1

    Anne of Green Gables

    'Oh, it seems so wonderful that I'm going to live with you and belong to you. I've never belonged to anybody' When ... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    An Episode of Sparrows: A Virago Modern Classic

    With a foreword by JACQUELINE WILSON 'A masterpiece of construction and utterly realistically convincing...Ru... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    Listen to the Nightingale: A Virago Modern Classic

    'Never forget, Charlotte, you were born to be a dancer . . . Never forget. Promise.' Before her ballet teacher died... More

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    Book 4

    The Dark Horse: A Virago Modern Classic

    'All horses can walk - some badly, some well, but to a few is given a gift of movement feline in its grace, a slouchin... More

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    Book 5

    Thursday's Children: A Virago Modern Classic

    Doone Penny is a child with a gift - he was born to dance. But though others recognise his talent, there is little enc... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    Jane of Lantern Hill: A Virago Modern Classic

    Jane and her mother live in a gloomy old mansion, where their lives are ruled by her ovebearing grandmother. For most ... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    Rilla of Ingleside: A Virago Modern Classic

    The eighth book in the Anne Shirley series. Anne Shirley's children are almost all grown up - except for pretty, hi... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    I Go by Sea, I Go by Land

    'James and I stayed on at home and everything was quiet and sunny and we got to thinking the war would never come afte... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories

    'I wish we'll have two children called Mark and Harriet. And I hope lots of interesting and unusual things will happen... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    The Kingdom and the Cave

    'The Under People. They live in a huge Cave. They are thought to be boring upwards. Giant worms and flying ants. Und... More

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    The Gift Giving: Favourite Stories

    'Joan Aiken's invention seemed inexhaustible, her high spirits a blessing, her sheer storytelling zest a phenomenon.... More

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    Book 12
    Book 12

    The Peppermint Pig

    'Warm and funny, this tale of a pint-size pig and the family he saves will take up a giant space in your heart' KIRA... More

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    Book 13
    Book 13

    Anne of the Island

    The third book in the Anne of Green Gables series 'All life lessons are not learned at college. Life teaches them e... More

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    Book 14
    Book 14

    What Katy Did at School

    When Katy Carr and her sister Clover leave for boarding school, they are weighed down by worry. How will their father ... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    The Story of the Amulet

    THE THIRD BOOK IN THE PSAMMEAD TRILOGY, FOLLOWING FIVE CHILDREN AND IT AND THE PHOENIX AND THE CARPET 'I ... More

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    Book 16

    Five Children and It

    When five siblings - Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother, the Lamb - discover a sand-fairy in their grave... More

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    Rebecca

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    Mossy Trotter

    Mossy Trotter is the only book for children by Elizabeth Taylor, who is increasingly recognised as one of the be... More

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    Book 19
    Book 19

    A Little Princess

    Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to make friends at boarding school and settle in. But when she lea... More

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    Book 21
    Book 21

    The Phoenix and the Carpet

    'I love her books - particularly the Five Children and It sequence' - Neil Gaiman THIS IS THE SECOND BO... More

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    Caldicott Place

    When their father is injured in an accident, life changes for the Johnstone family. Unable to afford their home, they ... More

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    The Wouldbegoods

    'Nesbit opened the door in the magic wardrobe, pointed the way to platform nine and three quarters. She even had a h... More

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    Book 24
    Book 24

    Emily's Quest: A Virago Modern Classic

    There are two things in life Emily Starr is certain of - that she will be a great writer and that she and Teddy Kent w... More

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    Book 25
    Book 25

    Little Men

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    Book 26
    Book 26

    Jo's Boys

    'Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whole world should tu... More

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    Good Wives

    'Life and love are very precious when both are in full bloom' With four lively, attractive women in one house and a... More

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    Book 28
    Book 28

    Little Women

    Louisa May-Alcott's classic novel, complete and unabridged. This inspirational story follows the fortunes of the March s... More

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    Book 29
    Book 29

    Emily of New Moon: A Virago Modern Classic

    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'... More

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    Book 30
    Book 30

    What Katy Did Next

    Europe beckoned more brilliantly now that they were fairly embarked on their journey. The sun shone, the lake was a be... More

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    Book 31
    Book 31

    Emily Climbs: A Virago Modern Classic

    Emily never imagined Aunt Elizabeth would allow her to go to high school in Shrewsbury, and she's thrilled, especially a... More

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    Book 32
    Book 32

    What Katy Did

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    Book 33
    Book 33

    Noel Streatfeild's Christmas Stories

    From the author of Ballet Shoes In this captivating collection of festive stories, there are auditions on s... More

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    Book 34
    Book 34

    The Story of the Treasure Seekers

    When their widowed father's business fails, the Bastable children decide to restore the family fortunes themselves. No... More

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