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Virago Modern Classics Series

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    Book 1
    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

    The Story of the Amulet

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

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    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 4
    Book 4

    Mossy Trotter

    'It's always a treat to read Elizabeth Taylor. Mossy Trotter is a real gem. A delightfully mischievous boy livin... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    The Phoenix and the Carpet

    When Cyril, Anthea, Robert and Jane accidentally destroy a carpet in their London home with fi reworks, their parents re... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    Caldicott Place

    From Noel Streatfeild, the beloved author of Ballet Shoes, comes a moving story of unexpected friendships and new be... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    Little Men

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    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 10
    Book 10

    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 11
    Book 11

    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 12
    Book 12

    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 13
    Book 13

    The Story of the Treasure Seekers

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

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    Book 14
    Book 14

    The Growing Summer

    BY THE AUTHOR OF BALLET SHOES with beautiful illustrations by Edward Ardizzone 'A joyous, sunlight b... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    Noel Streatfeild's Holiday Stories: By the author of 'Ballet Shoes'

    *'Classic Noel Streatfeild at her warm-hearted best. I absolutely loved it' Hilary McKay, author of THE SKYLARKS' WA... More

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    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 17
    Book 17

    Little Women

    Grown-up Meg, tomboyish Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy. The four March sisters couldn't be more different. But with ... More

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    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 19
    Book 19

    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 ma... More

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    Book 20
    Book 20

    What Katy Did

    Scholastic Children's Books are proud to publish this beautiful edition of the classic tale, What Katy D... More

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    Book 22
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    Book 23
    Book 23

    Noel Streatfeild's Holiday Stories: By the author of 'Ballet Shoes'

    *'Classic Noel Streatfeild at her warm-hearted best. I absolutely loved it' Hilary McKay, author of THE SKYLARKS' WAR ... More

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    Book 149
    Book 149

    An Episode of Sparrows: A Virago Modern Classic

    By the author of Black Narcissus With a foreword by JACQUELINE WILSON 'A masterpiece of constructi... More

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    Book 236
    Book 236

    Listen to the Nightingale: A Virago Modern Classic

    By the author of Black Narcissus . 'Her craftsmanship is always sure; her understanding of character is ... More

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    Book 355
    Book 355

    The Dark Horse: A Virago Modern Classic

    By the author of Black Narcissus . 'One of our best and most captivating novelists' Philip Hensher All ... More

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    Book 454
    Book 454

    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 encou... More

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    Book 707
    Book 707

    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 of... More

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    Book 708
    Book 708

    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 2114
    Book 2114

    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 2130
    Book 2130

    The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories

    FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE 'What a thrill to discover this gem from the witty and endl... More

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    Book 2132
    Book 2132

    The Kingdom and the Cave

    FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE 'She was a literary treasure, and her books will contin... More

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    Book 2133
    Book 2133

    The Gift Giving: Favourite Stories

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

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    Book 2441
    Book 2441

    Keeping Henry

    'The hay stirred. There was a small nibbling sound. A furry head poked out. I saw its dark, beady eyes, its sharp, poi... More

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    Book 2441
    Book 2441

    Carrie's War

    A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. Th... More

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    Book 2451
    Book 2451

    The Secret Garden: V&A Collector's Edition

    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a magical novel for adults and children alike. This new hardback i... More

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    Book 2451
    Book 2451

    A Little Princess

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    Book 2451
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    Book 2452
    Book 2452

    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 2452
    Book 2452

    Anne of Ingleside

    The sixth book in the Anne Shirley series. 'It's been lovely to be Anne of Green Gables again for a week, but it's ... More

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    Book 2452
    Book 2452

    Anne of Avonlea

    The second book in the Anne Shirley series. 'Having adventures comes natural to some people,' said Anne serenely. '... More

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    Book 2452
    Book 2452

    Anne's House of Dreams

    The fifth book in the Anne Shirley series. 'They belonged to each other; and, no matter what life might hold for th... More

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    Book 2452
    Book 2452

    Rainbow Valley

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    Book 2452
    Book 2452

    Anne of Windy Willows

    Anne of Windy Willows is the fourth book about the red-haired Anne Shirley from Green Gables. Now a young woman... More

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