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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 'I ... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    Five Children and It

    'I love her books - particularly the Five Children and It sequence' - Neil Gaiman Digging in the gravel... 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 5
    Book 5

    New Treasure Seekers

    'Endlessly surprising and inventive ... She is also simply the funniest writer we have ever had' Frank Cottrell-Boyc... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    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 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

    'It takes so little to make a child happy, that it is a pity in a world full of sunshine and pleasant things, that the... More

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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... 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'

    A NEW COLLECTION OF HOLIDAY-THEMED STORIES BY THE BELOVED AUTHOR OF BALLET SHOES There are stories for every ... 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

    'Katy speaks with a charm and directness that remains as fresh as when it was written' Amanda Craig When Ka... More

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    Book 20
    Book 20

    What Katy Did

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    Book 22
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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

    'Her craftsmanship is always sure; her understanding of character is compassionate and profound; her prose is pure, de... 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 ... 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

    Carrie's War: Introduced by Michael Morpurgo - 'A touching, utterly convincing book' Jacqueline Wilson

    One of the most loved and enduring wartime novels, Carrie's War is a modern classic. WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY MI... 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 2451
    Book 2451

    The Railway Children

    'By turns sweet and serious, this much-loved classic is above all a celebration of kindness and hope' KIRAN MILLWOOD... More

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    Book 2451
    Book 2451

    A Little Princess

    A timeless Cinderella story, A Little Princess is one of the best-loved children's classics of all time. A heart... More

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    Book 2451
    Book 2451

    The Secret Garden

    'The mystery element kept me turning the pages but it was the superb characterisation that made the story stay with ... 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

    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 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

    Rainbow Valley

    The seventh book in the Anne Shirley series. 'There was a little unfailing spring, always icy cold and crystal pure... More

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    Book 2452
    Book 2452

    Anne of Windy Willows

    The fourth book in the Anne Shirley series. 'Gilbert, I'm afraid I'm scandalously in love with you' Anne Shirley... 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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