The first Virago board meeting is held on 21 June with directors Carmen Callil, Rosie  Boycott and Marsha Rowe. Rosie and Marsha had started Spare Rib magazine and Carmen’s publicity company, Carmen Callil Ltd, had worked on its launch in 1972. Carmen’s idea for a publishing imprint had initially been registered as Spare Rib Books.

Virago (working out of Carmen’s house in Cheyne Row, Chelsea, London) is to be ‘the first mass-market publisher for 52 per cent of the population  – women. An exciting new imprint for both sexes in a changing world.’ Virago’s first book  Fenwomen by Mary Chamberlain is published in association with Quartet Books.

Rosie and Marsha resign in 1974; Ursula Owen, who became involved in 1973, becomes a director in 1974. Harriet Spicer, who was working at Carmen Callil Ltd, takes up work for Virago. The following year Virago becomes self-financing and independent with capital of just £1,500 and a guaranteed overdraft of £25,000 and a loan of…

The first Virago board meeting is held on 21 June with directors Carmen Callil, Rosie  Boycott and Marsha Rowe. Rosie and Marsha had started Spare Rib magazine and Carmen’s publicity company, Carmen Callil Ltd, had worked on its launch in 1972. Carmen’s idea for a publishing imprint had initially been registered as Spare Rib Books.

Virago (working out of Carmen’s house in Cheyne Row, Chelsea, London) is to be ‘the first mass-market publisher for 52 per cent of the population  – women. An exciting new imprint for both sexes in a changing world.’ Virago’s first book  Fenwomen by Mary Chamberlain is published in association with Quartet Books.

Rosie and Marsha resign in 1974; Ursula Owen, who became involved in 1973, becomes a director in 1974. Harriet Spicer, who was working at Carmen Callil Ltd, takes up work for Virago. The following year Virago becomes self-financing and independent with capital of just £1,500 and a guaranteed overdraft of £25,000 and a loan of…

On a rainy Sunday in January, the recently widowed Mrs Palfrey arrives at the Claremont Hotel where she will spend her remaining days. Her fellow residents are magnificently eccentric and endlessly curious, living off crumbs of affection and snippets of gossip. Together, upper lips stiffened, they fight off their twin enemies: boredom and the Grim Reaper.

Then one day Mrs Palfrey strikes up an unlikely friendship with an impoverished young writer, Ludo, who sees her as inspiration for his novel.

ISBN 10:  0670494976 ISBN 13:  9780670494972
Publisher: Viking Adult, 1971
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It's a beautiful book. I like the story very much and although I am not always certain that I like Emily herself, or that she would like me, I always find her fascinating to read about. I've taken away half a star for the over-abundance of flowery poetry in the book, but otherwise this is a classic, enjoyable story whether you're eleven years old or, well, quite a bit older than that! The delightful cover means this would make a perfect gift, for yourself or for someone you know might enjoy a story about a little girl learning how to write.

I would highly recommend the modern classic children's story The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall or I know many LMM fans who also love Little House In The Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder .

You can read more book reviews or buy Emily of New Moon: A Virago Modern Classic (Emily Trilogy) by L M Montgomery at Amazon.co.uk .

The first Virago board meeting is held on 21 June with directors Carmen Callil, Rosie  Boycott and Marsha Rowe. Rosie and Marsha had started Spare Rib magazine and Carmen’s publicity company, Carmen Callil Ltd, had worked on its launch in 1972. Carmen’s idea for a publishing imprint had initially been registered as Spare Rib Books.

Virago (working out of Carmen’s house in Cheyne Row, Chelsea, London) is to be ‘the first mass-market publisher for 52 per cent of the population  – women. An exciting new imprint for both sexes in a changing world.’ Virago’s first book  Fenwomen by Mary Chamberlain is published in association with Quartet Books.

Rosie and Marsha resign in 1974; Ursula Owen, who became involved in 1973, becomes a director in 1974. Harriet Spicer, who was working at Carmen Callil Ltd, takes up work for Virago. The following year Virago becomes self-financing and independent with capital of just £1,500 and a guaranteed overdraft of £25,000 and a loan of…

On a rainy Sunday in January, the recently widowed Mrs Palfrey arrives at the Claremont Hotel where she will spend her remaining days. Her fellow residents are magnificently eccentric and endlessly curious, living off crumbs of affection and snippets of gossip. Together, upper lips stiffened, they fight off their twin enemies: boredom and the Grim Reaper.

Then one day Mrs Palfrey strikes up an unlikely friendship with an impoverished young writer, Ludo, who sees her as inspiration for his novel.

ISBN 10:  0670494976 ISBN 13:  9780670494972
Publisher: Viking Adult, 1971
Hardcover

The first Virago board meeting is held on 21 June with directors Carmen Callil, Rosie  Boycott and Marsha Rowe. Rosie and Marsha had started Spare Rib magazine and Carmen’s publicity company, Carmen Callil Ltd, had worked on its launch in 1972. Carmen’s idea for a publishing imprint had initially been registered as Spare Rib Books.

Virago (working out of Carmen’s house in Cheyne Row, Chelsea, London) is to be ‘the first mass-market publisher for 52 per cent of the population  – women. An exciting new imprint for both sexes in a changing world.’ Virago’s first book  Fenwomen by Mary Chamberlain is published in association with Quartet Books.

Rosie and Marsha resign in 1974; Ursula Owen, who became involved in 1973, becomes a director in 1974. Harriet Spicer, who was working at Carmen Callil Ltd, takes up work for Virago. The following year Virago becomes self-financing and independent with capital of just £1,500 and a guaranteed overdraft of £25,000 and a loan of…

On a rainy Sunday in January, the recently widowed Mrs Palfrey arrives at the Claremont Hotel where she will spend her remaining days. Her fellow residents are magnificently eccentric and endlessly curious, living off crumbs of affection and snippets of gossip. Together, upper lips stiffened, they fight off their twin enemies: boredom and the Grim Reaper.

Then one day Mrs Palfrey strikes up an unlikely friendship with an impoverished young writer, Ludo, who sees her as inspiration for his novel.

ISBN 10:  0670494976 ISBN 13:  9780670494972
Publisher: Viking Adult, 1971
Hardcover

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