Virago Modern Classics

Para mim, uma das grandes atracções de Londres é a variedade de excelentes livrarias. Gostei de, todos os dias, entrar pelo menos numa e perder-me nas estantes da ficção contemporânea, dos clássicos em língua inglesa e dos livros de crafts. Adorei conhecer as Waterstone’s, especialmente as de Covent Garden (dedicada a artes e design) e de Picadilly Circus (enorme, com cinco pisos e dois cafés). E visitei a minha querida Persephone, mas isso fica para uma próxima vez…
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As far as I’m concerned, one of London’s greatest attractions is the variety of excellent bookshops. During my stay I enjoyed entering at least one of them everyday and getting lost among my favourite sections: contemporary fiction, classic British litterature and craft books. I loved Waterstone’s, especially the ones in Covent Garden (focused on art and design) and in Picadilly Circus (huge, with five floors and two cafés). I also visited my beloved Persephone but I’ll talk about that next time…

O meu amor pelos livros passa também por capas apetecíveis. Já aqui falei das capas da Persephone e da Cotovia, fantásticas na sua sobriedade, e agora estou fascinada pelas edições comemorativas dos 30 anos da Virago, outra editora britânica que publica livros orientados para o público feminino. No caminho para Lisboa devorei Excellent Women de Barbara Pym, cuja capa foi desenhada pela Orla Kiely (a minha mais recente obsessão). E hoje comecei a ler The Diary of a Provincial Lady, cuja capa pertence à Cath Kidston e que promete ser mais um livro delicioso!

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My love of books also contemplates nice covers. I’ve already written about Persephone’s and Cotovia’s elegant and sober covers and I’m currently fascinated by Virago‘s commemorative editions (Virago is another British publisher of women-oriented books). On my way home I devoured Excellent Women by Barbara Pym, whose cover was designed by Orla Kiely (my latest obsession) and today I started reading The Diary of a Provincial Lady, whose cover is by Cath Kidston.

6 thoughts on “Virago Modern Classics

  1. Katy says:

    I have those books!!!! I bought them because the covers were soooooo pretty (and I will read them eventually, well, re-read some as I already read them before, and read the ones that are new to me)

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