I was inspired today by Verity’s new blogging venture – attempting to read all of the Virago Modern Classics – to photograph my collection and do a little collage with the help of Picasa. I really love Virago Modern Classics; not only are the original green covers (mostly) beautiful, but they are excellently chosen, wonderful stories that have yet to disappoint me. If you are new to them, here is a nice article about them in the Guardian.
My favourite covers are from The Brontes Went to Woolworths, Illyrian Spring and The Odd Women.
My least favourite cover is a toss up between Mrs Miniver and The Well of Loneliness. Both are slightly unattractive portraits of womanhood. They upset me a little.
I can no longer collect because of my sad self imposed but entirely sensible book ban, but for the moment I can take pleasure in the delightful collection I already have. I love Viragos!!!