Lennie Goodings, publisher of Virago Press, would like to say a few words of warm welcome to all our fans and readers.
Virago has always been a uniquely collaborative enterprise. Since the beginning, over thirty years ago, when readers sent letters and postcards about the books, the covers, the titles, and ideas for the Virago Modern Classics, our Virago readers – and indeed Virago authors – have never been backward in coming forward.
Rarely has there been such a close and intimate relationship between publisher and reader. And, like any familial relationship, it isn’t always harmonious! You tell us when you don’t think the jacket image is right, when an introducer gives away the plot, when titles are out of print, when there are too many typos – but you have also poured in your praise and pleasure and thoughts, and Virago has become a brand name.
I am convinced that one of the reasons Virago has flourished is because of our relationship with our readers. And now conducted via emails, websites, networking sites, tweeting – it’s a relationship still very much alive and still very active. And still, just like family …
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