So, if you are β€” or ever have been β€” a fan of Virago Press (the British publishing house devoted almost exclusively to women's classic and contemporary literature), you'll appreciate all they've done to promote quality reading over the years. 2013 marks their 40th birthday and, to celebrate, they've invited 40 of their favourite female writers to contribute a short story, bio, essay, poem, etc. of their choosing to form part of an anniversary anthology (the *only* stipulation being that they somehow weave the number 40 into their offering). It's just been published (*Virago Is 40: A Celebration*, with an introduction by Margaret Atwood) and even better news: it's completely FREE for download, via Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada and Amazon U.K..

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