The marvellous women’s press, Virago, is celebrating its 40th birthday this year. Since its founding in the 1970s, it has been responsible for bringing many outstanding female writers back into print, rescuing them from the obscurity they never deserved. I have Virago to thank for introducing me to many of my favourite authors, such as Elizabeth von Arnim, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosamond Lehmann, Ann Bridge and Marilynne Robinson, to name just a few. I love to collect the old green spined paperback editions, and know that if I spot one in a charity shop, I’ll be in for an excellent read. Virago has released a free ebook to celebrate its birthday; have a look for a taste of what their authors have to offer! – Rachel