"Following the chronology of the press where she has worked nearly since its founding, Lennie Goodings tells the story of the group of visionary publishers and writers who have made Virago one of the most important and influential publishers in the English-speaking world. Like the books she has edited and published--by writers ranging from Maya Angelou and Margaret Atwood to Sarah Waters and Naomi Wolf--Goodings's contribution to the genre breaks new ground as well, telling a story of women in the world of work, offering much needed balance to the male-dominated genre of publishing memoirs, and chronicling a critical aspect of the history of feminism: how women began to assume control over the production of their own books. Part memoir, part literary history, and part reflection on more than forty years of feminist publishing, A Bite of the Apple is a story of idealism and pragmatism, solidarity and individual ambition, of challenges met and the battles not yet won--and, above all, a steadfast celebration of the making and reading of books."-- Provided by publisher.
Feminist literature -- Publishing -- Great Britain -- History.
Publishers and publishing -- Great Britain -- History.
Virago Press -- Employees -- Biography.
Virago Press -- History.
Women editors -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Women publishers -- Great Britain -- Biography.