Top female writers and editors recommend other female authors who have somehow been overlooked or forgotten, either because of their gender, the language in which they wrote, or their books have gone out of print.
A small selection of women writers from across the centuries. Features: L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables) Virginia Woolf (To the Lighthouse, Mrs. Dalloway) Maya Angelou (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings) Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility) Mary Shelley (Frankenstein) Murasaki Shikibu (The Tale of Genji) Agatha Christie (Miss Marple, Poirot) Sappho (lyric poetry)
In 1977, the National Portrait Gallery staged a landmark exhibition, featuring 90 portraits of eminent British women photographed by Mayotte Magnus. The gallery is now updating the project with Illuminating Women, which runs until 24 March