This Folio Life: American Gods

Posted on 09/03/2017

American Gods – considered by many to be Neil Gaiman’s masterpiece – is one of Folio’s most anticipated publications. It comes just ahead of the long-awaited TV adaptation, but the novel, first publis …

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Book Illustration Competition: Paul Cox

Posted on 05/01/2017

Paul Cox talks about the impact of the competition on his career as an illustrator. “The Folio Society originally ran a competition within the Royal College of Art illustration department. The annual …

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Monday, 5th June 2017

Posted on 05/06/2017

The Folio Society does not often hold launch parties, and there was a good reason to make an exception for the Bayeux Tapestry. If ever a publication needs to be seen to be understood, this is it. We …

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Thursday, 13th April 2017

Posted on 13/04/2017

Last week I went to Reykjavik to promote The Poetic Edda. The main event was an interview on the TV Arts programme Kiljan, chaired by the larger-than-life Egill Helgason. I was pretty daunted going in …

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Tuesday, 4th October 2016

Posted on 23/11/2016

Last week I drove with my colleague Christine to Bayeux, with the prototype of our new edition of The Bayeux Tapestry loaded in the back of the car. As those who read my earlier blog posts will rememb …

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Friday, 19th February 2016

Posted on 19/02/2016

I spent much of the week before last in airports and railway stations. First destination was Stuttgart, where I press-passed the illustrations for H. G. Wells’s The Door in the Wall. Given the huge co …

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Press Release: The House of Borgia

Posted on 18/05/2017

The House of Borgia Christopher Hibbert ‘A tale of greed, nepotism, assassination and relentless jostling for power’ sunday times Greedy, lascivious and unashamedly corrupt, the Borgia name has come t …

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Press Release: Rebecca

Posted on 18/05/2017

Rebecca Daphne du Maurier Introduced by Helen Dunmore Illustrated by D. G. Smith ‘Rebecca has woven its way into the fabric of our culture with all the troubling power of a myth or dream.’ A stunning …

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Press Release: Nicholas and Alexandra

Posted on 18/05/2017

Nicholas and Alexandra Robert K. Massie Introduced by the author ‘A magnificent and intimate picture’ Harpers The final years of imperial Russia are brilliantly evoked in this best-selling work by Pul …

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