Month: September 2017

Press Release: The Mark of the Horse Lord

Posted on 06/09/2017

The Mark of the Horse Lord Rosemary Sutcliff Introduced by Philip Reeve Illustrated by Felix Miall ‘Simply the best twentieth-century historical novelist to have written about early Britain’ kevin cro …

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Press Release: Period Piece

Posted on 06/09/2017

Period Piece: The Cambridge Childhood of Charles Darwin’s Granddaughter Gwen Raverat Introduced by the author ‘Period Piece is an altogether delightful book… the humour is infectious, the figures en …

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Press Release: A Life in Letters and Diaries

Posted on 06/09/2017

A Life in Letters and Diaries George Orwell Edited and Introduced by Peter Davidson A Folio Society Exclusive Few writers can command as great a cultural and political legacy as George Orwell. Yet beh …

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Press Release: And Then There Were None

Posted on 06/09/2017

And Then There Were None Agatha Christie Illustrated by David Lupton ‘The most colossal achievement of a colossal career’ New Statesman Agatha Christie’s best-loved novel and the seventh best-selling …

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Press Release: Famous Trials

Posted on 06/09/2017

Famous Trials Introduced by Geoffrey Robertson QC ‘High among the great British contributions to world civilisation – the works of Shakespeare, the full breakfast, the herbaceous border and the presum …

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Press Release: King Leopold’s Ghost

Posted on 06/09/2017

King Leopold’s Ghost A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa Adam Hochschild ‘A remarkable achievement. It overwhelmed me in the way Heart of Darkness did when I first read it’ paul th …

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Press Release: A Room of One’s Own

Posted on 06/09/2017

A Room of One’s Own Virginia Woolf Illustrated by Vanessa Bell ‘A Room of One’s Own is an extraordinary, beautifully written, poetic little book.’ Guardian Arguably the most famous of Virginia Woolf ’ …

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Press Release: Saki

Posted on 06/09/2017

Saki: Short Stories Saki (Hector Hugh Munro) Illustrated by Osbert Lancaster ‘Saki is like a perfect martini but with absinthe stirred in… heady, delicious and dangerous’ Stephen Fry Hector Hugh Munro …

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Press Release: The Little Prince

Posted on 06/09/2017

The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Introduced by Stacey Schiff Translated by Richard Howard First published in 1943, and since translated into 270 languages and 26 different alphabets, few boo …

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Press Release: Reach for the Sky

Posted on 06/09/2017

Reach for the Sky Paul Brickhill Afterword by Douglas Bader ‘Genuinely evocative of the real RAF wartime atmosphere, soul-stirring air-battles, sudden death, set-backs and victories’ daily mail The in …

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Press Release: The Elegant Universe

Posted on 06/09/2017

The Elegant Universe Brian Greene With a new introduction by the author ‘Develops one fresh new insight after another… In the great tradition of physicists writing for the masses, The Elegant Univer …

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Press Release: The Exorcist

Posted on 06/09/2017

The Exorcist William Peter Blatty Illustrated by Jeremy Caniglia ‘Immensely satisfying… holds its audience in a vice-like grip’ los angeles times Few novels have shocked the world like The Exorcist. W …

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Press Release: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Posted on 06/09/2017

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold John le Carré Introduced by the author Illustrated by Matt Taylor ‘A masterpiece, the best espionage novel ever written’ john banville In 1963, a bored British intell …

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Press Release: Defeat into Victory

Posted on 06/09/2017

Defeat Into Victory Field Marshal Viscount William Slim Introduced by Sir Max Hastings ‘A vivid and deeply moving story of endurance and heroism’ The Observer The Folio Society is proud to publish the …

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Press Release: The Celts

Posted on 06/09/2017

The Celts Nora Chadwick With a Preface by the author Introductory chapter by Barry Cunliffe ‘The culmination of a lifetime’s study by one of our greatest Celtic scholars.’ Barry Cunliffe Licentious pa …

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Press Release: Great Expectations

Posted on 06/09/2017

Great Expectations Charlses Dickens Introduced by D. J. Taylor Illustrated by Marcus Stone ‘A work of great psychological accuracy and observation’ peter ackroyd Great Expectations is one of Dickens’s …

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Press Release: Northanger Abbey

Posted on 06/09/2017

Northanger Abbey Jane Austen Introduced by Val McDermid Illustrated by Jonathan Burton ‘Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire’ j. k. rowling Crumbling castles, ghostly skeleton …

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Press Release: The Artful Book

Posted on 05/09/2017

‘The Artful Book’ A celebration of 70 years of The Folio Society at the National Art Library at the V&A ‘The most beautiful books being published today’ Michael Dirda, Washington Post The Folio So …

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