This Folio Life: George Orwell, Farmer

Posted on 25/10/2017

In one of George Orwell’s diaries, opposite the entry for 3 October 1946, there’s a rough sketch, instantly recognisable to any allotment holder or gardener as a planting scheme for a fruit and vegeta …


This Folio Life: Celebrating The Little Prince

Posted on 03/10/2017

I had been hoping to publish a Folio edition of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince for years. The question was how to make it the definitive edition of this much-loved fable?  The answer to …


This Folio Life: Folio at 70

Posted on 07/09/2017

It is always – whatever one might say to the contrary – interesting to know what one’s peers think of you. A birthday is as good an opportunity as any to elicit such views, and it was with this in min …


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 …


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 …


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 …