This Folio Life: On Rereading Sappho

Posted on 06/03/2019

Part of preparing our edition of Sappho’s poetry involved engaging two separate proofreaders, both of whom were competent readers of Ancient Greek, to check both the Greek text and the English transla …

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This Folio Life: The journey behind the artwork of Anansi Boys

Posted on 15/02/2019

Our new edition of Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys is everything I hope for in a Folio edition, and is the result of years of exceptional creative endeavour from everyone involved. From the author to the ed …

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This Folio Life: Honouring the poems of Wilfred Owen

Posted on 31/10/2018

Neil Bousfield’s sensitive work was the perfect commission for the third and final book in Folio’s limited edition War Poets series. Neil lives in Norfolk, fortuitously the same county as Victoria Hal …

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This Folio Life: Recreating Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty

Posted on 19/10/2018

Arthur Rackham is renowned throughout the world for his beautiful illustrations to some of the most famous fairy tales; images that enchant the reader. But it was on a recent research trip to New York …

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This Folio Life: Mapping Captain Cook

Posted on 15/10/2018

Maps are an incredibly important part of any edition that deals in exploration or travel. To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s first voyage, we knew we wanted to find the perfect map t …

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