This Folio Life: 2017

Posted on 12/01/2018

2017 was a happy year for Folio. Pivoting around our seventieth anniversary celebrations, we looked back to our early days in a delightful display still ongoing at the V&A in London; and we looked …


The Folio Life: Joe’s blog, no. 38

Posted on 05/12/2017

About six years ago I was asked by David Chambers, then editor of The Private Library, if I would like to contribute an article about Folio limited editions. The Private Library being a distinguished …


This Folio Life: Illustrating East of Eden

Posted on 29/11/2017

Sheri Gee, Art Director at The Folio Society, was particularly pleased when East of Eden was announced as the winner of Folio’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Fiction Competition – she has been nudging the edit …


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 …