The most celebrated of Trollope’s Barsetshire novels is vividly brought to life by Bill Bragg’s characterful illustrations.
Laugh your socks off with a comic novel or a collection of humorous anecdotes. The Folio Society publishes classic comedy books from a range of hilarious authors, making perfect gifts for those who love to laugh. Folio books include beautiful original illustrations and come with specially designed hardback covers. See below for the full list of Folio Humour books.
Ever since Chaucer's day, when the host of the Tabard Inn in Southwark rose to welcome the Canterbury Pilgrims with a joke, the After Dinner Speech, designed, if possible, to reduce the assembled company to helpless merriment, has presented the ultimate challenge.
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They are what Churchill called 'the gleaming toys of history' – a collection of entertaining stories, many of them biographical, that light up past and present and fix them in our memories.
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Produced in series with the novels of Jeeves and Wooster previously published by The Folio Society, these three volumes of stories form a delicious addition for fans, or a superb introduction for those not yet acquainted with the delights of Wodehouse.
If aliens were watching us, what would their favourite TV show be? What’s next for that unique publishing phenomenon, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy? And how do you make the perfect sandwich? These and other unlikely questions are answered in the final volume of Adams’s universe-spanning odyssey.
Compared to that of Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Stoppard and even Jonathan Swift, in his introduction, science-fiction writer Adam Roberts describes this novel as ‘that rare thing: a sequel that surpasses its original’.
In the fourth volume of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, Arthur Dent finds a whole new set of mind-boggling mysteries to deal with when planet Earth appears not to have been destroyed after all.