This 18th edition of the much-loved Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is as eclectic, witty and colourful as its predecessors.
The Folio Society’s collection of classic reference books are an unparalleled repository of knowledge. With dictionaries, encyclopaedia and atlases – there is no fact you cannot check. We select works from some of the world’s renowned reference publishers such as Chambers, Oxford University Press and Penguin. See below for the full list of Folio Reference books.
In this book, the historian Graham Stewart examines the history of Britain as presented through 100 seminal documents, from the 8th-century Lindisfarne Gospels to the new British Citizenship test. These are the documents which defined their own eras, and which continue to resonate today.
Recognised as the most comprehensive and authoritative single-volume biographical dictionary available, this new ninth edition of Chambers Biographical Dictionary has been extensively revised and updated, covering figures from around the world, from Alexander the Great to Frank Zappa.
In his ‘Intimate History’, Richard Fortey unlocks the geological secrets of the earth – its origin and the constant processes that destroy and create it. His aim is to unite the natural and human history of particular places with the geological realities that underlie them.
Based on the prize-winning exhibition and BBC radio programme, this book uses 100 objects from the British Museum’s collection to illustrate human history from its earliest beginnings right up to the present day.