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The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici book

The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici

Christopher Hibbert

The story of Italy’s first family is one of political cunning, artistic genius, infidelity, execution and revenge. With sumptuous colour illustrations.

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Wind, Sand & Stars book

Wind, Sand & Stars

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A captivating memoir of the early days of flight, by the author of The Little Prince, with an introduction by Cecil Lewis.

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W. B. Yeats: Selected Poems and Paintings book

W. B. Yeats: Selected Poems and Paintings

W. B. Yeats

Introduced by the poet, this selection of Yeats’s greatest poems is paired with paintings by his brother Jack B. Yeats.

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Meditations book

Meditations

Marcus Aurelius

Introduced by translator Maxwell Staniforth, the private thoughts of this great emperor are a hymn to the philosophy of service and duty.

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The Victorians book

The Victorians

A. N. Wilson

An epic portrait presented in an exquisite edition.

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1066 and All That - A Memorable History of England book

1066 and All That - A Memorable History of England

W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman

With only two genuine dates, this irreverent romp is history as every schoolboy would wish it – hilarious and memorable.

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Brighton Rock book

Brighton Rock

Graham Greene

A noir classic - introduced by John Sutherland.

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The Compleet Molesworth book

The Compleet Molesworth

Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle

In this edition the full Molesworth tetralogy is gathered together along with Ronald Searle’s witty and wicked cartoons. Now back by popular demand, it also includes an introduction by poet Wendy Cope.

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The Consolation of Philosophy book

The Consolation of Philosophy

Boethius

Boethius’ incredible presence of mind enabled him to produce this work of genius while he awaited execution on a false charge of treason. For many years the most popular book in Europe next to the Bible, its relevance endures.

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The Elizabethan Underworld book

The Elizabethan Underworld

Gāmini Salgādo

A lively study of the seamier side of Shakespeare’s London, revealing in brilliant detail its dangers and delights

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The Great Plague in London book

The Great Plague in London

Walter George Bell

Bell’s vivid and gripping account has never been bettered. This re-edited edition brings his erudite and sensitive approach to a new generation of readers.

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The Loved One book

The Loved One

Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh’s mordant satire on the funeral industry is illustrated with paintings by the great Beryl Cook OBE.

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No man is an island - A selection from the prose of John Donne book

No man is an island - A selection from the prose of John Donne

John Donne

Contemporary engravings illuminate a moving collection of prose by the celebrated poet.

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Ordeal by Fire - Witnesses to the Great War book

Ordeal by Fire - Witnesses to the Great War

Lyn Macdonald

This emotive history constructs an absorbing narrative from the eyewitness testimonies of those who experienced the war. Contemporary photographs illuminate their words.

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The Quest for the Northwest Passage book

The Quest for the Northwest Passage

Glyn Williams

Exclusive to Folio, this collection of first-hand accounts – compiled by one of the subject’s leading authorities – charts this epic quest through the testimony of the explorers themselves.

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