Reading and nature are tried-and-tested tonics for the hustle and bustle of modern life and something truly magical takes place when they collide. That’s why we are thrilled to sponsor The Folio Society Reading Room Garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.
In this blog, Former Publisher of Orion Publishing Group and Chair of Gollancz, Malcolm Edwards, tells the fascinating story of meeting Arkady and Boris Strugatsky at the 1987 World Science Fiction convention in Brighton, on their last trip outside of Russia.
In this extract from the exclusive introduction to the Folio limited edition, Professor of Classics and Intellectual History, and Director of the Institute of Classical Studies, Katherine Harloe reflects on why ‘in this age of populist politics, plague and war, The Peloponnesian War still offers much material for reflection’.
This International Women’s Day we’re shining a literary light on some of our fantastic female authors and illustrators. From classic and contemporary fiction to ancient and natural history, here’s a selection of Folio books that are both written and illustrated by women.
Here are five of our favourite fictional characters, with ideas for easy outfits you can create at home. So, whether you’re a whizz with a sewing machine or you wave your child off in an outfit held together with sticky tape, they will all look and feel like literary legends. There’s a Folio edition of each book, so your child can read the story and take inspiration from the beautiful illustrations before World Book Day.