At once epic and intimate, this deeply compassionate portrait of a family and the empire they serve places its author alongside Tolstoy and Chekhov.
This much-loved story of refugee children making their way from Poland to Switzerland in the final days of the Second World War is illustrated by Raul Allen and introduced by Anne Fine.
Hornblower is one of the greatest naval adventurers in literature and he is back with heroic battles, stoic command and illicit liaisons in a stunning new four-book Folio set that includes reproductions of Forester’s original maps.
One of the finest war novels ever written, describing the Battle of the Somme from the viewpoint of an ordinary soldier.
The sequel to The King Must Die sees a triumphant Theseus return to Athens and his throne, only to find his destiny beset by tragedy, desire and the uncertain will of the gods.
An expansive novel bringing 19th-century Brazil to vivid life. The lives of a huge cast of characters, including brigands, circus performers and priests, intertwine to reveal the unforgettable true story of a community in the new world, and the men who want to destroy them.
The first ever Aubrey-Maturin adventure sees Captain Jack Aubrey take charge of his first command, HMS Sophie. To read Patrick O’Brian is to experience life at sea in the days of thrilling encounters with Algerian quarter-galleys.
Jack Aubrey is back in England and bankrupt. His only escape is to board H.M.S. Surprise as part of a naval entourage accompanying the King's ambassador to the East Indies. The third installment of the Aubrey-Maturin series.
Aubrey, cast ashore and suffocated by a landlubber's life, joins Maturin on a mission to take the French-occupied islands of Mauritius and La Réunion. The fourth installment of the Aubrey-Maturin series.
Kipling’s masterpiece: a panoramic portrait of India and a coming-of-age spy story. Newly illustrated by Oliver Hurst.
A stirring tale of vengeance and honour, from the finest historical novelist to write about Roman Britain.
A new Folio edition of Tobias Smollett’s final masterpiece, The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, a hilarious road-trip through Georgian Britain, dynamically illustrated by Derrick Harris and with an introduction by John Sutherland.
Aubrey and Maturin set sail for Australia to rescue Governor William Bligh from the settlers rebelling against his rule. The fifth installment of the Aubrey-Maturin series.
A handsome new Folio series introduces Horatio Hornblower, C. S. Forester’s brilliant Royal Navy hero of the Napoleonic Wars, lavishly illustrated by Joe McLaren and introduced by longtime admirer Bernard Cornwell.
A hauntingly illustrated edition of Under Fire, Henri Barbusse’s uniquely devastating anti-war masterpiece published at the height of the First World War.
Renault's acclaimed novel, published in series with The Alexander Trilogy and introduced by the classical historian Robin Lane Fox.
Critically acclaimed historical fiction from the Booker Prize-winning novelist and biographer.
A modernist masterpiece, Ford Madox Ford’s Great War tetralogy is vividly evoked in this striking two-volume edition.