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  • An illustration by Peter Forster

    The Folio Life: Peter Forster (1934–2021)

    Peter Forster, who died in January, was one of the outstanding wood engravers of the late 20th century. Much of his best work was produced for the Folio Society: between 1986 and 2003 he illustrated seven complete Folio volumes and contributed to three multi-artist publications.

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  • A fold-up letter from the Letters from Fairyland edition, The Folio Society 2020

    This Folio Life: Letters from lockdown

    We are so pleased to bring Charles van Sandwyk’s charming fairy letters to life in two beautiful Folio editions. It was a challenging project in terms of book production, with the journey to finished copies made even more complex due to working under the restrictions of COVID-19.

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  • Detail of the front cover tiger illustration for Sharpe's Tiger, The Folio Society

    This Folio Life: Getting the details right in Sharpe

    Douglas Smith has created a series of action-packed illustrations for Sharpe’s Tiger that convey the drama and spirit of Bernard Cornwell’s novels. Much research was undertaken to ensure that the important period details are correct, and here the artist shows how he developed his artwork from roughs to finals.

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