Richard Holmes presents an entertaining study of the extraordinary figures that changed the face of science.
In this fascinating portrait of the fiery and brilliant preacher who changed the world, Vermes returns to the historical reality of Jesus and his Gospel to discover ‘the genuine message of the Galilean master’.
The United States of America takes a grand visual tour across this incredible continent though the best of the National Geographic archives.
Britain between the wars is brilliantly and entertainingly chronicled in this book by the author of Akenfield.
This elegant edition pays homage to one of the most revered voices of Russian literature. Introduced by the celebrated novelist Eimear McBride and illustrated with evocative photographs, this selection covers the full scope of Akhmatova's work, from her early poems to her later revolutionary pieces.
The essential guide to pricing your antiques, whether you're a dedicated collector or an enthusiastic browser, featuring over 8,000 images. Published by Miller’s.
Mankind’s journey from the harnessing of fire to the double helix – this unique, enthralling history is based on the classic television series.
A series of misunderstandings on a sultry summer’s day have terrible and far-reaching consequences. This is the first illustrated edition of Ian McEwan’s masterpiece.
Witty, tantalising and illuminating, John Aubrey’s great classic of biography allows a glimpse into a fascinating era, while humanising great figures of history such as Shakespeare, Francis Bacon and Thomas Hobbes.
Utilising the stories of the men and women caught up in a period of extraordinary change, H. W. Brands has created an epic portrait of the Gold Rush, illustrated in this edition with rare contemporary photography.
A magnificent facsimile edition of a religious and literary classic. Next to the authorised version of the King James Bible and the plays of William Shakespeare, it is among the most widely read and influential of English literary works.
A classic of 20th-century literature, Daphne du Maurier’s mesmerising ’study in jealousy’ has captivated readers for generations.
Critically acclaimed historical fiction from the Booker Prize-winning novelist and biographer.
Long thought dead, the heir to the family fortune has returned to the Ashby family. But in Josephine Tey's mystery masterpiece, nothing is simple or clear and he is soon suspected of being an imposter.
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.
A vivid portrait of a post-Mao China, from one of the great travel writers.
Now in its first illustrated edition, this seminal novel of slavery in America was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and ranked the greatest fiction work of the past 25 years.
Everything a crossword enthusiast could possibly need to defeat even the most puzzling puzzles. Published by Chambers Publishing.
Tim Winton’s celebrated novel is a jubilant and poignant portrait of two native-born, working-class Australian families.
Historian James Holland introduces a richly illustrated edition.
A fine edition of the celebrated limited edition, featuring an additional binding illustration by Quentin Blake.
In this fascinating study, historian Richard Barber examines the elaborate pomp and ceremony of the medieval court festival, revealing as he does so its wider cultural and political importance. This volume is published exclusively by The Folio Society.
Unique to Folio, this collection explores the genesis of Heart of Darkness, and features an introduction by Conrad expert J. H. Stape and contemporary photographs.
Illustrator David Hughes captures the anarchic energy of Kesey's iconic novel.
With their outrageous tastes and boundless energy, the Larkins have charmed many a reader. Alice Tait’s illustrations for Folio capture the epicurean excesses of this flamboyant family.
Restored from his original manuscript, the first complete edition of one of the finest novels by Anthony Trollope. Published in association with The Trollope Society.
An idyllic existence brought to life in the famously charming diary of Parson Woodforde.
A fascinating insight into Galileo’s fundamental contribution to science. Introduced by the Pulitzer Prize finalist writer Dava Sobel.
In the Eastern Cape of post-apartheid South Africa, the bitterness of history is ever-present, as explored in Coetzee’s Booker winning masterpiece.
J. G. Ballard's apocalyptic novel evokes a world both decaying and teeming with tropical life forms. Introduced by Will Self, with illustrations by James Boswell.