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  1. The Pale Horse

    The Pale Horse

    Agatha Christie

    Illustrated by Olivia Daw

    £46.95

    Queen of Crime Agatha Christie invites you into a shadowy world of black magic and cold-blooded murder. The Pale Horse is the latest volume in the Folio Christie collection.

  2. Wolf Hall

    Wolf Hall

    Hilary Mantel

    Illustrated by Igor & Marina

    £85.00

    The rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell is brilliantly portrayed in Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall. This Folio Society edition is illustrated by world-renowned fine artists Igor & Marina.

  3. Pole to Pole

    Pole to Pole

    Michael Palin

    £49.95

    Pole to Pole is Michael Palin’s account of his epic journey from the Arctic to Antarctic, via the USSR, Africa and South America: a classic adventure in a beautiful Folio Society edition, with superb original photography.

  4. Arabella

    Arabella

    Georgette Heyer

    Illustrated by Sally Dunne

    £47.95

    Georgette Heyer’s witty and addictive regency romance Arabella is designed in series with Folio’s edition of Venetia, featuring Sally Dunne’s beautiful illustrations, and intricate binding lettering by Jessica Hische.

  5. Their Eyes Were Watching God

    Their Eyes Were Watching God

    Zora Neale Hurston

    Illustrated by Diana Ejaita

    £44.95

    One of the defining African-American novels of the 20th century, Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God is beautifully illustrated by Diana Ejaita in this striking Folio Society edition.

  6. Neverwhere

    Neverwhere

    Neil Gaiman

    Illustrated by Chris Malbon

    £85.00

    Neil Gaiman’s urban fantasy epic weaves a spell unlike any other. This special edition of Neverwhere features a new introduction by Susanna Clarke and glorious illustrations by Chris Malbon.

  7. A Walk in the Woods

    A Walk in the Woods

    Bill Bryson

    Illustrated by James Weston Lewis

    £49.95

    Full of sweat, tears and side-splitting humour, Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods is a page-turning travelogue and this Folio Society edition is the ultimate companion for fans of the author’s inimitable wit.

  8. The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Illustrated by Sam Wolfe Connelly

    £42.95

    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s enduring classic The Great Gatsby is beautifully presented as a Folio Society edition that includes a personal note by Francis Ford Coppola and exquisite artwork by Sam Wolfe Connelly.

  9. Love Poems

    Love Poems

    Illustrated by Mikki Lee

    £80.00

    Romantic, passionate, unrequited, lost and embittered: infinite expressions of love are collected in Love Poems; a unique Folio Society edition selected by the ‘world poet laureate’ Imtiaz Dharker.

  10. The Color Purple

    The Color Purple

    Alice Walker

    Illustrated by Lela Harris

    £47.95

    One of the greatest works of modern fiction, Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple is presented in a beautifully crafted new Folio edition, illustrated by British artist Lela Harris. 

  11. The Living Mountain

    The Living Mountain

    Nan Shepherd

    Illustrated by Rose Strang

    £47.95

    With a fully revised introduction by Robert Macfarlane and paintings by landscape artist Rose Strang, this Folio edition of Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain celebrates her timeless ode to nature.  

  12. Editors Choice
    Kafka on the Shore

    Kafka on the Shore

    Haruki Murakami

    Illustrated by Daniel Liévano

    £85.00

    Newly introduced by Haruki Murakami, this outstanding Folio Society collector’s edition of Kafka on the Shore features the enigmatic and fantastical artwork of illustrator Daniel Liévano.

  13. Bestsellers
    The Road

    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy

    Illustrated by Gérard DuBois

    £49.95

    Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Road is presented as a Folio collector’s edition, with artist Gérard DuBois’s beautiful and desolate illustrations and Michael Chabon’s New York Review of Books essay. Winner of the Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year Prize at the V&A Illustration Awards 2022.

  14. Bestsellers
    Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    Michael Crichton

    Illustrated by Vector That Fox

    £39.95

    The book that launched a phenomenal global franchise, Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park is a rip-roaring, fact-filled, rollercoaster read and this illustrated Folio Society edition is the T-Rex of them all.

  15. The Complete Flower Fairies

    The Complete Flower Fairies

    Cicely Mary Barker

    Illustrated by the author

    £105.00

    Cicely Mary Barker’s complete collection of Flower Fairies has been brought together in an exclusive new presentation by The Folio Society, with fully restored original paintings.

  16. The Diversity of Life

    The Diversity of Life

    Edward O. Wilson

    £60.00

    Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist Edward O. Wilson’s classic account of evolution and biodiversity remains as relevant as when first published in 1992. The Folio edition of The Diversity of Life features wonderful colour wildlife images and a foreword by Bill McKibben.

  17. Bestsellers
    A Game of Thrones

    A Game of Thrones

    George R. R. Martin

    Illustrated by Jonathan Burton

    £160.00

    A Game of Thrones is presented in a spectacular collector’s edition - the first release in the Folio Society series of George R. R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’.

  18. Spring

    Spring

    Illustrated by Petra Börner

    £29.95

    A unique collection of poetry and prose, beautifully bound and illustrated with newly commissioned artwork.

  19. The Princess Bride

    The Princess Bride

    William Goldman

    Illustrated by Mark Thomas

    £49.95

    Featuring giants, duels, man-eating swamp rats and, of course, true love, Goldman’s funny and poignant lampoon of the fairy-tale tradition has inadvertently become a classic of the genre.

  20. On the Origin of Species

    No book has revolutionised our view of life on earth more than Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Yet its enduring popularity is a testament to the immense energy and startling simplicity with which Darwin makes his revelations.

  21. Little Women

    Little Women

    Louisa May Alcott

    Illustrated by Rebecca Green

    £49.95

    Illustrated by Rebecca Green and introduced by Jane Gardam, this gorgeous Folio Society edition of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women celebrates its status as a timeless classic, an early feminist novel and a wonderfully engaging read.

  22. Bestsellers
    Dune

    Dune

    Frank Herbert

    Illustrated by Sam Weber

    £100.00

    This collector’s edition of Frank Herbert’s phenomenal tale of far-future desert warriors, fallible messiahs and interplanetary intrigue is illustrated by award-winning artist Sam Weber, and published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world’s best-selling science-fiction title.