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  1. New
    Dominion

    Dominion

    Tom Holland

    £65.00

    Dominion is Tom Holland’s epic exploration of how everything we do has been shaped by Christianity, a subversive sect that grew to a religion. This beautiful Folio Society edition has a striking binding design by Noma Bar with 24 pages of colour images.

  2. New
    Slouching Towards Bethlehem

    Joan Didion’s visceral view of 1960s America is told in her first collection of journalism, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, presented in a new edition by Folio. Introduction and image selection by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Hilton Als.

  3. New
    Pandaemonium

    Pandaemonium

    Humphrey Jennings

    £100.00

    Gathering hundreds of voices, Pandaemonium is Humphrey Jennings's eyewitness account of the rise of the machine age – a superb, illustrated Folio Society edition of the book that inspired the London Olympics Opening Ceremony.

  4. Band of Brothers

    Band of Brothers

    Stephen E. Ambrose

    £60.00

    With a new introduction by Cole C. Kingseed – Dick Winters’ biographer – Tom Hanks’ original foreword, and a brand-new picture selection, this Folio edition of Stephen E. Ambrose’s best-selling Band of Brothers is a triumph.

  5. The Panda’s Thumb

    The Panda’s Thumb

    Stephen Jay Gould

    £60.00

    The Folio Society presents a superb, illustrated edition of The Panda’s Thumb – a best-selling, award-winning collection of evolutionary scientist Stephen Jay Gould’s greatest essays for Natural History magazine.

  6. Conundrum

    Conundrum

    Jan Morris

    £44.95

    Conundrum is Jan Morris's classic memoir of her transition from man to woman. Marking the 50th anniversary since publication, this edition includes archive photographs and a new introduction by CN Lester.

  7. The Six Wives of Henry VIII

    The Six Wives of Henry VIII is Antonia Fraser’s groundbreaking historical biography of England’s most famous royal consorts – a critically acclaimed international bestseller presented in a lavishly illustrated Folio edition.

  8. The Planets

    The Planets

    Andrew Cohen & Professor Brian Cox

    £90.00

    The Planets is a thrilling tour of our solar system by Andrew Cohen and Professor Brian Cox, in a Folio edition with breathtaking NASA photography from the latest space missions. 

  9. Iron Curtain

    Iron Curtain

    Anne Applebaum

    £95.00

    Iron Curtain is Anne Applebaum’s landmark study of Eastern Europe under Soviet rule. An outstanding Folio edition with newly selected pictures, plus an exclusive introduction on chilling parallels with the invasion of Ukraine.

  10. The Silk Roads

    The Silk Roads

    Peter Frankopan

    £150.00

    The Silk Roads is Peter Frankopan’s revolutionary world history told from the perspective of the East: a beautiful, illustrated Folio edition of an international bestseller.

  11. The Order of Time

    The Order of Time

    Carlo Rovelli

    £60.00

    The Order of Time is physicist Carlo Rovelli’s number-one bestselling exploration of the universe’s greatest mystery – time itself. Philip Pullman introduces this Folio edition featuring Daniel Streat’s unique graphic design.

  12. The Innocents Abroad

    The Innocents Abroad

    Mark Twain

    Illustrated by James Albon

    £80.00

    Mark Twain’s classic travelogue The Innocents Abroad firmly established him as a writer and humourist of dazzling perspicacity. This Folio Society edition is newly introduced by Paul Theroux and lavishly illustrated by James Albon.

  13. Stalin

    Stalin

    Simon Sebag Montefiore

    £150.00

    Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar is Simon Sebag Montefiore’s chilling, superbly researched study of the Soviet dictator and his circle, in a Folio edition with stunning archive photography.

  14. The Right Stuff

    The Right Stuff

    Tom Wolfe

    Illustrated by Tavis Coburn

    £75.00

    The Right Stuff is an exhilarating flight into the death-defying lives of the Mercury Seven, America’s first astronauts. This Folio edition of Tom Wolfe’s classic features superb retro-styled colour illustrations by Tavis Coburn.

  15. Operation Mincemeat

    Operation Mincemeat

    Ben Macintyre

    £65.00

    Ben Macintyre’s number-one bestseller Operation Mincemeat is the definitive account of the Second World War’s greatest military deception: a daring hoax that fooled Hitler and changed the course of history.

  16. The Old Patagonian Express

    One of the greatest travelogues of the 20th century, Paul Theroux’s The Old Patagonian Express is newly presented as a Folio edition featuring an exclusive new introduction by the author and 24 original colour photographs.

  17. Limited Edition
    The Peloponnesian War

    The Peloponnesian War

    Thucydides

    Illustrated by Nick Hayes

    £400.00

    Folio’s fabulous limited edition of the first great military history has been expertly handbound in full-grain leather. Featuring illustrations by Nick Hayes and an exclusive introduction by Katherine Harloe, each of the 750 numbered copies has been signed by both contributors.

  18. Byzantium

    Byzantium

    Judith Herrin

    £75.00

    Byzantium is Judith Herrin’s masterful and often surprising history of a 1,000-year empire, in a Folio Society edition sumptuously illustrated with imperial treasures, plus a new introduction by the author.

  19. 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.

  20. Parallel Worlds

    Parallel Worlds

    Michio Kaku

    £49.95

    Parallel Worlds is Michio Kaku’s astonishing journey into the mysteries of our universe – and the tantalising possibility that many others may exist. Awe-inspiring images of the cosmos complete this Folio edition.

  21. Micrographia

    Micrographia

    Robert Hooke

    £75.00

    Robert Hooke’s science classic Micrographia changed the way we view the natural world. This beautifully crafted Folio Society edition of the complete text includes all Hooke’s original illustrations and an introduction by historian Ruth Scurr.

  22. On Photography

    On Photography

    Susan Sontag

    £85.00

    The first-ever illustrated edition of Susan Sontag’s groundbreaking work, On Photography, is newly introduced by Metropolitan Museum of Art curator of photography Mia Fineman and includes 21 beautifully reproduced archive photographs.

  23. All Hell Let Loose

    All Hell Let Loose

    Max Hastings

    £150.00

    Published in a richly illustrated Folio Society edition, Max Hastings’ All Hell Let Loose is a people’s history of the Second World War from one of its greatest historians: the complete story of the conflict.

  24. Syria

    Syria

    Gertrude Bell

    £80.00

    Syria: The Desert and The Sown is a masterpiece of travel writing by Gertrude Bell, a pioneering Victorian explorer of Arabia, now available in a stunning Folio edition featuring her original photography.

  25. India

    India

    John Keay

    £160.00

    Spanning 5,000 years from the Bronze Age to the present, India: A History is John Keay’s masterful story of the subcontinent; revised and updated for the Folio Society in this fully illustrated edition.

  26. 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.

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From history to philosophy, travel journals to cookery books, The Folio Society publishes only the best in non-fiction. Each non-fiction book features carefully selected photographs and illustrations. Whether your interests lie in the sciences, the arts, or both, you’ll be able to find the perfect book in the best hardcover bindings.