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  1. 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.

  2. Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb

    Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb

    François-René de Chateaubriand

    Was £42.95 Now £21.45

    Chateaubriand requested that his memoirs remain unpublished until after his death lest he be forced to be ‘less frank and truthful’. The result is a hugely entertaining autobiography, providing a vivid picture of France during the most tumultuous period of her history.

  3. The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

    George Johnson’s superb book explores the method behind some of science’s most dazzling discoveries – from the exquisite ingenuity of Galileo’s experiments on acceleration, to Newton’s fearless use of needles to understand vision.

  4. Pompeii

    Pompeii

    Mary Beard

    £44.95

    In this award-winning history, Mary Beard guides us through the daily life of Pompeii, an existence that is far more complex than we might have realised. Lively, exciting and accessible, this book brings us as close as possible to the real Pompeii.

  5. The Dam Busters

    The Dam Busters

    Paul Brickhill

    Was £42.95 Now £21.45

    Paul Brickhill’s account of 617 Squadron’s legendary bombing raid is an exhilarating read, showcased in a suitably dramatic red and black binding.

  6. The Age of Gold

    The Age of Gold

    H. W. Brands

    Was £49.95 Now £24.95

    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.

  7. Stasiland

    Stasiland

    Anna Funder

    £39.95

    Blending investigative journalism with the personal approach of a writer both fascinated and appalled by her subject, this is an award-winning portrait of life under ‘one of the most savage surveillance regimes ever known’. With previously unpublished photographs by the author.

  8. The Art of War

    Written more than 2,500 years ago, The Art of War remains the most famous military treatise of all time. Sun-tzu’s collection of precepts on strategic warfare has yet to be surpassed.

  9. Watercolor: A History

    Watercolor: A History

    Marie-Pierre Salé

    Was £125.00 Now £99.00

    This exclusive slipcased edition, available only to Folio customers and published by Abbeville Press, is arguably the most comprehensive and lavishly illustrated history of watercolour painting. It is available for a limited time only with a 20% saving.

  10. Kuniyoshi

    Kuniyoshi

    Matthi Forrer

    Was £99.00 Now £69.30

    This beautiful monograph by Matthi Forrer showcases the work of Utagawa Kuniyoshi, one of the last great Japanese ukiyo-e masters. Published by Prestel, this edition is available to Folio customers with an exclusive 30% discount. 

  11. Yoshitoshi

    Yoshitoshi

    John Stevenson

    Was £140.00 Now £98.00

    John Stevenson explores the Japanese artist’s greatest collection of prints in Yoshitoshi: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon – a spectacular new large-format edition published by Abbeville Press.

  12. Bestsellers
    S.P.Q.R.

    S.P.Q.R.

    Mary Beard

    £69.95

    The definitive account of ancient Rome by acclaimed historian Mary Beard vividly depicts ordinary Roman lives and contains more than 45 full-colour images specially selected for the Folio edition of S.P.Q.R.

  13. The Spy’s Bedside Book

    The Spy’s Bedside Book

    Illustrated by Nick Hardcastle

    Was £29.95 Now £23.95

    Graham and Hugh Greene expose the clandestine world of espionage in The Spy’s Bedside Book,  illustrated with the meticulous and mysterious drawings of Nick Hardcastle.

  14. The Anglo-Saxons

    Still one of the most influential books in its field, Campbell’s account of six hundred years of power struggles, blood-feuds, conquest and gold hoards is now vividly portrayed by Folio with full-colour photographs.

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.