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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.
Produced in series with Anne of Green Gables, this book sees L. M. Montgomery’s celebrated heroine growing into adulthood. Anne Shirley becomes a teacher and helps to raise young twins, but she remains the impulsive, imaginative heroine beloved by readers the world over.
The first facsimile of one of the great books of botanic art from the edition held in the library of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
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.
Greed, romance and desperation abound in Giles Milton’s exploration of the colonial enterprise that paved the way to the United States of America. At the book’s heart lies the vanishing of the 1587 settlement on Roanoke Island, whose 115 inhabitants met with a grisly end.
Critically acclaimed historical fiction from the Booker Prize-winning novelist and biographer.
Nepotism, murder and debauchery abound in this gripping portrait of a family that bribed their way to power in Renaissance Italy. The first illustrated edition, this is designed in series with Hibbert's The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici.
A vivid portrait of a post-Mao China, from one of the great travel writers.
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.
One of the most fascinating women in history, brilliantly re-examined in a stellar biography.
Unconventional and witty, this play tells the tale of the most playful of romances. It is Shakespeare's ground-breaking comedy. Published by Oxford University Press.
Anthony and Cleopatra is not only one of Shakespeare’s greatest love stories, but also a powerful political drama. It is among the most poetic of all the high Shakespearean tragedies. Published by Oxford University Press.
Shakespeare's last tragedy, telling the story of Caius Marcius, a proud Roman General in the tumultuous days of the early republic. Published by Oxford University Press.
Paul Brickhill’s account of 617 Squadron's legendary bombing raid is an exhilarating read, showcased in a suitably dramatic red and black binding.
Beryl Bainbridge’s award-winning portrait of life on board the Titanic is published for the first time alongside her own spectacular paintings.
The harrowing story of a British boy’s four-year ordeal in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War, based on the author’s own wartime experiences. The first illustrated edition, featuring images by award-winning artist Tim Laing.
An exclusive collection of poems and prose, with authors ranging from Charles Dickens to Matsuo Bashō.
Colm Tóibín introduces Hemingway’s early masterpiece.
This special collection celebrates the winter season with over 50 poems, memoirs and novel extracts. This edition is completed by Petra Börner's charming illustrations and Susan Cooper's thoughtful introduction.
A treasure trove of archaeological wonder: C. W. Ceram’s infectiously enthusiastic volume is an enduring classic.
The thrilling true story of the largest British-led mass-escape of the Second World War.
The food memoir that inspired a new way of thinking about what we eat and how we live. Illustrated with 12 pages of black and white photographs chronicling the author's remarkable life.
As Shakespeare's shortest play, Julius Caesar is an enduring analysis of conspiracy, betrayal and assassination. Published by Oxford University Press.
Renault's acclaimed novel, published in series with The Alexander Trilogy and introduced by the classical historian Robin Lane Fox.
A revelatory examination of a unique oral culture, published for the first time in the UK.
A witty crime caper from the author of The Moving Toyshop, with evocative illustrations by A. Richard Allen.
In his sequel to the best-selling The Wars of the Roses, Desmond Seward reveals the secret conflict that continued throughout the reigns of both Henry VII and Henry VIII.
Eric Newby’s story of escape and evasion, dedicated to the ordinary Italian people who saved his life, remains funny, vivid and deeply moving.
This sparkling collection of Elizabeth David's articles showcases the work of the woman regarded as the 'best food writer of her time'.