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  1. The Folio Diary 2021

    The Folio Diaries showcase some of the talented artists who work on our editions and the new Diary is always highly anticipated. For 2021 we have commissioned BAFTA award-winning animator and illustrator Jonny Hannah to design the binding.

  2. The Travels

    The Travels

    Marco Polo

    £79.95

    Penned from a prison cell in Genoa, Marco Polo’s fantastical first-hand account of his 25-year travels through the Mongol Empire remains the greatest travel book ever written and is now presented in a luxurious new Folio edition.

  3. Homage to Catalonia

    Homage to Catalonia

    George Orwell

    £49.95

    Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell’s brutally honest account of his experience as a militiaman during the Spanish Civil War. The Folio Society edition is illustrated with 35 black and white photographs sourced from Magnum and Catalan archives.

  4. Bestsellers
    Bomber Command

    Bomber Command

    Max Hastings

    £49.95

    Max Hastings’ history of Bomber Command, now in a new Folio edition, illuminates this controversial aspect of the Second World War through contemporary photographs and first-hand interviews.

  5. South Polar Times

    Published in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society, the British Library and the Scott Polar Research Institute, this Folio edition is the complete facsimile of all 12 original issues of the South Polar Times – Captain Scott’s expedition magazine.

  6. Empire

    Empire

    Niall Ferguson

    £49.95

    The Folio Society edition of Empire features a new preface specially written by its author, acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson.

  7. Under Fire

    Under Fire

    Henri Barbusse

    £42.95

    A hauntingly illustrated edition of Under Fire, Henri Barbusse’s uniquely devastating anti-war masterpiece published at the height of the First World War.

  8. Period Piece

    Period Piece

    Gwen Raverat

    Illustrated by Gwen Raverat

    £42.95

    The captivating memoir of an unusual 19th-century childhood from pioneering wood engraver, and Charles Darwin’s granddaughter, Gwen Raverat.

  9. She-Wolves

    She-Wolves

    Helen Castor

    £49.95

    A new fully illustrated Folio Society edition of Helen Castor’s She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth which depicts the lives of four remarkable medieval women: Empress Matilda, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen Isabella, Margaret of Anjou. 

  10. Guns, Germs and Steel

    A lavishly illustrated 20th anniversary edition of Guns, Germs and Steel – Jared Diamond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning exploration of how and why Eurasians developed the weapons, diseases and technologies that enabled them to dominate the rest of the world.

  11. The Folio Book of Food and Drink

    The Folio Book of Food and Drink is an anthology of culinary delights, stimulating appetites with literary extracts including Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth David and Nigel Slater. This collection – exclusive to Folio – features a mouthwatering introduction by food writer Jojo Tulloh, and a selection of cartoons and 19th-century illustrations.

  12. Berlin

    Berlin

    Antony Beevor

    £69.95

    Antony Beevor’s critically acclaimed historical masterpiece is a gripping and frequently harrowing account of the Red Army’s capture of the German capital in World War II’s final stages. Berlin: The Downfall 1945 was the Non-Fiction winner of the Folio Readers’ Choice 2017.

  13. Tommy

    Tommy

    Richard Holmes

    £84.95

    The First World War is brought to life with first-hand accounts and comprehensive research in this compelling two-volume set.

  14. Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb

    Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb

    François-René de Chateaubriand

    £44.95

    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.

  15. The Age of Gold

    The Age of Gold

    H. W. Brands

    £49.95

    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.