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One of the most fascinating women in history, brilliantly re-examined in a stellar biography.
A fine edition of the celebrated limited edition, featuring an additional binding illustration by Quentin Blake.
Entertaining and thought-provoking, this influential tale of a fiery tempered woman and her suitor reflects the struggle for power within every couple. Published by Oxford University Press.
Alexander McCall Smith introduces this golden-age mystery, considered one of the finest ever written. With illustrations by Finn Campbell-Notman.
A comedy masterpiece is given the Folio Collectables treatment, featuring the full set of original illustrations.
Continuing the History of the Royal Navy series, this new addition reflects on the diverse roles women have played in the Royal Navy services.
Funny, learned and frank, this book explores what life was really like in the Middle Ages. With specially commissioned illustrations by Robert Venables.
An exquisite edition of Dorothy Wordsworth's journal, famous for its nature writing and invaluable insight into the lives of the Romantic poets.
Beryl Bainbridge’s award-winning portrait of life on board the Titanic is published for the first time alongside her own spectacular paintings.
A fabulous array of exquisite recipes from the best-selling author of Persiana. Published by Mitchell Beazley.
The highly acclaimed history of the Belgian Congo and the exploitation that led to the murder of 10 million – the background to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
Sebastian Haffner’s penetrating study helps us understand Hitler’s rise from obscure failure to powerful dictator, examining his motives and his ultimate downfall. Mark Roseman, prize-winning author of books on Nazism, introduces the Folio edition.
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.
In Casablanca, My Moroccan Food, Nargisse Benkabbou blends traditional cuisine with a fresh, contemporary approach.
A satisfying collection of deliciously dark tales, from the unrivalled master of the comic short story – perfect for savouring one by one, or gobbled up in a single sitting.
Defying all genres, In Parenthesis is one of the First World War’s greatest works of literature. This edition includes artwork by calligrapher Ewan Clayton and a foreword by Harold Bloom.
A beautiful, elegiac portrait of love and loss amidst the Italian aristocracy on the eve of the Second World War. Using the acclaimed translation by Jamie McKendrick.
Diana Henry stirs up her favourite stories and places into evocative menus in How to Eat a Peach.
A new comprehensive guide to the main global events, personalities and themes which have shaped the modern world published by Cambridge University Press.
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.
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.
A sumptuous new book revealing how Classical mythology has inspired art over time. Published by Phaidon.
The first-ever complete architectural history of the Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, from the 4th century to the present day. Published by Jaca Book.
Eric Newby’s story of escape and evasion, dedicated to the ordinary Italian people who saved his life, remains funny, vivid and deeply moving.
They are what Churchill called ‘the gleaming toys of history’ – a collection of entertaining stories, many of them biographical, that light up past and present and fix them in our memories.
A new visual exploration of the Bard’s geographical and cultural environment.
Bring the delicious flavours of the Nordic bakery into your own kitchen with this new book from celebrated restaurateur Claus Meyer.
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.
This cornerstone of British literature famously explores man’s relationship with nature, via a young boy’s unexpected passion for falconry. A specially printed translucent dust jacket accompanies this splendid gift edition.
A comprehensive guide to one of the most exciting periods in design history. Published by Mitchell Beazley.