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How two lesser-known pioneers of British science helped establish its foundations. Published by William Collins.
In his engrossing account, Martin Gilbert traces each step of the war’s progression, from the tensions and alliances leading up to it and the first skirmishes on the French and Belgian borders, to the final peacemaking and remembrance. His geographical scope is equally broad, from Mesopotamia and East Africa to the ‘forgotten war’ waged in the Atlantic.
Renault's acclaimed novel, published in series with The Alexander Trilogy and introduced by the classical historian Robin Lane Fox.
The Royal Academy of Arts celebrates the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Academy, with over 550 glorious images.
The gripping first-hand account of the turbulent history of Imperial Rome told through the lives of the Caesars, from Julius Caesar to Domitian, vividly translated and illustrated with wood-engraving portraits.
Now reissued in series with our Austen collection, this biography is an affectionate portrait of one of our best-loved writers, and the time in which she wrote.
A revelatory examination of a unique oral culture, published for the first time in the UK.
The Bauers explores the fascinating history of this family of talented botanical artists who defined the genre.
A cycling jaunt in Germany provides the backdrop for this laugh-out-loud novel from the master of Victorian quick wit; the escapades beautifully illustrated by Paul Cox.
One of the finest war novels ever written, describing the Battle of the Somme from the viewpoint of an ordinary soldier.
Green’s parody of the country-house novel describes the life above and below stairs in Kinalty Castle, an isolated ‘gothic pile’. A modern classic brought to life with illustrations by Christopher Corr.
The World’s Heritage is a comprehensive and stunning companion guide to all 1,073 UNESCO sites.
The bloodthirsty biographies of the world’s most infamous pirates are reproduced in this new edition of the pre-eminent piracy book, including original woodcut illustrations and the lives of Blackbeard, Kidd and many more.
A magnificent, spirited portrait of life as a secret agent in occupied France.
A witty crime caper from the author of The Moving Toyshop, with evocative illustrations by A. Richard Allen.
The definitive reference work on family names and their origins. Published by Oxford University Press.
An enthralling account of the French capital’s transition from German occupation to post-war liberty, with a new introduction by the authors.
This sparkling collection of Elizabeth David's articles showcases the work of the woman regarded as the 'best food writer of her time'.
Robert Philip’s The Classical Music Lover’s Companion to Orchestral Music is an essential guide to 400 popular works.
A rousing selection of the beloved poet’s works, presented in a handsome binding that reflects Burns’s abiding affection for the natural world.
Described by the Guardian as ‘the book that redefined travel writing’, Chatwin's idiosyncratic account of Patagonia thrums with surprising details and literary finesse. Featuring 22 photographs by the author, 9 of which are previously unpublished.
Tim Winton’s celebrated novel is a jubilant and poignant portrait of two native-born, working-class Australian families.
Susan Schulten explores the story of the continent in A History of America in 100 Maps.
With only two genuine dates, this irreverent romp is history as every schoolboy would wish it – hilarious and memorable.
In a newly revised edition, Seward’s riveting biography breathes new life into one of English history’s most divisive and infamous figures.
Unique to Folio, this collection explores the genesis of Heart of Darkness, and features an introduction by Conrad expert J. H. Stape and contemporary photographs.
In Heaven on Earth T. J. Clark interweaves philosophical interrogation with contemporary art theory.
Set in 1960s Haiti, this darkly comic thriller is introduced by award-winning journalist Francis Wheen.
Novelist and linguist Anthony Burgess's study paints a fascinating portrait of a man who is both one of history's most famous figures, and one of its biggest mysteries.
The first book by the acclaimed author of Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm is a moving reportage document on the deprivations of poverty.