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The Islamic World is a global history told through art and cultural artefacts dating from the 7th century to the present.
This large-format gift edition of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedies features an exquisite new frontispiece by the Balbusso twins.
Humble plants have long been the spur to economic growth, the key to political power, the tools of conquest, yet until Henry Hobhouse wrote this pioneering book, they had rarely warranted even a footnote in history.
In the Eastern Cape of post-apartheid South Africa, the bitterness of history is ever-present, as explored in Coetzee’s Booker winning masterpiece.
A fascinating book, encased in a beautiful collector’s box, The Orchid tells the intriguing stories of 40 orchids.
Produced in series with The Tiger in the Smoke, this edition pays homage to an exceptional mystery writer.
The definitive account of a tragic conflict, with more than 100 carefully selected images.
A vivid and lively account of the HMS Dolphin's visit to Tahiti, featuring exquisite wood engravings by Robert Gibbings.
The fascinating wartime correspondence of Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill is brought together in The Kremlin Letters.
A collector’s edition of Stephen King’s genre-changing tale of unquiet ghosts and simmering violence, illustrated by award-winning artist Edward Kinsella.
The life of Thomas More was one marked by political intrigue, religious unrest and a great shifting of ideologies. In this masterful biography, Peter Ackroyd not only reveals the truth behind history's great ‘man for all seasons’, but also paints a fascinating portrait of an age that saw cataclysmic change.
Exploring the greatest religious schism in Western history, Diarmaid MacCulloch reveals why the people of Europe were willing to die and kill for their beliefs.
David Attenborough’s acclaimed Life on Earth celebrates its 40th anniversary with an updated edition, including all new photography.
This is the first volume of the Barsetshire Chronicles, and arguably Trollope’s most celebrated work.
The First World War is brought to life with first-hand accounts and comprehensive research in this compelling two-volume set.
Elizabeth David’s influence on our culinary tastes and attitudes was nothing short of revolutionary, bringing the warmth, aromas and tastes of the Mediterranean into Britain’s bleak post-war kitchen.
One of the most authoritative celebrations of mosque architecture and Islamic design, lavishly illustrated throughout.
In 1900, a former travelling salesman published a book about a girl from Kansas and her adventures in a strange land. It soon became one of the best-loved children's stories of all time, with generations of children growing up with Dorothy, the Wicked Witch of the West and, of course, Toto.
The first illustrated edition of Steinbeck's absorbing dispatches for the New York Herald Tribune.
Kafka’s first novel follows the adventures of Karl Rossman, sent away from home after getting a maid pregnant. Part social satire, part coming-of-age novel, it is lighter in tone than the rest of his fiction, and owes a debt to a writer he hugely admired: Charles Dickens.
Mark Evans brings together some of the most beautiful studies of the English weather in Constable’s Skies.
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.
The chilling account of the Nazi conference to finalise the plans for genocide, with a new preface by author Mark Roseman.
A wonderful collection of recipes gathered from all corners of Britain and Europe, emphasising time-honoured techniques and seasonal ingredients as the basis of delicious, authentic cuisine.
James Mustich’s 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die is the fifth title in the best-selling ‘Before You Die’ series.
The collector’s edition of Cyrano de Bergerac’s wildly inventive early sci-fi classics – revisited and enhanced by Folio Society favourite Quentin Blake.
This sparkling study of the ancient world pays tribute to Herodotus, whose Histories made him a forefather of the modern historian.
The seedy decadence of inter-war Berlin is brought to life in a series of six short stories, illustrated with a selection of images by contemporary German artist George Grosz.
Melissa McCormick's illustrated companion is the perfect guide to The Tale of Genji, the 11th-century Japanese masterpiece by Murasaki Shikibu.
Both hugely influential and deeply controversial, Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged remains a vital read for anyone seeking to understand the current state of global politics. With stunning illustrations by Anna and Elena Balbusso.