A gloriously biting and witty story of an aristocratic family in decline. With their country seat falling apart, servants revolting and the bills mounting, all that the St Charles family will soon have left to rely on are their impeccable manners.
The Midnight Folk is a feast of imaginative storytelling, a glorious cornucopia of pirates and witches, lost treasure and talking animals. Although it was published in 1927, it evokes an older world: houses are lit by oil lamps, and travel is by horse, carriage – or broomstick.
A true great of the fantasy genre, the first book in the Earthsea series brims over with danger and wild magic.
The greatest mystery by the greatest mystery-writer of them all – the crowning achievement of the ‘Queen of Crime’.
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.
One of the most celebrated Hercule Poirot novels, famed for its ingenious setting, carousel of suspects and startling dénouement.
Coleman Barks’s sparkling translations of the writings of 13th-century poet and mystic Rumi; perfectly complemented by Marian Bantjes’s spectacular binding and intricate Islamic-inspired patterning.
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.
This exquisite edition reproduces the famous Nonesuch text and features Marcus Stone’s original illustrations.
Never out of print since first published in 1929, this sparkling discussion of women’s status and independence still retains a pivotal place in the Western canon.
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin is a landmark work of modern dystopian satire. This special Folio edition features a unique lenticular slipcase and an introduction by acclaimed novelist Ursula K. Le Guin.
At once epic and intimate, this deeply compassionate portrait of a family and the empire they serve places its author alongside Tolstoy and Chekhov.
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.
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.
William Morris’s exquisitely transcribed and illuminated 1872 version of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám is reproduced in complete facsimile in this new Folio Society edition.
Stephen Fry introduces the new Folio Society edition of Tales of the Greek Heroes, with Roger Lancelyn Green’s epic quests vividly illustrated by Romy Blümel.
The Folio Book of Children’s Poetry is an eclectic and thought-provoking collection chosen to amuse, entertain and challenge young readers – from classic Wordsworth to the inimitable Dahl.
Graham and Hugh Greene expose the clandestine world of espionage in The Spy’s Bedside Book, illustrated with the meticulous and mysterious drawings of Nick Hardcastle.
This essential introduction to philosophy is engaging, entertaining and filled with Russell’s passion for the subject.
The much-loved comedy classic, richly illustrated with exuberant drawings by Paul Cox.
A hauntingly illustrated edition of Under Fire, Henri Barbusse’s uniquely devastating anti-war masterpiece published at the height of the First World War.
Ray Bradbury’s classic envisages a dystopian future in which the job of firemen is to seek out books and burn them. In this edition, introduced by Michael Moorcock, Sam Weber’s astonishing illustrations perfectly capture the novel’s haunting atmosphere.
In the latest from Folio’s bestselling Bond series, Goldfinger introduces the terrifying Oddjob and master thief Pussy Galore, while illustrator Fay Dalton returns to bring these characters to life.
A beautiful edition of Tolkien's classic children's story. Leaving his comfortable hobbit hole Bilbo Baggins goes on a reluctant adventure to defeat a dragon, and along the way he encounters the vile, but pathetic Gollum, and his ‘Precious’ – a ring to rule them all.
With a preface by the Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka, this anthology collects folktales from across the African continent – including classic trickster tales like ‘Spider Outwits the Rich Woman’, and stories about navigating the complexities of life, such as ‘Never Ask Me About My Family’.
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.
Tumbling headlong down a rabbit-hole, Alice enters the magical underground kingdom of Wonderland. These classic stories remain a childhood favourite.
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.
Blending investigative journalism with the personal approach of a writer both fascinated and appalled by her subject, this is an award-winning portrait of life under ‘one of the most savage surveillance regimes ever known’. With previously unpublished photographs by the author.
A series of misunderstandings on a sultry summer’s day have terrible and far-reaching consequences. This is the first illustrated edition of Ian McEwan’s masterpiece.