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  1. The Folio Diary 2021

    The Folio Diary 2021

    Was $24.95 Now $12.45

    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

    Was $125.00 Now $100.00

    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

    Was $64.95 Now $45.45

    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

    Was $79.95 Now $63.95

    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. The Italian Renaissance

    The Italian Renaissance

    Peter Burke

    Was $79.95 Now $63.95

    From patronage to postcode – Peter Burke reveals how social history shaped Renaissance art in our exquisite edition illustrated with examples of the period’s great works.

  6. South Polar Times

    South Polar Times

    Was $155.00 Now $124.00

    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.

  7. Empire

    Empire

    Niall Ferguson

    Was $79.95 Now $47.95

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

  8. Under Fire

    Under Fire

    Henri Barbusse

    Was $54.95 Now $32.95

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

  9. The Zimmermann Telegram

    The Zimmermann Telegram

    Barbara W. Tuchman

    Was $54.95 Now $27.45

    Published by Folio to mark the Telegram’s centenary, Barbara Tuchman’s gripping account reveals the events that finally brought the United States into the First World War.

  10. King Leopold’s Ghost

    King Leopold’s Ghost

    Adam Hochschild

    Was $64.95 Now $38.95

    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.

  11. Period Piece

    Period Piece

    Gwen Raverat

    Illustrated by Gwen Raverat

    Was $54.95 Now $43.95

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

  12. The Qur’ân

    The Qur’ân

    Was $120.00 Now $60.00

    Few books in history are as important as the Qur’ân. Evoking devotion and passion amongst the faithful, this sacred book, composed in transcendentally beautiful language, is at the heart of one of the world’s great faiths.

  13. She-Wolves

    She-Wolves

    Helen Castor

    Was $64.95 Now $51.95

    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. 

  14. Guns, Germs and Steel

    Guns, Germs and Steel

    Jared Diamond

    Was $79.95 Now $63.95

    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.

  15. 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.

  16. Berlin

    Berlin

    Antony Beevor

    Was $99.95 Now $49.95

    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.

  17. Tommy

    Tommy

    Richard Holmes

    Was $120.00 Now $72.00

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

  18. Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb

    Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb

    François-René de Chateaubriand

    Was $64.95 Now $32.45

    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.

  19. Winter

    Winter

    Illustrated by Petra Börner

    Was $42.95 Now $21.45

    This special collection celebrates the winter season with over 50 poems, memoirs and novel extracts. This edition is completed by Petra Börner’s charming illustrations and Susan Cooper’s thoughtful introduction.

  20. The Dam Busters

    The Dam Busters

    Paul Brickhill

    Was $69.95 Now $34.95

    Paul Brickhill’s account of 617 Squadron’s legendary bombing raid is an exhilarating read, showcased in a suitably dramatic red and black binding.

  21. The Age of Gold

    The Age of Gold

    H. W. Brands

    Was $79.95 Now $39.95

    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.

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