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The Folio Society’s Agatha Christie Books

The Railway Mysteries, 1990 Agatha Christie is considered one of the world’s top selling novelists, with somewhere between 2 and 4 billion copies of her works having been sold to date. However, the first Folio Society publishing foray into Christie’s work was only in 1990, when they released a two-volume Read more…

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The Folio Society Christmas Collections

The Folio Christmas Book Publication: 2000 (OOP)Where to buy:The Folio Christmas Book @ Abes About the book: The first special Christmas publication by the Folio Society was the story “Christmas Eve at Bracebridge Hall” by Washington Irving, released as a Christmas greeting back in 1957. So it is fitting that this story Read more…

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The Princess Bride – All The Books!

Many of you will be familiar with The Princess Bride from the almost perfect cult classic movie produced by Rob Reiner in 1987. But the movie was based on an equally fabulous book, and if you’ve never read it you are really missing out, because the book has all the Read more…

Folio Society’s Myths and Legends Series

Greetings, dear readers, and welcome to this tour de force through the Folio Society’s beloved myths and legends series! The books in this series share a thematic theme of classic mythological retellings, and a visually similar design being large 10” x 7” volumes with a quarter leather binding over cloth covered Read more…

Alice in Wonderland – An Illustrated Bookshelf Tour

I love Alice, and the video linked above is an illustrated tour of my (ridiculously extensive) Alice in Wonderland collection. I’ve also prepared another of my illustrated bibliographies for Alice, which includes all of the books in the video as well as many more that I ran out of time to Read more…

East of the Sun, West of the Moon: A Taschen vs Folio Society Comparison

Taschen Edition Folio Society Calla Editions For this post I’ll be focusing on a comparison between two of the loveliest editions of East of the Sun, West of the Moon with Kay Nielsen’s incomparable illustrations. I think these are some of the most exquisite illustrations in children’s literature of all time. First Read more…

Hidden Secrets in the Folio Society’s edition of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A very quick post this time – I’m starting a new series on ‘hidden secrets’ in books that you might not have seen before. This first one is an overview of the hidden flip book inside the Commentary volume of the Folio Society’s Little Prince set by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Read more…

Beautiful Books: Holiday Gift Guide for 2017

Welcome to this quick review of 40 of the most beautiful books published this year, with the aim of helping you to find appropriate gifts for your nearest and dearest, or – even better – take an opportunity to treat yourself during the holiday season! The books are loosely sorted Read more…