Inspiring Older Readers
England posted on 08 Oct 2019
John Burningham who died at the age of 82 in January 2019, was one of a golden generation of children’s book illustrators...
The Making of Poetry posted on 27 Sep 2019
Literary biography and literary criticism can often be a difficult read if you’re not an avid student of those genres...
Black & White: A portrait of Aubrey Beardsley posted on 13 Sep 2019
I last read this rather beautifully produced little essay back when I was just 19 ...
Treasure Island posted on 08 Sep 2019
One of the things I most admire about Folio Society books is that they take illustration seriously.
The Lost World of Norman Cornish posted on 13 Aug 2019
When I’m sitting pondering nothing much at all and I’m not in the mood to read, I sometimes try and think about paintings I'd like to own
At the sign of the rainbow: Margaret Calkin James 1895-1985 posted on 25 Jun 2019
At a time when the rather depressing evidence emerging from research undertaken in the literary and publishing world...
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight posted on 17 May 2019
Sir Gawain is an iconic Arthurian text, probably written in the late 14th century in what is now known as Middle English
Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, illustrated by John Vernon Lord posted on 30 Apr 2019
This Folio Society gem both precedes and is a companion piece to Joyce’s Ulysses...
High Street posted on 08 Apr 2019
Guest writer, Alun Severn considers the exquisite charm of the pre-chain store High Street as imagined by Richards and Ravilious
Tales of Wonder posted on 22 Mar 2019
Back in June of last year we published an interview on this site with Jack Zipes ...