Folio Society


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Employer Fay Weldon
From Saffron Walden FW commuted to London to work for the Daily Mirror, answering readers' queries about hire purchase problems. She was threatened with the sack after losing a bit of stained blanket she...
Literary responses Elizabeth De la Pasture
Novelist Evelyn Waugh was an ardent admirer of this book after coming on a copy by chance in 1950. His children liked it as much as he did, and thirty years later one of them,...
Publishing Muriel Spark
Macmillan recognised the exceptional appeal of this novel with a print-run of 15,150, more than twice that of Spark's previous novel. Its appearance was followed by another massive row with the firm in the person...
Publishing Helen Waddell
HW 's sister preserved all her letters, and a chaotic mass of other manuscript material. Meg would have burned these if Monica Blackett had not wished to use them in her biography.
Blackett, Monica. The Mark of the Maker: A Portrait of Helen Waddell. Constable.
HW 's...
Publishing Isabella Bird
Before publication in book form, some of the letters appeared in periodicals such as Out West and The Leisure Hour. The book was translated for a French edition and published in America by G. P. Putnam Sons
Publishing Elizabeth De la Pasture
It seems to have been her only work for the young. The first reprint was in 1914, illustrated by E. T. Reed . The beautiful Folio Society edition of 1980, with illustrations by John Lawrence
Publishing Isak Dinesen
She wrote it first in English and translated it herself into Danish. Starting as notes taken at Mbogani House in Kenya, it was continued at Rungstedlund and finished at Skagen. Begun as a...
Publishing Daphne Du Maurier
Nicholas Roeg used this book for a successful film, Don't Look Now, though, like Hitchcock, he toned down DDM 's hinted male violence and flattened out her moral ambiguity. Du Maurier was said to...
Publishing Elizabeth Jennings
EJ 's translation The Sonnets of Michelangelo, with selected Michelangelo drawings, was published by the LondonFolio Society .
The British National Bibliography. Council of the British National Bibliography; British Library, Bibliographic Services Division.
Morrish, Hilary et al. The Poet Speaks: Interviews with Contemporary Poets. Routledge and Kegan Paul.
Publishing Jan Morris
Morris did much of the research for this book by traveling to sites of the former empire in preparation for writing the essays that were later collected in Cities.
Johns, Derek. Ariel. A Literary Life of Jan Morris. Faber and Faber.
The Folio Society issued...
Reception Stella Gibbons
The book was adapted several times over the years. It was made into a play (1936), a musical (1965), a television serial (1968), and a film by John Schlesinger (1995), which confounded expectations by doing...
Reception Eliza Parsons
The Critical Review judged this a novel not one of the first order, or even of the second, and its characters too darkly tinted. The two plots were not sufficiently connected and the language had...
Textual Production Joanna Trollope
JT supplied an introduction to Rose Macaulay 's The Towers of Trebizond for a handsome edition published by the Folio Society in 2005.
British Library Catalogue.
Textual Production Joanna Trollope
JT 's modernised retelling of Sense and Sensibility (published in October 2013), is one of a series of projected Jane Austen updates. In January 2014 Trollope discussed Austen in a podcast with Fay Weldon in...
Textual Production Antonia Fraser
AF supplied introductions for The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England, April 1975 (by various hands), the Trollope Society 's edition of Anthony Trollope 's Framley Parsonage, 1996, and the Folio Society


February 1947: The Folio Society was founded in London by...

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February 1947

The Folio Society was founded in London by Christopher Sandford , Charles Ede , and A. J. Bott .


Bunyan, John, and Agnes Beaumont. The Trial of John Bunyan and the Persecution of the Puritans: Selections from the Writings of John Bunyan and Agnes Beaumont. Editor Furlong, Monica, Folio Society, 1978.
De la Pasture, Elizabeth et al. The Unlucky Family. Folio Society, 1980.
Michelangelo, and Michael Ayrton. The Sonnets of Michelangelo. Translator Jennings, Elizabeth, Folio Society, 1961.
Ketton-Cremer, Robert Wyndham et al. “Introduction”. Letters, Folio Society, 1951.
O’Donovan, John et al. “Introduction”. Some Experiences of an Irish R. M., Folio Society, 1984, p. vii - xvii.
Waugh, Auberon et al. “Introduction”. The Unlucky Family, Folio Society, 1980, p. vii - xii.
Waugh, Daisy et al. “The Unlucky Family”. The Unlucky Family, Folio Society, 1980, p. xii - xiii.