Books / Folk Song in England – Steve Roud

Posted

Categories: Books | Reviews

Best known as the man behind the Roud Folk Song Index used to reference songs collected from the oral tradition, Steve Roud is one of the leading folklorists in England. He’s published a variety of books but it’s the arrival of ‘Folk Song in England’ with over 600 pages that concerns us here. Unlike other… Read more »

Books / UNPREPARED TO DIE America’s greatest murder ballads – Paul Slade

Posted

Categories: Books | Reviews

unprepared

Written by Paul Slade ‘Unprepared to Die – America’s greatest murder ballads and the true crime stories that inspired them‘ explores the real stories behind the murder ballad. These ballads are a staple of American roots music, Slade explores the reality behind eight of these iconic songs and murders. Each chapter takes a murder story… Read more »

Books / New illustrated edition of Casino Royale from The Folio Society

Posted

Categories: Books | News

casino royale

The Folio Society is proud to present the first title in its new 007 collectors’series. Few characters have come to define a genre as James Bond has done, and this introduction to his world, with its merciless villains, spectacular dangers, ill-fated romances and exotic settings,  is Fleming at his best. A lavish edition, with seven… Read more »

Books / Hand Marbling book endpapers for the Folio Society

Posted

Categories: Art | Books

Hand marbling

Can you give us an idea of the history of marbling related to books. Have there been fashions in marbling over the years and do you get asked to match historical patterns? Though these days marbled papers have a diverse usage traditionally they were used within the process of bookbinding. The first recorded use in… Read more »

Books / Interview with Sheri Gee, Art Director at the Folio Society

Posted

Categories: Books | Features

The Folio society

Founded in London in 1947, The Folio Society publishes carefully crafted editions of the world’s finest literature. ‘Beautifully crafted, imaginative editions of the world’s great works of fiction and non-fiction, Folio Society books offer a rich literary experience to readers of all ages. The books we select for publication are timeless – we know they… Read more »

Books / The David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy – voting is open

Posted

Categories: Books | News

david gemmell awards

2015 is the seventh year for these awards that celebrate the epic and heroic fantasy genre, which tends to get marginalised by the majority of SF&F prizes. The awards are named in honour of the late British fantasy author; ‘Gemmell supported and encouraged new authors and artists as well as being part of the pantheon… Read more »

Books / 29th Arthur C. Clarke Science Fiction Award shortlist

Posted

Categories: Books | News

arthur c clarke award 20q5

It is the equivalent of the Man Booker prize for Science Fiction, the six shortlisted books for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel of the year published in 2014 are: The Girl With All The Gifts – M.R. Carey (Orbit) The Book Of Strange New Things – Michel Faber (Canongate) Europe In Autumn –… Read more »

Books / Normal, debut thriller from Graeme Cameron

Posted

Categories: Books | News

Normal by Graeme Cameron

He lives in your area, in a nice house with a tidy garden. He shops in your local supermarket, bumping trolleys, apologising with a smile. He drives beside you, waving to let you into the lane ahead of him. What you don’t know is that he has an elaborate cage built into a secret basement… Read more »

Books / 50th Anniversary edition of DUNE from the Folio Society

Posted

Categories: Art | Books | News

Dune 50th anniversay folio society edition

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Dune, the Folio Society has produced a lavish illustrated hardback edition of the book. Frank Herbert’s epic science fiction novel imagined and realised a huge and richly detailed world that has hardly dated in those five decades, indeed it has been the world’s best selling science… Read more »