Books / Don’t Skip Out On Me – Willy Vlautin

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In this time, when earning a living from music must seem a more daunting task than ever, musicians draw upon their art in a variety of ways. Some turn to painting, some are found running workshops for other aspiring musicians. For Willy Vlautin, writing novels has become a central element to his artistic output. It’ll… Read more »

Books / Folk Song in England – Steve Roud

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »