The Folio Society are offering some new books for this Christmas with some offered at a discount of 20% (I believe only for members). The Christmas Catalogue contains a mix of newly published books, books published last year and a collection of the popular on-going titles. This is a great selection and they are wisely marketing these as “Beautiful books to give and receive at Christmas.” One of the selection of new books are the 5 volumes by Charles Dickens to celebrate his bicentenary next year that I covered in an earlier post. These are offered at a 20% discount:
New titles are:
- In a Glass Darkly by Sheridan Le Fanu (£29.95, 20% off £23.95);
- Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi (£34.95, 20% off £27.95);
- The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang (£44.95, 16% off £37.95);
- The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams (£24.95, 20% off £19.95);
- Ripley by Patricia Highsmith (£84.95, 20% off £67.95).
One of my favourites are:
Fermat’s Last Theorem by Simon Singh (£29.95, 20% off £23.95)
Folk Tales of Britain: Legends (£120.00, 20% off £100.00)
I’m really happy to see Fermat’s Last Theorem being published. It’s one of the titles that Society sent out in a survey that they might publish requesting members for some feedback. I believe these surveys are an excellent idea and recommend the FS to continue sending these to its members. It’s also a great way of seeing what’s coming up. Fermat’s Last Theorem is definitely one of my favourite books. I remember reading it for pleasure in my university days and it changed my life. I began to see life differently since then and highly recommend this book to anyone, interested in Mathematics or not; it can be read by anyone without a foundation Mathematics. I haven’t had a chance to read his other book The Code Book, although it’s on my wish list.
A FREE gift of the “The Folio Society Calendar 2012″ worth £8.95 is offered when you order.
The Folio Society—This year’s calendar is illustrated with a range of drawings from favourite Folio editions featuring animals. January shows a pastoral scene by Jonathan Gibbs from the Selected Poems of Robert Frost, July a drawing by Bob Venables of ‘Jesper who Herded the Hares’ from The Violet Fairy Book, and December a charming yuletide image by Charles van Sandwyck from The Wind in the Willows. This fine art calendar, with a line per day, measures 13½” × 5½”.