I don’t know about you but I miss pictures in books. It’s one of the downsides to growing up. So with the growing popularity of limited and clothbound editions, The Folio Society is onto a winner. For those not familiar with them, they’ve been around 1947 re-publishing classics with beautiful illustrations in quality materials. Prices start at around £25 for the regular editions going up into the hundreds for limited editions.

I’ve been sent a copy of The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky) and illustrated by Peter Suart. Whilst I hadn’t heard of this book before, I fell in love with the vivid illustrations and the actual story sounds bizarre and dark. Always a good combination. I am already wanting to know what’s going on with crossword man…

Whilst maybe not ideal for everyday reading, these books are something a bit special to give as a gift or to collect your favourite books in. I do need a replacement copy of The Day of the Triffids and I thought I’d take a little look only to find this:

Shame I can’t buy it separately, but they are lovely. *Drool* I also picked out a few of my favourite covers from the rest of the regular editions and I invite you to drool over pretty books over on their website. All the books featured can be bought direct from The Folio Society.

The small print: I have received a book in exchange for posting a link however opinions above are still my own. You know I only want you to see all the pretties.