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Folio Society

Description: Books tagged Folio Society, vote for your favorite Folio books!

Based on tag: folio society

Members: 39 participating members (show all)

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1
58,051 members, 1,160 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: Willoyd (1), benbulben (1), Bluewolf0411 (1), cej1027 (1), mark_lewis (1), ahef1963 (2), teddiepants (2), arne.frey (3), meredk (5), Steve_D (8)

Score: 34.82

2
37,912 members, 738 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: benbulben (2), Bluewolf0411 (2), cej1027 (3), mark_lewis (3), arne.frey (4), angelikat (4), featherwate (6), ahef1963 (8), Steve_D (11), CarltonC (35)

Score: 27.24

3
17,921 members, 252 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: JohnMB (1), wcarter (2), Willoyd (4), mark_lewis (4), meredk (6), nadyaduck (6), ahef1963 (12), cej1027 (28)

Score: 22.02

4
67,831 members, 937 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: DCBlack (1), Willoyd (2), cej1027 (2), mark_lewis (2), arne.frey (2), TheoClarke (2), nadyaduck (2), ahef1963 (3)

Thumbs down: booksaplenty1949, Bluewolf0411, featherwate

Score: 21.22

5
21,794 members, 316 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: angelikat (1), featherwate (2), TheoClarke (3), Pepys (4), cej1027 (4), Willoyd (5), ahef1963 (10)

Score: 20.98

6
39,474 members, 394 reviews
4.52 stars (4.52 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), arne.frey (1), meredk (1), DCBlack (2), Willoyd (3), TheoClarke (4), nadyaduck (7)

Thumbs down: booksaplenty1949, Bluewolf0411, featherwate

Score: 17.69

7
15,275 members, 239 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: DCBlack (4), cej1027 (5), mark_lewis (5), Smiler69 (5), Willoyd (7), teddiepants (13), ahef1963 (19)

Score: 17.34

8
59,356 members, 1,076 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: teddiepants (1), meredk (2), kara.shamy (4), ahef1963 (9), Willoyd (12), CarltonC (15)

Thumbs down: Bluewolf0411

Score: 14.68

9
42,598 members, 641 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: erin4 (2), Bluewolf0411 (4), ahef1963 (13), arne.frey (35), wcarter (187), Moomin_Mama

Score: 14.39

10
34,193 members, 528 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: erin4 (1), Bluewolf0411 (3), arne.frey (6), meredk (7), ahef1963 (11)

Score: 14.25

11
755 members, 11 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (4), teddiepants (5), angelikat (6), Willoyd (11), wcarter (11), cej1027 (32)

Score: 14.13

12
3,497 members, 43 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: wcarter (1), TheoClarke (1), nadyaduck (1), kafkachen (1)

Thumbs down: featherwate

Score: 14

13
19,530 members, 286 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: Smiler69 (2), erin4 (4), ahef1963 (5), Willoyd (6), arne.frey (9), meredk (11)

Thumbs down: eowynfaramir

Score: 13.93

14
40,189 members, 537 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411 (5), cej1027 (6), erin4 (6), Steve_D (12), CarltonC (16), ahef1963 (21)

Score: 13.8

15
36,415 members, 564 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411 (6), mark_lewis (6), Steve_D (9), erin4 (9), arne.frey (13), ahef1963 (22)

Score: 13.68

16
1,040 members, 11 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (2), teddiepants (4), nadyaduck (4), wcarter (10), Willoyd (13)

Score: 13.38

17
12,887 members, 234 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: featherwate (1), wcarter (3), ahef1963 (7), Willoyd (10), kara.shamy (41)

Score: 13.33

18
8,580 members, 160 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: CarltonC (1), meredk (10), featherwate (11), Willoyd (31), ahef1963 (38), kara.shamy (54)

Score: 13.23

19
18,408 members, 318 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: Smiler69 (3), erin4 (5), ahef1963 (6), Willoyd (8), arne.frey (10), meredk (12)

Thumbs down: eowynfaramir

Score: 13.05

20
27,566 members, 604 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: Smiler69 (1), erin4 (3), ahef1963 (4), arne.frey (8), Willoyd (9), meredk (9)

Thumbs down: eowynfaramir, Bluewolf0411

Score: 12.87

21
1,100 members, 16 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (1), jillmwo (4), ahef1963 (39), wcarter (44), elkeo

Score: 12.54

22
1,880 members, 26 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: angelikat (3), featherwate (5), wcarter (9), ahef1963 (17), kara.shamy (20)

Score: 11.89

23
126 members, 6 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: GuyKennedy (1), teddiepants (3), Pepys (5), Willoyd (17)

Score: 11.68

24
6,971 members, 164 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: elenchus (1), wcarter (4), DCBlack (5), Willoyd (15)

Score: 11.54

25
28,631 members, 797 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (2), Smiler69 (7), cej1027 (13), CarltonC (18), ahef1963 (60)

Score: 11.31

26
11,615 members, 335 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: arne.frey (5), wcarter (8), Willoyd (14), meredk (14), ahef1963 (15)

Score: 11.22

27
79 members, 0 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: Cynfelyn (5), HU2013 (6), Steve_D (30), ahef1963 (77), elkeo

Score: 10.85

28
3,318 members, 105 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: jillmwo (1), teddiepants (12), Willoyd (16), kara.shamy (55), featherwate (118)

Score: 10.83

29
5,321 members, 76 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (3), nadyaduck (3), featherwate (4), ahef1963 (28)

Score: 10.65

30
5,975 members, 71 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: featherwate (3), DCBlack (3), erin4 (7), ahef1963 (16)

Score: 10.54

31
30,736 members, 428 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: kaykan (2), Bluewolf0411 (9), cej1027 (18), Willoyd (37), ahef1963 (119)

Score: 10.45

32
9,431 members, 110 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: erin4 (12), Willoyd (23), wcarter (30), ahef1963 (31), featherwate (41), kara.shamy (53)

Score: 10.44

33
3,614 members, 106 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: Pepys (6), wcarter (6), CarltonC (13), ahef1963 (29), featherwate (52)

Score: 10.43

34
14,362 members, 339 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (8), mark_lewis (8), arne.frey (12), DCBlack (32), ahef1963 (45)

Score: 10.13

35
1,987 members, 48 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (10), wcarter (12), featherwate (14), Willoyd (20), ahef1963 (40)

Score: 9.95

36
185 members, 0 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (5), Steve_D (31), ahef1963 (54), wcarter (107), elkeo

Score: 9.65

37
145 members, 4 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: meredk (3), wcarter (7), featherwate (9), DCBlack (24)

Score: 9.62

38
7,197 members, 253 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: kaykan (1), featherwate (12), Willoyd (25), ahef1963 (34)

Score: 9.59

39
27,561 members, 466 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Steve_D (7), arne.frey (7), angelikat (10), ahef1963 (14)

Score: 9.24

40
43,406 members, 720 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: meredk (4), cej1027 (7), kara.shamy (12), Willoyd (18), ahef1963 (24)

Thumbs down: Bluewolf0411

Score: 9.19

41
15,166 members, 237 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411 (8), CarltonC (20), arne.frey (23), Willoyd (34), ahef1963 (70)

Score: 9.14

42
3,925 members, 129 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: meredk (15), ahef1963 (20), featherwate (25), Moomin_Mama

Score: 9.08

43
3,485 members, 54 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: arne.frey (11), CarltonC (21), Willoyd (35), Moomin_Mama

Score: 9.07

44
16,102 members, 357 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (14), CarltonC (17), kara.shamy (28), Willoyd (32), ahef1963 (62)

Score: 8.88

45
60,105 members, 965 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411 (7), Steve_D (13), CarltonC (19), ahef1963 (32)

Score: 8.16

46
2,946 members, 24 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (10), Willoyd (26), wcarter (42), elkeo

Score: 8.15

47
751 members, 5 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: elkeo (2), teddiepants (24), Willoyd (27), featherwate (35), ahef1963 (51)

Thumbs down: Bluewolf0411

Score: 8.07

48
23,046 members, 414 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: jillmwo (5), cej1027 (12), Willoyd (28), ahef1963 (57)

Score: 8.02

49
2,513 members, 73 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (7), teddiepants (15), featherwate (17), ahef1963 (44)

Score: 8.02

50
12,281 members, 158 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: meredk (8), featherwate (10), Willoyd (29), ahef1963 (36)

Score: 7.98

51
4,326 members, 267 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: Steve_D (3), Willoyd (21), ahef1963 (25), featherwate (96)

Score: 7.98

52
11,581 members, 244 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: angelikat (2), mark_lewis (7), ahef1963 (33)

Score: 7.49

53
220 members, 0 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (8), teddiepants (21), featherwate (29), ahef1963 (49)

Score: 7.48

54
3,636 members, 82 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: jillmwo (2), CarltonC (9), Willoyd (30)

Score: 7.38

55
3,746 members, 57 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: elenchus (2), DCBlack (9), Willoyd (33)

Score: 7.34

56
95 members, 1 review
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Tim-Morrison (1), wcarter (23), featherwate (58)

Score: 7.28

57
14,718 members, 160 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: erin4 (11), arne.frey (17), ahef1963 (30), teddiepants (72)

Score: 7.25

58
2,060 members, 42 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Cynfelyn (4), mark_lewis (12), Willoyd (46), teddiepants (61), ahef1963 (93)

Thumbs down: kaykan

Score: 7.23

59
17,655 members, 372 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: mark_lewis (9), teddiepants (19), Willoyd (22), cej1027 (29), ahef1963 (67)

Thumbs down: kaykan

Score: 7.19

60
6,865 members, 97 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: meredk (13), featherwate (13), kara.shamy (52), Willoyd (53)

Score: 7.19

61
101 members, 0 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: teddiepants (10), wcarter (24), Willoyd (36), featherwate (55)

Score: 7.16

62
29,061 members, 540 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: Steve_D (2), cej1027 (11), CarltonC (14), ahef1963 (52)

Thumbs down: Bluewolf0411

Score: 7.12

63
14,505 members, 437 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: TheoClarke (5), angelikat (7), ahef1963 (18)

Score: 7.08

64
162 members, 2 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (9), wcarter (22), ahef1963 (53), featherwate (63)

Score: 7.06

65
3,250 members, 48 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: elenchus (3), DCBlack (10), Willoyd (40)

Score: 6.88

66
1,026 members, 9 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: willow1212k (2), Willoyd (24), wcarter (31)

Score: 6.87

67
4,584 members, 187 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: featherwate (20), CarltonC (22), Willoyd (42), ahef1963 (48)

Score: 6.83

68
3,328 members, 30 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: mark_lewis (10), DCBlack (36), Willoyd (41), ahef1963 (80)

Score: 6.8

69
1,466 members, 78 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: teddiepants (22), CarltonC (23), featherwate (33), Willoyd (64)

Score: 6.76

70
151 members, 0 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: willow1212k (4), teddiepants (6), wcarter (76)

Score: 6.74

71
31,512 members, 415 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: Smiler69 (4), erin4 (10), Willoyd (19), ahef1963 (23), arne.frey (36)

Thumbs down: kaykan, Bluewolf0411

Score: 6.45

72
23,830 members, 479 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Pepys (7), angelikat (8), Willoyd (58)

Score: 6.29

73
10,994 members, 199 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: CarltonC (24), arne.frey (27), ahef1963 (74), Willoyd (77)

Score: 6.28

74
15,167 members, 202 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: arne.frey (24), kara.shamy (34), Willoyd (71), ahef1963 (71)

Score: 6.22

75
1,470 members, 24 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: GuyKennedy (3), CarltonC (25), Willoyd (81)

Score: 6.16

76
1,373 members, 23 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: mark_lewis (15), Willoyd (48), teddiepants (56), wcarter (172)

Score: 6.12

78
15,466 members, 239 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: wcarter (35), Willoyd (50), ahef1963 (55), featherwate (114)

Score: 5.84

79
152 members, 3 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: teddiepants (7), wcarter (32), featherwate (34)

Score: 5.8

80
1,515 members, 32 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Steve_D (15), teddiepants (17), ahef1963 (26)

Score: 5.77

81
14,223 members, 348 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: willow1212k (1), ahef1963 (27)

Score: 5.76

82
1,929 members, 51 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: Cynfelyn (1), featherwate (27)

Score: 5.76

83
92 members, 1 review
4.55 stars (4.55 stars)

Lists: teddiepants (8), wcarter (27), featherwate (46)

Score: 5.67

84
5,272 members, 62 reviews
4.44 stars (4.44 stars)

Lists: CarltonC (3), DCBlack (6)

Score: 5.6

85
1,282 members, 33 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: wcarter (15), featherwate (19), Willoyd (57)

Score: 5.4

86
173 members, 2 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (12), Steve_D (25), wcarter (56)

Score: 5.4

87
1,124 members, 28 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: CarltonC (4), featherwate (97), ahef1963 (105)

Score: 5.35

Explanations:

CarltonC (4): A delightful Wodehouse novel, combining the setting of Blandings Castle, with Lord Emsworth, Lady Constance, Beach, Baxter and the Empress of Blandings as backing characters, and the anarchy that is Uncle Fred (5th Earl of Ickenham) and his unfortunate nephew, Pongo Twistleton. The main story, to the extent that it is important, involves Horace Pendlebury-Davenport (a poet and friend of Pongo) who needs a sum of money (starting at £500 but reduced later to £250) to purchase an onion soup bar, so that he has an income and can marry Polly Pott. Now the Duke of Dunstable (uncle of Horace and the man with the money to fund the soup bar purchase) has invited himself to stay at Blandings Castle. Uncle Fred views Polly Pott as a surrogate daughter and so wants to be able to introduce Polly Pott to the Duke of Dunstable and for him to think well of her, so that he will let Horace have the money to purchase the soup bar. To achieve this, Uncle Fred impersonates Sir Roderick Glossop to get himself (and Polly Pott impersonating his daughter) invited down to Blandings Castle by Lord Emsworth. Lord Emsworth invites Uncle Fred (posing as Glossop) as he wants to evict the Duke of Dunstable, who has shocked him by advising that he wants to take the Empress of Blandings (an enormous, prize winning black Berkshire sow) to make her fit. Uncle Fred (posing as Glossop) is to certify that the Duke of Dunstable is insane, as he throws eggs at gardeners (and others) who whistle or sing The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond, All of this is the recipe for one of the most delightful and amusing stories that I have ever read. Even less than with any of the other Wodehouse novels that I have read is the plot important. The complicated plot and numerous characters just form a structure upon which Wodehouse can place vastly humorous scenes and incidents. It is extremely silly and very funny. I particularly enjoyed the character of Claude "Mustard" Pott, a private detective and former bookie, and having checked Wikipedia am somewhat disappointed that this was Wodehouse's only outing of this character. However, although this is a very funny novel, this is not where to start reading Wodehouse, as the novel benefits from the inclusion of minor characters from other novels, mainly the earlier Blandings novels, so that you appreciate the full humour of some of the scenes with Lord Emsworth, Baxter and Beach, by knowing their previous exploits. There is also a colliding of fictional universes with the cameo appearance of Sir Roderick Glossop, who appears in several Jeeves and Wooster short stories and novels . Highly recommended for those already well acquainted with Wodehouse's timeless stories.… (more)

88
1,345 members, 43 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: wcarter (16), featherwate (22), Willoyd (60)

Score: 5.28

89
2,103 members, 24 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: arne.frey (14), featherwate (26), Willoyd (61)

Score: 5.27

90
27,789 members, 385 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8), Willoyd (59), ahef1963 (59)

Score: 5.27

91
266 members, 3 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: teddiepants (70), ahef1963 (95), elkeo

Score: 5.22

92
11,851 members, 228 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: DCBlack (16), Willoyd (39), ahef1963 (47)

Score: 5.13

93
167 members, 0 reviews
4.48 stars (4.48 stars)

Lists: featherwate (15), arne.frey (33), Willoyd (62)

Score: 5.13

94
263 members, 10 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: teddiepants (11), wcarter (33), featherwate (104)

Score: 5.12

95
16,926 members, 279 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (7), Willoyd (86), ahef1963 (86)

Score: 5.09

96
5,663 members, 209 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (16), teddiepants (37), wcarter (70)

Score: 5.01

97
2,397 members, 25 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (11), wcarter (57), ahef1963 (91)

Score: 4.95

98
701 members, 6 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: HU2013 (13), Willoyd (65), teddiepants (66)

Score: 4.92

99
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: ahef1963 (115), wcarter (163), elkeo

Score: 4.9

100
9,431 members, 146 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (17), wcarter (39), ahef1963 (84)

Score: 4.89

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