Frances Lincoln Limited

Frances Lincoln Limited was founded by Frances Lincoln in 1977.

Frances Lincoln Limited published their first books two years later, and since then have been creating illustrated books of the highest quality with special emphasis on gardening, walking and the outdoors, art and architecture, design and landscape.

In 1983 Frances Lincoln Limited started to publish illustrated books for children. Since then Frances Lincoln Limited has won many awards and prizes with both fiction and non-fiction children's books.
Both lists have a strong multicultural element and a high reputation.
Francis Lincoln's many publishing partners include Oxfam, The Royal Horticultural Society, The Victoria and Albert Museum and Amnesty International.
Frances Lincoln Limited wants all their books to reflect the richness and diversity of the contemporary world.
An illustrated stationery list appeared for the first time in 1992. Today Frances Lincoln Limited publishing address books, desk diaries and journals in association with several major museums and institutions.
Frances Lincoln died, aged 55, in February 2001. Her husband, John Nicoll, now runs the company. Frances Lincoln Limited publishing over 100 new books a year, and has nearly 1000 in print. Francis Lincoln Limited turnover is around £6 million per annum; the company employs about 40 people; has offices in Kentish Town, London. The company celebrated its 30th anniversary on 21 November 2007.

Introducing selected titles:

Herculaneum: Past and FutureHerculaneum Past And Future by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill published by Frances Lincoln in 2011. This book is illustrated with more than 300 color photographs, including stunning 360-degree panoramic views and is a definitive overview of what we know and do not know about Herculaneum. The towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried under rock and ash when in AD 79, the volcano Vesuvius erupted. The Pompeii has been extensively written about, the Herculaneum is less known. This important title is the first major study of Herculaneum since that of Joseph Jay Deiss that was published in 1966 and revised in 1993. This new book on Herculaneum draws on a decade's work with the Herculaneum Conservation Project, which has begun to reverse the neglect of past years which had reduced this unique site to a critical condition. The author did't write this title as a guidebook, nor does this title attempts to offer a definitive account. Herculaneum Past And Future attempts overview of what we do know and understand and what we do not know or do not understand about Herculaneum, and why and what the potential is for its future... Andrew Wallace-Hadrill is the head of Herculaneum Conservation Project and author of a few books.

The Blandys of Madeira: 1811-2011The Blandys of Madeira 1811-2011 by Marcus Binney published by Francis Lincoln in 2011. This book is the story of a merchant dynasty founded two centuries ago on the Atlantic island of Madeira by a young Englishman in search of fortune. Then, 200 years ago, John Blandy set up a business in Madeira, and had written all his correspondence with a goose's quill. Later, the Blandys built handsome town and country houses, where they have laid out one of the island's most fascinating, 1500 feet above sea level, gardens. Marcus Binney tells this amazing story of a family business which expanded into ship repairs, banking and insurance, and car dealershiips with verve and deep insight. The family have survived many reverses caused by depressions and wars, revolutions. But Blanbys are still remain and initiating new ventures. Marcus Binney is an author and is a driving force behind SAVE Britain's Heritage. he is chairman of SAVE Europe's Heritage.

The Roards to SantiagoThe Roads to Santiago: the Medieval Pilgrim Routes through France and Spain to Santiago de Compostera by Derry Brabbs published by Frances Lincoln in September 2008.
This fabulous book was written and photographed by England's finest landscape and heritage photographer. The Road to Santiago is not a detailed guide, it is a celebration of the glorious religious architecture and countryside that are the very essence of the pilgrimage. Derry Brabbs outlines the legend of St. James and provides a brief history of the pilgrimage before moving on to cover the four routes through France, each of which has its own chapter; the crossing of the Pyrenees; the camino in Spain, which is divided into three sections, and portrait of Santiago de Compostela.
Legend holds that the Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in Spain is the repository for the remains of the Apostle St. James which were purportedly carried by boat from Jerusalem to northern Spain (following his death at the hands of Herold's soldiers). This Cathedral was one of the three most important pilgrimages during medieval times...
This fascinating title contains Derry Babbs color photographs of the beautiful roads through France up to the Pyrenees and across northern Spain, documenting the stunning medieval and Romanesque architecture.


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