Welcome to our website. Shepheard-Walwyn is an
independent publisher founded in 1972. We regard books as food
for the heart and mind and offer a wide range of subjects to stimulate
and inspire. Each author has something unique to give.
Beautifully Written Book Collection
The unique factor in these books is that they are reproduced from
original calligraphy and illustration. Calligraphy may be thought
of as beauty of speech made visible by the art of the hand, bringing
the words to life, rather like setting them to music. These beautifully
illustrated books make lovely gifts and keepsakes.
Today's market economy is driven by profit seeking and emphasises
shareholder value as the primary objective of business. This undermines
traditional values of caring and sharing. For these to regain
their rightful place in society, we need to look again at the
basic laws of economics. Democracy requires an educated electorate
with a social conscience, able to ensure that the common good
prevails over sectional interests.
Without a knowledge of history, we are ignorant of what has made
us the way we are. Biography enriches the study of history with
the stories of the individuals who were the life and soul of the
Love of Wisdom
In the modern world it may sound pretentious to describe oneself
as a seeker after wisdom, but for centuries it was considered
an admirable objective. At the heart of the Renaissance in Florence
were such a group, led by Marsilio Ficino, who revived the idea
of Plato's Academy in Athens. The golden thread of perennial philosophy
may be recognised in all cultures and climes
This was accorded pre-eminence in the arts of ancient Greece.
Poetry's aesthetic supremacy and inhering mystery has made it
the foremost form of expression when human beings need to say
something important in a special way. Poetry has been defined
as the best words in the best order.
Today, constitutional monarchy is mainly a conservative force,
standing above politics, and helping to maintain stability. This
very fundamental quality can enable a country to absorb more radical
changes in its political and social structure than would otherwise
be possible without the risk of disorder.
Included are books on Burns, Flora MacDonald, Glasgow, the Highlands
and authoritative works on tartans.
A selection of other titles may be found here.
The range of subject is wide and we hope something
will appeal to your taste. If you have any difficulties in obtaining
copies, please contact us on 020 8241 5927 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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