An Independent Publisher in London
Mithras to Mormon
A Religious History of London
ISBN: 9780856835247 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
When the Romans settled in Britain in 43 CE they could hardly have imagined that the small agricultural settlement of Londinium on the Thames would eventually become one of the biggest cities in the world. This book charts the progress of two thousand years of worship in London, from small buildings like the Mithraeum to the cathedrals, synagogues, churches, mosques and temples seen today.
The Letters of Marsilio Ficino Volume 1
ISBN: 9780856835162 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
Marsilio Ficino of Florence (1433-99) was one of the most influential thinkers of the Renaissance. This is the 2nd edition of the first in his series of letters, translated from the original Latin.
The Laws of Manu
A New Translation
ISBN: 9780856835230 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
This new translation offers a contemporary rendering of this ancient work which addresses fundamental questions of law and duty for all members of society.
A World in Two Minds
Why we must change our thinking to change our future
ISBN: 9780856835216 - Hardback£20.00 Add to basket
Global society is in a state of chaos, causing physical and mental suffering for people all over the world. Yet almost all life stresses are ultimately human-made. Our species is literally making itself sick. Our future is unknown but whatever we bring forth will certainly be the output of the global mind we collectively create.
The Hidden Girl
The Journey of a Soul
ISBN: 9780856835223 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
This book charts the author’s long journey of healing from the trauma caused by having to go into hiding as a child and having to deny that she was Jewish. Marika Henriques reveals how she was shaped and her profession determined by historical events and ultimately how she returned to her tradition and people.
Lady Sue Ryder of Warsaw
ISBN: 9780856835209 - Paperback9780856835209 - Paperback£19.95 Add to basket
Sue Ryder made a huge and positive difference to the lives of thousands, despite – or perhaps because of - having a character which could, at times, be as obsessive and downright difficult as it could be creative and inspiring. Brought up to help others, she committed her life to doing so.
A Wild and Barefoot Romanov
ISBN: 9780856835179 - Hardback9780856835179 - Hardback£20.00 Add to basket
The fascinating story of the Romanov princess whose family fled the Russian revolution and lived in exile, firstly in homes provided by the British Royal family. This is very much a human interest story, told with humour by a down to earth woman.
The Gilgamesh Gene
The Human Condition
ISBN: 9780856835148 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
The Gilgamesh Gene is about the human condition, and in particular what it is in our make-up that has brought us, along with most other species, to the brink of extinction. The author draws on the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh to shed light on our predicament.
Folly and Malice
The Habsburg Empire, the Balkans and the Start of World War One
ISBN: 9780856835131 - Hardback£27.95 Add to basket
"... a seminal work which forces readers to reflect further on issues they had thought settled ... a powerfully argued work whose conclusions will be carefully studied by historians for many years." Vernon Bogdanor, International Affairs
Long Way from Adi Ghehad
Journey of an Asylum Seeker: Dr Teame Mebrahtu
ISBN: 9780856835186 - Hardback£19.95 Add to basket
With immigration and asylum seekers high on the agenda of governments throughout Europe, the life story of Dr Teame Mebrahtu is a timely reminder of a positive side of what has become a contentious and potentially divisive issue. It is a truly remarkable and inspiring story.
Books on Sale
The Advancement of Civilisation in the Western World
3 Volume SeriesSale!
Due November 2018
This is a series of 3 volumes which charts the advancement of civilisation from Ancient Egypt to the 20th Century through the study of great individuals or of ordinary people touched for a moment by a vision of greatness.
£75.00Add to basket
The Letters of Marsilio Ficino – Complete SetSale!
ISBN: 9780856831997 - Hardback
"From every point of view it is a pleasure to read this perfect introduction to one of the most attractive and influential figures of the Italian Renaissance." C.V. Wedgwood, Daily Telegraph
£250.00Add to basket
Travels with My Harp
The Complete Autobiography of Mary O'HaraSale!
Finalist in 2012-13 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832857 - Hardback
For over half a century Mary O'Hara's voice has delighted audiences all over the world and her recordings continue to sell. Her story is an inspiring tale of triumph over tragedy, helped by her deep religious faith and many friendships with other performers, recounted with warmth and humour in this updated version of her autobiography.
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Shepheard-Walwyn is an independent publisher in South West London. Our first book was published in 1972. Our aim is to find books that have a lasting value, feeding heart and mind. Below are the main categories in which we have published.
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; as a publisher we aim to find hidden gems and bring them to the wider audience.
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.
The address of our ethical economics website is www.ethicaleconomics.org.uk
We have endorsed a range of endearing history and biography texts. 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 past.
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 such a group, led by Marsilio Ficino, revived the idea of Plato’s Academy in Athens. The golden thread of perennial philosophy may be recognised in all cultures and climes.
As one of the leading indie publishers in London, we are full of praise for one of the greatest writers of all time. The 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth in 2014 and the 400th of his death in 2016 enhanced his extraordinary worldwide popularity which owes much to his gift of presenting timeless wisdom in captivating allegorical dramas.
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. We are always looking for inspirational and moving poetry books, as poetry is one of our specialist areas.
A selection of other titles may be found in our online bookshop, including Scottish interest, Burns, Glasgow and the Highlands, and royalty. Today constitutional monarchy is mainly a conservative force, helping to maintain stability. This very fundamental stability enables the country to absorb more radical changes in its political and social structure than would otherwise be possible without the risk of disorder, something plaguing many countries today.
For books on Ancient Egypt visit Sia Academy’s website at www.siaacademy.com.
If you are looking to browse indie books ranging from economics to philosophy, poetry to humanities then please browse our selection online. Or if you would like to discuss the books and texts we have endorsed, please call today on 020 8241 5927.
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