An Independent Publisher in London
Understanding John Lennon
ISBN: 978 0 85683 532 2£17.95 Add to basket
Understanding John Lennon takes us back to where it all began. While other writers have only touched on the ‘cause’ of John’s genius, Francis Kenny reveals its roots in the post-war nature of Liverpool, John’s family with its complex history, and the pain and hurt John felt during his childhood, revealing how his early life experiences shaped his brilliance as a songwriter and musician.
Under the Guise of Spring
The message hidden in Botticelli's Primavera
Chosen for Autumn 2014 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832963 - Hardback£20.00 Add to basket
Reprinted with additional material June 2020
Rather like the Mona Lisa, there has long been a suspicion that there is something disguised in the Primavera. A chance discovery provided the author with the key to unlocking the secret of the 500 year-old masterpiece, opening a window onto the cryptic world of the Renaissance pagan revival.
Poverty is not Natural
ISBN: 9780856835254 - Paperback£9.95 Add to basket
This book traces the cause of poverty to a widely accepted social institution, just as slavery once was, and reveals a way in which this defect could be remedied by introducing a more efficient way of funding government.
The Zinoviev Controversy Resolved
Finalist in Winter 2019/20 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction.
ISBN: 9780856835308 - Paperback£9.95 Add to basket
This short book turns on its head, on the basis of compelling evidence, the history of the Zinoviev letter of October 1924.
How our Economy Really Works
A Radical Reappraisal
Chosen for Winter 2019/20 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction.
ISBN: 9780856835292 - Paperback£9.95 Add to basket
This book argues that deeply embedded systems require fundamental reform. They are principally threefold: the taxation system, the land tenure system, and the banking system. All three require root and branch reform.
Love is His Meaning
Two lives, one marriage
ISBN: 9780856835285 - Paperback£9.95 Add to basket
This book tells the story of two people, born in poverty, who found each other and married in a world at war. The husband developed Huntington's disease. This is the story of their marriage and how love and faith gave them a sense of purpose.
What If It Were You?
A Collection of Human Rights Poetry
Chosen for Summer 2019 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Fiction.
ISBN: 9780856835261 - Paperback£10.00 Add to basket
What If It Were You? draws back the curtain on the men, women and children who suffer in silence, giving a voice to those whose rights, freedom and wellbeing are so often compromised.
The Power In The Land
Currently out of stock, but is available for pre-order
ISBN: 9780856835421£25.00 Add to basket
Currently out of stock, but is available for pre-order
The Power in the Land challenges the pessimistic belief, nurtured by the depressions of the last two decades, that unemployment is now a permanent feature of late 20th century society. The author elaborates policies, based on a radical reform of the tax system, which would banish involuntary unemployment and generate continuous economic growth.
The Advancement of Civilisation in the Western World
3 Volume Series
ISBN: 9788184541922£75.00 Add to basket
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.
The Royal Law
Source of Our Freedom Today
ISBN: 9780856835278 - Paperback£13.95 Add to basket
The Royal Law are words spoken to the monarch during the coronation service - the occasion when Divine Law is acknowledged as the source of all our law.
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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.
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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