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A Breakthrough for Huntington’s Disease?

Many were delighted by the news yesterday that a recent clinical trial has shown hope for sufferers of Huntington’s Disease. Researchers at University College London have discovered that an experimental drug, injected into spinal fluid, safely lowered levels of toxic proteins in the brain. Experts say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for […]

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Princess Olga Launch Party

Yesterday evening the High Street Kensington branch of Waterstones was the host of the Princess Olga, A Wild and Barefoot Romanov launch party. The event was superbly organised by Charlotte Ellis PR and Literary Agent. She had organised some high quality sponsors* (see  below for details) which helped the party go with a swing. On […]

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The Gilgamesh Gene

Introducing The Gilgamesh Gene

The following article is forthcoming in The Ecologist by author Dr Robin Russell-Jones. Order your copy of The Gilgamesh Gene here. I was inspired to write The Gilgamesh Gene because of my life-long concern for the environment. However it is as much about human nature and individual motivation as it is a book about ecological issues. […]

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Long Way from Adi Ghehad

An Interview with Teame and Stan

Stan Hazel, the author of Long Way from Adi Ghehad was interviewed for BBC Radio Bristol alongside the book’s subject, Dr Teame Mebrahtu. The DJ, Steve Yabsley described Teame’s life as “a remarkable story”: a journey from living in a tiny village in Eritrea to becoming a leading academic in the UK, having been welcomed into […]

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Princess Olga cover

Princess Olga – Telegraph Interview

Princess Olga Romanoff is striding around in jeans and a blue gilet, distractedly clutching a phone to her ear. I have just arrived at Provender House, her 13th-century mansion in the Kent countryside, which she opens at regular intervals to the public. “No, you can’t come today,” she is explaining through gritted teeth to a […]

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The Russian Revolution – 100 Year Anniversary

“This is the history of Russia, in a form that you will not have read it before.” This year sees the centenary of the Russian revolution. The year began with a mass demonstration on the 26th of February, followed by the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, on the 2nd of March. This ushered in the […]

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Burns Night – A master of song celebrated

25th January is Burns Night, the day in which the National Bard of Scotland, Robert Burns, is celebrated with supper, conviviality and poetry. It seemed appropriate at this time to focus this blog post on one of our classic titles,  Twenty Most Favourite Songs of Burns beautifully scribed and illustrated by Andrew Winton. This volume takes […]

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Sixty Years On – The Hungarian Uprising

This is a guest blog post by the author of A Tear in the Curtain, John Symons       “In late October(1956) there were some outbreaks of violence in Hungary, but the situation seemed generally peaceful. The Soviet Army of occupation was even reported to have withdrawn…. There were four days of calm.. On […]

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Country Living Christmas Fair 9-13 November

We are delighted to be hosting a stall at this year’s Country Living Christmas Fair. Pay us a visit at stall GB13. This is a fantastic seasonal event held in Islington, London for four days from 9-13 November. Here are some of the visitor testimonials to the event. -A day out that you will find hard […]

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Contemporary Craft & Design Fair, Crowthorne – 28-30 October 2016

Shepheard-Walwyn will be hosting a stall at the Craft in Focus: Contemporary Craft & Design Fair which boasts a selection of some of the finest designer makers from the UK. We hope to see you there. We will be selling our beautifully illustrated books as well as prints by calligrapher Rosemary Grossman. Calligraphy may be thought of as beauty of speech […]

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