Institutional and Private Books
On this page you can view books that we have published for our private and institutional clients. Our books are produced to the highest standards by leading printers in the UK, Europe and the Far East, through the same rigorous editorial, design and production procedures as books sold in major high street retailers and independent bookshops.
Wildlife in Trust: A Hundred Years
written by Tim Sands, former chair of The Wildlife in Trust (2012)
In May 1912, banker and naturalist, Charles Rothschild, laid the foundations for nature conservation as we know it today. His new organisation, the Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves, had one main objective - to save Britain's finest wildlife sites.
Wildlife in Trust provides a history of The Wildlife Trusts. It charts the changing fortunes of UK wildlife and the nature conservation movement founded to protect it. Beginning with Rothschild's first list of potential nature reserves in 1915, it covers: the landmark political Acts, the explosion of the local Trust movement in the 1960s and its subsequent development; the salvage and rescue operation to save woods, meadows, wetlands, bogs and heaths; the dawn of marine conservation; the decline and recovery of species like the otter, plus the move to restore wlidlife across whole landscapes.
This is a tale of local activism, visionary leaders, hard-fought campaigns, organisational growing pains and battles lost and won. Wildlife in Trust is divided into three sections: a history of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts; individual histories of all 47 Wildlife Trusts in their own words, and a comprehensive reference sections. The book features more than 300 photographs and maps - including many from the Wildlife Trusts' archives.
International School of Zug and Luzern: Celebrating 50 Years
written by Sara Mota (2012)
Over the course of the last 50 years, the International School of Zug and Luzern has occupied 12 buildings in six towns and has grown from a dozen American students to 1,300 pupils representing over 50 nationalities. However, these figures do not tell the whole story; by exploring its 50-year heritage, International School of Zug and Luzern: Celebrating 50 Years shares its history of guiding students from Pre-School to Grade 12 towards their future endeavours.
Life's a Beach: Gordon 'Butch' Stewart and the Story of Sandals
written by Jo Foley (2011)
This is the story of a man and a love affair - a love affair with an island that grew to incorporate the whole of the Caribbean. The Hon Gordon 'Butch' Stewart was born in Jamaica, the island where he introduced an unsuspecting world to the possibilities that a luxury all-inclusive resort could contain - a place where life was not just one long beach, but also one long party.
Stewart's name is synonymous with Sandals Resorts but he has also, for the last 40 years, run one of the most successful companies in the Caribbean, ATL. He is Jamaica's largest private employer and in his time has helped save not only the national airline but also the Jamaican dollar.
Now celebrating his 70th year, along with 30 years of the world's favorite luxury-included resorts, the Stewart magic is as strong as ever. As an innovator he has few rivals, and as a marketeer hardly any. Through good times and bad, Stewart has forged a company that is one of the most recognizable in the world.
Here Is Chelsea: Reflections from the Chelsea Society
written by Jane Dorrell for The Chelsea Society
Founded in 1927 'to protect and foster the amenities of Chelsea', the Chelsea Society has, for many years, printed an assortment of essays celebrating all aspects of Chelsea, past and present, at the end of each of its Annual Reports. This selection of the most interesting, begins with an account of the Royal Hospital, by General Sir Clive Liddell, taken from the 1944/45 report, and ends with Richard Ballard’s ’Life and Times of Sir Hans Sloane’, which appeared in 2003. In between, thirty-five elegant essays add up to make this delightful pot-pourri of a book a lasting keep-sake and celebration of one of London’s most attractive boroughs.
Designed to be read as a common place book, with wonderful drawings and illustrations in colour and black and white, Here Is Chelsea will be long-treasured. It is a delightful souvenir for both visitor and resident - indeed anyone who has ever fallen under the spell of this unique and magical place.
Alumni Montium: Sixty Years of Glenalmond and Its People
written by David Willington for Glenalmond College
In this magnificent update to the previous history of Glenalmond which detailed the school’s first 100 years, David Willington writes: "During the past 60 years there have been many profound changes, both within the College and in society in general. How Glenalmond has responded to the changes and yet has preserved its individual character, is the theme of Alumni Montium.
The first history of Glenalmond was written by Guy St Quintin, and describes the foundation of the College by WE Gladstone, the Victorian statesman, and its subsequent fortunes up to the Centenary in 1947. Since that time, the College has introduced co-education and almost doubled the number of pupils, a large number of new buildings have arisen and it has seen academic requirements and expectations change dramatically."
The history of a school is not just that of bricks and mortar but also of the many individuals, whether Wardens, staff or pupils, who have contributed in so many diverse ways to its development. Alumni Montium provides a vivid account of their activities and their challenges, set in the context of the changing decades since 1948.
Something of My Family
written by Mark Cornwall-Jones
Something of My Family is a personal record of the recent history of the Cornwall-Jones family, published for private circulation. Mark Cornwall-Jones traces the life of his father, Arthur Thomas Cornwall-Jones, from young Gurkha officer to being a member of General Hastings 'Pug' Ismay's staff during the Second World War; his wife Priscilla from her early years through their marriage and birth of their children and grandchildren; and Mark's own life, exploring his schooldays, City career and lifelong friendships.