Lamorna Publications is a private non-commercial specialist publisher offering books which might not be readily accepted by mainstream publishing houses. We are based in the beautiful Marshwood Vale in West Dorset.
Set up in 2007 we do not have an extensive book list, but more volumes are in the course of preparation.
Our areas of interest include Wildlife, Romani Gypsies, Art, Theology and more besides
We hope that something here may be of interest, and we look forward to receiving your enquiries.
AVAILABLE BOOKS (see also GALLERY, The Books)
GREEN LANES and KETTLE CRANES by Dominic Reeve, illustrated Beshlie
With an honesty that has always been the hallmark of his writing Dominic Reeve shares with us how, unbeknown to his parents, he exercised for several years ‘controlled’ truancies (achievable in the lax atmosphere of war-time schools) and was befriended by a Romani family on the other side of town. He felt more at home with them than with his own family, and so the foundation was laid for his itinerant life, first alone, and then with the charismatic and multi-talented Beshlie, who remains his lifelong partner.
Softback, 184 pages, b&w £9.99 + £2.01 p&p = £12.00
ROMANY IN THE LANES by Phil Shelley. Foreword by Terry Waite CBE, illustrations by R Leonard Hollands
Suitable for older children and adults alike, this nature book by PHIL SHELLEY is generously illustrated in black and white by wildlife artist R LEONARD HOLLANDS. It grows from a fondly remembered series of books by the Methodist minister and naturalist broadcaster, George Bramwell Evens, known as ROMANY (he was part gypsy). Now, "Romany of the BBC" is back with us, 50 years on. Based in his gypsy caravan, he takes us around the countryside opening our eyes to the marvels of nature. As TERRY WAITE says in his Foreword, it is to be hoped that, through this book, many "will be encouraged to take a greater interest in the preservation and development of the natural world."
Softback, 126 pages, b&w £7.99 + £1.51pp = £9.50
MY SEA EAGLE ODYSSEY by R Leonard Hollands
This beautifully printed short book, lavishly illustrated in colour, tells the story of wildlife artist R LEONARD HOLLANDS' quest to paint Sea Eagles, involving much planning and a 600 mile journey to the Island of Mull. A must for bird lovers and art lovers alike.
Softback, 22 pages, full colour £5.95 + £1.55pp = £7.50
AN ORTHODOX PRAYER BOOK compiled by Rev R Leonard Hollands
This Prayer is a collection of adapted and simplified offices of the Orthodox Church suitable for daily use by most Christians with an interest in Orthodox spirituality. It is intended for private use rather than public worship. Although the book is primarily for use by a priest, much of the material is suitable for, and easily adapted to use by, lay people in their private prayer life.
There are, in places, traces of a Western influence. This is especially so in the office of Compline, since the compiler is a Benedictine oblate, and Compline is the office of Unity for Benedictines. It is hoped that this will be accepted with good ecumenical heart.
Softback coil bound, 90 pages, b&w £10.95 + £1.55pp = £12.50
THE WILDLIFE DRAWINGS OF BRENDON J HOLLANDS compiled by Rev R Leonard Hollands
A collection of beautifully presented detailed pencil drawings, interspersed with colour photographs, also by Brendon J Hollands.
Softback, 43 pages, part colour £12.95 + £1.55pp = £13.50
HOW TO PURCHASE
Send a CHEQUE for the total amount of book plus post and packing, as indicated above, MADE OUT to R L HOLLANDS, to
Yew Tree Studio
Stating which book you require and giving your name and full address.
Telephone 01297 678566 and we will explain how you can use your credit/debit card to purchase by telephone, or you can pay by Paypal.
ALSO NOW AVAILABLE
ROMANY ON THE FELLS by Phil Shelley
ROMANY ROAD by Beshlie
ROMANY ROAD SKETCH BOOK by Beshlie
A PASSION FOR BIRD ART by R Leonard Hollands
THE GYPSY PIANO TUNER by Janna Eliot