Published Works

MITHRAS TO MORMON – A Religious History of London

The new book, Mithras to Mormon – A Religious History of London, is now published  by Shepheard Walwyn. With a Foreword by the Bishop of London, Dame Sarah Mullally, it tells the story of how London has changed over the years, as religious influences have affected its people, its buildings and its beliefs, from the Roman city of Londinium with its temple of Mithras, now reconstructed, through the coming of Christianity and the  Reformation to the Dissenters of the seventeenth century.  The Jews, banished in 1290, returned to build new synagogues, and new religions from East and West found sanctuary here, until London became a cosmopolitan, multi-faith city, overcoming plague and fire, riots and bombs to triumph as one of the world’s greatest centres of religious belief.  The book has been nominated for the People’s Book Prize.

A Beacon of Light

The History of the West London Synagogue

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The History of the West London Synagogue, the first Reform Synagogue in Britain, its early disagreements with orthodoxy, its success as the biggest synagogue in Britain and the forty synagogues that followed its lead.

 

The History of the Westminster Synagogue

Philippa Bernard, The History of Westminster SynagogueThis is the story of the establishment of a Reform Synagogue that broke away from the West London Synagogue, to forge its own way in Kent House, one of the most splendid Victorian houses in London.

 

Out of the Midst of the Fire

Philippa Bernard, Out of the Midst of the FireThe history of the West London Synagogue, the first Reform Synagogue in Britain, its early disagreements with orthodoxy, its success as the biggest synagogue in Britain and the forty synagogues that followed its lead.

 

No End to Snowdrops

Philippa Bernard, No End to SnowdropsA Biography of Kathleen Raine

This biography of the poet Kathleen Raine, tells of her childhood in Northumberland when she knew she wanted only to be a poet, through her two marriages and her success as a poet, including her relationship with Gavin Maxwell, the naturalist and his otters.

Antiquarian Books:

A Companion for Booksellers, Librarians and Collectors

Antiquarian Books: A Companion

With 30 specially commissioned articles by experts in their fields, and more than 400 shorter entries, this is the ideal book for those interested in the sale and collection of second-hand and antiquarian books.