"Hawthorn's vision is to contribute to a more creative, peaceful and sustainable world through our book publishing. We have published books since 1981, offering inspiring and practical ways in which you, our readers, have found tools for transforming yourselves, your family, business, school and community life.
"The spark that led to founding Hawthorn Press was the publication of Who's Bringing Them Up? The effects of TV on children. This was so widely reviewed that many parents asked, ‘What are the alternatives to TV viewing?' So we published Festivals, Family and Food – guide to seasonal celebration. This has sold over 200,000 copies. The Daily Mail wrote that, 'Every family should have one.' The Celebrating Festivals and the Seasons Series grew from this book.
"The second book, Lifeways: working with family questions, founded our Parenting and Child Health Series. This book has inspired many parents with creative family life ways, and there is a thriving Lifeways Summer Conference and Camp held every year at Emerson College, Sussex."
Resources and articles
- Jonathan Stedall
- Maria Thun
- Martin Large, Common Wealth: For a Free, Equal, Mutual and Sustainable Society
- David Wright, Catherine Camden-Pratt, Stuart Hill
- Hawthorn Press About, organizational web page, accessed May 20, 2013.