An extra special event has prompted us to share our December newsletter with you earlier than usual.

Shepheard-Walwyn author Marika Henriques is the subject of the upcoming documentary, Chaos Dragon and The Light. You can buy tickets for this event below.

Premiering worldwide online on 13 December at 7 pm, the documentary is followed by a Q&A with Marika.

After this content becomes available (Wednesday, December 13th at 7:00 pm GMT), you’ll have 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you’ll have 48 hours to finish watching the film.

Marika survived the Second World War hidden in a cellar in Budapest, separated from her family. After fleeing Communist Hungary in her 20s, she arrived in England to begin the painful process of healing from her trauma, of which making art was integral.

With the trauma of war, migration, and the refugee experience, Marika’s inspiring message resonates powerfully today. We hope you will be able to join us for the virtual event.


(The documentary will be available worldwide to watch for 7 days after the event)



By Marika Henriques

“This is a beautifully produced – and beautifully written – very personal, account of a troubled soul attempting to regain a balanced life.”

Philippa Bernard, The Westminster Quarterly


The book coupon is valid until Sunday, 31 December 2023


Best wishes and happy holiday reading,
Mirella Lombardo

and The Shepheard-Walwyn Publishing Team