Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The Soul that rises with us,our life's Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And cometh from afar:
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come
From God, who is our home....
Burgoyne and Burgoyne, Publishers, is a small, independent publishing house, specializing in its own art (illustrated) and nature (photographs) books. The company was founded in 2004 by Marianne Harding Burgoyne, President, and her husband, Robert H. Burgoyne, MD, Vice President. Sadly, Robert died in 2007, but Marianne continues to head the company. The company is located in Salt Lake City, Utah.
We are committed to creating beautiful books. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever,” wrote John Keats. “Its loveliness increases; it will never / pass into nothingness; but still will keep / A bower quiet for us, and a sleep / Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.” Beautiful art is transforming; it will take us to a tranquil place. And books stay with us, long after we have finished reading them. A good book is a life-long friend.
The company’s new release is a children’s book, entitled Which Way Is Paradise? (2017). The book is one boy’s journey to find his grandmother who died. Young Gabriel at first cannot accept her death. He believes she is still with him, but nevertheless, wants to find his way to Paradise to find her. Into the Okavango is an award-winning poetry-photography book, taking the reader on a twenty-three day safari through Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.
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Into the Okavango
Take an African safari with us!
Into the Okavango: The Africa Poems and Photographs (ISBN 0-9742183-0-8) is a 216-page, 92-poem, 500-photograph, 12 x 13 inch adventure, taking its readers on twenty-three days of safaris through Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa, detailing first encounters with elephants, cheetahs, lions, leopards, hippopotamuses, crocodiles, and more. The photographers feature Victoria Falls and Cape Point by helicopter. As the safaris get more dangerous, the camps more remote, the poet embarks on a darker, shadow journey to the sad, painful secrets of her soul, not often visited. There, in the small, dark section of the poems (Cutty Sark), she confronts a childhood tragedy and its lifelong consequence. Rounding Cape Point by helicopter proves to be a triumphant catharsis for the poet. [More…]
Which Way Is Paradise?
What happens when a child loses a loved one? Which Way Is Paradise? (2017) is one boy’s journey coming to terms with his grandmother’s death. Gabriel is shocked and confused that his grandmother, who played with him on a daily basis, would suddenly leave without saying goodbye. For a time, he refuses to accept her death. Instead, he believes she is with him, watching over him, helping him solve daily problems, talking to her, and even trying to find Paradise just to be with her again. With echoes referencing William Wordsworth’s “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood,” the book explores Gabriel’s experience with premortal and, particularly, postmortal existence. [More…]
Burgoyne and Burgoyne, Publishers is a small, independent publishing house, committed to publishing its own art (illustrated) and nature (photography) books.