Our team


Our team consists of managing editors, copy-editors, proofreaders, typesetters, designers, indexers and quality control. All our editors have university degrees, many with doctorates and other postgraduate qualifications.

We are supported by an international team of translators (from and into English), editors and proof-readers covering Arabic, French, German and Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Urdu, Korean, Bahasa and Farsi. Our network of some 120 specialist associates represent a virtual mini-university of expertise.

  • Richardus de Mediavilla, Commentum super Quarto Liro Sententiarum Pietri Lombardi (Venice, Christophorus Arnoldus, not after 1477), rubricated in 1481. From the private collection of David and Elizabeth Stone

  • Wood-engraving by Peter Barker-Mill for Sparrman, A Voyage Round the World (Golden Cockerell Press, 1944). From the private collection of David and Elizabeth Stone

The directors

Elizabeth Stone read History at Jesus College Oxford before embarking on a publishing career that led her to work in six countries.

In Athens she reorganized and managed the editing and translation department of the Foundation of the Hellenic World, a cultural foundation that published books, multimedia educational material and over 40,000 webpages, compiled by a 40-strong in-house research team. Back in the UK, as managing editor of Sutton Publishing she oversaw the publication of over 200 history and general interest titles a year. After a short break as freelance editor, in 2010 she founded Bourchier Limited.

With her husband David she collects fine examples of early printing, private presses and historically iconic books.


David Stone inspires, as counsellor, executive, performer, teacher. He has created two international careers: in cultural management and in performance, as violinist and conductor.

Governments, cities, foundations and institutions across the world have welcomed his hands-on skill in developing innovative strategies for the arts, in community-building, urban regeneration, exchanges, construction, education and funding.

He has been Advisor to the Hong Kong Government, creating the US$73M Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, Asian and European; to the Centro Cultural Teresa Carreño, Caracas; to the Foundation for the Hellenic World, Athens; to the United Nations on strategies for cultural development; rapporteur to several conferences; a keynote speaker on the Economics of the Arts and Tourism; director of many major events and festivals; and still during apartheid, he introduced music workshops for children of all ethnic origins.

A recording artist in his own right, he was a Principal of Lord Menuhin’s chamber orchestra and visiting professor at universities across four continents, directing youth orchestras and ensembles.

At King’s College Cambridge he read Music and Theology. His work has been dedicated to cross-cultural understanding and the positive power of the arts for communities and individuals.


You are coordinating such a staggering amount of stuff and doing a wonderful job.

David Hoopes, Professor of Management, California State University

Thanks for your patience and all your efforts in making this project appear effortless … you are an artist.

Dr Erin Sears, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky