The Press rejoices in its emblem, widely known as the Cross of Lorraine. It has Christian resonance, but also a longer history and meaning, precious over many generations.
Known not only from middle-eastern Byzantium as well as early Christendom both west and east, it also has forbears in ancient Asian symbolism.
It was adopted as her emblem by Joan of Arc (another remarkable woman, like those starting this press) and by freedom fighters in France as a contrast and weapon against the Nazi swastika. It has New World resonances too in the form carried by Jesuit missionaries to South America.
More recently it has been adopted as the symbol for the fight against tuberculosis and for health – ‘whole-th’.
Now with its added ‘c’ (Callender, but Campbell too) and ‘f’ (for its co-founder Ruth Finnegan) it is the proud-humble emblem of Callender Press, fitting for a publishing house with aspirations for peace and international understanding.
Callender Press was set up in 1991 jointly by by Agnes Finnegan (Campbell) and
me, ruth, her eldest daughter, both from the ancient City of Derry in Northern Ireland and fresh from the beautiful sea and countryside of Donegal.
Like all her family now and in the past she was inspired by the faerie ‘gentle’
woods and sea of Donegal.
But in a way the origin was earlier still for the Press was named after two earlier
maternal forebears from , both named Callender before marrying into the
notable Campbell family and becoming loyal residents of Ulster. Ireland. It was
at my mother’s request that I, Ruth, the eldest daughter -again the maternal
inheritance. – named our new enterprise the ‘Callender Press’, a happy and
Since its origin in 1992, and after a pause between then and 2012, Callender Press has moved from old style hardcopy printing and physical storage (ohh!) to the new technology of computer files and print-on-demand – the acclaimed ‘revolution in publishing’ that we (well most of us – there are still a few dinosaurs around) are living through – , and by now we are proud proud to have published over 300 titles in nineteen different series – and growing. We have focused on first, family related works, principally my mother Agnes’Finnegan’s Reaching for the fruit , a moving account of growing up in Ulster and of her amazingly courageous, intimate and perceptive visit to incipiently Nazi Germany in 1929, nnd of my father Tom Finnegan’s eminently brave 1937 War at any price? for which, among other things, he and my mother were eventually to be permanently driven out of their homes in Northern Ireland. Then we moved on to other works by or related to the family both fiction (with the Little Angel series (like The heavenly rocker, now also available in an audio version, then other, longer, works such as Pearl of the Seas with illustrations by Racel Backshall recalling my childhood memories of Andrew Lang’s marvellous fairy tale books and their black and white images.
By now it is proud to specialize in making available, sometimes for the first time in a century or more or at any rate in new, sometimes specially prepared editions, classic works from the past, grouped into several series. They treat of many subjects both fiction and non-fiction and come from many parts of the world and from all eras. Many had been been long neglected and we are proud to make them again available in attractive and accessible formats for general, not just specialist, readers.
The theme that links them is the high quality, of their writing, their ideals, and international and community commitment
This Website is designed by Wonderpillars Technology Private Limited for Ruth Finnegan.
WONDER PILLARS TECHNOLOGY is a Strategic Consulting Firm in the software and Web development with offices in India and USA. We have large set of clients across industries and sectors spread across different continents and we take the pride of serving 3000+ satisfied customers within a period of 40 months of our operations. Our expertise of creating a proper blend to business consulting and technological consulting while serving our esteemed clients not only gives our clients a competitive edge in their business but also gives us a chance to a create a brand of a differentiated service provider against our competition.
The People involved in the Process are:-
Project Manager- Rohit Kishore
Co-ordination and Implementation- Manish Mohan and Rajiv Chaube
Designer- Pankaj Yadav
Developers- Jitendra Singh and Mithilesh Yadav
Content Writer- Ruth Finnegan
Logo Designer- Rachel Backshall(https://rachelbackshall.com/)