Lida Lopes Cardozo Kindersley studied graphic design at the Royal Academy in the Hague before joining David Kindersley in 1976 as an apprentice in his workshop. She became partner in David Kindersley's Workshop and joined him in training apprentices. Since David's death in 1995 she has run the workshop continuing in a tradition inherited from Eric Gill, concentrating on gravestones as well as stones in churches and cathedrals and on public buildings, Among Lida's numerous publications from the Kindersley Workshop is her Guide to Commissioning Work.
Michael Wheeler is an independent writer and lectured, based in Hampshire and a Lay Canon Winchester Cathedral. As Professor of English he taught for many years at Lancaster University, where he was the driving force behind the building of the Ruskin Library, which contains a commemorative plaque from the Kindersley Workshop. Among his many publications is Heaven. Hell and the Victorians, which includes a discussion of the Victorian way of death.
1st edition, 2005, Pb, 56pp full colour throughout, 12 x 19 cm