‘ ... the definitive guide’
‘… best (4x4) book of all time’
‘… incredible detail about all aspects of 4x4 driving.’
Special Forces instructors
(UK and US) use this book.

Four-by-four driving, 2020 6th edition

ISBN 978-0-957585-6-6
Cover price £33.00. Postage: UK £2.50. Europe £8.50, World £16.00
Four-by-four book cover

A new, fully revised 6th edition. Originally commissioned by Land Rover and widely used by instructors, including those of the UK and US Special Forces, it sidelines brochure bloat-and-bling to concentrate on what matters for practical 4x4 operation on- and off-road: the driveline, ergonomics, weights and dimensions. If you swoon over pop-out door handles, multi-icon touch-screens, leather seats, 22-inch wheels and 500w audio this may not be your book. But there is detailed guidance on what the 4x4 buyer should look for, depending on usage. A snapshot of current 4x4 drivelines and off-road criteria is given - from Bentley to the refreshing new Jimny and the 2020 Land Rover Defender. Full coverage of off-road techniques, recovery and towing dynamics plus a 33-page ‘Expedition Basics’ section provide a compact planning overview for adventurers. The Glossary provides information you didn’t know you didn’t know. ‘I have yet to find a book in any language that has this no-nonsense and deeply competent approach to the topic.’ Recent German buyer

New edition

Quiet for a TuesdayBreathtaking, beautiful, Frightening, funny.

'... so cleverly written'

'..understated and lyrically descriptive.. '

'.. a wonderful job of capturing the magic..'

Quiet, for a Tuesday

ISBN 978-0-9532324-5-1
Price £20.00. Postage: UK £3.50, Europe £11.00, World £20.00, US £24.00

Solo in the remote Algerian Sahara.  A 4x4 odyssey. The Sahara. Breathtaking, beautiful, frightening, funny. Sheppard records the tension of his 16th visit to Algeria's vast wilderness. Maps confiscated at an early stage, he stuck to his plan - which turned out to be off-tracks between points of habitation for 700 miles. Told with wry humour, a passion for the desert and achingly beautiful pictures. 'Inspiring .. ', '..a wonderful job of capturing the magic..' ,  'photographs achingly evoke the .. spacious grandeur of the Sahara' , '..pulling no punches.',  ' also a superb primer for .. serious 4x4 expeditions..',  '..told tongue-in-cheek with great attention to technical detail ..',  '..a magnificent production .. stunning images'

The Nobility of WildernessRelax ... Open the book.
Welcome the magic.

'.. It is, simply, a lovely book. A poem, in prose and photograph, to that most poetic of landscapes. .. '

The Nobility of Wilderness - Travels in Algeria

ISBN 978-0-9532324-6-8
Price £35.00 Postage: UK £3.50, Europe £11.00, World £20, US £24.00

The pristine majesty and scale of the Sahara's little known landscapes unveiled - with a plea for their protection. No mere picture book, a personal journey told through superb photography and ultra-sharp Italian stochastic printing. A long-overdue hymn to the inspirational majesty and tranquillity of a region ill-served by the minuscule attention-span of Anglophone media. 
' It is, simply, a lovely book  ...' , 'wonderful book .. inspiration for my trip.' 'looking at those incredible pictures in awe and wonder ..', 'a great book ..', 'breathtaking .. amazing pictures..', 'photography spectacular .. an inspiration ..', 'stunningly beautiful ..', 'superb production..',

*All colour hardback.

Vehicle dependent Expedition GuideThe ultimate planning guide.

‘... for an overland trip .. the only book you will need to buy.’

Vehicle-dependent Expedition Guide, Edn 4.1a

ISBN 978-0-9575385-7-3
Price £47.00. Postage: UK £3.50, Europe £12.00, World: £23.00
Book cover - Vehicle-dependent Expedition Guide, 4th Edition

Like ‘Four-by-four Driving’, VDEG - now in its sixth iteration and sold in 57 countries worldwide - was originally commissioned by Land Rover and has become part of Special Forces instructional material in UK and US. Author Tom Sheppard has over 100,000 miles’ overlanding and expeditioning under his belt including the first coast to coast lateral crossing and continuous gravity survey of the Sahara, for which he received a Royal Geographical Society award. VDEG.4 and 4.1 brought a major 100‐page expansion. The new Edn 4.1a, originally planned as a straight reprint, succumbed to the opportunity to incorporate extensive updates and revisions - again supplemented by contributions by Jonathan Hanson, originator of the three‐day Overland Expo in the US.

NEW EDITION!