About Lewis Masonic


Lewis Masonic is a long established firm, founded in 1886, specializing in the publication of Masonic texts. Then called A Lewis, the focus of the company was exclusively on ritual books from Masonic Craft degrees through to the Masonic side orders.

In 1973, A Lewis became part of Ian Allan Publishing and the name was changed from 'A Lewis' to 'Lewis Masonic'. Nowadays, ritual books are still kept a priority at Lewis Masonic but the company's focus has expanded to cover all areas of Masonic publishing.

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Author Spotlight:  Richard Gan


Richard Gan is a senior Freemason and a Grand Officer in all the major Orders of Freemasonry. He retired in June 2010 as Deputy Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons, following which for four years he was the Editor of The Square, an independent magazine for Freemasons.

Born in 1950, he was educated at the Becket School, Nottingham, and is a graduate of London University where he took an Honours Degree in Geology and subsequently studied part-time for a Masters Degree in Education. He is also a graduate of the Open University, where he took a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management Studies. Whilst at the Institute of Education he combined winning a double distinction in the Post Graduate Certificate of Education with serving as President of the Students' Union.

He has enjoyed a number of successful careers during his working life - as a teacher and head of faculty; a chief local government officer in educational administration; bursar and clerk to the governing body at a grant maintained school; Assistant Grand Secretary and subsequently Deputy Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons based in St James's; has held the equivalent post in the seven Masonic Orders administered from Mark Masons' Hall; and has been Editor of The Square, an independent magazine for Freemasons. Having fully retired, he intends to make more time to extend his Masonic writing and research.

He lives near the border of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire with his wife Niki, who is a former preparatory school headmistress.



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