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Explore a selection of publications by alumni and academics, and books with a link to the University or Cambridge

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The Medieval Clothier
John Lee (Corpus Christi 1997)

A clear and accessibly written guide to the medieval cloth-making trade in England.

Cloth-making became England's leading industry in the late Middle Ages; clothiers co-ordinated its different stages, in some cases carrying out the processes themselves, and found markets for their finished cloth, selling to merchants, drapers and other traders. While many clothiers were of only modest status or "jacks of all trades", a handful of individuals amassed huge fortunes through the trade, becoming the multi-millionaires of their day.

Autumn Voices
Robin Lloyd-Jones (Selwyn 1953)

Funded by Creative Scotland, Robin Lloyd-Jones interviewed twenty Scottish writers ranging in age from 70 to 92 about their later lives and their continuing creativity. The majority of these men and women had made for themselves a benign circle. That is to say their creativity contributed to their health and wellbeing, and their health and wellbeing, particularly their mental health, was an important factor in maintaining their creativity.

Gypsies: An English History
David Cressy (Clare 1964)

A history rich in archival detail, tracing five hundred years of misunderstanding and prejudice regarding Gypsies in England and Europe.

Twins & Multiple Births: the essential parenting guide from pregnancy to adulthood
Carol Cooper (Newnham 1969)

Updated twice since its original publication, this popular and inspiring parenting guide is for parents of twins or more. It’s written by a practising GP and mother of twins who seamlessly combines her medical know-how with first-hand experience of having more than one baby at once.

Hampstead Fever
Carol Cooper (Newnham 1969)

In a London heatwave, emotions reach boiling point. The lives of six Londoners overlap and entangle as each of them searches for love, sex, money, or just a truce between squabbling children. Like “Love, Actually,” but set in Hampstead in midsummer, this is a slice of contemporary urban life to make you laugh, cry, and nod in recognition.

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Carol Cooper (Newnham 1969)

Contemporary novel in which a diverse group of Londoners search for someone special and end up finding themselves. For one booze and hope-fuelled night, the lives of a clutch of thirty-somethings criss-cross at a singles event. Undercover journalist Harriet is after a by-line, not a boyfriend. She’s a struggling freelance with a live-in lover, who unexpectedly has to choose between the comfortable life she knows and a bumpy road that could lead to happiness.

General Practice Cases at a Glance
Carol Cooper (Newnham 1969) and Martin Block

A workbook of clinical scenarios, ideal for those working in general practice, students on their GP rotations, or anyone looking to improve their history–taking, diagnostic and management planning skills. Written by practising teaching GPs, it provides an accessible overview of the richness and complexity of general practice.

Cambridge en mitad de la noche
David Jimenez Torres (Clare 2008)

David Jimenez Torres's second novel is also the first by a Spanish author to be set in Cambridge.

Roll of Honour: Schooling and the Great War, 1914-1919
Barry Blades (Trinity Hall 1995)

'Roll of Honour' examines how the Great War of 1914-1919 was experienced by school communities in Great Britain. It focuses on the myriad faces of war rather than traditional stereotypes. The impact of the first 'total war' on students, teachers and governors from across the social and educational spectrum - from the elite public schools to the elementary schools for the poor - is considered using a wide range of resources and case studies. 'Roll of Honour' is the first book in the 'Schooling and the Great War' trilogy.

Speaking the Piano
Susan Tomes (King's 1972)

In Speaking the Piano, renowned pianist Susan Tomes turns her attention to teaching and learning. Teaching music encompasses everything from putting a drum in a child's hands to helping an accomplished musician unlock the meaning and spirit of the classics. At every stage, some fundamental issues keep surfacing. In this wide-ranging book, Susan Tomes reflects on how her own experience as a learner, in different genres from classical to jazz, has influenced her approach to teaching.

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