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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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Kitty and the Viscount
Philippa Carey

Kitty runs away from home when she is being forced to marry an unsavoury character. She finds refuge as a housemaid in Cherry Hinton where she encounters the viscount who is an alumnus of Trinity Hall. The story ends in the college chapel.

The Missing Major
Philippa Carey

Shortly after WW1, James is mugged and left for dead on the steps of a Methodist Chapel in Ipswich. Taken in by the minister and his daughter he is found to have lost his memory. He falls in love with the minister's daughter, but when his memory comes back, he realises he already has a fiancée living in Newmarket.

The story finishes in the old Heffers bookshop in Petty Cury (now replaced by the Cambridge Lion Yard shopping centre).

Understanding Kidney Diseases
Hugh Rayner (Caius 1975), Mark Thomas, David Milford

This book combines the reference material of a nephrology textbook with the everyday relevance of a clinical handbook. This second edition develops and expands upon the success of the first. All the content has been updated and entirely new chapters on acid-base disorders and stone disease have been added.

Emo: How Fans Defined a Subculture
Judith May Fathallah (Emmanuel 2005)

For many, the word “emo” calls to mind angsty teenagers, shaggy black haircuts, and skinny jeans. A popular music phenomenon in the early 2000s, emo is short for “emotional hardcore,” and refers to both a music genre and a youth scene notable for its androgynous style. Judith May Fathallah pushes beyond the stereotypes and social stigma to explore how online fandom has shaped the definition of emo, with significant implications both for millennial constructs of gender and for contemporary fan studies.

Viral BS: Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them
Seema Yasmin (Hughes Hall 2005)

Can your zip code predict when you will die? Should you space out childhood vaccines? Does talcum powder cause cancer? Why do some doctors recommend e-cigarettes while other doctors recommend you stay away from them? Health information―and misinformation―is all around us, and it can be hard to separate the two. A long history of unethical medical experiments and medical mistakes, along with a host of celebrities spewing anti-science beliefs, has left many wary of science and the scientists who say they should be trusted.

Finding the 'Ring of Truth'
Richard Lyon (Fitzwilliam 1967) and Jean-Yves Le Lan

F/O Ernest Russell Lyon, aged just 21, was shot down in his Spitfire near Ploemeur in France in July 1944 and buried by the Germans in an unidentified grave in Guidel Cemetery.

This is the story of research by Richard Lyon, decades later, aided by local research by French civilians, to establish that the grave was indeed that of F/O Lyon, in the process changing the Standard of Proof (in existence since the end of WW1) required by the authorities for formal grave recognition from “Beyond all Reasonable Doubt” to “By Clear and Convincing Evidence”.

Sacred Music by Women Composers Volume 3: Advent to Candlemas
Series Editor: Louise Stewart; Editor: Olivia Sparkhall (Homerton 1998)

The third anthology in the Multitude of Voyces Sacred Music by Women Composers series, this book contains 26 choral pieces for Christmastide. Traditional carols and familiar texts rub shoulders with exciting, new tunes and poetry in this unique volume of music for the festive season. Featuring music composed from the sixteenth century onwards, nine composers are historical, whilst the remaining two-thirds are contemporary, bringing the number of different women composers in the Multitude of Voyces series to 63.

The Regeneration Promise: The Facts behind Stem Cell Therapies
Peter Hollands (Churchill 1983)

The Regeneration Promise is a reader-friendly guide to the world of regenerative medicine and stem cell technology. Most people have heard of stem cells but few understand what stem cells can and cannot do. The book covers the history of stem cell technology as a general introduction to the subject and then continues with a description of the many known types of stem cells and how these can potentially be used to treat disease.

The COVID-19 Cookbook
Trevor Underwood (Clare 1962)

This is a survival guide written by a 77-year-old scientist who is currently living alone in his house in Fort Lauderdale and who normally eats dinner in local restaurants every evening.

Chasing Butterflies in the Sunlight
Morenike Euba Oyenusi (Jesus 1985)

“Chasing Butterflies in the Sunlight" describes the joys and innocence of childhood experienced by Ronke, growing up in a beautiful, culturally and racially diverse world on a university campus in Nigeria.

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