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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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War is a failure of politics
Henry Disney

A collection of poems against war from a Christian viewpioint and from experience of active service, etc.

Cover image of The Chosen Queen by Joanna Courtney
Joanna Courtney

As a young woman in England’s royal court Edyth, granddaughter of Lady Godiva, dreams of marrying for love. But political matches are rife while King Edward is still without an heir and the future of England is uncertain. When Edyth’s family are exiled to the wild Welsh court, she falls in love with the charismatic King of Wales but their romance catapults her onto the opposing side of a bitter feud with England in which Edyth’s only allies are Earl Harold Godwinson and his handfasted wife, Lady Svana.

Travels into Print
Innes M. Keighren, Charles W. J. Withers, and Bill Bell

In eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain, books of travel and exploration were much more than simply the printed experiences of intrepid authors.

The Railways of Great Britain: A Historical Atlas
Col. Michael Cobb MA FRICS MInstRE PhD
The only railway atlas to Great Britain in existence and the definitive historic guide to all the railways in Britain, both existing and lost. All train lines in operation between 1807 and 1994 are dramatically set in colour against an Ordnance Survey grid, alongside the names of the companies that built them, and the opening and closing dates of the stations they connect.
 
This formidable luxury atlas is a vital tool for anyone interested in railways and the history, geography and economy of Great Britain.
 
An Industrious Mind
J. Sears McGee
This is the first biography of Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Baronet, a member of the Long Parliament, Puritan, lawyer, historian and antiquarian who lived from 1602-1650. He studied at St. John's College, Cambridge (1618-1620) and the Middle Temple (1620-1626). Because his country seat at Stowlangtoft in Suffolk is only a day's ride from Cambridge, he visits the university on numerous occasions and maintained ties with dons there.
Cam to Zambezi
Tony Schur (Editor)
From the Cam to the Zambezi records the experiences of a group of young people who first met in Cambridge, and then went on to live and work in Africa during a time of constitutional change and historically important events.
 
The book is set in Zambia (formerly Northern Rhodesia) and covers the last few years of colonial rule and, in some of the chapters, the early years of the new nation after it gained independence in 1964.  The authors are individuals, who attended the 1961-62 Overseas Services Course held in Cambridge, and three of their wives.
Ineffability and Religious Experience
Guy Bennett-Hunter
Ineffability – that which cannot be explained in words – lies at the heart of the Christian mystical tradition. It has also been part of every discussion of religious experience since the early twentieth century. Despite this centrality, ineffability is a concept that has largely been ignored by philosophers of religion.
Why Call Me God - The Gospel Seen with a Single Eye
J H Hatfield
This book breaks fresh ground in our age by bringing to light a matter of immense cultural importance, the secret meaning of the Gospels.
 
The approach taken is to dissect the riddles, as found in the Greek source texts. In this way we learn to identify two elementary compositional devices deployed by the authors to conceal, within their literal text, an additional component of the gospel message.
 
Deep Time
Anthony Nanson

Deep Time is a romantic lost-world eco-thriller by writer and storyteller Anthony Nanson. It’s an odyssey through lucidly evoked prehistoric ages, and a passionate human drama in which a tense love triangle plays out as a struggle to connect with the wild. At a time when global warming looms, this novel takes the reader back through previous catastrophic geological events, and then forward again to see the world afresh.  Zoologist Dr Brendan Merlie has wasted his best years in futile pursuit of imaginary creatures.

BREAKING BOUNDS  Six Newnham Lives
Claire Tomalin, Jenn Ashworth, Margaret Drabble, Sarah LeFanu, Elaine Feinstein, Sue Limb, ed. Biddy Passmore

Six leading authors who went to Newnham write about six remarkable women who attended the college in its early years: 

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