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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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Pain, Pleasure and Perversity: Discourses of Suffering in Seventeenth-Century England
John Yamamoto-Wilson (Magdalene 1971)

Luther’s 95 Theses begin and end with the concept of suffering, and the question of why a benevolent God allows his creations to suffer remains one of the central issues of religious thought. In order to chart the processes by which religious discourse relating to pain and suffering became marginalised during the period from the Renaissance to the end of the seventeenth century, this book examines a number of works on the subject translated into English from (mainly) Spanish and Italian.

Low Life Lawyer: in the footsteps of Bechet
Michael Simmons (Emmanuel 1952)

A legal thriller charting the rise and fall --and rise and fall again--of a somewhat unorthodox lawyer. 

Richard Major

When there are high crimes to be covered up, mysteries to be wrapped in enigmas, or a murderer to be liquidated - literally - there is only one man in England who can be trusted with the task: Felix Culpepper, tutor in Classics at St Wygefortis' College, Cambridge, and assassin-at-large for the British Establishment.

The Phoenician Symbol
Basil Maddox (Christ's 1957)

The year is 1678 AD. Simon Maddox, a graduate student at Christ’s College Cambridge, receives from his tutor a subject for his thesis in History: “A Century through the Eyes of One Unusual Man.” That man, his uncle Thomas, is also a graduate. He has disappeared but may still be alive, and has left Simon with his research material in a cottage in Grantchester. He must make sense of a Phoenician Symbol described by Ptolemy a thousand years earlier and its connection to the Welsh Prince Madoc who sailed to America three hundred years before Columbus in his ship ‘Gwennan Gorn’.

Theatre and Aural Attention: Stretching Ourselves
George Home-Cook (Homerton 2002)

The question of attention in theatre remains relatively unexplored. In redressing this, Theatre and Aural Attention investigates what it is to attend theatre by means of listening. Focussing on four core aural phenomena in theatre  ̶  noise, designed sound, silence, and immersion – Home-Cook concludes that theatrical listening involves paying attention to atmospheres.

RED: A Natural History of the Redhead
Jacky Colliss Harvey (Newnham 1981)

The first book to set out an overview of the red hair from the first appearance of the gene 60,000 years ago to the present day. RED combines genetics, biology, art history, literature, anthropology, gender studies, social history and psychology to track and explain attitudes to red hair and explore it as an example of 'otherness' in societies from Ancient Greece to the media-obsessed world of today.

Quantitative Trading: Algorithms, Analytics, Data, Models, Optimization
Xin Guo, Tze Leung Lai, Howard Shek (Trinity 1991), Samuel Po-Shing Wong

The first part of this book discusses institutions and mechanisms of algorithmic trading, market microstructure, high-frequency data and stylized facts, time and event aggregation, order book dynamics, trading strategies and algorithms, transaction costs, market impact and execution strategies, risk analysis, and management. The second part covers market impact models, network models, multi-asset trading, machine learning techniques, and nonlinear filtering. The third part discusses electronic market making, liquidity, systemic risk, recent developments and debates on the subject.

The Heirs of Owain Glyndŵr
Peter Murphy (Downing 1963)

1 July 1969. The Investiture of the Prince of Wales. 

When Arianwen Hughes is arrested driving with a home-made bomb near Caernarfon Castle, her case seems hopeless. Her brother Caradog, her husband Trevor, and their friend Dafydd are implicated in the plot, the evidence against them damning. Ben Schroeder's reputation as a barrister is riding high after the cases of Billy Cottage (A Matter for the Jury) and Sir James Digby (And is there Honey Still for Tea?). But defending Arianwen will be his greatest challenge yet. Trevor may hold the only key to her defence, but he is nowhere to be found. . .

My Cambridge Look Back in Love
M Harunur Rashid (Fitzwilliam 1964)

The book nostalgically flashes back on my memories of residence at Fitzwilliam College in the mid-sixties. It was a time when the College had just moved into the Huntingdon Street building. I remember my stay at digs owned by a Greek landlady married to a World War II veteran. I remember my friends, my rides to the Sidgwick Avenue, visits to other places like Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, London and Paris but most importantly I remember my teachers in English, who were world icons. 

Highway Law
Stephen Sauvain (Sidney Sussex 1967)

A detailed and practical commentary on the law relating to the creation, upkeep, development and ownership of highways, including the powers and duties of highway authorities, the rights of users of the highway and of those who own land around the highway, and road traffic regulation.