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Test & First Class Cricketers Killed in the Great War
Nigel McCrery

While cricket remains hugely popular with all age groups today, at the beginning of the Twentieth Century, it was the national game.

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Peter Frankopan

The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westwards on its axis, it now turns to the east...For centuries, fame and fortune was to be found in the west - in the New World of the Americas. Today, it is the east which calls out to those in search of adventure and riches.

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Laura Barnett

The Versions of Us is a love story told three ways. A young man is walking down a country lane. A woman, cycling towards him, swerves to avoid a dog. On that moment, their future hinges. There are three possible outcomes, three small decisions that could determine the rest of their lives.

The Mays - Twenty Three
Emily Fitzell (Editor) Quentin Blake & Alison Turnbull

Founded in 1992, THE MAYS publishes an annual selection of the best and most exciting new writing and artwork from students at the universities of Cambridge and Oxford.

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.

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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.

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