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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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From Source to Sea a Meander Down the Dordogne Valley
Valerie Thompson (Homerton 1962)

From Source to Sea is the result of over five years researching and writing as I traveled the whole length of the River Dordogne with a friend. This fascinating journey covers most aspects of the river's history, from early man through the Romans, Cathars, Templars, the Hundred Years War, the castles, religious institutions, churches, towns and what is in, on, by and over the river.

New Poetries VII
Neil Fleming (Trinity, 1979), Helen Charman (Emmanuel 2011), Phoebe Power (Pembroke 2011) and Jamie Osborn (Clare, 2013), edited by Michael Schmidt

Anthology collection of the finest new poetry from around the English speaking world.

Neil Fleming (Trinity 1979), Helen Charman (Emmanuel 2011), Phoebe Power (Pembroke 2011) and Jamie Osborn (Clare 2013) are among 22 poets whose work is celebrated here in, the signature 2018 anthology from leading UK poetry publisher Carcanet Press.

Nightmarch: Among India's Revolutionary Guerrillas
Alpa Shah (Newnham 1994)

A first-hand account of India’s widespread leftist insurgency, and the state’s brutal response.

In one of the world’s most intractable and under-reported rebellions, the Naxalites have been engaged in a decades-long battle with the Indian state. Presented in the media as a deadly terrorist group, the movement is made up of Marxist ideologues and lower-caste and tribal combatants who seek to overthrow a system that has abused them.

Theodor Storm:Symbolism: Reading Storm's Landscapes
David Artiss (Downing 1969)

For the first time analysis of Storm's wide use of symbolism, together with his astonishing skills as a wildlife expert and folklorist illuminates what a profound effect these have on his landscapes. His bifocal view of nature permeates his narrative fiction with few exceptions.

The Kenyan TJRC: An Outsider's View from the Inside
Ronald Slye (Christ's 1984)

Between 1963 and 2008 Kenya experienced systematic atrocities, economic crimes, ethnic violence, and the illegal taking of land. To come to terms with these historical injustices and gross violations of human rights, the Kenyan Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) was established.

Chinese Cookbook for Food Allergy
Maria Lee and Lee Tak Hong (Clare 1969)

Food allergies have become more common and more severe worldwide. 15 years ago allergies to peanut and fruits were rare, but they can be life threatening now if an allergic person eats them accidentally. One parent of a peanut allergic child has described it as like sitting on a time bomb; waiting for the next life threatening attack to arise if her child eats peanut by mistake.

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.

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