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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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Wordsworth's Gardens and Flowers: The Spirit of Paradise
Peter Dale (Selwyn 1969) and Brandon Yen (Queens' 2012)

A book that debunks the popular myth that William Wordsworth was, first and foremost, a poet of daffodils, Wordsworth's Gardens and Flowers: The Spirit of Paradise provides a vivid account of Wordsworth as a gardening poet who not only wrote about gardens and flowers but also designed - and physically worked in – his gardens.

What Works at Work: a guide for thoughtful managers
Mark O'Sullivan (Clare 1975)

Mark O'Sullivan's careful and thoughtful analysis exposes the deep flaws in management common sense and the ideas of the management gurus that sadly seem too often to drive managerial behaviour and decision-making.  His unbeatable combination of critical thinking and use of good quality research evidence about what does and doesn't work is applied to a wide range of classic management challenges producing compelling and practical advice.

This book is essential reading for any manager who wants to be a better manager.

Britanniae
Mark O'Sullivan (Clare 1975)

Britanniae is an historical novel set in Britain in the fourth century. When it opens we find a young woman holding her own running the family estate after the death of her parents, and harbouring secret ambitions for literary success. As rumours mount of political plots and of barbarian threats, she sets off through Britain beyond Hadrian's wall, on a journey on which she encounters love, a new future, and a chance of scholarly fame.

The Calais Letterbook of William Lord Hastings (1477) and Late Medieval Crisis Diplomacy 1477-1483
Edward Meek (Clare 1996)

Text and translation of important letters written by William Lord Hastings, king's lieutenant of Calais, during the first months of the international crisis that followed the death of Charles the Bold, duke of Burgundy, at Nancy in January 1477. A Franco-Burgundian war broke out and England wished to maintain diplomatic relations with both sides: Edward IV's sister, Margaret of York, was Charles the Bold's widow, but Edward also wished to keep the peace treaty he had concluded with Louis XI of France in 1475.

Human and Machine Consciousness
David Gamez (Trinity 1992)

Consciousness is widely perceived as one of the most fundamental, interesting and difficult problems of our time. However, we still know next to nothing about the relationship between consciousness and the brain and we can only speculate about the consciousness of animals and machines.

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Hugh Bicheno (Emmanuel 1966)

The first of two volumes dealing with the psychological and social undercurrents as well as the national and international political and military events of the Wars of the Roses

Blood Royal
Hugh Bicheno (Emmanuel 1966)

The second of two volumes dealing with the psychological and social undercurrents as well as the national and international events of the Wars of the Roses.

The Madonna of Bolton
Matt Cain (Queens' 1994)

Charlie Matthews’ love story begins in a pebble-dashed house in suburban Bolton, at a time when most little boys want to grow up to be Michael Jackson, and girls want to be Princess Di. Remembering the Green Cross Code and getting out of football are the most important things in his life, until Auntie Jan gives him a gift that will last a lifetime: a seven-inch single called ‘Lucky Star’...

The Seer's Curse

Orleigh is cursed. Or so the other villagers believe. With each harvest worse than the last, something must be done. And so they consult the Seer. A deal is struck: the village will thrive once more, but in return, Orleigh must be sacrificed to the Earth God, Teymos.

Judge Walden: Back in Session (Walden of Bermondsey series)
Peter Murphy (Downing College 1963)

If you like Rumpole of the Bailey, you'll love Walden of Bermondsey

Judge Walden is back, to preside over five new cases at Bermondsey Crown Court.

Retired resident judge Peter Murphy takes us back to the world of criminal trials in South London for another session with Charlie Walden keeping the peace between his fellow judges Marjorie, Legless and Hubert while fighting off the attacks of the Grey Smoothies, the civil servants who seem intent on reducing the court s dwindling resources to vanishing point in the name of business cases and value for money.

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