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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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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.

Hampstead Fever
Carol Cooper (Newnham 1969)

In a London heatwave, emotions reach boiling point. The lives of six Londoners overlap and entangle as each of them searches for love, sex, money, or just a truce between squabbling children. Like “Love, Actually,” but set in Hampstead in midsummer, this is a slice of contemporary urban life to make you laugh, cry, and nod in recognition.

978-0995451414
Carol Cooper (Newnham 1969)

Contemporary novel in which a diverse group of Londoners search for someone special and end up finding themselves. For one booze and hope-fuelled night, the lives of a clutch of thirty-somethings criss-cross at a singles event. Undercover journalist Harriet is after a by-line, not a boyfriend. She’s a struggling freelance with a live-in lover, who unexpectedly has to choose between the comfortable life she knows and a bumpy road that could lead to happiness.

General Practice Cases at a Glance
Carol Cooper (Newnham 1969) and Martin Block

A workbook of clinical scenarios, ideal for those working in general practice, students on their GP rotations, or anyone looking to improve their history–taking, diagnostic and management planning skills. Written by practising teaching GPs, it provides an accessible overview of the richness and complexity of general practice.

Cambridge en mitad de la noche
David Jimenez Torres (Clare 2008)

David Jimenez Torres's second novel is also the first by a Spanish author to be set in Cambridge.

Roll of Honour: Schooling and the Great War, 1914-1919
Barry Blades (Trinity Hall 1995)

'Roll of Honour' examines how the Great War of 1914-1919 was experienced by school communities in Great Britain. It focuses on the myriad faces of war rather than traditional stereotypes. The impact of the first 'total war' on students, teachers and governors from across the social and educational spectrum - from the elite public schools to the elementary schools for the poor - is considered using a wide range of resources and case studies. 'Roll of Honour' is the first book in the 'Schooling and the Great War' trilogy.

Speaking the Piano
Susan Tomes (King's 1972)

In Speaking the Piano, renowned pianist Susan Tomes turns her attention to teaching and learning. Teaching music encompasses everything from putting a drum in a child's hands to helping an accomplished musician unlock the meaning and spirit of the classics. At every stage, some fundamental issues keep surfacing. In this wide-ranging book, Susan Tomes reflects on how her own experience as a learner, in different genres from classical to jazz, has influenced her approach to teaching.

Violence: Humans in Dark Times
Natasha Lennard (Sidney Sussex 2005)

In a series of penetrating conversations, Brad Evans and Natasha Lennard talk with a wide range of cutting-edge thinkers—including Oliver Stone, Simon Critchley, Elaine Scarry, and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak—to explore the role of violence in politics, culture, the media, public speech, and against the environment. "To bring out the best of us," writes Evans, "we have to confront the worst of what humans are capable of doing to one another. In short, there is a need to confront the intolerable realities of violence in this world."

Big Copyright Versus the People: How Major Content Providers Are Destroying Creativity and How to Stop Them
Martin Skladany (Jesus 1998)

When the idea of copyright was enshrined in the Constitution, it was intended to induce citizens to create. Today, however, copyright has morphed into a system that offers the bulk of its protection to a select number of major corporate content providers (or Big Copyright), which has turned us from a country of creators into one of consumers who spend, on average, ten hours each day on entertainment.

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