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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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Understanding Ugly: Human Response to Buildings in the Environment
Ian Ellingham (St Edmund's 1993)

The book explores research about the visual factors that determine how a building is received - sometimes esteemed by one group and despised by another. It creates a synthesis of decades of insightful research and provides insights into what factors contribute to a building being perceived as delightful. While it is of particular interest to anyone who creates or manages buildings or cities, it is written in a non-technical style so as to be accessible and entertaining to anyone who takes an interest in the buildings and urban spaces that we inhabit.

Audrey Orr and the Robot Rage
Jenny Moore (Selwyn 1994)

Ever wished there was more than one of you to go round? Need to be in two places at once?

When Audrey Orr’s mum wins a luxury cruise to Norway, Audrey thinks she’s won the jackpot – until she realises it’s during term-time. With her no-nonsense headteacher, Mr Stickler, on her case, she has to resort to something a bit unusual: a robot clone! But can she trust Awesome the clone to stay home and pretend to be her or will Awesome turn out to be a bit… Awful?

Anglo-Saxonism and the Idea of Englishness in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Dustin Frazier Wood (Darwin 2005)

Long before they appeared in the pages of Ivanhoe and nineteenth-century Old English scholarship, the Anglo-Saxons had become commonplace in Georgian Britain. The eighteenth century - closely associated with Neoclassicism and the Gothic and Celtic revivals - also witnessed the emergence of intertwined scholarly and popular Anglo-Saxonisms that helped to define what it meant to be English.

Sacred Music by Women Composers Volume 2: Upper Voices Anthems
Sacred Music by Women Composers Volume 2: Upper Voices Anthems

Volume Two of the Multitude of Voyces’ Sacred Music by Women Composers series contains 24 anthems for upper voices choirs, accompanied and unaccompanied, in a beautifully presented anthology. The collection includes both biographical information and commentaries, showcasing the very best established and new names in choral composition, spanning a thousand years. The focus on repertoire exclusively for upper voices provides a diverse range of choirs with a much-needed resource for performing superb compositions by women.

The Puritan Princess
Miranda Malins (Homerton 2003)

The Puritan Princess is the debut novel by historian Miranda Malins and is based largely on her PhD research at Cambridge. The book tells the story of Oliver Cromwell's youngest daughter Frances whose life is transformed by her father's unparalleled rise from tenant farmer to head of state. When Oliver becomes Lord Protector in 1653, the teenage Frances moves into the sumptuous royal palaces of Whitehall and Hampton Court and is plunged into the glamour and intrigue of court life.

What's Left Of Me Is Yours
Stephanie Scott (Pembroke 2005)

A gripping debut set in modern-day Tokyo and inspired by a true crime, What's Left of Me Is Yours follows a young woman's search for the truth about her mother's life - and her murder.

In Japan, a covert industry has grown up around the wakaresaseya (literally "breaker-upper"), a person hired by one spouse to seduce the other in order to gain the advantage in divorce proceedings.

Mindscape and Melody
Ian Stockton (Selwyn 1969)

This collection of poetry written over a thirty year period reflects the diverse landscapes in which the author has lived and worked. Here are poems set in areas as diverse as industrial North Staffordshire, rural Galloway, Northeast England, Lincolnshire and Lancashire., as well as in places briefly visited. visited briefly. These landscapes and the people associated with them have lingered long in the poet's mind and memory; they are part of his mindscape.

These Are the Hands: Poems from the Heart of the NHS
Edited by Katie Amiel (Clare 1997) and Deborah Alma

There has been a dramatic growth in the popularity and sales figures for both poetry and medical memoirs and this anthology is unique in combining both of these. In addition, it is the first poetry anthology to give a voice to NHS staff at a critically important time for the NHS and its future.

All proceeds from book sales will be going to NHS Charities Together which supports over 140 official NHS charities all over the UK e.g. Great Ormond St, Royal Marsden etc.

Seven Climbs: finding the finest climb on each continent
Charles Sherwood (Sidney Sussex 1978)

'Even the most casual reader among you will by now have worked out that the whole thing is little more than a delightful ruse for having a very good time.'

Experienced climber Charles Sherwood is on a quest to find the best climb on each continent. He eschews the traditional Seven Summits, where height alone is the determining factor, and instead considers mountaineering challenge, natural beauty and historical context, aiming to capture the diverse character of each continent and the sheer variety of climbing in all its forms.

Well-kept Secrets: The Story of William Wordsworth
Andrew Wordsworth (Jesus 1974)

This insightful biography closely studies the great Romantic poet's work to understand more fully his deeply private and often elusive personality, and it observes the artist's life to better grasp the meaning hidden behind the often deceptively immediate verses.