Headlines from the Holy Land: Reporting the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

James Rodgers (1984, Modern Languages)

Headlines from the Holy Land: Reporting the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015)

James Rodgers draws on his experience as the only BBC journalist to be permanently based in Gaza from 2002-2004, together with new archive research and original interviews with leading correspondents and diplomats to explain why this region exerts such a pull over reporters, who are often the ones on the front lines telling the story of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
 

Selected Poems of William Dunbar: An Interlinear Translation

Lawrence Siegler (1953, Anthropology)

Selected Poems of William Dunbar: An Interlinear Translation (Createspace, 2010)

In Lawrence Siegler's recent book, Dunbar writes with a vivid voice, metric versatility, and artistic skill.  His work has never previously been translated into Modern English in an interlinear format, which makes his brilliant verses easily enjoyed by all.    

The Trouble with Words

Chris Crowcroft (1971, Law)

The Trouble with Words: A Third Case for Richard Palmer, Investigator (Aesop Modern, 2017)

When Shakespeare’s intensely personal sonnets are published, only one thing is clear: none in the triangle of author, male muse or dark lady is best pleased – and each has a score to settle. Ingenious investigator Richard Palmer, the protagonist in Shakespeare in Trouble and Fire, Burn!, returns in Crowcroft's latest novel.

 

With A Little Help From My Friends: A Schoolmaster's Memoirs

Dev Lahiri (1975, Modern History)

With A Little Help From My Friends: A Schoolmaster's Memoirs (2015, Rupa).

Dev Lahiri's lastest book is essentially the story of his life, which, for variety of reasons, has followed a very unusual trajectory. He also gives an insight into the fate of people who "buck the system" and challenge accepted beliefs and, indeed, the status quo.
 

Sisters of Fury

Keith Jacobsen (1967, Modern Languages).

Sisters of Fury. (2015, Book Guild Ltd).

Keith Jacobsen's recent book is his fourth novel and it is dedicated to his St Catz contemporaries. The opening episodes are set in the college in the late 1960s.  His main characters, Jack and Hasan, meet in college as undergraduates and they start a strange, lop-sided relationship which ends fatally for one of them.   

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The Status of the Cat

Sean Elliott (1984, English)

The Status of the Cat. (Playdead Press, 2014)

Sean Elliott's publication is a collection of poems, based on a range of themes including places, theatre, social behaviour, love, depression and paintings. The title came about from a section of poems involving cats, as the books is about survival and cats proverbially have nine lives and always land on their feet.

Four Acres: A Natural History of Taston.

Glyn Frewer (1952, English)

Four Acres: A Natural History of Taston. (Ridgeway Press, 2014)

Glyn Frewer presents his material as a diary of wildlife observations from the hamlet of Taston in the Cotswolds. The detail comes from the whole, rather than the individual 'diary' entries and delivers an overview of the wildlife on this patch of four acres. There are some interesting observsations, such as when the author watches a mole at work, pushing up the turf through its subterranean activities.

Port Jackson Gentlemen

Richard Cox (1951, English)

Port Jackson Gentlemen (Rosenberg Publishing, 2015)

This book is a narrative of the first free settlers - the Exclusives, or Port Jackson Gentlemen. Whether originally army officers and officials who stayed on, or settlers from the start, all were dependent upon convict labour, upon land grants, upon cunning and upon luck. Although sometimes unruly, they were adventurers and true pioneers.

Finding Harmony: A Family’s Journey across Europe and Beyond

George Newman (1943, Modern History)

Finding Harmony: A Family’s Journey across Europe and Beyond (George Newman, 2013)

George Newman's book is an autobiographical account which is available as an eBook. George’s memoir covers his experience of the Austrian Anschluss, his subsequent escape from the Nazi occupation, and his time at Oxford.
 

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