Alumni Books Publications

‘The Real Story of the French Revolution: Separating Myth From Reality’

Mike Wells (1968, Modern History)

The French Revolution was a period of radical political and societal change in the eighteenth century. Everyone knows about the…

‘Night Side of the River’

Jeanette Winterson, CBE (1978, English)

A ghost has no substance, but it has power – and presence – and it can appear in alternative forms….

‘Impossible Creatures’

Dr Katherine Rundell (2005, English)

There’s a place where all the wildest stories began … From Katherine Rundell, winner of the Costa Children’s Book Award,…

‘A Cultural History of Plants’

Professor David Mabberley (1967, Botany)

Winner of the 2022 Society of Economic Botany’s Daniel F. Austin Award A Cultural History of Plants presents a global exploration…

‘How to Expect the Unexpected’

Dr Kit Yates (2003, Mathematics)

Ever since the dawn of human civilisation, we have been trying to make predictions about what’s in store for us….

‘Tickling the Ivories: A Piano Journey’

Keith Jacobsen (1967, Modern Languages)

Pianist and author Keith Jacobsen tells the story of his lifelong passion for the piano as performer and teacher from…

‘Taking Down the Tents’

Michael Herlihy (1970, English)

Taking Down The Tents is an irreverent memoir about a boy growing up with typical 1960s enthusiasms who inadvertently qualifies…

‘Henri and the Magnificent Snort’

Samantha Childs (2000, Visiting Student)

Henri is a joyful French bulldog with a happy life… and a magnificent snort! But when his family moves, he…

‘The Politics and Everyday Practice of International Humanitarianism’

Dr Miriam Bradley (1999, PPE)

Offers a critical, but balanced, analysis of actually modern day humanitarianism Includes chapter-length case studies of the international responses to…

“Approaching Pipe Rolls: The Thirteenth Century”

Richard Cassidy (1966, History)

This is the first study specifically concerned with thirteenth-century pipe rolls and shows how pipe rolls were compiled, what they…

‘Jerusalem: The Story of a Song’

Edwin John Lerner (1972, English)

Jerusalem: The Story of a Song is a popular history of England’s unofficial national anthem, which began life as a poem…

Poisonous Tales: A Forensic Examination of Poisons in Fiction

(Dr Hilary Hamnett / 1999, Chemistry)

Dangerous, dark and difficult to detect, poisons have been a common character in literature from ancient times to the modern…

The Complete Guide to POI and Early Menopause

Dr Hannah Short (1997, Human Sciences)

Support for every stage of your journey through early menopause and Premature Ovarian Insufficiency. Finding out in your teenage years…

‘Bagatelles’

Bernard Hughes (1992, Music)

Experience the complete works of composer Bernard Hughes for solo piano in this exceptional collaboration with pianist Matthew Mills. This…

‘Yorick, the Confessions’

Dennis Harkness (1958, Geography)

The Gravedigger is a joker. Why on Earth would Hamlet believe him? Of course it’s not Yorick’s skull! So the…

A River Avon Year: The Wildlife and History of ‘Shakespeare’s Avon’

Rick Thompson (1966, English)

This is a book about a river; its wildlife, history and folklore, and the remarkable people who have lived in…

‘Longford: A Village in Limbo’

Wendy Tibbitts (2011, English Local History)

Only the pandemic of 2020 has prevented the rural village of Longford in West Middlesex from becoming a heap of…

‘The Norse Myths That Shape the Way We Think’

Dr Carolyne Ann Larrington (1978, English)

A fresh look at the stories at the heart of Norse mythology, exploring their cultural impact right up to the…

Women in the History of Science

Rebecca Martin (2013, History)

Women in the History of Science brings together primary sources that highlight women’s involvement in scientific knowledge production around the world….

Folding Fantasy: Volume 1

Folding Fantasy: Volume 1

Peter Buchan-Symons (2013, Mathematics)

Fold a brand new collection of Fantasy-themed origami models by Peter Buchan-Symons, one of the UK’s leading origami artists. Designed for…

Dramaturgy: The Basics

Dramaturgy: The Basics

Anne Hamilton (1983, Visiting Student)

Dramaturgy: The Basics introduces the art of dramaturgy, explaining how dramaturgy works, what a dramaturg is, and how to appreciate…

Staple Security: Bread and Wheat in Egypt

Jessica Barnes (2000, Geography)

Egyptians often say that bread is life; most eat this staple multiple times a day, many relying on the cheap…

Cherubims

Edward Clarke (1995, English)

The poems in Cherubims explore the complex labyrinth of childhood-and parenting-in ways that are unflinchingly candid, delightfully entertaining, and unmistakably…

Unshackled: Reimagining the Practice of Law

Paul T. Llewellyn (1994, Jurisprudence)

In Unshackled, Paul Llewellyn reimagines the practice of law as a more humane and human-centered career, presenting a practical plan…

Designing Engaging and Interactive Synchronous Online Class Sessions

Matthea Marquart (1995, Visiting Student)

Using Adobe Connect to Maximize its Pedagogical Value. (Matthea Marquart / EdTech Books, 2022)

Choices

Kenny Lam (1996, Law)

Written in Chinese, Choices presents a summary of Kenny Lam’s learnings throughout his illustrious career: from Senior Partner at McKinsey,…

Jerusalem: the story of a song

Edwin Lerner (1972, English)

Jerusalem: the story of a song is a popular history of England’s unofficial national anthem, which began life as a…

Motivation: The Ultimate Guide to Leading Your Team

Catherine Stothart (1976, English)

Motivation is regarded as a cornerstone of performance in the workplace, both personally and for organisations. If you are a…

Black Ghosts

Ken Kamoche (1988, Social Studies)

Dan Chiponda earns a scholarship to study in China and reluctantly leaves Zimbabwe for an uncertain future. While stoically dealing…

A Fragile Hope

Ken Kamoche (1988, Social Studies)

The short stories in A Fragile Hope are set in different locales, from Nairobi and small villages and slums in…