The Alumnae Authors

Below, we have collected a snapshot of our alumnae authors and their works. Take a look below - you might find your new favourite book or topic!

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Mr-Peacock-195x307.jpgDr Lydia Syson (1985, English)

  • Mr Peacock’s Possessions (Bonnier Zaffre, 2018) - A Times Sunday Times ‘Book of the Year’ 2018
  • Liberty's Fire (Hot Key Books, 2015) - a Telegraph best YA book of 2015, Carnegie nominated
  • That Burning Summer (Hot Key Books, 2013; Sky Pony 2017) - an Independent newspaper 'book of the year'
  • A World Between Us (Hot Key Books, 2012) - Branford Boase Award Highly Commended, Carnegie nominated, Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, UKLA Award and Waterstone's Children's Book Prize longlisted
  • Doctor of Love (Alma Books, 2008) - ‘an admirable and engaging book’ The Guardian; ‘Lydia Syson enterprisingly and entertainingly explores the fringes of eighteenth-century science…to give us a brilliant biography of the Scottish apothecary-physician-sexologist-nutritionist-showman the-amazons-girlde-full-res-e-book-cover.pngDr James Graham (1745-94)' Women: A Cultural Review 

Elizabeth Mapstone (1981, Psychology)

  • The Porcupine's Dilemma (Mapstone Williams Partnership, 2016)
  • The Amazon's Girdle (2015)

Mandy Haggith (1984, Maths and Philosophy)

  • Letting light in  (Essencepress, 2005)
  • Castings (Two Ravens Press, 2007)
  • The Last Bear (Two Ravens Press, 2008) – winner of the Robin Jenkins Literary Award
  • Paper Trails: From Trees to Trash, the True Cost of Paper (Virgin Books/Random House, 2008)
  • Bear Witness (Saraband Books, 2013)
  • Into the Forest: An Anthology of Tree Poetry (Saraband Books, 2013)
  • A-B-Tree (self-published, 2015)
  • The Walrus Mutterer (Saraband Books, 2018)
  • The Amber Seeker (Saraband Books, 2019)
  • Why the Sky is Far Away (Two Ravens Press, 2019)
  • The Lyre Dancers (Saraband Books 2020) Mandy Haggith The walrus seeker

Jenny Mayhew (1987, English)

  • A Wolf in Hindelheim (Hutchinson, 2013)

Beth O'Leary (2010, English)

  • The Flatshare (Quercus, 2019) 

Margot Singer (1984, Social Studies)

  • Underground Fugue (Melville House, 2017)

Jacci Bulman (1987, Human Sciences)

  • A Whole Day Through from Waking (Cinnamon Press, 2016)
  • Write to be Counted, An Anthology of Poetry to Uphold Human Rights (2017)

Dr Nadine Pinede (1986, English and Modern Languages)

  • An Invisible Geography (Finishing Line Press, 2012)

The Truants.jpgKate Weinberg (1994, English)

  • The Truants (Bloomsbury, 2019)

N C Mander (2003, Chemistry)

Professor Elleke Boehmer (1985, English)

  • Screens Against The Sky (Bloomsbury, 1990
  • An Immaculate Figure (Bloomsbury, 1993)
  • Bloodlines (David Philip, 1997)
  • Nile Baby (Ayebia Clarke, 2008)
  • Sharmilla, and Other Portraits (Jacana, 2010)
  • The Shouting in the Dark (Sandstone Press, 2015)
  • To the Volcano, and other stories (Myriad Editions, 2019)

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Kate Summerscale (1984, English)

  • The Queen of Whale Cay (Fourth Estate, 1997)
  • The Suspicions of Mr Whicher or The Murder at Road Hill House (Bloomsbury, 2008)
  • Mrs Robinson's Disgrace (2012)
  • The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer (2016)

Classical NY - LMC.jpgProfessor Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis (2000, Classical Archaeology)

  • Classical New York: Discovering Greece and Rome in Gotham (Fordham, 2018)
  • Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic Palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the late 18th and 19th Centuries (American School of Oriental Research, 2018)
  • Housing the New Romans: Architectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World (OUP, 2017)

Professor Alison Cooley (1989, Literae Humaniores)

  • A Companion to Roman Italy, ed. A.E. Cooley (Blackwell-Wiley, 2016)
  • Inventive Inscriptions - The Organization of Epigraphic Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century, eds A.E. Cooley and D. Orrells (Journal of the History of Collections, special issue, 2014)
  • Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook (2nd edn, with M.G.L. Cooley) (Routledge, 2014)
  • The Cambridge Manual of Latin Epigraphy (Cambridge University Press, 2012)     
  • Res Gestae Divi Augusti: text, translation, and commentary (Cambridge University Press, 2009) Pompeii Cooley.jpg
  • Pompeii: A Sourcebook (with M.G.L. Cooley) (Routledge, 2004)
  • Pompeii (Duckworth Archaeological Histories, 2003)
  • Becoming Roman, Writing Latin? Literacy and Epigraphy in the Roman West, ed. A.E. Cooley (JRA Supplement no.48, 2002)
  • The Afterlife of Inscriptions: Reusing, Rediscovering, Reinventing and Revitalizing Ancient Inscriptions, ed. A.E. Cooley (BICS Supplement no.75, 2000)
  • The Epigraphic Landscape of Roman Italy, ed. A.E. Cooley (BICS Supplement no.73, 2000)

Dr Ingrid Wassenaar (1993, Modern Languages)

  • Proustian Passions (OUP, 2000)
  • Beginner’s Guide to Proust (Hodder, 2000) 

Sarah Wall-Randell (1999, English)

  • The Immaterial Book: Reading and Romance in Early Modern England (University of Michigan Press, 2013)

Luckhurst.jpgNicola Luckhurst (1988, Modern Languages)

  • Science and Structure in Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu (OUP, 2000)

Rachel Starr (1992, Theology)

  • Reimagining Theologies of Marriage in Contexts of Domestic Violence (Routledge, 2019)

Kathryn Laing (1988, Modern Languages)

  • Hannah Lynch (1859-1904): Irish Writer, Cosmopolitan, New Woman (Cork University Press, 2019) 

Alma Brodersen (2008, Theology)

  • The End of the Psalter: Psalms 146-150 in the Masoretic Text, the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Septuagint Brodersen (De Gruyter, 2017)

Aughterson.jpgDr Kate Aughterson (1981, English)

  • Shakespeare and Gender (Bloomsbury, 2020)
  • Shakespeare: The Late Plays (Palgrave, 2013)
  • Aphra Behn: The Comedies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003)
  • Webster: The Tragedies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2001)
  • Jim Crace: Into the Wilderness (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
  • The English Renaissance: An Anthology of Sources and Documents (Routledge, 2001)
  • Renaissance Woman: A Sourcebook: A Sourcebook - Constructions of Femininity in England (Routledge, 1995)

Tara Stubbs (2003, English)

  • American Literature and Irish Culture, 1910-1955: The Politics of Enchantment (Manchester University Press, 2013)

Caroline Kelly (2001, Modern Languages)

  • Women Writing War: The Life-writing of the Algerian Moudjahidate (Peter Lang’s Studies in Contemporary Women’s Writing Series, 2020)Kellet.jpg

Michelle Hartman (1994, Oriental Studies)

  • Teaching Modern Arabic Literature in Translation (MLA, 2018)

Yi Ping Ong (1999, Philosophy and Theology)

  • The Art of Being: Poetics of the Novel and Existentialist Philosophy (Harvard University Press, 2018)

Professor Helen Fulton (1974, Celtic Studies)

  • The Cambridge History of Welsh Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019)

ACJ.jpgAnne-Celine Jaeger (1994, Medieval and Modern Languages)

  • Image Makers, Image Takers: The Essential Guide to Photography by Those in the Know (Thames & Hudson, 2010)
  • Fashion Makers, Fashion Shapers: The Essential Guide to Fashion by Those in the Know (Thames & Hudson, 2009)

Professor Emily Mackil (1994, Literae Humaniores)

  • Creating a Common Polity: Religion, Economy, and Politics in the Making of the Greek Koinon (University of California Press, 2013).

Professor Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei (2005, Languages)

  • The Life of Imagination: Revealing and Making the World (Columbia University Press, 2020)

Nomi Dave.jpgNomi Dave (2005, Music)

Rosie McLachlan (2005, Languages)

  • Nina Bouraoui, Autofiction and the Search for Selfhood (Peter Lang's Studies in Contemporary Women's Writing Series, 2017)

Dr Tamsyn Barton (1981, Literae Humaniores)

  • Power and Knowledge: Astrology, Physiognomics and Medicine Under the Roman Empire (University of Michigan Press, 1994)
  • Ancient Astrology (Routledge, 1994)

Danielle Fontaine (1981, PPE)

  • Still Time on Pye Pond (Clemson University Press, 2021)

Young.jpgKerry Young (1987, Experimental Psychology)

  • Imagery-Based Cognitive Therapy for Bipolar Disorder and Mood Instability (Guildford Press, 2019)

Karen Morris (1979, Experimental Psychology)

  • Promoting Positive Behaviour in the Early Years (OUP, 2015)

Dr Maria Kinga Devenyi (1988, Visiting Student Programme)

  • Catalogue of the Arabic Manuscripts in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Brill, 2015)

Nadja N. Reissland-Burghart (1982, Experimental Psychology)

  • The Development of Emotional Intelligence: A Case Study (Routledge, 2013)
  • Fetal Development: Research on Brain and Behavior, Environmental Influences and Emerging Technologies (Springer, 2016)

Blakemore.jpgProfessor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (1993, BA Psychology)

  • The Learning Brain (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005)
  • Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain (Black Swan, 2019)

Julie Harrod (1981, Agriculture and Forest Sciences)

  • The Garden Wall (Cassells, 1991)

Usha Goswami (1979, Experimental Psychology)

  • Cognitive Development and Cognitive Neuroscience: The Learning Brain (Routledge, 2019)
  • Phonological Skills and Learning to Read. Reissue of 1990 research monograph in the “Classics in Psychology” series (Psychology Press, 2016)
  • Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2014)
  • Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development: 2nd Edition (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)
  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Learning to Read: Culture, Cognition and Pedagogy (Routledge, 2010)
  • Cognitive Development:  The Learning Brain (Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis, 2008)
  • Cognition in Children (Psychology Press, 1998)
  • Analogical Reasoning in Children. Part of series 'Developmental Essays in Psychology' (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1992)
  • Phonological Skills and Learning to Read. Part of series 'Developmental Essays in Psychology' (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1990)

Wendy Erber (1982, Clinical Medicine)

  • Diagnostic Techniques in Hematological Malignancies (Cambridge University Press, 2010)Ip.jpg
  • Blood and Bone Marrow Pathology (2nd edition) (Elsevier, 2011) 

Dr Betina Ip (2006, Physiology)

  • The Usborne Book of the Brain and How It Works (Usborne Publishing, 2020)

Dr Rachel Crossland (2005, English)

  • Modernist Physics: Waves, Particles, and Relativities in the Writings of Virginia Woolf and D. H. Lawrence (OUP, 2018)

Dr Elizabeth Ryznar (2010, Comparative Social Policy)

  • Landmark Papers in Psychiatry (ed.) (Oxford University Press, 2020) 

Lynn Davis.jpgJo Broadbent (1989, Jurisprudence)

  • Informing and Consulting Employees: the New Law (Hart Publishing, 2006)

 Lynn Davis (1980, Jurisprudence)

  • The Social Worker's Guide to Children & Families Law (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2nd ed 2014)
  • See You in Court: A Social Worker's Guide to Presenting Evidence in Care Proceedings (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2nd ed 2015)
  • A Practical Guide to Fostering Law (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010)

 Angela Eagle (1980, PPE)

  • The New Serfdom (Biteback Publishing, 2018)

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Robin Gorna (1984, Theology)

  • Vamps, Virgins and Victims: how can women fight AIDS? (Continuum International Publishing Group, 1996)

 Dr Victoria Robertson (2010, MJur)

  • Competition Law’s Innovation Factor: The Relevant Market in Dynamic Contexts in the EU and the US (Bloomsbury, 2020) 

Professor Beatrice Heuser (1983, Politics)

  • Brexit in History: Sovereignty vs European Union? (Hurst, 2019)
  • Strategy before Clausewitz: Linking Warfare and Statecraft (Routledge, 2017)
  • The Evolution of Strategy: Thinking War from Antiquity to the Present (Cambridge University Press, 2010) Pedder.jpg
  • The Bomb: Nuclear Weapons in their Historical, Strategic and Ethical Context in the series: Turning Points in History (Longman’s, 1999)
  • Nuclear Mentalities? Strategies and Beliefs in Britain, France and the FRG (St Martin’s Press, 1998)
  • NATO, Britain, France and the FRG: Nuclear Strategies and Forces for Europe, 1949-2000 (Macmillan and St Martin’s Press, 1997) 
  • Transatlantic Relations: Sharing Ideals and Costs (Pinter for RIIA, 1996) 
  • Western Containment Policies in the Cold War; The Yugoslav Case, 1948-1953 (Routledge, 1989)

 Sophie Pedder (1985, Geography)

  • Revolution Française: Emmanuel Macron and the Quest to Reinvent a Nation (Bloomsbury, 2019)

Abigail Bond (1988, Jurisprudence)

  • Care Proceedings and Learning Disabled Parents: A Handbook for Family Lawyers (Jordans Family Law, 2011 and 2014)

Rasha Barrage (2002, Jurisprudence)

  • Say No To Racism (Summersdale, 2021)

Zlata.jpgZlata Filipovic (1998, Human Sciences)

  • Zlata's Diary (Puffin, 1995) 

Jane Karen Ho (1998, PPE) 

  • Emi Takes Hong Kong (Fly High Press, 2019)

Nadine Pinede (1986, English and Modern Languages)

  • Women in Film (Core Library, 2018)
  • Sexism & Race (Essential Library, 2017)

Elizabeth Mapstone (1981, Psychology)

  •  Stop Dreaming, Start Living (Vermillion, 2004)

Belinda Kirk (1994, Biology)

  • Adventure Revolution: The life-changing power of choosing challenge (Piatkus, 2021)