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Alumni books

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We're proud of our alumni for their contributions to the literary world. Here is a selection of titles written by our alumni community.

If you'd like to see your book on this list, please email us at alumni@cardiff.ac.uk

A-Z by author

Mohab Abou-Elkawam (PhD 2015) - Nomads of a Global Industry: Seafarers and the Marine Environment: The Quest

Exploring how seafarers interact with the growing demand to protect the environment. Find out more on Amazon

J.J. Bhatt (PhD 1972) - Human Endeavor: Essence & Mission A Call for Global Awakening

Draws upon the historic foundation of wisdom that constitutes the global heritage. Find out more on Amazon

Dr Elena Cooper (LLB 2001) - Art and Modern Copyright

The first in-depth and longitudinal study of the history of copyright protecting the visual arts, connecting copyright history to art history and copyright debates today. Find out more online

Professor David P Davies (MBBCh 1965) - In Search of the Physicians of Myddfai

In 1861 the book The Physicians of Myddvai; Meddyygon Myddfai  provided the Welsh reading public for the first time with a description of the Myddfai Tradition. 150 years further on the author returns to Myddfai to discover this tradition. Who were these doctors and how might they have acquired their medical knowledge? Discover more online

Jared Green (LLB 2004) - Famously Dead

Four friends from university. One dead celebrity. Three days in Las Vegas. One million pounds to spend. What could possibly go wrong? Jack, Charlie, Piers and Tom have all gone their separate ways since Cardiff University and life has dealt kinder hands to some than to others. Nevertheless, when Michael Jackson dies it signals the culmination of a game begun nearly two decades earlier and the friends must meet again, for the trip of a lifetime… Find out more on Amazon

Simon Hall (PGDip 1991) - The TV Detective

Television reporter Dan Groves is newly assigned to the crime beat, and in a state of angst about it. He needs a crash-course in police work; the solution is to shadow Detective Chief Inspector Adam Breen on a high-profile murder inquiry, which doesn't go down well with some members of the police force. Find out more on Amazon

Geoff Hanlan (BScEcon 1977; BA 1999) - 2045 and After: Part One

Christopher Jones is thrown forward to May 8th 2045 in a time travel venture. This is the commencement of an exciting journey in two parts leading up to the year 2060. After his arrival in Cornwall he quickly becomes known as James Marsh. Find out more on Amazon

Deborah Jay (LLB 1984) - Napoleon's Other Wife: The Story of Marie-Louise, Duchess of Parma, the Lesser Known Wife of Napoleon Bona Parte

Revealing the woman obscured by the myth of Napoleon's love affair with Josephine. Find out more on Amazon

Sir Karl Jenkins (BMus 1966) - Still With The Music: My Autobiography

Music is a language that speaks to us all. But the music of Sir Karl Jenkins transcends boundaries of style and genre, of geography, language and nationality to communicate a message of peace that has profoundly moved millions around the world. Find out more on Amazon

Aditi Kotwal (MA 2009) - Draupadi in High Heels

Born into a well-known business family, Deeya is a high-flying, spoilt, rich girl who owns an elite fashion store. Her parents want her to get married and hold a swayamvar of sorts for her to select a husband. And she has a dilemma — to go with the extremely attractive and intriguing Karan or the dashing and outgoing Arjun. Find out more on Amazon

David Lewis (BSc 1988) - Going Off Grid

A modern poetry collection focusing on digital capitalism, the negative influence of big tech and our addiction to data. Deeply concerned with the negative direction mankind is taking Lewis argues we need to steer ourselves back to a simpler, happier place in the more important offline world. His new work has been described as ‘The Waste Land for millennials’ by Welsh songwriter Andrew Davies. Find out more on Amazon

Alex Lockwood (BA 1998) - The Chernobyl Privileges

Inspired by real events, The Chernobyl Privileges is a searing psychological drama that depicts the traumatic experience of surviving disaster. Both heart-warming and tragic, it explores the consequences of decisions we are forced to make and that shape our lives. Find out more on Amazon

Rosaleen Moriarty-Simmonds OBE (BSc 1985) - Four Fingers and Thirteen Toes

Rosaleen overcame horrendous injuries as a result of her mother being prescribed Thalidomide during pregnancy. Now she runs a successful Disability Equality Training Consultancy. Find out more on Amazon

Laurence Moroney (BSc 1991) - Space Cadets

Several years after humanity was pulled back from the brink of an all-out nuclear war, the United Nations built a Space Academy. It’s purpose: To ensure that we’d never again face extinction. Find out more on Amazon

Marvin Nyenyezi (LLB 2002) - International Student Pathfinder

International Student Pathfinder is an essential guide for overseas students at UK universities that will help them to maximise their university experience. It is packed with advice and practical tips on a range of topics like choosing your university, applying for internships and graduate jobs, and so much more. Find out more on Amazon

Jeni Oborn (BA 2004) - The Image of Survival

Nature-loving teenager Sophia Darcy survives cancer at age fifteen, relatively unscathed and with her whole life ahead of her. But as the years of remission add up, she increasingly struggles to find something to make her life meaningful - 'something impressive' to live up to her own high demands of how a cancer survivor should survive. Find out more on Amazon

Anthony Papadopoulos (MSc 1997) and Evi Plomaritou (MSc 1997) - Shipbroking and Chartering Practice

Now in its eighth edition, this classic text is a first point of reference for anyone looking to obtain an understanding of chartering and shipbroking practice. Find out more online

Richard Parks (Dental Surgery, 1997 - 2000) - Beyond the Horizon

Richard Parks has what must be one of contemporary sport's most extraordinary and inspirational stories. Beyond the Horizon is an amazing, inspiring, and exciting story for armchair adventurers, extreme sports and mountaineering fans alike. Find out more on Amazon

John Rickards (BEng 1999) - Winter’s End

They have the body of a slaughtered woman. They have a half-naked man standing over her. They have no idea how to make him talk. And so they call in ex-FBI interrogator Alex Rourke to the traumatized Maine town of Winter's End. But as Rourke probes the mind of the enigmatic 'Nicholas', he is forced to re-examine his own past. Find out more on Amazon

James Smythe (BA 2001; PhD 2008) - The Machine

Vic returned from war tormented by his nightmares. His once happy marriage to Beth all but disintegrated. A machine promised salvation, purging him of all memory. Now the machines are gone, declared too controversial, the side-effects too harmful. But within Beth’s flat is an ever-whirring black box. Find out more on Amazon

Dr Rudolf Tjandra (MBA 1993) - Going East

This book provides fundamental thought from the author on 'what matters most' to run a successful business and to build a strong brand in the context of ASEAN market. Find out more on Amazon

Tiffany Wright (MA 2004) - Somebody Else's Shoes

Frumpy, insecure, London real life journalist Mia is unfulfilled with her life. Gorgeous Natasha Logue is a celebrity fashion stylist with everything she could possibly want at her feet. But one day Mia and Natasha's worlds collide in a way neither could imagine possible and suddenly the shoes are on the other foot. Find out more on Amazon