Connect and read with fellow alumni
Join in with thought provoking discussions as we discover the set texts together, moderated by a dedicated group leader who will encourage debate and suggest critical points for analysis.
The next book we will be reading, as voted for by our book club members, will be Doomsday Book by Connie Willis.
For Kivrin Engle, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received.
But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try desperately to rescue her. In a time of superstition and fear, Kivrin - barely of age herself - finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope during one of history's darkest hours.
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Are you an alumni author?
If you have written a book which has been published in the last 12 months or is about to be released, and it is available to purchase from Blackwell's bookshop, please email us with the following information.
- Your full name
- Alumni number (or college/year of matriculation)
- Title of book
- Date of publication
- Link to book on Blackwell's website
We may feature this in our Books & Learning newsletter, submit it to the QUAD editor (Richard Lofthouse) for review or suggest for our alumni Book Club.