Titles from Cardiff authors

Over summer the library added several books to its collections that were written, or contributed to, by Cardiff authors, here is a selection:

PlotTarbatt, Jonathan (2012) The plot : designing diversity in the built environment : a manual for architects and urban designers. London: RIBA Publishing.
ISBN: 9781859464434
Classmark: 724.7 PLO (Bute (ARCHI)

Jonathan Tarbatt is a former Cardiff University student who is now a practicing architect.  This books is a professional manual for making more sustainable places.



BelongingHurdley, Rachel (2013) Home, materiality, memory and belonging : keeping culture. Basingstoke:  Palgrave Macmillan.
ISBN: 9780230230286
Classmark: HM753.H8 (Bute (SOCSI)

Rachel Hurdley is a Research Fellow in the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences whose research focuses on everyday relations between people, things, space and time.



channelsOviedo-Orta, Ernesto, Kwak, Brenda R. & Evans, W. Howard (2013, eds.) Connexin cell communication channels : roles in the immune system and immunopathology. London: CRC Press.
ISBN: 9781439862575
Classmark: 571.96364 CON (Health)

W. Howard Evans is the Professor of Medical Biochemistry in the Institute of Infection & Immunity, Cardiff University.



ByzantiTougher, Shaun.  Bearding Byzantium : Masculinity, Eunuchs and the Byzantine Life Course In, Neil, Bronwen & Garland, Lynda (2013, eds.) Questions of gender in Byzantine society. Farnham: Ashgate.
ISBN: 9781409447795
Classmark: HQ1075.5.B97.Q8 (ASSL)

Shaun Tougher is the Senior Lecturer in Ancient History in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, and the co-director of the Centre for Late Antique Religion and Cutlure at Cardiff.



lawEgede, Edwin & Sutch, Peter (2013) The politics of international law and international justice. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
ISBN: 9780748634729
Classmark: JC578.E4 (ASSL)

Edwin Egede is a Senior Lecturer in International Law and International Relations at Cardiff, and Peter Sutch is the Professor of Political and International Theory at Cardiff.

Hitchcock – The master of suspense

You may have recently seen the cinema release of the film ‘Hitchcock’ starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Dame Helen Mirren or the BBC dramatisation ‘The Girl’, telling the story of Hitchcock’s infatuation with actress Tippi Hedren, what is clear is that the popularity and interest in Alfred Hitchcock has not waned over the years. Indeed the fascination of the man and his films has been the subject of many books.

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (1899 – 1980) was a British film director and producer.  For over 50 years he Hitchcockproduced films, silent and ‘talkies’, his directorial style making his films instantly recognisable. Beginning his career in London, he rapidly moved onto Hollywood making the transition from title designer of silent film to director in five short years.

Some of his more famous films include North by Northwest, Rear window, Vertigo and of course Pyscho. And did you know that 2013 marks the 50thanniversary of the release of Alfred Hitchcocks The Birds?

If you are interested in reading all about the man behind these and many more films both  ASSL and Bute have ample choice.

Recent purchases include:

Pomerance, Murray (2013): Alfred Hitchcock’s America. Cambridge: Polity.
ISBN 9780745653037
Classmark: ASSL – PN1998.A3.H4.P6

Rothman, William (2012) Hitchcock : the murderous gaze. Albany: State University of New York.
ISBN 9781438443164
Classmark ASSL- PN1998.A3.H4.R6

Leitch, Thomas & Poague, Leland (editors) (2011) A companion to Alfred Hitchcock. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
ISBN 9781405185387
Classmark ASSL – PN1998.A3.H4.C6

Yacowar, Maurice (2010) Hitchcock’s British films. Detroit: Wayne State Univerity Press.
ISBN 9780814334942
Classmark ASSL – PN1998.A3.H4.Y2

And if it’s the films you want to see then you can find many of the Hitchcock classics at ASSL and Bute libraries.

Books by Cardiff University staff in recent months

womenwritingIn the last few months the following books have been added to stock, all are written, or contributed to by Cardiff authors.

Watson, Kate (2012) Women writing crime fiction, 1860-1880 : fourteen American, British and Australian authors. London: McFarland.

This item was added to ASSL (PN3448.D4.W2) and Senghennydd (809.3872 WAT) and was based on the author’s Ph.D. thesis, which was submitted at Cardiff University in 2010.

bruce leeBowman, Paul (2013) Beyond Bruce Lee : chasing the dragon through film, philosophy, and popular culture. London: Wallflower.

This item was added to Bute (PN2287.L3.B6), the author is a lecturer for JOMEC.



Edbury, Peter W. (2012, ed.)The military orders.  Vol. 5, Politics and power. Farnham: Ashgate.

Military bookThis item was added to ASSL (CR4701.M4). Peter Edbury is the Professior of Medieval History at Cardiff University.  The book contains papers from the fifth conference on the military orders which was held on 3-6 September 2009 at the Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University; it also contains contributions from four other Cardiff authors, Helen J. Nicholson, Denys Pringle, Paul Webster, and Juliette Wood.

The Great Unfrocked!

UnfrockedThis title has appeared amongst the many donations we receive each year that particularly caught my eye.  More sinners than saints, Times Columnist Matthew Parris’ book looks at the colourful history of some of Britain’s clerics. Whilst more modern misdemeanours and scandals may make the front pages of the tabloids today, Parris illustrates that these scandals are no recent phenomena!

This witty and humorous book regales scandalous tales of the Reverend Roger Holmes, the self-declared ‘Knicker vicar of North Yorkshire’, the patron St. George of England and many more.

From the dust jacket we learn the secrets behind ‘Pope Joan, exposed as a woman before a crowd of thousands when she gave birth riding a horse … And we discover what drove the notorious Rector of Stiffkey, the ‘prostitutes’ padre’, who exhibited himself in a barrel on Blackpool promenade and died denouncing the Archbishop of Canterbury in the jaws of Freddie the circus lion in Skegness’.

Parris, Matthew (1998) The Great unfrocked: two thousand years of scandal.  London: Robson Books.
ISBN: 1861051298
Classmark: BV4392.5.P2 (Bute)

The predecessor to this book ‘Great Parliamentary Scandals’ is currently on order for ASSL