Bath Spa Books: December

Bath Spa Books: Your book lovers' Christmas shopping list, sorted!

It’s December, which means the festive season is upon us and if you haven’t already, it’s time to start thinking about prezzies!  

Books make wonderful gifts, no matter the occasion, but they’re especially great for the holiday season. Who doesn’t love to cosy up with a hot drink and good book on a cold winter’s night? Or maybe you’ve had a few too many days with your family (even though you love them dearly) and need to hide somewhere and get lost in a good story? 

Here’s a round-up of all the books that have made us #BathSpaProud this year. We think any of these would make fab gifts for the book lovers on your list. 

Academic and research 

Experiences of Punishment, Abuse and Justice by Women and Families - Dr Natalie Booth, Senior Lecturer in Criminology 

The Bounce Back Journey of Parenting: An Inspiring Collection of Personal Stories - Helen Farmer, Associate Lecturer in Business and Management 

Key Concepts in World Philosophies: A Toolkit for Philosophers - Dr Sarah Flavel, Reader in Asian and Comparative Philosophy 

Human Data Interaction, Disadvantage and Skills in the Community: Enabling Cross-Sector Environments for Postdigital Inclusion – Sarah Hayes, Professor of Education and Research Lead and Caroline Kuhn, Senior Lecturer in Education and Technology Enhanced Learning   


Beyond the Northlands: Viking Voyages and the Old Norse Sagas – Eleanor Barraclough, Lecturer in Environmental History   

Writing Black Beauty: Anna Sewell and the Story of Animal Rights - Celia Brayfield, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing 

How to Wild Swim: What to Know Before Taking the Plunge – Ella Foote, BA Creative Writing and Media Communications 

Bradt Travel Guide: North East Scotland (Slow Travel) - Rebecca Gibson, MA Travel and Nature Writing 

Ten Birds that Changed the World - Dr Stephen Moss, Programme Leader for MA Nature and Travel Writing 

Find Your WOW - Lucy Stone, Head of Communications and Brand Development 


Girls of Little Hope  – Sam Beckbessinger, Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing   

The Unreliable Nature Writer - Claire Carroll, MA Creative Writing 

Sing If You Can’t Dance – Alexia Casale, Course Leader for MA Writing for Young People 

Becoming Liz Taylor - Elizabeth Delo, MA Creative Writing 

The Boy Who Saved a Bear - Nizrana Farook, MA Writing for Young People 

Crossing the Line - Tia Fisher, MA Writing for Young People 

The Blackout – Sarah Goodwin, MA Creative Writing 

Esc&Ctrl - Steve Hollyman, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing 

The Hyenas are Silent – Suzie Lockhart-Smith, MA Creative Writing 

The House of Broken Bricks - Fiona Williams, MA Creative Writing 


Didicoy - Karen Downs-Barton, MA Creative Writing 

birdcage - Alex Mah, MRes Music Composition 


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