Bath Spa Books: Summer

Bath Spa Books: Summer round-up

Summer is in full swing, which means longer days and opportunities to sit outside (or maybe on a beach?), enjoying a good book. And if the book is by a member of our Bath Spa community - even better!

Here are the latest additions that have made us #BathSpaProud:

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

Smitten by Scotland since childhood, travel writer Rebecca Gibson moved to Moray and started exploring her new home region on foot to produce this new title in Bradt’s award-winning series of Slow travel guides to UK regions.

Cover image of North East Scotland travel guide


Find Your WOW - Lucy Stone, Communications Manager at Bath Spa University

In her debut book, based on her experience of teaching meditation, Lucy explores the science and psychology of awe, wonder and WOW, the dangers of living in a ‘WOW-less world’, how to go ‘Good WOW hunting’ and why living in a ‘New WOW order’ can help those around us. Lucy has developed a five-step framework on how we can all get back our WOW.

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

Celia’s new biography of Anna Sewell, the disabled teacher who wrote one of the most beloved and transformative British novels, traces the author's process in coming to terms with her disability after a childhood accident, developing an exceptional relationship with the horses who made it possible for live an active and fulfilling life and, taking the outstanding women writers in her immediate family as role models, writing a book that has not only enthralled millions of readers but also popularised the emerging animal rights movement around the world.

Cover image of Writing Black Beauty


birdcage - Alex Mah, MRes Music Composition

An introspective multi-media and performance work that reflects on family, migration, and memory through written text (scores and poetry), lanterns, voice, and music. The scores, poems, and lanterns are also part of a live performance work for solo violin and electronic tape. Created in collaboration with violinist and photographer Ilana Waniuk.

Cover image of Birdcage

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