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#BrunelBooks for your winter holidays (week 2)

Posted: December 05 2021

Brunel University London

Looking for a good book for your winter holidays? Follow our countdown as we recommend you 24 books from Brunel students, alumni and staff. #IamBrunel

19. The Neighbourhood by Hannah Lowe 

What is a neighbour? What makes a community? In these poems, Brunel's senior lecturer in creative writing focuses on the urban places she knows and loves, and finds a rich complexity of neighbourliness under the extreme pressure.

Published by Out Spoken Press.

18. Umbrella by Will Self

This fiction novel from Professor Will Self is the first of his trilogy (Umbrella, Shark and Phone) about maverick psychiatrist Zack Busner and love, death, madness and technology in the 20th century.

Published by Bloomsbury. 

17. 2012 Olympic Sabotage by D. M. Blowers

Our MBA alumnus' debut novel merges reality and fiction to take you on a rollercoaster of excitement and outrageous observation.

Published by New Generation Publishing

16. The Failsafe Query by Michael Jenkins

This book from Brunel's previous Chief Information Security Officer, Mick Jenkins, is a spy and forensic thriller telling the tale of Cold War spy intrigue, merged with modern-day cyber intelligence.

Published by Unbound Digital.

15. As Good As Dead In Downtown by Neil Arksey 

Creative writing lecturer Neil's futuristic dark fiction about teenage assassin Kai and twins Phoebe and Phoenix who escaped from a lab experimenting with genetically modified humans.

Published by Global Dream. 

14. Ben, the Outside Dog by Jenna Rothwell 

Drama BA alumna's book was inspired by her Australian family's farm dog Ben: a working farm dog by day and The Cownley Farm Guard Dog at night, protecting the family and all the farm animals from indigenous and wild animals. 

Published by JoJo Publishing (AUS)

13. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

The Booker Prize-winning novel, Girl, Woman, Other is written by creative writing professor Bernardine Evaristo, and it follows the lives of 12 characters in the United Kingdom over the course of several decades.

Published by Hamish Hamilton.