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#BrunelBooks for your winter holidays (week 4)

Posted: December 20 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

5. Windrush Child by Benjamin Zephaniah

Creative writing professor Benjamin Zephaniah's emotional fiction about Jamaican boy Leonard shows you what it was like to be a child of the Windrush generation in the UK. 

Published by Scholastic.

4. Look Back in Hunger by Jo Brand 

Nursing alumna Jo Brand's autobiography from growing up in a small south coast town through working as a psychiatric nurse up to emerging on the stage as The Sea Monster and becoming one of Britain's funniest and best-loved comedians.

Published by Headline Publishing Group.

3. Winning Together: An Olympic-Winning Approach to Building Better Teams by Kate Richardson-Walsh  and Helen Richardson-Walsh

In their book, sports sciences alumna Kate Richardson-Walsh and her spouse Helen tell their story about the Team GB women's hockey team journey to winning gold in Rio.

Published by John Murray Learning.

2. Happy Hour At The Misery Bar by Sean L Macro (Author), R J Davey (Editor)  

Brunel alumnus Sean's debut collection of 21 poems on the darker, solitary side of human nature.

Published by John Murray Learning.

1. The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually by Helen Cullen 

Brunel lecturer's second novel is a celebration of the optimistic human heart and shares the story of the actor and mother of four Maeve, how she and her siblings learn who their parents are truly are,  and what has happened since their first meeting in Dublin. 

Published by Penguin Books Ltd.