New Books Network

Melanie Ramdarshan Bold, “Inclusive Young Adult Fiction: Authors of Colour in the United Kingdom” (Palgrave, 2019)
Does publishing have a diversity problem? In Inclusive Young Adult Fiction: Authors of Colour in the United Kingdom Dr Melanie Ramdarshan Bold, an associate professor at UCL’s Centre for Publishing lays bare the crisis of underrepresentation for British authors of colour. Focusing on the high profile, but also marginalised, Young... Read More
Ryan Hackenbracht, “National Reckonings: The Last Judgement and Literature in Milton’s England” (Cornell UP, 2019)
Ryan Hackenbracht, who is an associate professor of English at Texas Tech University, has just published one of the most innovative and stimulating discussions of the interplay between literature and religion in early modern England. National Reckonings: The Last Judgement and Literature in Milton’s England (Cornell University Press, 2019) opens... Read More
William Poole, “Milton and the Making of Paradise Lost” (Harvard UP, 2017)
John Milton’s Paradise Lost (1667) is widely recognised as the greatest epic poem in the English language – and it is buried in the commentary of thousands of other texts. William Poole, who is John Galsworthy Fellow and Tutor in English at New College, Oxford, has written what will be... Read More
Jeremy Black, “Imperial Legacies: The British Empire Around the World” (Encounter Books, 2019)
Are you tired of the constant refrain from our campus radicals and their bien-pensant allies in the intelligentsia that the United States and the United Kingdom, AKA the American and the British empires are the source of all the problems in the world, past and present?  Do you not regard... Read More
Vivi Lachs, “Whitechapel Noise: Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London, 1884-1914” (Wayne State UP, 2018)
In Whitechapel Noise: Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London, 1884-1914 (Wayne State University Press, 2018), Vivi Lachs, social and cultural historian, Yiddishist, performer, and associate research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, looks at London’s Yiddish popular culture. She positions it in historical perspective within Anglo-Jewish history,... Read More
Emily Dawson, “Equity, Exclusion and Everyday Science Learning: The Experiences of Minoritised Groups” (Routledge, 2019)
Who is excluded from science? What is the role of museums in this exclusion? In Equity, Exclusion and Everyday Science Learning: The Experiences of Minoritised Groups (Routledge, 2019), Dr Emily Dawson, an Associate Professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London, introduces the idea of everyday... Read More
Richard Hingley, “Londinium: A Biography” (Bloomsbury, 2018)
From its humble beginnings as a crossing point over the river Thames Londinium grew into the largest city in Roman Britain. In Londinium: A Biography (Bloomsbury, 2018), Richard Hingley draws upon the latest archaeological discoveries to provide a look at the growth and development of London over the first centuries... Read More