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Bookshelf

As the saying goes 'everyone has a book in them' and these Teesside University Graduates took this saying literally.

All of the books on this bookshelf have been written by Teesside University Graduates from all disciplines.

If you are an Author and would like us to showcase your book(s) then please email alumni@tees.ac.uk with the following information and we would be delighted to feature you: authors name, title of book, brief overview, genre, web link to where the book can be purchased, course studied and the year you graduated - and finally an image of the book cover.

News of Leon & Other Tales

News of Leon & Other Tales

Autor: Julia Macfarlane

Genre: Short stories

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Julia has collected together her previously published short stories into one collection. Her humour and talent for characterisation shines through as she deals with business life, personal lives and impossible situations. From the amoral friends in News of Leon and A Real Adventure to a modern twist on fairy tales, she casts a sideways glance at life.
One Hot Summer

One Hot Summer

Autor: Ian Barker

Genre: Contemporary fiction/coming of age

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In a tale encompassing love, friendship, rivalry, guilt, death and with a little help from a cartoon devil; for a boy to discover the pleasures and pains of adult life, all it takes is One Hot Summer...
Something Changed - Stumbling Through Divorce, Dating & Depression

Something Changed - Stumbling Through Divorce, Dating & Depression

Autor: Matthew Williams

Genre: Memoir / Self-Help

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When we think we are losing everything, sometimes we find more than we could have hoped for...
In the aftermath of marriage breakdown, how do we pick ourselves up and start again?

In August 2014 Matthew was forced to do just that. In his memoir, Something Changed, he navigates us through his journey with wit and wisdom, taking in divorce, dating, and becoming a single parent, while facing the dark spectre of mental illness in the form of depression.

Hopes and fears, laughter and tears - all are encountered along the way to learning some important lessons about love, loss, loneliness and life.

Something Changed is a brutally honest, insightful, funny, and uplifting memoir of overcoming some of life's greatest challenges and being better for the experience.
The Boy on the Other side

The Boy on the Other side

Autor: Aki_Kaze

Genre: Coming-of-age, LGBTQI+, Young Adult

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After losing his parents in a car accident, Keith had to see a psychiatrist, for he started to see some ghosts. He moved in with his aunt, Diane, and her family, trying to stop taking pills and being sane by swearing to himself that he wouldn't talk to any spirits ever again. Unfortunately, he met a spirit of a boy named Sam in his new house. His curiosity about Sam's past overcame him and they started getting to know each other. This coming-of-age story of friendship, love, and family will surely bring tears to your eyes.
The Cundy

The Cundy

Autor: R. H. Dixon

Genre: Supernatural Suspense

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When 13-year-old Sullivan Carter hides in a tunnel in the woods to escape schoolyard bullies, he encounters a frightening creature that harks back to the time when Vikings ruled the area.
The Instant Guide to Android

The Instant Guide to Android

Autor: Ian Barker

Genre: Non-fiction

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If you’re new to Android devices and want to know basics like how to get online and how to download apps from the Play store, or if you’ve been using it for a while and need to access more advanced features and troubleshooting tips, 'The Instant Guide to Android' is the essential guide.
The Instant Guide To Creating An App

The Instant Guide To Creating An App

Autor: Ian Barker

Genre: Non-fiction

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A simple, accessible guide that tells you everything you need to know about both how to create the best app and how to market it successfully.
The Selfie Boy and Other Short Stories

The Selfie Boy and Other Short Stories

Autor: Sriramgokul Chinnasamy

Genre: Short Stories

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An Indian boy meets a Brit-Pakistani girl in England, during the Christmas month. A girl from York, gets lost and stuck in London. In a library, she teleports herself to an animal-run city, transforming into a zebra. Capturing a minor road accident in an English town as realistically as possible, from the eye of a foreigner. An uncanny tale where a couple believes a curse is responsible for their stillborn child. The wife endures weeks of agony from her husband’s hands to get herself prepared for a burial ritual. A fading relationship between two people ends via chat, and both find other fish to fry.
The Shadow of a Shadow

The Shadow of a Shadow

Autor: R. H. Dixon

Genre: Supernatural Suspense

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After her mother’s death, Dracula-obsessed Catherine Hall goes to stay at her aunt’s B&B in Whitby. But the unsolved mystery of what happened to her cousin sixteen years ago — and a disturbing presence within the shadows of the guesthouse — threaten to undo her.
White Knuckle

White Knuckle

Autor: Steven Bruce

Genre: Poetry

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White Knuckle is a concise exposé of a severe childhood experience.

Bruce's debut poetry collection, an autobiographical report on the reality of life in a poverty-stricken, drug and violence-fuelled environment, is a gut-wrenching composition of grief, loss, and abandonment at an early age.

This book is brutal, tragic, and moving: an essential read.

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