Alumni Services

June 2018

Whether you're looking for fictional escapism, academic stimulation, or some business acumen, the latest Alumni Bookshelf has something for you.



Carole Hillenbrand (series editor)

Degree PhD Arts

The New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys (series)

This well-established and highly-regarded series of over 30 volumes introduces key areas within Islamic Studies. Each book is written by an expert in the field, offering an overview of its subject as well as presenting original thinking, suitable for students and academics alike.

The New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys



Alexander McCall Smith

Degree Law

The Race to Kangaroo Cliff

Ben and Fee MacTavish and the rest of the School Ship Tobermory crew head down under to take part in a tall ships race, but after a good start the Tobermory drops out to rescue a local boy, Will, stranded on the rocks. When the ship’s dog Henry disappears, Will helps Ben, Fee and their friends find him. But as the trail leads them deeper into the Outback, they begin to realise that a missing dog is the least of their problems.

The Race to Kangaroo Cliff


Author Alistair Moffat
Degree Diploma in Education

The Hidden Ways: Scotland's Forgotten Roads

Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards.

In The Hidden Ways, Alistair Moffat traverses the lost paths of Scotland - its Roman roads tramped by armies, its byways and pilgrim routes, drove roads and railways, turnpikes and sea roads - in a bid to understand how our history has left its mark upon our landscape. As he retraces the forgotten paths that shaped and were shaped by the lives of the now forgotten people who trod them, Moffat charts a powerful, surprising and moving history of Scotland.

The Hidden Ways


Author Mark A. Robertson
Degree International Law (visiting)

How to Draft Bills Clients Rush to Pay

Since the publication of the second edition of How to Draft Bills Clients Rush to Pay, new technologies have emerged in timekeeping and billing to help you more easily prepare bills that are clear and informative to your client. This new edition and expanded edition of a practice-proven guide.

How to Draft Bills Clients Rush to Pay


Author Sean Michael Wilson
Degree Social Anthropology

Breaking the 10

When David loses his wife and child in a tragic car accident he decides, in anger at the cruelty of the event, to turn against God. He sets out to systematically break each of the Ten Commandments in order to both spite God and to get his attention! But will he go all the way, and break the commandment 'Thou shalt not kill'? Two mysterious figures, Mr White and Mr Black, try to win David over to their side: the religious or the humanistic. Deeply sad in parts and comical in others, this modern story explores age old questions: Is there a God? And if there is, does that God care about us?

Breaking the 10

Your book

If you are a member of the alumni community and have recently published a book, we would be delighted to include it in the Alumni Bookshelf. Email the details, along with your degree details, to Brian Campbell:

Email Brian Campbell

Please note

Books are added to the bookshelf in order of submission. All of the further information links listed are the external websites of the book publisher, the author, or the bookseller. The University of Edinburgh is not responsible for the content and functionality of these sites.