Each month we feature a new book written by one of our alumni. For June 2017, our author is Polly Morland (St Hugh’s, 1989).
Polly Morland is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. Combining her background of film journalism with ideas from psychology, philosophy and literature, her books blend human stories with reflections on how we live today – and how we can live better. Polly’s first widely-acclaimed book The Society of Timid Souls, or How To Be Brave (2013) won a RSL/Jerwood Award, was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and was a Sunday Times Book of the Year.
Morland’s latest book, Metamorphosis, offers an intimate view of how, why and when we change. Can we make it happen when we want to? How do we deal with it when we have no choice? We are faced with political change, we find ourselves divorcing, made redundant or bereaved. We long to lose weight, to move somewhere new or to mend a bad habit. However it comes about, Morland shows that change is not an event, but an evolving process at which we are more skilled than we realise.
Order the book from Blackwell’s with your 15% alumni discount
Are you an alumni author?
If you have written a book which has been published in the last 12 months or it is about to be released, and it is available to purchase from Blackwell's bookshop, please email us with the following information.
Your full name
Alumni number (or college/year of matriculation)
Title of book
Date of publication
Link to book on Blackwell's website
We regularly update our ‘featured author’ and will let you know if you are selected for this slot in the coming months. For a wide selection of books by alumni authors, visit Blackwell's online bookshop.