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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Susanna Calkins  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Philadelphia, Pa

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Illinois Connection

Susana currently lives outside Chicago with her husband and two sons.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dr. Calkins is a historian and academic, currently working at Northwestern University. Susanna became fascinated with seventeenth century England while pursuing her doctorate in British history and uses her fiction to explore this chaotic period.

Published Works

  • Learning and Teaching in Higher Education:(With Greg Light and Roy Cox), SAGE Publications Ltd, 2009
  • A Murder at Rosamund's Gate , Minotaur Books, 2013

Selected Titles At Your Library

Learning and teaching in higher education :
ISBN: 1848600089. OCLC Number:

Sage Publications,. London ;. ©2009.

Around the world, higher education services are challenged by increased numbers and diversity of students, tougher demands for professional accountability, increasing calls for educational relevance and thinning resources. This book addresses key issues in the practice and theory of teaching and learning in the sector. The authors draw upon theory, practice and current research to provide a new way of thinking about the many aspects of learning and teaching in higher education, enabling the reader to critically reflect upon their teaching.

A murder at Rosamund's Gate /
ISBN: 1250007909. OCLC Number:

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For Lucy Campion, a seventeenth-century English chambermaid serving in the household of the local magistrate, life is an endless repetition of polishing pewter, emptying chamber pots, and dealing with other household chores until a fellow servant is ruthlessly killed, and someone she loves is wrongly arrested for the crime. In a time where the accused are presumed guilty until proven innocent, lawyers aren't permitted to defend their clients, and---if the plague doesn't kill them first--public executions draw a large crowd of spectators, Lucy knows she may never see this person alive again. Unless, that is, she can identify the true murderer.

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