August 2022
contemporary

Protest

By Edited by Ra Page
Originally published by Comma Press

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'A wonderful collection of stories about the enriching beauty and strength of protest. A book to inspire us all' – Maxine Peake

'A call to action' – New Statesman

Whatever happened to British protest?

For a nation that brought the world Chartism, the Suffragettes, the Tolpuddle Martyrs, and so many other grassroots social movements, Britain rarely celebrates its long, great tradition of people power. In this timely and evocative collection, twenty authors have assembled to re-imagine key moments of British protest, from the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 to the anti-Iraq War demo of 2003.

Featuring authors including Kit de Waal, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Kate Clanchy, Juliet Jacques, Alexei Sayle and many others, and written in consultation with historians, sociologists and eyewitnesses – these stories follow fictional characters caught up in real-life struggles, offering a street-level perspective on the noble art of resistance.