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  • The Colours of Sand: Tales From an Expat Compound in Saudi Arabia

    The Colours of Sand is Subitha Baghirathan's revealing personal account of life as an expat woman in Saudi Arabia. Learn More
    £8.99

  • The Story of The Yard: Building a Community

    Photo-journalist Carrie Hitchcock tells the story of The Yard, a community-led, self-build housing development in inner-city Bristol.The book explores ideas of community, self-determination and the creative potential of resistance and incorporates practical tips and resources, as well as case studies to give an insight into the person or family who created each house. Learn More
    £9.95

  • Adge: King of the Wurzels

    The very first biography of Adge Cutler's life, this books brings him vividly back to life, not only in his eight crazy Wurzels years but from early days in his beloved Nailsea to the lively camaraderie of Portishead B power station's labourers, the thriving Bristol jazz and folk scenes of the Fifties and Sixties and his spell as Acker Bilk's 'worst roadie in the world'. Learn More
    £12.00

  • #25 Walter Virgo and the Blakeney Gang - 2nd Edition

    This pamphlet will examine the struggle against enclosure in the Forest of Dean in he latter part of the nineteenth century leading up to the 'Blakeney Outrages' of the 1890s. In particular it will consider the story of Walter Virgo and the "Blakeney Gang" who were accused of acts of poisoning, maiming, stealing, poaching, midnight raids, dynamiting, arson and murder in the Forest of Dean towards the end of the nineteenth century.

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    £5.00

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  • See No Evil: The Book

    See No Evil: The Book documents the complete See No Evil street art and graffiti event, including the block party and DJs and features profiles on all the artists and writers that took part. Learn More
    £20.00

  • Children of the Can: Bristol Graffiti and Street Art

    Children of the Can explores the Bristol street art and graffiti scene with full colour images, featuring more than 80 of Bristol's most prolific street artists and graffiti writers.

    Author Felix 'FLX' Braun started writing graffiti in the mid-80s and grew up with the Bristol scene. He continues to live and paint in the city and has unrivalled access to the artists and their work.

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    £30.00

  • #1 Cry Freedom, Cry Seven Stars: Thomas Clarkson In Bristol, 1787 (2nd Edition)

    This pamphlet looks at how the histories of the Seven Stars pub and the abolition movement are intertwined and also some of the remarkable coincidences that link the name 'Seven Stars' with the slave trade. During 1787 abolitionist Thomas Clarkson started his research into the slave trade in Bristol and with the help of the landlord of the Seven Stars, gathered crucial evidence to condemn the trade. Learn More
    £3.50

  • #21 The Bristol Strike Wave of 1889-1890: Socialists, New Unionists and New Women – Part 1: Days of Hope

    This pamphlet (part one of two) examines the support given by Britol socialists to the rise of 'New Unionism', as worker militancy in Bristol exploded between September and December 1889. Drawing on many new sources, it presents a detailed picture of strikes in the city during this period.

    A notable feature of these strikes was the involvement of women workers and the leading part played by two middle class women, Miriam Daniell and Helena Born. Formerly members of the Bristol Women's Liberal Association, by the autumn of 1889 they had become active in the Bristol Socialist Society; and it was the involvement and influence of this organisation in the events of the upsurge that added to the concern of employers and the city's ruling elite.

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    £3.50

  • Household Worms

    Stanley Donwood's second collection of short stories explores individuals rejected by and who reject mainstream society. Darkly humorous and existential in outlook, these morose tales are a must read. Featuring a beautiful debossed cover of Stanley Donwood's London Views work. Learn More
    £10.00

  • #22 The Bristol Strike Wave of 1889-1890: Socialists, New Unionists and New Women – Part 2: Days of Doubt

    This pamphlet (part two) charts the occurences of industrial unrest in Bristol between january and August 1890, starting with the lockout of boot and shoe workers, and addresses the challenges faced by union and socialist organisers. These challenges included the continuation of the struggle over how best to defend women workers, as differences were apparent between those who advocated separate unions for women, and those who agitated for an alternative model of unionism open to women and men willing to fight for their cause.

    While the fervent hopes of the Bristol socialists aroused by the 1889-90 strike wave were not to be realised, Bristol's working class had appeared on the political, economic and social agenda as a force not to be ignored.

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