Violent London: 2000 Years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts

Bloom Clive Bloom charts the story of London through centuries of popular insurrection and protest on Saturday 22 August, 5pm at Housmans Bookshop. It is a story of political activism expressed in street fighting and slum warfare, in assassination and bombing.


Clive is Emeritus Professor of English and American Studies at Middlesex University, best-selling author and publisher. When Professor Bloom isn't writing and researching he divides his time between New York University and The University of Notre Dame.

Books include Terror Within: The Dream of a British Republic, Violent London: 2000 Years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts, Cult Fiction: Popular Reading and Pulp Theory; and Gothic Horror, all of which have enjoyed international recognition. He is also an occasional feature writer for the London Evening Standard, regularly appears on television and radio and is quoted in the Columbia Book of World Quotations.

He is currently working on a book on Edwardian terrorism and was a consultant for the recent Jack the Ripper exhibition at the Museum in Docklands. His political writing was recently included at an exhibition at the  Serpentine Gallery and he was a media commentator on the G20 protests.

Housmans events are free, please support our local independent bookshop, for a map click here.

About Sophie Talbot

Sophie runs a small business designing websites for small businesses and community groups. http://www.cookiewp.com She also manages King's Cross Community Projects http://www.kccp.org.uk
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