| CRANKS AND REVOLUTIONS|
by Mark Gold
Cranks and Revolutions tells the story of two brothers from a family for whom protest has always been a way of life. Brought up in the 1960s on CND marches, fund raising events for the victims of the Nigeria-Biafra civil war and rescuing oiled sea birds, the Bob Dylan inspired Rob goes off to university to be part of the hippy generation, campaigning passionately against the Vietnam War and apartheid.
But while Rob settles down to marriage, children and career, it is his younger brother who sets out to maintain the family tradition. Against an unsympathetic backdrop of Thatcher's and Blair's Britain, Tom Moore ends up working for an animal protection organisation and trying to persuade the world to become peace-loving vegans
"Mark Gold charts the important campaigns of the past fifty years with great humour and irony in his novel. It is a reminder also to the post-war generation that the issues on which we fought were first ignored, then considered mad, then dangerous, and after a pause adopted as conventional wisdom."
'"I recommend this book to any Outrage reader and to any of your friends who want to change the world, whether or not non-human animals are their main concern. It is informative, entertaining and thought-provoking."
Outrage, Animal Aid magazine.
Cranks and Revolutions is a light-hearted drama documentary of the last fifty years of radical protest in the UK. It is an irreverent, funny and sympathetic alternative political history, full of quirky and amusing events and characters.
Mark Gold is the author of five previous non-fiction books, including the award winning Living Without Cruelty. This is his first novel. He also works for Animal Aid and Citizens Advice. He lives in Devon.