Political Education

Walton CLP Suggested Reading

Many of the books listed below were suggested at CLP ‘Pies and Politics’ events. If you have a suggestion for a book that other Walton CLP members might enjoy, please fill in the form and we’ll add it to the list.


• Selected Poems by Tony Harrison
• Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? by Mark Fisher
• The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X
• The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto “Che” Guevara
• Hillsborough – The Truth by Phil Scraton
• Mutual Aid by Peter Kropotkin
• Rape of the Fair Country by Alexander Cordell
• The Making of the English Working Class by E. P. Thompson
• The Candidate: Jeremy Corbyn’s Improbable Path to Power by Alex Nunns
• DIY Survival by C6
• Striking a Light: The Bryant and May Matchwomen and their Place in History by Louise Raw
• Out of the Ghetto: My Youth in the East End, Communism and Fascism, 1913-39 by Joe Jacobs
• Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx
• The Iron Heel by Jack London
• Deconstruction in a Nutshell: A Conversation with Jacques Derrida by John D Caputo
• Revolutionary Women pamphlet by Anarchist Federation
• Dare to be Different: Women in Trade Unions, Past and Present by Bernadette Hyland and Michel Herbert
• The Rise of the Labour Party 1893-1931 pamphlet by Gordon Phillips
• How to Start a Revolution by Lucy-Anne Holmes

• Mrs Brown is a Man and a Brother: Women in Merseyside’s Political Organisations 1890-1920 by Krista Cowman
• The Plot Against the NHS by Stewart Player and Colin Leys
• A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment by John Preston
• The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
• The Cleft by Doris Lessing
• The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
• Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed
• Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
• The Personal is Political by Carol Hanisch
• Creating Freedom: Creating Freedom: Power, Control and the Fight for Our Future by Raoul Martinez
• The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It by Owen Jones
• Brother in the Land by Robert Swindells
• Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
• Rules for Radicals by Saul D Alinsky
• The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class by Selina Todd
• The Unofficial Jeremy Corbyn Annual 2018
• DIY Survival by C6
• No Master High or Low: Libertarian Education and Schooling in Britain, 1890-1990 by John Shotton
• Mutual Aid by Peter Kropotkin
• J is for Junk Economics: A Guide to Reality in an Age of Deception by Michael Hudson

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