C J Stone was born on June 16, 1953 in Whitstable, England to Mary and Eddy Stone.
Eddy was an electrician and Mary was a hairdresser. After his time at Sheldon Health Comprehensive School in Birmingham Christopher went to Cardiff University where he studied English Literature.
He dropped out for many years, only completing his degree in Bristol Polytechnic in 1984. C J Stone then became a full time political agitator involving himself with the Miners Strike, the Poll Tax protests and the Criminal Justice Act among other protests.
He was the author of the column the Housing Benefit Hill which appeared in the Guardian Weekend magazine and described living on council housing estates throughout Britain. His influences were the people that he knew and their experiences.
This column went for three years and buoyed him to publish his first book, Fierce Dancing.
Book Review:C J Stone traverses Britain to find support or resistance to the Criminal Justice Act in the 1990's which was passed to crack down on 'antisocial' behaviour.
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