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Liverpool: The Hurricane Port by Andrew Lees - £8.99
Scousers believe they live in a special place, one that has more in common with Salvador da Bahia, New Orleans or Gdansk than anywhere in England, and the city has always punched above its weight. In less than a hundred years, however, Liverpool's im ... more
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All Together Now: The ABC of The Beatles Songs and Albums by David Rowley - £9.99
All Together Now is the culmination of a 20 year quest by David Rowley to find out just what made the Beatles tick. It contains many dazzling revelations about the Beatles’ music.   David Rowley has unearthed new evidence on songs such as ‘Ye ... more
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Before the Windrush: Race Relations in 20th-Century Liverpool by John Belchem - £19.99
Long before the arrival of the ‘Empire Windrush’ after the Second World War, Liverpool was widely known for its polyglot population, its boisterous ‘sailortown’ and cosmopolitan profile of transients, sojourners and settlers. Regarding Britain as the ... more
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Shankly: The Lost Diary by Trinity Mirror Sport Media - £9.99
We think we have learned all we can about the one and only Bill Shankly.   His famous quotes live long in the memory. His autobiography, penned after he had dramatically called time on his Anfield reign, gives us a real insight into the passio ... more
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The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh - £12.99
Sun. Desire. Obsession. An explosive, intelligent novel from the prize-winning author of Brass.  Each summer, Jenn and her husband Greg return to Deia, on Mallorca's dramatic west coast. This year the arrival of Emma, Jenn's stepdaughter, and her ... more
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A History of Liverpool Waterfront 1850-1890: The Struggle for Organisation by David John Douglass - £16.99
A History of the Liverpool Waterfront 1850-1890: The Struggle for Organisation is a comprehensive portrait of labour relations at the port of Liverpool in the second half of the nineteenth century. After a short introductory background to nascent lab ... more
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Buoyant on the Blackstuff: (Me, Marathons, Maggie and Merseyside) (1982-1992) by Tony Peacock - £9.99
‘An involvement in running marathons is unhealthy; physically, mentally, socially and too many other alleys to go into.'   Set mainly in and around Merseyside between 1982 and 1992, this is the story of one man’s journey from disillusioned football ... more
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Still Standing: The Savage Years by Paul O'Grady - £7.99
Lilian Maeve Veronica Savage, international sex kitten, was born on the steps of The Legs of Man public house, Lime Street, Liverpool on a policeman’s overcoat. Her mother, the lady wrestler Hell Cat Savage, had no such luxuries as gas and air. She j ... more
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Elgar's Best Friend: Alfred Rodewald of Liverpool by John E. Kelly - £11.99
The words of ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ and the tune from Elgar’s Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 are extremely well known. But few people will be aware that a Liverpool cotton merchant, Alfred Rodewald, was one of the dedicatees of that famous march. ... more
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Mid-Term Report by Phil Redmond - £9.99
A masterclass in media studies from the creator of Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks. Described in Parliament as 'excellent' by Ed Vaizey, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport   GRANGE HILL  Swi ... more
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With Hope in Her Heart by Sara Williams - £9.99
'Mum ...' This was the last word that 15-year-old Liverpool fan Kevin Williams said as he lay dying, one of the 96 tragic victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Kevin's mum, Anne, was not there to answer his call but she never let her son down. &n ... more
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Never Mind the Toffees: The Ultimate Everton Quiz Book by Gavin Buckland - £6.99
From top scorers to lowest crowds, highest appearance makers to one-hit wonders, this Ultimate quiz book covers the whole history of the club from its foundation as St Domingo’s in 1878 to FA Cup glory and the mighty hair of Maroune Fellaini.  W ... more
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The Streets by Anthony Quinn - £7.99
From the author of Half of the Human Race (Channel 4 TV Book Club) comes an intricate and thrilling tale of love and conspiracy in Victorian London.   London, 1882. David Wildeblood, an idealistic young journalist, pounds the streets of Camden repo ... more
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Twilight and Wildflowers by Jean Arnold - £11.99
Twilight and Wildflowers is a warm story of the author's childhood. Set largely in Liverpool, but with sojourns whilst evacuated in Colomendy, North Wales, and after the war, a time in Barton-upon-Humber. The story speaks with feeling, but not shallo ... more
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Kenny Dalglish: My Life - A Personal Journey by Kenny Dalglish - £19.99
Imagine spending time with the man officially rated Liverpool Football Club’s greatest ever player as he talks you through his career, shows you his favourite medals and shirts, and tells you about the people who helped shape his career.   Kenn ... more
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The Beatles - All These Years (Volume One: Tune In) by Mark Lewisohn - £30.00
The first part of the definitive three-volume biography of the Beatles The Beatles have been at the top for fifty years, their music remains exciting, their influence is still huge, their acclaim and achievements cannot be surpassed. But who really ... more
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A Hidden History - Irish In Liverpool: An Ghaeilge i Learpholl by Tony Birtill - £5.00
This book tells the fascinating story of the Irish language in Liverpool over the past 200 years.   How many Irish speakers were there in Liverpool? How did the Catholic Church regard them and meet their needs? How many Protestant Irish speakers ... more
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The Beatles in Pictures by Ammonite Press - £7.99
The best-selling band in history, with sales of over a billion, The Beatles - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr - have had more number-one albums and sold more singles in the UK than any other act, and achieved more sales i ... more
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Liverpool Lyrics - The Book - The Dots! (Black and White Edition) by Gerry Jones and John Haines - £9.99
Liverpool Lyrics - The Book - The Dots! is a natural progression from Gerry's Liverpool Lyrics CD, on which he sings most of the songs featured here.   But this is a music book and more: it starts by providing the lyrics, melody line and chor ... more
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Red or Dead by David Peace - £20.00
In 1959, Liverpool Football Club were in the Second Division. Liverpool Football Club had never won the FA Cup. Fifteen seasons later, Liverpool Football Club had won three League titles, two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup. Liverpool Football Club had beco ... more
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Liverpool: An Alternative Guide by Bel Shaw - £9.99
A 64 page book containing over 100 beautiful photographs that highlight the alternative beauty, character and heritage of Liverpool, it's buildings, statues and people.   The book puts the flesh back on the bones of those once illustrious fig ... more
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Liverpool: It All Came Tumbling Down by Freddy O'Connor - £14.95
Liverpool's very name conjures up a multitude of images in most people's minds: her extraordinary entrepreneurs and philanthropists the many famous actors and comedians born there; the music of the Merseybeat era which had the whole world dancing and ... more
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Paranormal Merseyside by Steven Tucker - £15.99
Join Steven Tucker on this unique exploration of the myths and legends, and the tales of the fantastic, that are supposed to have happened along the Mersey’s shores. Some are just stories; but others apparently have some kind of truth behind them, fr ... more
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Militant Liverpool: A City on the Edge by Diane Frost and Peter North - £14.99
In May 1983, in the wake of her victory in the Falklands, Mrs Thatcher won the second of her three general election victories. Liverpool, going not for the first or last time against the grain, elected a Labour council that vowed to be different. In ... more
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A Lady of Cotton: Hannah Greg, Mistress of Quarry Bank Mill by David Sekers - £9.99
In 1789 Hannah Lightbody, a well-educated and intelligent young woman of means, married Samuel Greg and found herself at the centre of his cotton empire in the industrial heart of England. It was a man's world, in which women like Hannah were barred ... more
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Liverpool 2013 Wallpaper* City Guide by Wallpaper* - £6.95
Wallpaper* City Guides not only suggest where to stay, eat, and drink, but what the tourist passionate about design might want to see, whether he/she has a week or 24 hours in the city.   Featured are up and coming areas, landmark buildings i ... more
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The Killing Pool by Kevin Sampson - £12.99
Detective Chief Inspector Billy McCartney discovers a headless corpse in the scrubland close to Liverpool docks. The slaying carries all the hallmarks of a gangland hit – a message from the underworld to snitches, cops and rival gangs.   One mile a ... more
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The Didi Man: My Love Affair with Liverpool by Dietmar Hamann - £8.99
A warm and highly entertaining account of Dietmar Hamman's personal story, The Didi Man was a Sunday Times bestseller on hardback publication.   Dietmar 'Didi' Hamann is a complete one-off. The foreigner with a Scouse accent. The German who n ... more
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Making the Grade by Stan Osborne - £9.99
This is a wonderfully evocative, witty, thought-provoking and gritty trip down Memory Lane - one that every Evertonian and 'nearly-but-didn't-quite-make-it' footballer will adore.   Stan Osborne's debut book captures a very special era in foot ... more
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Reaching Out with No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko Ono by Lisa Carver - £12.99
John Lennon once described her as “the world's most famous unknown artist: everybody knows her name, but nobody knows what she does.” Many people are aware of her art, and her music has always split crowds, from her caterwauling earliest work to her ... more
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The North by John Bulmer - £19.99
John Bulmer was one of the leading photojournalists in the 1960s and 70s and was a major contributor to The Sunday Times Magazine. Over the course of a decade, he made a number of assignments to the North of England to document the decline of the old ... more
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The Captain, Titanic & Me by Rose - £9.99
Read about life in 1898 through to 1912.   Amazing facts about life and times here in 17 Marine Crescent Waterloo.   Many historical events took place whilst living in this house, my research has uncovered information never before linke ... more
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The Liverpool Book of Days by Steven Horton - £9.99
Discover the colourful history of Liverpool with this collection of tales from across the city.   Featuring a story for every day of the year, it includes famous historical events, such as the opening of the city’s first dock, the abolition of ... more
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Burying the Wren by Deryn Rees-Jones - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2012 TS ELIOT PRIZE  Poetry Book Society Recommendation Autumn 2012  In Burying the Wren Deryn Rees-Jones returns to familiar preoccupations but with a new clarity and maturity of vision. With intense lyricism she ... more
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Murderers or Martyrs by George Skelly, Foreword by Lord Goldsmith - £19.95
A spell-binding account of an appalling miscarriage of justice.  Charged with the “Cranborne Road murder” of Wavertree widow Alice Rimmer, two Manchester youths were hastily condemned by a Liverpool jury on the police-orchestrated lies of a c ... more
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The John Lennon Letters by John Lennon - £25.00
John Lennon was a writer as well as a musician. It was entirely natural for him to put pen to paper whenever he had an idea, a thought, a reaction or a desire to communicate.   He lived - and died - in an age before emails and texts. Pen ... more
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Liverpool Ghost Signs: A Sideways Look at the City's Advertising History by Caroline and Phil Bunford - £12.99
Take a photographic journey into Liverpool’s often overlooked local, craft and advertising history. This intriguing book profiles hand-painted advertising from across the city and investigates the companies that commissioned the signs that now appear ... more
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The Beatles in Liverpool: From Merseybeat to Stardom by Spencer Leigh - £14.95
The story of The Beatles and their native city is one of Rock 'n' Roll's most colourful legends. Even so, until now it has usually been a story patchily told. The Beatles in Liverpool, a companion title to The Beatles in Hamburg, now recreates the au ... more
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"Up Then Brave Women" Manchester's Radical Women 1819-1918 by Michael Herbert - £7.95
"A heroine, a young married woman of our party, with her face all bloody, her hair streaming about her, her bonnet hanging by the string, and her apron weighted with stones, kept her assailant at bay until she fell backwards and was near being taken; ... more
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Scouse: A Social and Cultural History by Tony Crowley - £16.99
Nowhere in Britain is more closely associated with a form of language than Liverpool. Yet the history of language in Liverpool has been obscured by misrepresentation and myth-making and narratives of Liverpool’s linguistic past have scarcely done jus ... more
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The Beatles: The Authorised Biography by Hunter Davies - £10.99
There's only one book that ever truly got inside the Beatles and this is it. The landmark, worldwide bestseller that has grown with the Beatles ever since.   During 1967 and 1968 Hunter Davies spent eighteen months with the Beatles at the pea ... more
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The Beatles Graphic by Hervé Bourhis - £16.95
Hervé Bourhis, creator of The Little Book of Rock, turns his unique graphic talents to the legend of The Beatles, told from the very beginning.   Bourhis' visual imagination illuminates the individual lives of each band member from their pre- ... more
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Please, Miss: The True Story of a Trainee Teacher in 1960s Liverpool by Bernadette Robinson - £6.99
Bernadette was just ten years old when her father packed her off to a convent school in Dublin. Seven gruelling years later, she returned home to Liverpool at the start of the swinging sixties. Bernadette had dreamed of being a teacher ever since she ... more
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Merseyside War Years: Then & Now by Daniel K. Longman - £12.99
With its strategic shipping ports and factories, the towns and cities dotted along the River Mersey soon became some of Hitler’s most heavily targeted sites during the Second World War. In August 1940 the German Luftwaffe attacked Birkenhead in what ... more
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Liverpool Blitzed by Neil Holmes - £19.99
The Liverpool of early September 1939 was a thriving port and bustling city of over 800,000 people. World War Two changed this forever. Between the 27th June 1940 and the I0th January 1942 Hitler’s Luftwaffe rained down death and destruction on the c ... more
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Merseyside Blitzed by Neil Holmes - £19.99
Like Liverpool the faces of Wallasey, Birkenhead and especially Bootle were dramatically altered by the raids. Today’s generation have little to remind them of the scars that the Luftwaffe left. By comparing the wartime image to the modern viewpoint ... more
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Liverpool The Great City by Paul McMullin with Mike McNamee - £16.99
Liverpool The Great City showcases the resurgence of the port as a tourist, leisure, shopping and educational place. Visitors to the city arrive curious about the birthplace of the Mersey Sound, the home of the Beatles, the old staging post to the Ne ... more
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Once Upon a Liverpool by Maria Saunderson - £5.99
"Once Upon A Liverpool tells the story of The Beatles simply, through hand stitched embroideries. It is suitable for all ages, babies and toddlers will love spotting Rigby the little submarine. Older children and adults will enjoy seeing iconic momen ... more
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The Liverpool Miscellany (3rd Edition) by Leo Moynihan - £9.99
The fully revised and updated 2012 edition of The Liverpool Miscellany is essential reading for fans in the red half of Merseyside.  Written by respected football journalist Leo Moynihan, a lifelong Liverpool fan, this goldmine of information ... more
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The Everton Miscellany (3rd edition) by Mark O'Brien - £9.99
The fully revised and updated 2012 edition of The Everton Miscellany is essential reading for fans in the blue half of Liverpool.  Written by lifelong Everton devotee Mark O'Brien, editor of the popular fanzine When Skies Are Grey, this goldm ... more
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Forgotten Lancashire and Parts of Cheshire & the Wirral by Dr Derek J. Ripley - £9.99
Lancashire.  Say the word and it conjures up images of cotton mills, coal mines and the Co-Operative Movement. But think again.  This if Forgotten Lancashire, the home of Uncle Bill's Meat-Free Meatballs, fridge magnets and the Compet ... more
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