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The Beatles London: The Ultimate Guide to Over 400 Beatles Sites in and Around London by Piet Schreuders - £12.99
Where Did John, Paul and George try to post Ringo into a letterbox? Which railway stations were locations in 'A Hard Day's Night?' 'Where was 'I Am The Walrus' filmed?   They may have been born in Liverpool, but London was the Beatles' home ... more
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Alice and the Fly by James Rice - £7.99
A spellbinding debut novel by an exceptional new young British talent.  This is a book about phobias and obsessions, isolation and dark corners. It's about families, friendships, and carefully preserved secrets. But above everything else it's about ... more
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The Best of The Beatles: The Sacking of Pete Best by Spencer Leigh - £7.99
This intriguing book examines the greatest Beatles mystery, which has caused endless speculation over the years - why was Pete Best sacked just as the Beatles stood on the threshold of stardom? Everyone has their own theory and Pete Best himself has ... more
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Cycling the Trans Pennine Trail by Nicolas Mitchell - £9.99
The Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) is one of the finest long-distance cycle rides in England and tackling the route over four days is a marvellous mini-adventure that should appeal to all sorts of cyclists. Every stage of this 205-mile long cycle route, f ... more
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Secret Liverpool by Mark and Michelle Rosney - £14.99
When you ask most people about Liverpool, you could be forgiven for thinking that the city is only famous for its maritime history, its two successful football teams or for being the birthplace of The Beatles – but there is so much more to this amazi ... more
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Worktown: The Astonishing Story of the Project That Launched Mass Observation by David Hall - £20.00
The astonishing story of the project that launched Mass Observation.  In the late 1930s the Lancashire town of Bolton witnessed a ground-breaking social experiment. Over three years, a team of ninety observers recorded, in painstaking detail, the eve ... more
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The House on the Hill by Kevin Sampson - £8.99
An escaped runaway, a Moroccan drug dynasty - and a crime that will take DCI Billy McCartney from Merseyside to Marrakech...   DCI Billy McCartney has gone to ground, disillusioned with his job. When a runaway turns up on his doorstep, her story plu ... more
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L.S. Lowry: Masterpieces of Art by L.S. Lowry and Susan Grange - £12.99
Renowned for his paintings of the industrial towns of North West England, Lancashire born Lowry had a distinctive and enchanting style, depicting the everyday life of the world around him.  In association with The Lowry, which houses over 400 of ... more
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Counting Stars by Keris Stainton - £6.99
A new life in a new city - would could possibly go wrong . . . ?   When eighteen-year-old Anna leaves school and moves to Liverpool, she feels like her life is finally beginning. She's landed her dream job at a theatre, and she's moving into a ... more
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All Together Now... We Love The Beatles 1957 - 1970 by Seamus Moore - £7.99
Did you know that ‘Lucy in the sky with diamonds' was inspired by little Julian Lennon's painting of 4 year old Lucy O'Donnell, who sat beside him in school, not about drugs?  This book tells the story of The Beatles from their coming together as yo ... more
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Rolling Stonemason: An Autobiography by Fred Bower - £12.99
Annotated and with an Introduction by Ron Noon and Sam Davies   Fred Bower had a full adventurous life and wrote about it in his own vivid and racy idiom. He was born in Boston, Mass. in 1871.   Brought up in Liverpool, he recalls a ci ... more
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Perfidy by Mark Bowman - £6.99
Book Two of The Verity Trilogy.   While hiding on Mars, Nomia embarks on an audacious plan to free her brothers and sisters from the organic computer of the Nexus, and to cripple MynCorp's hold over humanity. To succeed she will need to forge ... more
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Whistling in the Dark by Shirley Hughes - £9.99
In the hardship of war, everything is rationed – except true friendship. From much-loved author Shirley Hughes comes a compelling wartime adventure set during the Liverpool Blitz.  Liverpool, 1940: thirteen-year-old Joan’s home is under threat ... more
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World Film Locations: Liverpool by Jez Conolly and Caroline Whelan (Editors) - £15.50
Outside of the capital London, no other British city has attracted more film-makers than Liverpool. Sometimes standing in for London, New York, Chicago, Paris, Rome or Moscow, and sometimes playing itself – or a version of its own past in Beatles bio ... more
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Beating Berlusconi! by John Graham Davies - £7.99
Despite threats from his wife, in May 2005 Kenny Noonan travels to Istanbul to watch Liverpool play AC Milan in the Champions League Final. He carries the scars of thirty years as a football fan and a Liverpudlian: the 1981 riots, the Thatcher years, ... more
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Merseyside Tales: Curious and Amazing True Stories from History by Ken Pye - £9.99
This fantastic collection of true tales celebrates the strange and curious secrets of Merseyside’s history. The fifty stories inside – from the lion in the wheelbarrow on the tightrope to the twelve young women ‘smothered by the incurable malady they ... more
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Blood Child by Eleanor Rees - £9.99
In her third full-length collection Blood Child, Eleanor Rees hones and extends her startling use of language and imagery to enact the many aspects of change – fleeting, elusive or moored in a negotiation of the material world as she roams through th ... more
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Liverpool Pubs by Ken Pye - £14.99
Liverpool was once the epitome of 'the city with a pub on every corner', but no longer. As social habits and communities continue to radically change, hundreds of pubs continue to disappear annually, and mostly without trace except in memories. Howev ... more
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Steven Gerrard: Fifty Defining Fixtures by Tony Matthews - £12.99
Steven George Gerrard MBE (born 30 May 1980) is an English footballer who plays for and captains Premier League club Liverpool. He has played much of his career in a centre midfield role, but also as a second striker, holding midfielder, right-back a ... more
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Northern ReSisters: Conversations with Radical Women by Bernadette Hyland - £5.95
Bernadette Hyland interviews nine women from the North of England (including our own Mandy!) who have been active in some of the most important political campaigns of the last forty years, including trade unionism, Women's Liberation, anti-racism, th ... more
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Prejudice and Pride: LGBT Activist Stories from Manchester and Beyond by Various authors - £12.00
LGBT activist and civil rights history from the 1960s to the 2000s has had a huge impact on our social and political landscape in the UK, yet much of this history remains hidden.   Prejudice and Pride: LGBT Activist Stories from Manchester and ... more
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Liberty Bazaar by David Chadwick - £9.99
Liverpool, 1863: Newly arrived in England, wealthy liberals enlist Trinity, an escaped slave girl, in their campaign to abolish slavery and support Abraham Lincoln’s Union. Jubal, a high-ranking Confederate officer, has arrived to find supporters and ... more
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Liverpool Gangs, Vice and Packet Rats: 19th Century Crime and Punishment by Malcolm Archibald - £9.99
Now world famous for football and music, in the nineteenth century Liverpool had a very different reputation. One of the greatest sports in the world, and Europe's western gateway to the Atlantic, Liverpool's emerging wealth and prosperity brought wi ... more
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I Don't Know What It Is But I Love It: Liverpool's Unforgettable 1983-84 Season by Tony Evans - £9.99
Kenny Dalglish. Graeme Souness. Ian Rush. Alan Hansen. Bruce Grobelaar. They rank with the very greatest players ever. But the heroes of 1984 were an unlikely group to make history.   Led by a 63-year old first-time manager and a captain show- ... more
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Electric Railways of Liverpool and Manchester by Graeme Gleaves - £12.99
Popular history will tell the tale of how the steam locomotive came to dominate Victorian Britain but while the steam railway died out in the 1960s, the electric railway was already a success story and one that would not only endure but dominate rail ... more
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Just Your Average Muslim by Zia Chaudhry - £8.99
This fascinating and original book provides a better insight into the life of "just your average Muslim" than you will find anywhere else.  A powerful antidote to common but exhausted stereotypes, it challenges non-Muslims to reexamine their per ... more
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Merseyside at War by Anthony Hogan - £12.99
As one of Britain’s largest cities, Liverpool was heavily targeted during the two world wars. Many residents of Merseyside lost their lives in the conflict, both in active combat and as a result of hardships on the Home Front. In this book, author An ... more
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Networks of Sound, Style and Subversion by Nick Crossley - £17.99
This book examines the birth of punk in the UK and its transformation, within a short period of time, into post-punk. Deploying innovative concepts of ‘critical mass’, ‘social networks’ and ‘music worlds’, and using sophisticated techniques of ‘socia ... more
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The Walrus and the Elephants: John Lennon's Years of Revolution by James A. Mitchell - £12.99
In late 1971 John Lennon left London and pop stardom behind and moved to New York City, eager to join a youth movement rallying for social justice and an end to the Vietnam War. Lennon was embraced by radicals and revolutionaries, the hippies and Yip ... more
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Did She Kill Him? A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery and Arsenic by Kate Colquhoun - £8.99
The sensational murder trial of Florence Maybrick that gripped Victorian society. In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arsenic poisoning of her much older husband, Liverpool cotton merchant James ... more
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A Tale of Two Teds: Builders of Liverpool Homes by Ted Clement-Evans - £8.95
A pencil written diary of 1894, not discovered until October 2013, forms the first part of A Tale of Two Teds.   Consisting of daily entries by a 16 year old apprentice joiner, it sheds a fresh light on how the Welsh built so many of the streets a ... more
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The Beatles in Liverpool by Spencer Leigh - £12.95
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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Dark Side of the River by Brian Formby - £7.99
Dark Side of the River is an edgy crime thriller, full of strong characters and set in 1930s Liverpool.   Detective Sergeant John Bridle thought the dockland bare-knuckle fight would be hard training for his police club boxers, but it’s a cas ... more
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Walking the Literary Landscape: 20 Classic Walks for Book-Lovers in Northern England by Ian Hamilton & Diane Roberts - £12.95
Literature and a love of the English countryside are natural companions. Walking the Literary Landscape brings the two together in a collection of 20 circular routes in the north of England, all between 3 and 9 miles (5 and 15 kilometres) in length. ... more
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Bootle Through Time by Hugh Hollinghurst - £14.99
For centuries, Bootle was a village of fishermen and farm workers surrounded by marsh land and sandy shore. In the nineteenth century, the wealth created by the docks, and the generosity of the residents in their grand houses, resulted in the creatio ... more
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Mersey Shipping Through Time by Ian Collard - £14.99
The Mersey has changed over the past thirty years. The famous ships and shipping lines have changed or gone altogether, the means of shipping goods has changed and the numbers of people working in the docks have drastically fallen. With the advent of ... more
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Revealed: The Photographs of Francesco Mellina by Francesco Mellina, with an introduction by Paul Du Noyer - £20.00
Francesco Mellina was born in southern Italy. He taught himself English by listening to early Beatles and Rolling Stones records before setting off, at the age of sixteen, on a tour of Europe that would see him settle eventually in Liverpool.   ... more
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The Girl Who Just Appeared by Jonathan Harvey - £7.99
From the award-winning author of All She Wants and the writer of Coronation Street and Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, comes this comedy with a huge, beating heart.  London 2014. Holly Smith has never fitted in. Adopted when just a few months old, she's a ... more
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Where's Ringo? The Story of the Beatles in 20 Visual Puzzles by Andrew Grant Jackson, David Ryan Robinson, Oliver Goddard & Takayo Akiyama - £9.99
Ringo has got lost! And YOU must find him. An album-sized hide-and-seek caper through the story of the Beatles, Where's Ringo? features 20 fantastically intricate original artworks inspired by key periods in the Fab Four's evolution.  Throughout ... more
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Liverpool in the 1980s by Dave Sinclair, with a Foreword by Jimmy McGovern - £17.99
The 1980s were a time of turmoil and upheaval for Liverpool. Unemployment and economic instability led to widespread disquiet, culminating in public shows of resistance such as the 1981 Toxteth Riots. Liverpool also elected its first Labour council i ... more
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Bombed Out! Tales of '70s-'80s Music, Punk, Eric's, Bands and Beyond by Peter Alan Lloyd - £12.50
Bombed Out! records Peter Alan Lloyd's personal journey through 1970s and 1980s Liverpool, including working in, playing at, and going to see Punk and New Wave bands in the legendary Eric's Club.   It includes references to music of the period, esp ... more
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We Love You Liverpool We Do: The Voices of Liverpool Supporters by David Lane - £9.95
We Love You Liverpool We Do tells many stories — supplied by the full spectrum of Reds supporters. Some will make you laugh, others will make you cry, but all will give readers an insight into what it really means to be a fan of Liverpool Football Cl ... more
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Liverpool: A History of 'The Great Port' by Dr. Adrian Jarvis - £14.99
This book by internationally-recognised port historian, Dr. Adrian Jarvis, is the first new comprehensive history of the Port of Liverpool to have been written for over forty years.  Whilst Liverpool was founded by King John in 1207, it was o ... more
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My Family and Other Scousers: A Liverpool Boy's Summer of Adventure in '69 by Dave Joy - £9.99
This evocative memoir recalls the long, heady days of Liverpool in the summer of 1969, as seen through the eyes of eleven-year-old Deejay.   Infused with a distinctive Scouse sense of humour, this book tells the story of how Deejay filled his ... more
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Liverpool City Guide by John McIlwain - £4.99
Thriving and dynamic, Liverpool has triumphantly reinvented itself as a sparkling visitor venue with a wealth of inspirational projects.   This handy guide includes a street map, a walking map, places to visit, details of museums, full colour ... more
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Liverpool: The Rise, Fall and Renaissance of a World Class City by Ken Pye - £14.99
The unique tale of the great port and city of ‘Leverpul’ begins in 1207; it does not even appear in William the Conqueror’s Domesday Book of 1086. Liverpool was created by the belligerent English monarch King John. Within sixty years of the end of th ... more
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All About Liverpool by David Simpson - £4.95
Beginning life as a tiny town on the banks of the Mersey, flanked by a castle and the adjoining ‘Pool’, Liverpool has grown into a city of worldwide fame with many fine streets and a magnificent waterfront. It is a city with an unrivalled reputatio ... more
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All About Scouse by David Simpson - £4.95
Ay youse lads, berds, scallies and twirlies, youse awrice? Ay ‘ope youse are feelin’ dead grace, sound, sick, belter and proper boss.   This is a book about Scouse, the language of Liverpool and how it evolved. It goes back to early times loo ... more
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The North (And Almost Everything In It) by Paul Morley - £10.99
Paul Morley grew up in Reddish, less than five miles from Manchester and even closer to Stockport. Ever since the age of seven Morley has always thought of himself as a northerner. What that meant, he wasn't entirely sure. It was for him, as it is fo ... more
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A Mersey Mile by Ruth Hamilton - £6.99
A story of finding strength and standing up for what you believe in, from bestselling author Ruth Hamilton.  Scotland Road would never be the same . . .  In 1955 Scotland Road residents fear for their futures when government plans threate ... more
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The Liverpool Underworld: Crime in the City, 1750-1900 by Michael Macilwee - £16.99
In the nineteenth century Liverpool gained an unenviable reputation as the most crime-ridden place in the country. Dock theft, alcohol-related crime, prostitution, sectarian violence, a high level of female offending and armies of juvenile thieves ma ... more
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