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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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The House on the Hill by Kevin Sampson - £14.99
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 stor ... 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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Liverpool: The Story of a City by Janet Dugdale and David Fleming - £9.99
Liverpool - the port of a king, the birthplace of The Beatles, the gateway to a new life for migrants, and the home of proud ‘Scousers’. In its 800-year history, the city has been all these things and more. From a tiny fishing village, to second city ... 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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The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh - £7.99
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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Dead Gone by Luca Veste - £6.99
The young girl you have found isn’t the first experiment I’ve carried out. She won’t be the last.  A tense, unpredictable crime debut that will not only have you gripped, but will chill you to the bone. Perfect for fans of Stuart MacBride and ... more
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Deaf School: The Non-Stop Pop Art Punk Rock Party by Paul Du Noyer, with a Foreword by Suggs - £14.95
Liverpool’s dynamic music scene gave the world The Beatles. What city could hope to follow that? But 12 years later, in 1974, lightning nearly struck twice. Deaf School were a band formed in John Lennon’s old art college, rehearsing in the very same ... more
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The Beatles' Liverpool: The Complete Guide by Ron Jones - £6.99
The original and still the best-selling and most comprehensive guidebook to Liverpool and all its Beatle connections. First published 25 years ago, The Beatles' Liverpool continues to be the No.1 Fab Four guide.   The 112-page full-colour book ... more
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Albert Dock Liverpool: The Complete Guide by Ron Jones - £5.99
This is the definitive, – indeed the only – guidebook to the Albert Dock Liverpool, the biggest Grade One Listed building in Britain and one of the country’s top heritage and tourist sites.   It has a soft cover, measures 132mm x 215mm, and is ... more
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Red or Dead by David Peace - £8.99
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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Soft George: A Liverpool Tale by Bill Dawson, illustrated by Helen Bennett - £7.99
Soft George: A Liverpool Tale is Bill Dawson's first book.   A tale about devilish dragon a gruesome giantess, two dashing princes and Soft George. A Liverpool Legend.   It's a story Bill created when he was resident storyteller at St ... more
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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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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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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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