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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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Alice and the Fly by James Rice - £14.99
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 a ... 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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The Killing Pool by Kevin Sampson - £7.99
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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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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