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The Cavern Club: The Rise of The Beatles and Merseybeat by Spencer Leigh - £14.00
This is the story of the Cavern Club - the most famous club in the world.  The Cavern saw the birth of the Beatles and Merseybeat, and more. Respected author, music journalist and Merseybeat historian Spencer Leigh - with a little help from Sir ... more
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Open the Cage, Murphy by Paul O'Grady - £20.00
To describe Open the Cage, Murphy as action-packed is a massive understatement. The book takes us on a roller coaster ride through a decade of Paul O’Grady’s life and is stuffed to the gunwales with hilarious stories, extreme situations and outrageou ... more
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Beyond the Fell Wall by Richard Skelton - £12.00
Richard Skelton has spent nearly half a decade living in a small valley, high in the Furness hills of Cumbria, in northern England. When not writing or composing music, most of his days are spent beating the valley’s bounds, exploring its network of ... more
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The Amazing Anfielders: An Illustrated History of the Anfield Bicycle Club by David Birchall - £14.99
As one of the oldest cycling clubs in the world, the ‘Anfield’ has an amazing history. The early members in the 1880s and 1890s helped shape competitive long-distance cycling and time trialling. Founder members included George Pilkington Mills, the g ... more
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Pulp Idol Firsts 2016 by Various authors - £3.99
Pulp Idol is a unique writing competition for novelists, which focuses on supporting new original voices and getting them heard. We provide a platform for up-and-coming writers, helping with exposure to new audiences and providing contacts with key p ... more
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Woolton Through Time by David Paul - £14.99
Using beautiful and carefully selected photographs, Woolton Through Time documents the changing face of this scenic village. By contrasting archive and contemporary images the reader is shown how the area has developed over the last 100 years. By cre ... more
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The Rhythm and the Tide: Liverpool, The La's and Ever After by Mike Badger and Tim Peacock - £14.95
Liverpool in the 1980s. With prospects for the city's youth bleak, a scheme for unemployed musicians commenced, inadvertently shaping the future for members of Cast, Space, the Lightning Seeds and giving fresh impetus to the idea of song as a saviour ... more
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Uncle Ned by Douglas Griffiths - £7.50
Uncle Ned is a character. Well-intentioned but accident-prone, he spends his time helping his motley collection of friends in their daily endeavours, propping up the bar at his local pub, the Boilermalers Arms, blowing his money in the betting shop, ... more
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Dockers: The '95 to '98 Liverpool Lock-Out by Dave Sinclair, with a Foreword by Ken Loach - £17.99
On 29 September 1995, the Liverpool dockers, the backbone of Liverpool’s revered maritime industry, refused to cross a picket line and were immediately dismissed by the Mersey Docks & Harbour Co. Men from one of the most respected workforces in the B ... more
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North West England Walks by Car, Bus and Train by Ray Knapman - £8.99
This book describes walks that may be reached by public transport, mainly by using cheap off peak tickets.  The walks take advantage of public transport to enable linear routes to be followed along canals, lakes and valleys from one destination ... more
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Mental Health and Me: 2015 by Various authors - £2.99
A collection of writing, including letters, journalism, short stories, diary entries, blog posts, poems, tweets and spoken word - all winners of a competition run by Liverpool Mental Health Consortium and Writing on the Wall, to celebrate World Menta ... more
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Mental Health and Me: 2014 by Various authors - £2.99
A collection of writing, including letters, journalism, short stories, diary entries, blog posts, poems, tweets and spoken word - all winners of a competition run by Liverpool Mental Health Consortium and Writing on the Wall, to celebrate World Menta ... more
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New Brighton Lifeboats: An Illustrated History of 150 Years of Life-Saving on the Mersey by Nicholas Leach - £14.99
The New Brighton lifeboat station on the Mersey has a fine record of gallantry. The volunteer lifeboat crews have undertaken hundreds of services, including many notable medal-winning rescues. They have provided a rescue service to shipping and craft ... more
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The World Is {Not} a Cold, Dead Place by Nathan O'Hagan - £8.99
I have developed a detachment from the rest of the human race. I don't fear them. I don't consider myself above them. It's just that I genuinely loathe them. There is no reason. I wasn't abused as a child. There were no traumatic events in adolescenc ... more
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The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead by Simon Armitage - £9.99
A high-ranking government minister with a colourful past is sent on a diplomatic mission to Istanbul. When his trip ends up in a bar room brawl, he becomes Europe's most wanted man overnight. Chased by the authorities, damned by religious leaders, pu ... more
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The Cromwell Factor by David George Lawrence - £7.99
Dan Jackson and Craig Davison share the same tragic secret. One can’t catch a break but remains honest, law-abiding and sincere. The other is the British Prime Minister.   Dan’s luck changes for the worse when he stumbles upon Cromwell’s Hamme ... more
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Conversations with McCartney by Paul Du Noyer - £25.00
In June 1989, Paul Du Noyer was contacted by Paul McCartney's office in London and asked to interview the star as they had met once before and enjoyed a good raport.   In the years that followed, Paul Du Noyer continued to meet, interview and ... more
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My Story by Steven Gerrard - £20.00
Steven Gerrard - legendary captain of Liverpool and England - tells the story of the highs and lows of a twenty-year career at the top of English and world football.  As the only player ever to have scored in a FA cup final, a league cup fina ... more
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What's Your Granby Story? by Various authors - £2.99
"These memories of Granby Street chronicle the passion and importance of Liverpool's diverse cultural heritage. From stories of poverty, hardship, displacement and isolation, to those of entrepreneurialism, settlement and community, the overall tone ... more
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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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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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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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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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