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Film and Theatre in Liverpool and the North West -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 17 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die by Amber-Massie Blomfield
    Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die - by Amber-Massie Blomfield

    £14.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781908058454 | ISBN 10: 1908058455

    A love letter to British theatre, Amber-Massie Blomfield explores twenty of the strangest, most talked-about and influential theatre spaces across the UK. From ruined playhouse to proscenium arch, from an amphitheatre hewn from the rock to a converte ... more

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  • Cover image of book World Film Locations: Liverpool by Jez Conolly  and Caroline Whelan (Editors)
    World Film Locations: Liverpool - by Jez Conolly and Caroline Whelan (Editors)

    £15.50   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781783200269 | ISBN 10: 178320026x

    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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  • Cover image of book A Spectacle of Dust: The Autobiography by Pete Postlethwaite
    A Spectacle of Dust: The Autobiography - by Pete Postlethwaite

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781780220031 | ISBN 10: 1780220030

    After training as a teacher, Pete Postlethwaite started his acting career at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre where his colleagues included Bill Nighy, Jonathan Pryce, Antony Sher and Julie Walters. After routine early appearances in small parts for te ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Liverpool Playhouse: A Theatre and Its City by Ros Merkin
    The Liverpool Playhouse: A Theatre and Its City - by Ros Merkin

    £25.00   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781846317477 | ISBN 10: 1846317479

    From its outset, the Liverpool Playhouse has been inextricably linked to the history of the city in which it was built. The impetus to create it came from the burgeoning civic pride engendered by the city’s growing wealth and its status as ‘second ci ... more

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  • Cover image of book Route Irish by Paul Laverty and Ken Loach
    Route Irish - by Paul Laverty and Ken Loach

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781901927474 | ISBN 10: 1901927474

    Fergus met Frankie on his first day at school and they’ve been in each others’ shadow ever since. As teenagers they skipped school and drank cider on the ferry over the River Mersey, dreaming about travelling the world.  In September 2004 ... more

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  • Cover image of book At My Mother
    At My Mother's Knee...and Other Low Joints - by Paul O'Grady

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780553819489 | ISBN 10: 0553819488

    Paul O'Grady is one of Britain's very best loved entertainers. He is known and adored by millions, whether as the creator of the acid-tongued Blonde Bombsite, Lily Savage, or the presenter of the fantastically successful, award-winning Paul O'Grady S ... more

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  • Cover image of book X-Films: True Confessions of a Radical Filmmaker by Alex Cox
    X-Films: True Confessions of a Radical Filmmaker - by Alex Cox

    £19.99   hardback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781845115661 | ISBN 10: 184511566x

    Philip French has called Alex Cox, 'British Cinema's oldest enfant terrible'; it's a description that its recipient fully approves of. He is a radical, international, independent filmmaker, who is also an insightful commentator on cinema now, and exp ... more

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  • Cover image of book Three Sisters on Hope Street by Diane Samuels and Tracy-Ann Oberman, after Anton Chekhov
    Three Sisters on Hope Street - by Diane Samuels and Tracy-Ann Oberman, after Anton Chekhov

    £10.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781854595768 | ISBN 10: 1854595768

    A funny, vibrant and moving version of Chekhov's Three Sisters, set amongst the Jewish community in wartime Liverpool. From the award-winning writer Diane Samuels (Kindertransport) and well-known actress and writer Tracy-Ann Oberman.   Liverpoo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Foster Kid: A Liverpudlian Childhood by Paul Barber
    Foster Kid: A Liverpudlian Childhood - by Paul Barber

    £12.00   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780751539127 | ISBN 10: 0751539120

    After the death of his mother, Paul and his brothers and sister spent the rest of their childhoods in a succession of children’s and foster homes where they found themselves at the mercy of adults more interested in their own welfare than providing a ... more

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  • Cover image of book From a Gin Palace to a King
    From a Gin Palace to a King's Palace: Provincial Music Hall in Preston - by David John Hindle

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780752444536 | ISBN 10: 0752444530

    A roistering look at the history of music hall in the area.  This witty, warm and altogether delightful look at the history of music hall in Preston will fascinate lovers of musical history everywhere.  Travelling from back-street aleho ... more

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  • Cover image of book Educating Rita by Willy Russell
    Educating Rita - by Willy Russell

    £10.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780713687569 | ISBN 10: 0713687568

    Educating Rita was premiered at the RSC Warehouse, London, in June 1980. Voted Best Comedy of 1980, it was subsequently made into a highly successful film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters. "Educating Rita, about a working-class Liverpool girl ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Worst it Can be is a Disaster: The Life Story of Braham Murray and the Royal Exchange Theatre by Braham Murray
    The Worst it Can be is a Disaster: The Life Story of Braham Murray and the Royal Exchange Theatre - by Braham Murray

    £25.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780713684902 | ISBN 10: 0713684909

    The Worst It Can Be is a Disaster is the autobiography of Braham Murray, founding director of the Royal Exchange Manchester which in 2006 celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.  Born into a Jewish family, Braham Murray struggled against his pa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unprotected by Esther Wilson, John Fay, Tony Green & Lizzie Nunnery
    Unprotected - by Esther Wilson, John Fay, Tony Green & Lizzie Nunnery

    £9.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780856762918 | ISBN 10: 0856762911

    Winner of Amnesty International's Freedom of Expression award, presented as part of the Scotsman Awards at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival.   Unprotected explores the recent developments in Liverpool that surround the sex trade industry through a docum ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Way Home by Chloe Moss
    The Way Home - by Chloe Moss

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781854599605 | ISBN 10: 1854599607

    Liverpool, today. Bobby, Paul and Ang. Three people, four walls: the basic recipe for family life.  Down the road in Curzon Park, there is a fierce sense of belonging that has nothing to do with place. Two families, two ways of life: yards apart ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ricky by Ricky Tomlinson
    Ricky - by Ricky Tomlinson

    £9.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780751534030 | ISBN 10: 075153403x

    Famous as the loveable couch potato Jim Royle of The Royle Family, Ricky Tomlinson has launched a thousand one-liners and entertained millions without ever leaving his armchair. Now, in his bestselling autobiography, he surprises yet again with ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Liverpool Everyman Theatre by Ros Merkin (editor)
    The Liverpool Everyman Theatre - by Ros Merkin (editor)

    £20.00   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780952797807 | ISBN 10: 0952797806

    On the corner of Liverpool's Hope Street, in 1964, a mighty tradition was born. As the world's jukeboxes hummed with the music of this great city, three young men took over a gently crumbling ex-chapel and decided to start a theatre. From the momen ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Awfully Big Adventure by Beryl Bainbridge
    An Awfully Big Adventure - by Beryl Bainbridge

    £8.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780349116150 | ISBN 10: 0349116156

    It is 1950 and the Liverpool repertory theatre company is rehearsing its Christmas production of Peter Pan, a story of childhood innocence and loss.   Stella has been taken on as an assistant stage manager and quickly becomes obsessed with Me ... more

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