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From Pitt Street to Granby by Prof. Mike Boyle, Tony Wailey, Madeline Heneghan - £4.99
This is an important second book from Writing on the Wall based upon the Granby community and shows how parts of that community had moved from the southern docks around Pitt street 'up the hill' to the present day area we know and love in Liverpool 8 ... more
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Twenty One: 21 Stories of Women Who Shaped Our City by The Women - £9.99
*** This lovely book features NfN's Mandy - who is one of the 21 amazing women! ***   Since the suffragette movement in the UK first began to call for the overall emancipation of women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the ... more
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Stay With Me, Rhys by Melanie Jones - £7.99
‘Stay with me, Rhys,’ I kept saying over and over again. ‘Please stay with me. I love you.’  There was still no expression in his eyes. I was talking and talking to him, desperate to let him know I was there, but there was no flicker in his ... more
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Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die by Amber-Massie Blomfield - £14.99
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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Two Tribes: Liverpool, Everton and a City on the Brink by Tony Evans - £18.99
Cup Final Day, 1986, and the eyes of the world are on Liverpool and Everton as they walk out on to Wembley’s lush green turf. Pumped with pride and passion, the two best teams in Europe are about to engage in a gladiatorial battle in front of 100,0 ... more
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Arthur Bee Has a Secret by Shaun Millea, illustrated by Carole Chevalier - £7.99
Arthur Bee has a secret!   It's a secret that he's too embarrassed to talk about. It's secret that bees aren't expected to have, and the whole beehive is affected.   How will Queen Bee react when she finds out Arthur's secret? ... more
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Never Mind the Toffees 2: Another Ultimate Everton Quiz Book by Gavin Buckland - £7.99
If you enjoyed the first volume of the definitive quiz book on Everton Football Club, this all-new sequel is for you. Packed with over 300 carefully researched questions, it will test the breadth and depth of your Toffees knowledge – from the famil ... more
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Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means: A Biography by Brendan King - £10.99
Dame Beryl Bainbridge was one of the most popular and recognisable English novelists of her generation. She was shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, and her critically acclaimed novels The Dressmaker (1973), The Bottle Factory Outing (1974), ... more
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The Beatles Lyrics: The Unseen Story Behind Their Music by Hunter Davies - £9.99
The first-ever collection of the original handwritten Beatles' lyrics.   Never before has anyone attempted to track down and publish the original versions of the classic songs, many of which have never yet been published. These documents have ... more
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Standing in the Wings: The Beatles, Brian Epstein and Me by Joe Flannery - £15.99
Joe Flannery has been described as the ‘Secret Beatle’ – as the business associate and childhood friend of Brian Epstein, he became an integral part of The Beatles’ management team during their rise to fame in the early 1960s.   Stand ... more
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Toxteth Tales: Growin' up in Liverpool 8 by Ken Hayter - £8.99
Liverpool in the 40s and 50s: a city of safe, cosy little streets - except when Hitler's Luftwaffe couldn't find the docks. A city of two-up, two-downs, where two or three generations lived within a few doors of each other, and often behind one door. ... more
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Canary Across the Mersey by Dr Michael Boyle, illustrated by Ian Wright Creative - £5.99
Canary Across the Mersey is a children's book that tells the true story of a Liverpool boy. The book was written by Dr Michael Boyle with illustrations by Ian Wright Creative.   The story is about a young boy called Michael who enjoyed everyth ... more
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Passage Across the Mersey by Robert Bhatia - £8.99
The remarkable story of Helen Forrester, author of Twopence to Cross the Mersey, and how she turned tragedy to triumph.  When Helen Forrester’s father went bankrupt in the 1930’s, she and her six siblings fell from a comfortable middle-clas ... more
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Made Up: An Anthology of LGBTQ+ Writing from Liverpool and Merseyside by Various authors - £4.50
Do you know where Winnie the Pooh currently lives? Are you aware of the real reason Margaret Thatcher pursued her infamous Clause 28 anti-LGBTQ campaign? And what's it like to relive a Welsh gay love affair while sitting on a little green bus? Or spy ... more
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Flesh and Blood: A History of My Family in Seven Sicknesses by Stephen McGann - £8.99
His family survived famine-ravaged Ireland in the 1850s.  His ancestors settled in poverty-rife Victorian Liverpool, working to survive and thrive.  Some of them became soldiers serving on the Western Front.  One would be the last man to step off ... more
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The Beat Makers: The Unsung Heroes of The Mersey Sound by Anthony Hogan - £14.99
In the late 1950s, a flourishing musical culture began to emerge in major UK cities such as Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and London. This was particularly true in the Merseyside area, where an estimated 350 different groups were active, often pl ... more
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Lands by Jemima Khalli - £6.00
The debut poetry collection from Jemima Khalli, a writer from Liverpool whose work explores blackness, femininity and cultural identity. ... more
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Great War to Race Riots by Madeline Heneghan and Emy Onuora - £7.99
In 1919, race riots in Liverpool culminated in the racist murder of Bermudian seaman, Charles Wotten, chased from a boarding house, thrown into the dock and pelted with stones until he drowned. This tragic event took place against a backdrop of racia ... more
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In Hardship and Hope: A History of the Liverpool Irish by Greg Quiery - £12.00
"I had the good fortune to read in a proof copy Greg Quiery’s book. It is that unique combination of careful and popular scholarship. He pulls all the strands of the complicated history of the Irish in Liverpool and district together in a few hund ... more
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The Liverpool English Dictionary: A Record of the Language of Liverpool 1850-2015 by Tony Crowley - £20.00
Know someone with an antwacky stem-winder? Heard the Band of Hope Street? Ever been on a vinegar trip? Do you jangle? Ever met a Cunard yank in the Dingle? Could you pay for a dodger with a joey? Have you heard a maccyowler in a jigger?  The ... more
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Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar by Alexei Sayle - £9.99
Alexei Sayle reveals his true vocation: proprietor of an imaginary sandwich shop. Blending politics, comedy, philosophy and memoir, this is the Godfather of Alternative Comedy at his most anarchic and irresistibly entertaining.   Alexei Sayle ... more
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Eight Fold Year by Jamie Reid - £12.50
Eight Fold Year is a celebration of the Druidic calendar and the eight festivals that mark the changing seasons.   Alongside being a radical designer/provocateur, (first with the Suburban Press and then more famously for the Sex Pistols), Jami ... more
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The Little Book of Liverpool FC by Geoff Tibballs - £5.99
Revised and updated, in a new format for the 2017-18 season, The Little Book of Liverpool FC celebrates the club's continued success at home and abroad.  From Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen and Graeme Souness through Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler ... more
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Love Me Do to Love Me Don't: The Beatles on Record by Spencer Leigh - £14.00
Spencer Leigh has been interviewing musicians, roadies, fellow broadcasters and many others on his BBC Radio Merseyside programmes for over 25 years.   This book draws upon that resource and the plethora of books about the Beatles that have pre ... more
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Penny Lane and All That by Ann Carlton - £9.99
Penny Lane and All That is a celebration of growing up in Liverpool's Penny Lane neighbourhood in the 1940s and 1950s – a place and time very familiar to the Quarrymen/Beatles who celebrated it in their well-known song.   From first-hand exp ... more
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Lennon: The New York Years by David Foenkinos, Eric Corbeyran and Horne - £17.99
In 1975 the most famous rock star in the world moved to New York City to raise his young family, in the process setting career, adoring fans, and creative contemporaries aside. During this reflective time, he met with a psychoanalyst, worked to sprea ... more
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Sgt Pepper at Fifty by Bill Demain, Mike McInnerney and Gillian Gaar - £14.95
Five decades on from its release at the height of the Summer of Love in 1967, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band remains a keystone not just of the Beatles' career but also of popular music as a whole.   Widely regarded as one of the greate ... more
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Harry Constable: In His Own Words by Bill Hunter - £10.00
Dockers set the pace for all the gains in wages and conditions during the 1940s and 50s. Most of their battles, against their bosses, the government and sometimes their own union, were led by rank and file committees. Harry Constable was one of their ... more
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Paul McCartney: The Biography by Philip Norman - £10.99
Illuminating biography of legendary composer, musician and performer Paul McCartney.  The first biography written with Paul McCartney's approval and with access to family members and friends closest to him.  Superbly evoking half a ce ... more
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Ten Years on the Parish: The Autobiography and Letters of George Garrett by Mike Morris, Tony Wailey, and Andrew Davies (Editors) - £12.00
George Garrett’s autobiographical work Ten Years On The Parish, published here in full for the first time since it was written in the late 1930s, shines a light on the hardships and poverty endured by many in the years between the wars. Garrett was ... more
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Liverpool City Centre History Tour by Ian Collard - £6.99
Liverpool City Centre History Tour is a unique insight into the illustrious history of this famous old port city.  Local author Ian Collard guides us through the streets and alleyways, showing how its famous landmarks used to look and how they ... more
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Ring of Fire: Liverpool into the 21st Century: The Players' Stories by Simon Hughes - £8.99
Following the success of Simon Hughes’ Red Machine and Men in White Suits, books which depicted Liverpool FC’s domination during the 1980s and its subsequent fall in the 1990s, Ring of Fire focuses on the 2000s and the primary characters who prop ... more
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And the Sun Shines Now: How Hillsborough and the Premier League Changed Britain by Adrian Tempany - £9.99
On 15 April 1989, 96 people were fatally injured on a football terrace at an FA Cup semi-final in Sheffield. The Hillsborough disaster was broadcast live on the BBC; it left millions of people traumatised, and English football in ruins.   And the ... more
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Liverpool Sectarianism: The Rise and Demise by Keith Daniel Roberts - £19.99
Liverpool Sectarianism: the rise and demise is a fascinating study that considers the causes and effects of sectarianism in Liverpool, how and why sectarian tensions subsided in the city and what sectarianism was in a Liverpool context, as well as of ... more
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The Lancashire Witches: A Chronicle of Sorcery and Death on Pendle Hill by Philip C. Almond - £10.99
In the febrile religious and political climate of late sixteenth-century England, when the grip of the Reformation was as yet fragile and insecure, and underground papism still perceived to be rife, Lancashire was felt by the Protestant authorities t ... more
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The Co-Op's Got Bananas: A Memoir of Growing Up in the Post-War North by Hunter Davies - £8.99
Despite the struggle to make ends meet during the tough years of warfare in the 1940s and rationing persisting until the early 1950s, life could still be sweet. Especially if you were a young boy, playing football with your pals, saving up to go to t ... more
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News from Nowhere by Jane Austin - £9.99
Inspired by letters from family members who served on the Western Front and written home to Bangor, News From Nowhere describes the impact of war on a family, including Bronwyn, the sister coming of age as her brothers and father endure the torments ... more
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The Beatles: All Our Yesterdays (Graphic Novel) by Lalit Kumar Sharma and Jason Quinn - £13.99
The Beatles are the world’s most enduring and biggest rock band ever! This is the story of their struggle for success.  Taking us through the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, and their lives in Liverpool during the 1950s, we journey with them ... more
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Cities of the North by Adrian Jones and Chris Matthews - £13.99
Cities of the North explores the changing townscape, special character, architecture and planning of the great Northern English cities. It is a companion to Towns in Britain, published by Five Leaves in 2014, and it builds on the popular Jones the Pl ... more
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Hillsborough Voices: The Real Story Told by the People Themselves by Kevin Sampson, in association with the Hillsborough Justice Campaign - £8.99
On 15 April 1989 the world witnessed one of the worst football disasters occur at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield: 96 people were crushed to death and another 766 injured in what later was admitted to be caused by a shocking failure by police. ... more
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Cavern Club: The Inside Story by Debbie Greenberg - £17.25
As a teenager, Debbie Greenberg was spending far too much time at the Cavern Club in her hometown of Liverpool, England. It was already the most famous music club in the world, where she had been dazzled by the Beatles’ debut performance and witnes ... more
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The Story Chair by Gerry Potter - £9.00
"The Vacant Chair echoes throughout my life. They're vibrant, mystical, time-travelling things, telling tales of the end of lives, of invisible families, of no-longer friends, half-written legendary lovers. Story chairs indeed."   In his sixt ... more
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Liverpool in 50 Buildings by Ian Collard - £14.99
From its humble thirteenth-century origins, Liverpool grew rapidly to become the greatest port in the British Empire outside London, but by 1980 the city was seemingly in terminal decline: its population had more than halved, its infrastructure and e ... more
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The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker - £12.50
Eisner and Harvey Award winner! "If anyone was ‘The Fifth Beatle’ it was Brian."(Paul McCartney) The Fifth Beatle graphic novel recounts the untold true story of Brian Epstein - the visionary manager who created Beatlemania and guided the ... more
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Liverpool: A Macabre Miscellany by Daniel K. Longman - £14.99
Liverpool has a deeply chequered past. As the second city of the Empire, she was a leading light in the influential story of Victorian Britain. This northern metropolis has thrived as a maritime port and has been home to a vast melting pot of people ... more
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61 Minutes in Munich: The Story of Liverpool FC's First Black Footballer by Howard Gayle - £16.99
In April 1981, Howard Gayle was summoned from the substitutes’ bench and sent on to play for Liverpool in the second leg of a European Cup semi-final at German champions Bayern Munich.   The previous October, by filling the same role at Manc ... more
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The Pie at Night: In Search of the North at Play by Stuart Maconie - £7.99
Factory, mine and mill. Industry, toil and grime. Its manufacturing roots mean we still see the North of England as a hardworking place. But, more than possibly anywhere else, the North has always known how to get dressed up, take itself out on the t ... more
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Thatcher Stole My Trousers by Alexei Sayle - £8.99
'What I brought to comedy was an authentic working-class voice plus a threat of genuine violence - nobody in Monty Python looked like a hard case who'd kick your head in.'  In 1971 comedians on the working men's club circuit imagined that they wo ... more
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The John Lennon Letters by John Lennon and Hunter Davies - £12.99
A lifetime of letters, collected for the first time, from the legendary The Beatles musician and songwriter John Lennon.   John Lennon is one of the world's greatest-ever song writers, creator of 'Help!', 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds', 'Imag ... more
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Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means: A Biography by Brendan King - £25.00
Dame Beryl Bainbridge was one of the most popular and recognisable English novelists of her generation. She was shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, and her critically acclaimed novels The Dressmaker (1973), The Bottle Factory Outing (1974), ... more
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The History of Us by Jonathan Harvey - £7.99
Liverpool 1985 Kathleen, Adam and Jocelyn are three teenage friends who bond over an unconventional nativity play. They all have ambitions, they all have dreams. Adam wants to be a writer, Jocelyn wants to sing and Kathleen - well, she wants to be ... more
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