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Our Liverpool Piers Dudgeon

Our Liverpool By Piers Dudgeon

Our Liverpool by Piers Dudgeon


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Summary

A compelling oral history of life in Liverpool and the third title in our Disappearing Britain series

Our Liverpool Summary

Our Liverpool: Memories of Life in Disappearing Britain by Piers Dudgeon

OUR LIVERPOOL is an oral history about the real Liverpool - about the city before its slick transformation to European City of Culture and about the spirit that remains at its heart. Here, at last, is Liverpool's grievous and glorious past. And here, through the people's voices, we find old Liverpool, without the gift-wrap. Its stories pulsate with the rhythms of an alternately funny, flippant, belligerent, stubborn and warm heart, and they broadcast the values of a community, which are the city's true legacy to the modern world. Piers Dudgeon has listened to dozens of people who remember the city as it was, and who have lived through its many changes. They talk of childhood and education, of work and entertainment, of family, community values, health, politics, religion and music. Their stories will make you laugh and cry. It is people's own memories that make history real and this engrossing book captures them vividly.

Our Liverpool Reviews

'These are stories told by those who remember life in Liverpool long before its transformation and vividly reveal its heart, humour, enduring strength and spirit' -- Choice Magazine 'An enchanting book. A glorious triumph! I took it to bed the night I received it and wallowed for hours. A must for the book shelf' -- Anne Robinson It brings back clear memories of the Liverpool that was still there in my childhood but which has now disappeared' -- Cherie Blair 'This is warts and all Liverpool... the heart of Liverpool, becasue the people's voice is at the centre of it' -- Roger Phillips, BBC Radio Merseyside

About Piers Dudgeon

Piers Dudgeon is the author of many works of non-fiction. He worked for ten years as an editor in London before starting his own company, publishing books with authors as diverse as John Fowles, Catherine Cookson, Peter Ackroyd, Daphne du Maurier, Shirley Conran, Ted Hughes and Susan Hill. Subsequently, he left London for Yorkshire and has written books about Catherine Cookson, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Josephine Cox, J. M. Barrie and Daphne du Maurier, Edward de Bono, and Sir John Tavener.

Additional information

GOR012211584
9780755317158
0755317157
Our Liverpool: Memories of Life in Disappearing Britain by Piers Dudgeon
Used - Like New
Hardback
Headline Publishing Group
2010-10-28
416
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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