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PostPosted: 11:12:08 Tue 16/Oct/2012 
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‘The Liverpool Book of Days’ by Steven Horton is published by The History Press in Gloucestershire and priced at £9.99.

This small book has 366 entries, a page for each day of the year, with a report of some incident that took place in Liverpool on that day. Most are taken from newspapers, and some include the compiler’s comments.

As a certain newspaper used to claim, all human life is there: disasters of many kinds, murder, disease, execution, drought, riot, fire, explosion, storm, shipwreck, earthquake, air raid. Many local features are referred to: docks, churches, cemeteries, lighthouses, tunnels, statues, factories, galleries, parks, hotels, theatres, tenements, schools, litter, charity.

Many of the city’s famous names appear, including Gladstone, Chavasse, Huskisson, Braddock, Shankley, Duncan, Beatles, Tarleton, and royalty, vandals, drunks, robbers, smugglers, loan sharks, slaves, orphans, hooligans.

We find many institutions such as concerts, the Grand National, football, greyhounds, Brookside, ships, trains, trams, planes, mail coaches, car factories, war, peace.

This is a book to dip into, and it has much to interest those who enjoy the varied life and history of our city.
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PostPosted: 16:05:23 Tue 16/Oct/2012 
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Thanks D, glad you are enjoying it.

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Names - Lunt, Hall, Kent, Ayre, Forshaw, Parle, Lawrenson, Longford, Ennis, Bayley, Russell, Longworth, Baile
Any census info in this post is Crown Copyright, from National Archives


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PostPosted: 22:07:10 Tue 16/Oct/2012 
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Just ordered this book for hubby to tuck away for Christmas... thats after I've had a peek myself :wink: ... thank you for the review D

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PostPosted: 16:27:44 Wed 17/Oct/2012 
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Also available on Amazon for £7.99 (free P&P)

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PostPosted: 16:39:21 Wed 17/Oct/2012 
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W....stones have it at full price, I think.
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PostPosted: 21:15:58 Fri 19/Oct/2012 
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Book arrived today and gave in and let himself have it now :roll: ...as you said D so many interesting facts ....Amazon £7.59 post free.

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PostPosted: 10:40:53 Sat 20/Oct/2012 
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Christmas arrives earlier and earlier!
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PostPosted: 23:07:47 Tue 08/Jan/2013 
ISBN 978 0 7524 7111 2

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PostPosted: 14:59:00 Sun 13/Jan/2013 
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hello everyone .
decided to buy the book as a christmas present for my husband , have never known him so quiet for so long ,he never put it down , well worth the money , . well done Steve Horton

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