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Liverpool Tales, From the Mersey Mouth
A collection of stories from the 'pool of life'
By John Williams
Just like the sticks of peppermint rock they used to sell on the Mersey Ferry, John Williams has the word ‘Liverpool’ etched through every fibre of his being and in common with many of his fellow Scousers he is fiercely proud of the city of his birth (in which he still lives) – a city with as many stories to tell as there are ripples on the surface of the Mersey estuary.
This entertaining collection, written by John over a number of years, has already been displayed on his very successful ‘Mersey Mouth’ website, which has attracted thousands of visitors from all over the world, who have been charmed by his thoughtful, humorous and nostalgic tales featuring his own personal experiences and the many moods of his home town.
John’s memories include, of course, the extraordinary period in the 1960s when Liverpool was propelled to worldwide fame by the unprecedented success of its most famous sons, the Beatles, and his recollections of this era are of particular interest. But his writings are far more than just a chronicle of times past, they also reveal a great deal of his own personality and touch upon a wide variety of human experiences to which any reader can relate, and it is this ‘personal touch’ which has made them so popular with his many fans.
Now that his Liverpool Tales are available in printed form for the first time it is hoped that an even wider readership will come to appreciate John’s mischievous Scouse humour and light-hearted observations of the many goings-on in the ‘pool of life’.
140 x 205 mm
Also available from Borders in their Speke retail
Park and Ellesmere Port branch stocked by Pritchard's in Crosby and Formby as
well as from Amazon UK
It can also be ordered from public libraries - Quote ISBN 1-903953-74-7
"John Williams writes in the language of
Liverpool, a Scouse scribe who
brings to life the people and places, inner thoughts and outer images, the
vigour and vitality and essentially, the iron humour of a unique city."
Bill Harry, founder of Mersey Beat
"This is a wonderful collection of writings by J. Williams. While it isn't
specifically about the Beatles, they are clearly a part of the story,
along with the very fiber and fabric of the city that influenced him and
them as well. The pieces are short, well written and filled with a
delicious sense of humor that shines in the titles as well as the essays."
Jan Perry, Cincinnati Post
"The melting pot that is Liverpool has created the Beatles, great football
teams and legendary comedians. But there is more … so much more. Our
unique culture has also forged many unforgettable characters and yarns
that Damon Runyon would have loved to put into print. After reading this
book you’ll know what I mean."
Sam Leach, Original Beatles Promoter