Liverpool's OwneBook - 2008
Liverpool has been the birthplace or home to literally hundreds of extraordinary men and women. In this book Christine Dawe features a great many of them, from all eras and walks of life. Locally noteworthy figures, such as Kitty Wilkinson, who started the first public wash-houses in the city, Father Nugent, who rescued hundreds of starving orphans after the Irish Potato Famine, and Teddy Dance, who played a grand piano outside Marks & Spencers for many years and raised more than £53,000 for cancer research, appear alongside some of the more famous faces from the past, including William Huskisson, Rex Harrison, and Arthur Askey, as well as more contemporary figures, such as Ken Dodd, Carla Lane, Ricky Tomlinson, and Sir Simon Rattle. This book contains more than 100 mini-biographies of Liverpool's famous sons and daughters, all of which are illustrated. A perfect souvenir for visitors to the city, this is also essential reading for Liverpudlians everywhere.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, The History Press,, 
Copyright Date: ©2008
Characteristics: 1 online resource (160 pages)