A lively memoir in an authentic and engaging voice of growing up street savvy, the youngest of four boys, in the famous downtown working-class slums of Everton, Liverpool in the '50s and '60s before they were demolished. Our young hero is talented but his valiant attempts to “be good” sometimes fail because of violence, poverty, bullying teachers and other disasters. He loves music and fishing; accidently meets Beatles George and John; wins big on the Grand National; apprentices as a butcher boy; becomes a Mod; digs the Merseybeat, the Cavern Club and tailored suits. Before Liverpool’s economic decline deepens, at 16, resilient raconteur and Scouser Peter and his family find a “way out” and emigrate to Australia.
Rights Holder: Mother Tongue Publishing
rights available: World
number of pages: 314
publication date: 03/11/2016
Original language of pub: English
Materials Available: finished book