Liverpool Tales from the Mersey Mouth

ISBN 1-903953-74-X
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by John Williams
Entertaining stories from a talented Liverpudlian raconteur


Anyone who enjoys good storytelling will find plenty to enjoy in this splendid collection of stories from Liverpudlian author John Williams.

Mingling his own personal experiences with descriptions of Merseyside in years gone by, John recalls such diverse activities as travelling the world with the Merchant Navy, working on Liverpool's famous waterfront, living on a Kibbutz in Israel in the 1970s, becoming a mature student at Liverpool University in later life and much else...

Whilst some of his his stories focus on his childhood in the 1950s and his youth in the 1960s, when the Beatles attracted worldwide attention to the city, he also writes about prominent events, personalities, pubs, clubs and other places of interest that have featured in the city's colourful history over the last 50 years, and this is certain to evoke many memories for fellow Liverpudlians.

But you certainly don’t need to be Liverpudlian to enjoy these entertaining stories, which feature universal subjects that anyone can relate to – of family life, growing up, people and places and amusing incidents of every kind. 

John's thoughtful and humorous writing has already won him many fans around the world.

"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 John 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

details softback | 140 x 205 mm | 300 pages
genre autobiography / humour