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Books

I like reading Local History books and seeing how things were in times gone by.
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Amazon is an excellent source of books I have got lots off there, free delivery aswell
nowhereman

I'm never without a book,BB.
I also buy from Amazon but there is a great Oxfam book shop near me that I visit.
Barbie

I adore reading. BB, have you been to the big Oxfam shop in Bold street? They have an amazing amount of books for sale there on all sorts of genres.
nowhereman

The shop in Bold St is quite a size.Bigger than my local one.
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Yep . I have been to the Bold Street one, another good one is Allerton Rd.Oxfam, yjey are a bit pricey though . They go on the Internet and check the going rate for their books and cost them accordingly.    Old Swan is full of Charity Shops and Allerton Rd has a load too...
nowhereman

You do get some pretty cheap books.I only paid £4 for Lennons first book and it was a 1st edition.
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Waterstones are always pretty cheap on Beatles related books Mo, and in the Book clearance shop in St Johns Precinct they almost give them away there prices are so low....I bet you already have a great collection of them.
nowhereman

brainbox wrote:
Waterstones are always pretty cheap on Beatles related books Mo, and in the Book clearance shop in St Johns Precinct they almost give them away there prices are so low....I bet you already have a great collection of them.


Ive quite a few,BB.I dont find Waterstones that cheap,to be honest.
Alice

I also like reading about local history and the UK and European Royal Families.
Babs

I got two Books today at a Antique and collectors fair in K'lynn,
Rock legends BEATLES, and George Harrisons I Me Mine...both for £7...as new ha, bargain me thinks.
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A real Bargain Babs,,,,,,maybe you will have a read of them and GIVE me a bit of PEACE..Any CHANCE    !

Laughing
nowhereman

I Me Mine is a wonderful book,Babs.
Babs

brainbox wrote:
A real Bargain Babs,,,,,,maybe you will have a read of them and GIVE me a bit of PEACE..Any CHANCE    !

Laughing


bb, NO CHANCE hahaha
Babs

nowhereman wrote:
I Me Mine is a wonderful book,Babs.


NM, i have had a quick look, and it looks brilliant...start tomorrow, finish my Grey trillogy then haha
nowhereman

Oh no,not THAT book, Smile
Babs

nowhereman wrote:
Oh no,not THAT book, Smile


Which one...there are three...hahaha finishing the last...
I dont usually read fiction...total fiction...but they are good..
nowhereman

Babs wrote:
nowhereman wrote:
Oh no,not THAT book, Smile


Which one...there are three...hahaha finishing the last...
I dont usually read fiction...total fiction...but they are good..


ALL THREE,Babs, Smile
Babs

nowhereman wrote:
Babs wrote:
nowhereman wrote:
Oh no,not THAT book, Smile


Which one...there are three...hahaha finishing the last...
I dont usually read fiction...total fiction...but they are good..


ALL THREE,Babs, Smile


Yep....the sexy parts got a bit boring...but, ok books haha
nowhereman

Babs wrote:
nowhereman wrote:
Babs wrote:
nowhereman wrote:
Oh no,not THAT book, Smile


Which one...there are three...hahaha finishing the last...
I dont usually read fiction...total fiction...but they are good..


ALL THREE,Babs, Smile


Yep....the sexy parts got a bit boring...but, ok books haha


Boring? Never. Very Happy
Babs

nowhereman wrote:
Babs wrote:
nowhereman wrote:
Babs wrote:
nowhereman wrote:
Oh no,not THAT book, Smile


Which one...there are three...hahaha finishing the last...
I dont usually read fiction...total fiction...but they are good..


ALL THREE,Babs, Smile


Yep....the sexy parts got a bit boring...but, ok books haha


Boring? Never. Very Happy


Yep..its never that good, all the time hahaha Laughing
nowhereman

Just stick to the interesting bits.Skip the rest. Wink
Babs

I cant..i have to read it all hahaa even forwads etc
nowhereman

Is the book just for women?
Babs

No way...I think it would teach blokes a thing or two...defo hahaha
nowhereman

Babs wrote:
No way...I think it would teach blokes a thing or two...defo hahaha


In that case.I'll read it. Smile
Babs

you got no 1...you can have my 2 and 3 haha
nowhereman

And there was me,thinking Lady Chatterley's Lover was strong. Very Happy
Babs

nowhereman wrote:
And there was me,thinking Lady Chatterley's Lover was strong. Very Happy


Did you ever see Emmanuel...you might have been too young...!!!!
nowhereman

I remember it being out.Yeah,too young.
Babs

That was sexy..nothing like the 50 shades though hahahahah
nowhereman

Do they do an audio version?  Wink
Babs

Not yet...I might offer to do it for them hahahahahahha
nowhereman

The audio would sell even more than the book thereselves,ha ha.
Babs

Too right hahahah i think the scouse accent might be a bit off putting hahaha
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I managed to get hold of a few good out of print local History books from St Georges Hall Big History event last Sunday  .. I was well pleased.  Very Happy
MOJO

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I managed to get hold of a few good out of print local History books from St Georges Hall Big History event last Sunday  .. I was well pleased.  Very Happy


Anything interesting? Wink
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Yep. I got The No. 3 of The Scousology Books which I had been after to complete my set. I got a cracker little book called The Illustrated Guide to Liverpool [1907 ] Reprint and the best of all was a Liverpool City Council  Minutes book of 1921-1922,, ,this one is like a big house brick ..loads of interesting details and accounts of that years City Council Procedures.
Barbie

Sound good BB.  Smile
MOJO

I've got a couple of those reprinted guides,from that bookshop in the precinct,with some fascinating stuff in them!
                                                               Reminded me of an old guide to Liverpool(non-lending) that I read through,in Central library,which told of some type of aincient boat being discovered by workmen,around the bottom of Copperas hill/Lime st,in the early 1900's! I couldn't figured out how that could be,as it's a hill,but never followed it up! Wonder if they still have a copy?
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Not heard of that MOJO. It would be good to find out More. I have heard of Remains of Ramparts from the 1600s Stockading of the Town against Prince Rupert being found in areas bordering Lime Street through to Bold street, which at that time was the outer region of the Town.

The Pool of Liverpool traveled along the course of what is now John Lewis-- Paradise St - Whitechapel and up to the Old Haymarket and Small boats did actually travel its length. Incidentally its still there albeit in a smaller culverted form
MOJO

There are various aspects of Liverpool history(and elsewhere,I suppose!)where stuff is recorded in some form,but then is lost,or forgotten about, until you come across one of these old books...... Shocked Have you ever heard anything about the supposed Roman rd. that was discovered during some sort of excavation by council workers,in the Otterspool,Aigburth area?
Barbie

MOJO wrote:
There are various aspects of Liverpool history(and elsewhere,I suppose!)where stuff is recorded in some form,but then is lost,or forgotten about, until you come across one of these old books...... Shocked Have you ever heard anything about the supposed Roman rd. that was discovered during some sort of excavation by council workers,in the Otterspool,Aigburth area?
That sounds familiar Mojo....just googled, and I quote:
The Roman Occupation

The remains of a Roman road were uncovered in the 19th century near St Mary’s in Grassendale, with the route also picked up close to the river in Otterspool some time later. However, very little Roman activity is known from the area west of the road running from Chester up through Warrington and towards Carlisle. The discovery of a small number of Roman coins attests to contact between Roman and local people, but more than that we cannot say.
That is taken from this
MOJO

Thanks Barbie,but that's what I mean....these things are discovered,but then,often forgotten about!
                                     A more recent example being the "Old Hutte" in Speke,which was demolished to make way for  "Ford's" factory,in 1960! When this was done, this pic' shows that the bricks of the arch were numbered,presumably for the purpose of reconstructing it elsewhere,at sometime,but I've never heard what happened to these...yet!
                                       


Barbie

We knocked that down for Fords?  Rolling Eyes
How sad. Deffo should have been relocated.
There is a Speke history book in the shop in town, I'll look and see if it has anything on it. Maybe the library?
MOJO

Barbie wrote:
We knocked that down for Fords?  Rolling Eyes
How sad. Deffo should have been relocated.
There is a Speke history book in the shop in town, I'll look and see if it has anything on it. Maybe the library?


Well, if the choice is jobs,or an old house......you can't really stop it,unfortunately! I wonder if the council still has the bricks, etc, somewhere,or were they used for landfill? I know there are many large items,etc, stored secretly! Cool
nowhereman

Re reading David Lewis' Beatles Liverpool Landscapes.Very good.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Beatl...dscapes-David-Lewis/dp/1859837905
nowhereman

Superb book but havent got the dvd yet.Both cheaper on Amazon.

http://www.liddypool.com/
MOJO

..did you ever watch the Youtube vid's of Ringo,showing his son around his old haunt's? I think they show his recent reputation is undeserved!

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