Our posts have had quite the literary theme recently and we’re carrying on with that trend by showcasing some of the best authors from Liverpool.
If you’re attending our English learning school in Liverpool and want to immerse yourself in the culture, why not supplement your learning with some books by these great Liverpudlian authors?
Lyn Andrews was born in Liverpool in September 1943. She had triplets, two boy and girls. She began her writing career when her children were at school and have produced thirty-four successful sagas and one historical novel. Most of Lyn’s books are set in her native Liverpool and tell tales from the city. They’re great for really delving into the vibe of the city and learning about what life was like in Liverpool in years gone by. Some of her most famous works include ‘From Liverpool With Love’ and ‘The House on Lonely Street’. Her books are for those who love themes of family, love and relationships.
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Paul Du Noyer is a rock journalist and author born in Liverpool. Not only has he written for such prestigious publications such as NME, Q and Mojo, but he has also written a wealth of great books – all about music and rock and roll. Some of his books include
‘We All Shine On: The Stories Behind Every John Lennon Song,’ ‘The Clash: Modern Icons,’ ‘Liverpool: Wondrous Place,’ and ‘Conversations with McCartney.’ Students who love music should definitely dive into Paul Du Noyer’s books.
Beryl Bainbridge was such a regarded literary figure that she was made a Dame. Her novels are classed as psychological fiction, and often feature macabre tales set among the English working class. Her books are informed by the city she grew up in, Liverpool, and she blended humour, tragedy and the absurd into her tales. She died in 2010 a national treasure. Her award-winning books include ‘Every Man for Himself,’ ‘The Bottle Factory Outing,’ and ‘The Girl in the Polka-dot Dress.’