Penny Lane and All That
Publication Date February 2017
Publisher: Y Lolfa, Tal-y-bont
Format: Paperback, 215x140 mm, 192 pages
A celebration of growing up in Liverpool's Penny Lane neighbourhood in the 1940s and 1950s, the place and time very familiar to the Quarrymen/Beatles who celebrated it in their well-known song of that name. 55 photographs.
Thanks to the author's unique social position, the book contains vivid insights into the poverty, affluence and cultural diversity that existed in the city at the time. It suggests experience of these is one of the city's great strengths and contributes to the Scouse sense of humour and desire for justice.