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Liddypool: Birthplace of The Beatles book
17 January 2010
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(note: 23 March 2014, Ahhh Girl merged the three threads on this book. The second thread began with post #15. The third thread began with post #39.)

 

I've mentioned this before but I've now got this book and it is without question the best book ever written about the Beatles / Liverpool. You can read about it here: http://www.liddypool.com/

I actually got my copy from Amazon.co.uk and it was £13 cheaper (at £22 Laugh). It's a big book (about LP size and around 1 1/2 inches thick)  full of great photos and packed full of remarkable facts and figures.

I've been to Liverpool many times so maybe find it easier to relate to certain things, but if you want the definitive book on where the Beatles come from with all the places named and researched, then this is the one.

Oh and I'm not on any commision here (I have never heard of the author before) - just wanted to share my thoughts Cool

 

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"
17 January 2010
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So which one should I look for? Amazon lists one as published in October 2009 and the other is dated January 2010. Is there a difference?

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18 January 2010
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skye said:So which one should I look for? Amazon lists one as published in October 2009 and the other is dated January 2010. Is there a difference?


My copy in 2009 and is the same as the book on the website. I would assume the website states 2010 as that is now the year. I would find it near on impossible that someone would update a book after less than a year……..and believe me, there is nothnig left to put in!

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18 January 2010
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Unless it was Americanized, I can't think of a difference either. In any case, there are no 2010 versions available. I'll let you know when I get one.

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18 January 2010
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skye said:Unless it was Americanized, I can't think of a difference either. In any case, there are no 2010 versions available. I'll let you know when I get one.


No it wouldn't have any other versions……wait till you get it! You'll love it Laugh

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19 January 2010
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Sounds excellent- I think I may just buy it when my wallet will allow! I'm still saving for a trip to Europe (woopee!) I'm taking in March, so it may have to wait a while, but it most definitely sounds worthwhile!

I wonder how the cost will be when transfered to dollars? Probably quite pricey taking into account shipping and handling… i'll take a lookat some bookstores; doubt they'll have it, but it's worth a look-see.

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19 January 2010
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Sounds excellent- I think I may just buy it when my wallet will allow! I'm still saving for a trip to Europe (woopee!) I'm taking in March, so it may have to wait a while, but it most definitely sounds worthwhile!I wonder how the cost will be when transfered to dollars? Probably quite pricey taking into account shipping and handling… i'll take a lookat some bookstores; doubt they'll have it, but it's worth a look-see.

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23 January 2010
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I got mine in the mail today, and it sure is purdy! I haven't had much time to really dig into it, but the layout looks sharp. I did read the part about why Pete Best was dropped and it seems like the most reasonable explanation I've read: money split three ways > money split four ways.

What are  your thoughts, mjb?

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23 January 2010
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skye said:

I got mine in the mail today, and it sure is purdy! I haven't had much time to really dig into it, but the layout looks sharp. I did read the part about why Pete Best was dropped and it seems like the most reasonable explanation I've read: money split three ways > money split four ways.

What are  your thoughts, mjb?


Because I got the Everett books at the same time I'm reading those first.  I'm onto volume 2 now so hopefully I'll start on the Liddypool book within the next week or so. Of course I've looked at the pictures (as one does!) and I am very impressed with the look of it all.

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23 January 2010
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We really need a library section or something. So many books, so little time.

And how is that fair? You convince me to spend $40 for this book and you haven't even read it? (I'm kidding – sort of. Seriously, finish the Everett books so we can talk about this! Laugh)

I started it last night (so John Wilkes Booth's family was from Liverpool? Too bad they didn't stay) and have just finished the section on Alf Lennon. I'm loving this book. My opinion of John's parents has gone up, but I'm not sure what to make of Mimi. But at this point, all I can do is take Julia Baird's word for it.

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23 January 2010
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skye said:

And how is that fair? You convince me to spend $40 for this book and you haven't even read it? (I'm kidding – sort of. Seriously, finish the Everett books so we can talk about this! Laugh)


Hee Hee – but it looked so good and I'm so looking forward to getting into it…. Wink

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23 January 2010
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Ok, ok.  40+ year old history can wait a little longer. Sigh.

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24 January 2010
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skye said:Ok, ok.  40+ year old history can wait a little longer. Sigh.


And just to add salt to the wound, the second volume of Everett's book is much more intense Wink

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24 January 2010
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I finished the bios on the boys last night and was a bit dissappointed, but not surprised, that John's section was longer. I understand that with the drama of his family and his determination to make a name for himself, there is probably more to write about. But were Paul's, George's, and Ringo's family and school mates all under a gag order?

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20 February 2010
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Stand by Skye – I'm about to start this now Cool

How far have you got?

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20 February 2010
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I'm pretty much at the end. Reading over the highlights of Liverpool 8. Let me know what you think. I think I'm just going to have to visit. ;)

Pretty cool book.

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21 February 2010
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skye said:

I think I'm just going to have to visit. ;)


Do it – you won't regret it!

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21 February 2010
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I'll need need a more subtle guide book – this one is a little awkward. I'll probably be marked as a tourist in any case. :D

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22 February 2010
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I  started and got so into it that time flew…………………ended up having to drag myself away to do some work Laugh

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22 February 2010
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Told you so. Anything standing out so far?

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