John Cornelius’s affectionate and witty portrait of Liverpool 8, first published twenty years ago, will amuse and entertain people wherever they live. Cornelius escorts us among old-fashioned, small-time English shops, Arab and Indian muzak-filled supermarkets, Pakistani newsagents and Chinese chip-shops. Fortified with beer and peanuts, armed with sketch-pad and graphite sticks, Cornelius worked as a quick sketch artist, and he conveys with great charm the contradictions and eccentricities of a community he knew intimately.
"An extravaganza of autobiographical nostalgia... the most dramatic chapter is on the riots."—New Society
"Cornelius’ book is an exhilarating slice of Liverpool social history written by someone who loves his native city."—The Face
|Publisher:||Liverpool University Press|
|Series:||Liverpool University Press - Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)|