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Liverpool - Wondrous Place Book Review Summary

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Paul Du Noyer sets out to discover why his home town Liverpool, an industrial port in Northern England has produced so much of the world's greatest music over the last fifty years.

Obviously The Beatles play a large part in this history but there are great stories about over 30 other bands and musicians from Gerry and the Pacemakers to Atomic Kitten.

The author looks at the history of Liverpool, the first place in England to receive immigrants in large numbers through its docks and also the scene of mass immigration to America. The city's economic meltdown of the 1970's and 1980's and what caused it is also looked at.

The book ends on a high note as the City looks forward to a renaissance in the 21st Century, inspired by its music.
This report prepared by Alex Wolstenholme








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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   1990's    -   1980's    -   1970's    -   1960's    -   1950's History of a people?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   British History of Art?    -   Yes Kind of art    -   Music

Subjects of this Historical Account

Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   European/White Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Sympathetic From a certain profession/group?    -   artists/entertainers Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is moderately liberal

Writing Style

How fast-paced is the book?    -   3 () Book makes you feel...    -   encouraged How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses on brief history of a lot of players Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A handful Length of book    -   450 pages+ How much emphasis on small details?    -   6 ()

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