The book is a 64 page book containing over 100 Beautiful photographs that highlight the alternative beauty, character and heritage of Liverpool, it’s buildings, statues and people.

The book puts the flesh back on the bones of those once illustrious figures of the city to present them in a more human light, recognise their achievements and their contribution to the growth and pride in the city that all Liverpudlians feel today, warts and all!

As a child growing up in Garston, Bel’s love of the city was passed on to her by her father, whose stories about the Liverpool and characters that he knew through his life would captivate her. Many visits with him to Liverpool Museum and Walker Art Gallery, ferry rides across to Birkenhead and back, passing on his knowledge and pride in the city has spurred Bel on to write this book.

The author is Liverpool born and brought up in Garston, Bel attended Liverpool College of Art where she gained a degree in Fashion and Textiles. She made a successful career as a fashion designer in London and currently commutes between Liverpool and London.

It has always been her ambition to write a book about Liverpool, its buildings and the lives of the people behind those buildings and statues before their meaning and relevance is lost forever.

If you would like more information or to arrange an interview with the author please contact us on 07855563695.


  1. A great book,lots of interesting facts and anecdotes, and along with the photos and maps I found it really useful during my recent to Liverpool.
    Nice to see it’s written by a scouser!

  2. What a fab little book – well written and lovely pictures. We have since visited the city and can’t wait to go back again. We now know more about Liverpool as a result of Bel Shaws wonderful descriptions than we would ever have identified on our own. An ideal book for the tourist.

  3. Superb,informative, handy-sized book! Can’t wait to try it out on my first visit to Liverpool.

  4. Fabulous book really shows Liverpool in a wonderful light and highlights areas we walk past everyday and fail to notice

  5. Nice to see a guide book that recognises there’s more to Liverpool than the Beatles and the football teams. It’s informative, fantastic photos and full of quirky facts. Thoroughly recommend it.



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