Simon Hughes - Liverpool in the 80s

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Waterstones

12 College Lane

Liverpool

L1 3DL

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Join us on Tuesday 15th October at 6:30pm for an evening with Simon Hughes, author of There She Goes: Liverpool, A City on its Own: The Long Decade: 1979 - 1993.

Liverpool was once one of the greatest cities in the British empire but it no longer feels like it is in England, if it ever did. It had retreated as a significant port after the Second World War and by 1979, it was already on the brink. What it needed was support but instead, a Conservative Party with aggressive new ideas allowed it to slide. Thirty-years after the Toxteth Riots, classified government papers revealed that the prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, was urged to abandon the city and embark on a programme of “managed decline.” Why did Liverpool’s fortunes change so dramatically? Why did it fight back when other cities did not? This is the untold story of what it was like for Liverpool’s people and how the period defines who they are.

About the author
Simon Hughes is a journalist and author. He covers Merseyside football in the Independent. His titles include Red Machine, winner of the Antonio Ghirelli Prize for Italian Soccer Foreign Book of the Year 2014. His has also written Secret Diary of a Liverpool Scout, Men in White Suits and Ring of Fire.

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