Liverpool Lad

Adventures Growing Up in Postwar Liverpool


Spirited tales of the famous Liverpool slums; car-less cobblestone streets, jiggers, brutal teachers, and close-knit communities.

A lively memoir in an authentic and engaging voice of growing up street savvy, the youngest of four boys, in the downtown working-class slums of Everton, Liverpool in the 50s and 60s. Our young hero is talented but his valiant attempts to “be good” sometimes fail because of violence, poverty, bullying teachers, and other disasters. He loves art, music and fishing; accidently meets Beatles George and John; wins big on the Grand National; apprentices as a butcher boy at St John’s market; becomes a Mod; digs the Merseybeat, the Cavern, and tailored suits. Before Liverpool’s economic decline deepens, at 16, resilient raconteur and scouser Peter and his family find a “way out” and immigrate to the Land of Oz. Peter Haase is a double immigrant. This is his first book