Reprinted by popular demand, local best-seller 'The Illustrated History of Liverpool's Suburbs' is the original single-volume history of the development of the residential areas of the city. Local writer David Lewis chronicles the growth of the suburbs from the early 19th century and tells the stories of the people who lived in them. This fascinating book will appeal to anyone with an interest in the story of Liverpool. Illustrated with more than 200 photographs, drawings and maps from Liverpool Record Office, 'The Illustrated History of Liverpool' shows how the countryside, farms and villages developed into the urban streets, residential areas, shopping districts and industrial estates that are so familiar today. In the course of the last 150 years, the outskirts of the city have been transformed and expanded in a way that would astonish Liverpool residents of just a few generations ago. This detailed and fully illustrated account of the suburbs offers a concise history of each district, and also features local anecdotes and folklore. It recalls remarkable episodes and notable individuals who played their part in the story. David Lewis' fascinating survey will be essential reading and reference for Liverpool residents, past and present, who take an interest in their neighbourhood and in the complex, surprising history of the city itself.