If you're a fan of Liverpool or the Third Reich, then this is the book for you!
In the past a lot of the family history of Adolf Hitler wasn't the histroy we were taught: this is a shame since it's a rich tapestry of Northern stories which are by turns charming and bittersweet.
Trade unionist Bobby Hitler and wife Sheila spent the Weimar era living in public housing while bringing up their three kids Barry Hitler, Damon Hitler and Karen "Kags" Hitler. Another offspring Claire "ginge" Hitler appeared much later.
The Hitlers move from The Estate to a Cala homes development in another part of Liverpool and many adventures ensued: Damon Hitler invented the 'mullet' hairstyle, Barry Hitler became a serial killer and nightclub entrepreneur, while parents Bobby and Sheila Hitler inexplicably moved to Wythenshawe where they watched a lot of television and Bobby Hitler picked his nose and broke wind a lot.
Adolf came to visit the family a couple of times but didn't appreciate the gregarious nature of Liverpudlians, preferring to spend his time alone, often sitting for hours in the area surrounding the Albert Dock producing slightly forlorn watercolour paintings of drab surrounding warehouses.
It may have been the solitary nature of the young Adolf, or it may have been undiagnosed bipolar disease, but Adolf Hitler began to feel that everyone was against him; Karen "Kags" Hitler would subject him to lengthy Marxist diatribes, while Barry Hitler once even forced young Adolf into being the getaway driver for a heist that Barry and accomplices were carrying out on a local branch of Victoria Wine. Unfortunately one of the gang was in fact an undercover policeman and the resultant bloodbath ended in a Mexican Standoff that left everyone dead.
Hitler then decided that maybe Liverpool wasn't his kind of town and blew his brains out in the Cavern.