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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A guidebook with a difference, 20 Aug. 2009
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This review is from: Liverpool: Pevsner City Guide (Pevsner Architectural Guides) (Paperback)
This is my second Pevsner guide, I also have the guide to Sheffield. Coming from Liverpool I wanted to learn more about the city of my childhood. This is another superb book that gives a real insight into the changing city landscape. The book is full of detailed information about the buildings and built landscape of Liverpool and how the city has changed over the years. There are lots of photographs, plans, engravings and maps. Highly recommended for getting to know more about the city of Liverpool.

The introduction charts the history of Liverpool from the 13th century through to the present day. Chapters then follow titled "Major Buildings", "The Docks", "City Centre", "Inner Districts" and "Excursions".

The "Docks" and "Inner Districts" chapter is a series of 10 walks around the city:
Walk 1: The South Docks: Albert Dock to Herculaneum Dock
Walk 2: The North Docks and the Dock Road
Walk 3: Church Street to Lime Street
Walk 4: Bold Street to Duke Street
Walk 5: University of Liverpool via Mount Pleasant
Walk 6: Georgian Residential Area
Walk 7: North of the Centre between the docks and Scotland Road
Walk 8: London Road to Everton
Walk 9: South of the Centre along Park Road
Walk 10: Prince's Park and Sefton Park

Each walk is richly detailed with a map showing the path of the walk and then lots of text about the buildings that surround you and plenty of illustrations and photographs. Just a quick read and I've already learnt a lot about buildings that I never really noticed and a lot about buildings that I already thought I knew about.

Recommended if you already live in Liverpool and want to learn more about the city and recommended if you are a visitor to Liverpool and want to do more than visit the obvious tourist attractions.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I wanted, 19 Dec. 2011
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We were looking for an intelligent and comprehesive book on the arhcitectire and history of Liverpool but one which was not too 'heavy'. We got that. This is a lovely book.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, 26 Sept. 2006
This review is from: Liverpool: Pevsner City Guide (Pevsner Architectural Guides) (Paperback)
Gives a good write up on Liverpools buildings and also recommends a number of walks for you to attempt to see the buildings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 July 2014
This review is from: Liverpool: Pevsner City Guide (Pevsner Architectural Guides) (Paperback)
Love Liverpool too!
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