The Bootle Boy: An Untidy Life in News by Les Hinton Scribe, 2018, 445 pages, $49.99 ________________________________ I was born in Liverpool, the same place as Les Hinton, and just a month later. Make no mistake, administrative niceties aside, Bootle is effectively Liverpool. It is centred on Merseyside docklands about six kilometres from Liverpool’s city centre. He is most definitely as Liverpudlian as I am. But still those from Bootle make a point of it as those from other suburban areas don’t. And you would expect them to make a fuss about all of their famous sons. Surprised then was…
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