This is the complete story of Liverpool.
Ken tells when, how, why, and by whom the Town of Liverpool was founded.
He describes, in fascinating detail, how over the centuries, it then grew to become the 'Second City of the British Empire' outside London; a title it held for over 250.
But then the story changes, from after the Second World War, when Liverpool's fortunes changed drastically and how, by 1980, the City was virtually bankrupt. He tells too, how it was deliberately abandoned by the government of Margaret Thatcher. It was saved though, by the determination and tenacity of its people, helped by the Conservative Cabinet Minister, Michael Heseltine, who refused to allow the Tories to consign the City to 'planned decline'.
Then, the story of Liverpool becomes one of triumphant resurrection - being awarded World Heritage Staus and the title of European Capital of Culture. These deserved awards energised the City and its people even more, leading to the complete renaissance of Liverpool and its Port, which is so obvious to the world today.
This is an inspiring and exciting tale.