Author Archives: Chris Routledge

About Chris Routledge

I'm a university teacher, writer and editor, based in Lancashire in the UK. My most recent book is 'Cain's: The Story of Liverpool in a Pint', a 200-year history of Liverpool's famous Robert Cain brewery.

King’s Regiment First World War Family History Day

Museum of Liverpool Saturday September 28, 10am–4pm On Saturday September 28th I’m going to be attending the King’s Regiment First World War Family History Day at the Museum of Liverpool. This is a free family history event to help people with … Continue reading

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Read the Shortlist

Have you always promised yourself you would read the Man Booker Prize shortlist? Now’s the time! Join our friendly 10 week course to compare and contrast the reads and put the judges’ opinions to the test. The 2013 list includes: … Continue reading

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Searching for Richard III

Following the discovery of the body of Richard III in 2012, we have put together a lecture series in Liverpool looking at various aspects of Richard and his cultural legacy. Archaeology, Art History, English and History departments join the search … Continue reading

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Owning Jane Austen

Another day, another Jane Austen news story. Two hundred years after the publication of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen can still make headlines. This summer has seen the successful campaign to put Austen on a ten pound note followed by … Continue reading

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The Chester Mystery Plays

Dr. Andrea Young is running a new course to coincide with the 2013 Chester Mystery Plays. The Chester Mystery Plays course will be led by Dr. Andrea Young, an expert in medieval drama from the University of Liverpool’s Continuing Education Programme. … Continue reading

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Talks on Scrimshaw and Herman Melville in Liverpool Free talks on scrimshaw and on Herman Melville’s time in Liverpool are featured on the Moby Dick on the Mersey website. These are part of the marathon reading weekend May 4th-6th.

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Book Launch: The Drowning of Arthur Braxton

The Drowning of Arthur Braxton is the fifth novel by Wirral-based writer Caroline Smailes. The Liverpool launch of the novel will take place at 126 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, on Tuesday April 9th, beginning at 6.30. Caroline will read from the … Continue reading

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Moby Dick on the Mersey 4th-6th May 2013: Volunteer to Read

Moby Dick on the Mersey is the first ever marathon reading of Moby-Dick in Liverpool and takes place over the weekend of May 4th-6th 2013 at the Merseyside Maritime Museum in Liverpool. There are still places available for readers who want to … Continue reading

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Publishing Moby-Dick

This afternoon I launched a Kickstarter campaign to produce and publish a print edition of the excellent powermobydick.com website. This will be a high-quality edition, in paperback and hardback, with all the annotations created by Margaret Guroff for her wonderful site, and … Continue reading

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The Home Front: Keep Calm and Carry On

The Home Front was a course which ran from October to December of this year as part of the Continuing Education programme at the University of Liverpool.  Its subject matter was writing by British women on World Wars I and … Continue reading

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