About the Author

Tom Patterson
Blurbarian Since May 2009
Name Tom Patterson
My Web Site www.flickr.com/photos/tompatto
Location Liverpool England Planet Earth.
Gender Male
My Occupation Auto construction.
My Bio Hiya! I am a resident of a large city in the North-West of England,which has a certain fame worldwide,due to a group of musicians..."Four lads who shook the world".
However,much as I enjoy the Beatles,I must state categorically that this city was firmly on the map long before the '60's musical revolution.
When I walk around this fascinating town,camera at hand,I can always find echoes of a great past~tempered by the fact that our city was prominent in the heinous trade in slaves,from which it profited greatly.
I like to capture all aspects of this city,maritime,architectural,everyday life...and hope to bring these scenes to a wide audience...hopefully,through the medium of the internet,and possibly through sales of my books!
...A certain satisfaction can be gained by the sharing of images with the wider world,and~if it encourages people to come and see this amazing place...that is all I require from this enterprise.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
O.K.~I can do more books about my home city,but~there are many wonderful places on my doorstep...North Wales,English Lake District,historic places like Chester...modern vibrant places like Manchester,scenic wonderlands in Derbyshire....give it time,and a possible retirement,and the world is my lobster!
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
Local History in Liverpool~check out (on the 'net), Frank Carlyle : Supernatural tales of the city~Tom Slemen : Superb local sculptor~Tom Murphy,and catch the many local photographers on Flickr.com : Type Liverpool into the search bar.

There is also a great artist at Anfield Stadium,named Fernando Torres.
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
No need for me to extol the virtues of Charles Dickens~a wondrous story teller; I enjoy travel books,especially the humorous ones of Bill Bryson,but the polymesmeric novel that captured my teenaged mind was Joseph Heller's "Catch 22".