Our Mersey Shore is the second book by Wicklow author Keith Ryan. Set in Liverpool during World War Two it is the story of Maggie Bootle. Just 16 when the war broke out it charts the struggles of living during such a dark time and ultimately is a story of the resolve of the human spirit and triumph over adversity.
The author wanted to reflect the conflict of living in Liverpool during a World War. He had a photograph of the Liver building which he was keen to use. I created a photo montage using subtle imagery of the Mersey shore with the broken glass reflecting the broken lives and destruction of the War years. Ultimately Our Mersey Shore is a story of hope and the Liver building represents the strength of the human spirit against all the odds.
Our Mersey Shore is available through Amazon and Ingramspark and leading bookstores in Ireland.