Ruth Hamilton was the bestselling author of numerous novels, including Mulligan's Yard, The Reading Room, Mersey View, That Liverpool Girl, Lights of Liverpool, A Liverpool Song and Meet Me at the Pier Head. She became one of the north-west of England's most popular writers. She was born in Bolton, which is the setting for many of her novels, and spent most of her life in Lancashire. She also lived in Liverpool for many years, before passing away in 2016.
It is with great sadness that Pan Macmillan announces the death of Ruth Hamilton.
The Church of St Luke was destroyed during the Blitz. Left as it was, it became a garden, a hallowed tribute to all in the city who had perished under bombardment. Talk of shifting it was heard. We stopped it. This is the people's monument, and this is Liverp...