Saturday, 4 August 2012

Liverpool Evening Express

Liverpool's first evening newspaper established in 1870 by Charles Tinling. Initially, supporting Conservative interests in the city later became a popular paper until ceasing publication in 1958.

Lowry refers to the paper in his short story 'Goya The Obscure'; " 'Liverpool Liner aground,' Last Echo and Exprey!-' (Pg. 278) and "The wind blows up from the road an old copy of the Liverpool Express, rumples and whisks it down the Goree Piazzas. It clung finally to a lamp-post, like some ugly cringing wraith." (Pg. 278); Lowry repeats the sentences in Ultramarine (Pg.69) but changes the liner to; "Norwegian liner aground in Mersey!"

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