"The McCartneys: In the Town Where They Were Born" by Kevin Roach (available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk) is a charming look at the history of Paul McCartney and his family's past.
The 112 page book begins with Paul McCartney's school days. Page 10 features a photo of Paul with his school mates in the Anglican Church in 1952.
But the book goes back further than that recalling his grandparents, Joe and Florrie, with a picture of the Christ Church in Kensington where they were married. A legal journal with their marriage listing is pictured.
It's this type of detail that makes the book so enjoyable. Past residences of family members are pictured. The book also has a detailed history of Paul's mother, Mary, whose maiden name was Mohin. It shows the building where Jim McCartney, Paul's father, and Mary met, along with St. Swithin's Church in Gillmoss, where they were married. And, of course, it including the residences they lived in, among them Forthlin Road where Paul spent his childhood.
Paul's own story begins in Chapter 4. His baptism listing (his name is listed in Latin as Jacobus Paulus McCartney) and a picture of Walton Hospital, where he was born, is included. Page 72 features the Coronation Day essay written by Paul in 1953. (We previously wrote about it here.) A school register showing his name is pictured. (Two names above his is Quarryman John Duff Lowe.) Michael McCartney's story is included, too. The book even has text of the obituaries for Paul's mother and father.
Finally, it includes some recent pictures, including Paul's 2008 performance at Anfield in Liverpool.
It's a charming book that McCartney fans will want to have on their shelves.http://www.examiner.com/x-34954-Paul-McCartney-Examiner~y2010m5d12-Fascinating-book-rev...