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Willy Russell

UK flag (b.1947)

Willy Russell was born in Whiston, near Liverpool. He has worked as a ladies' hairdresser, stacked stockings and cleaned girders, before getting into writing, first as a songwriter then as a playwright. He is the author of many multi-award-winning plays. He and his family live in Liverpool.
Willy Russell recommends
Piggy Monk Square (2005)
Grace Jolliffe
"A stunningly well-written novel."
The Single Soldier (2017)
(Soldier , book 1)
George Costigan
"A magnificent, big beast of a book."