New Chapter for Sea Odyssey

A special book capturing Liverpool’s most successful ever event has been published.

In the footsteps of Giants is a glossy 104 page book re-living Sea Odyssey – Liverpool’s unforgettable event which commemorated the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic.

Commissioned by Liverpool City Council, the book is full of nearly 150 images, which re-trace the journey of the Little Girl Giant, her Uncle and mischievous dog Xolo as they travelled around the city during three very special days in April.

The beautiful pictures have been taken by professional and amateur photographers. In May, the city council urged people who were part of the 800,000-strong crowds to send in stunning pictures they may have taken during the event. Hundreds were received and after weeks of deliberation, the images were whittled down to just 147.

Published by Liverpool University Press, the book is on general sale now.

Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “The response to our image request back in May was fantastic, and I know the team were spoiled for choice when it came to selecting images for the final version.

“There has been a huge amount of anticipation around the release of this book. Six months on and people are still talking about the three giants who took over the city for three days, capturing our hearts and our imaginations.

“In the footsteps of Giants is a wonderful way to experience this unforgettable event all over again and I’m sure it will be a must-buy gift for all those people who welcomed and followed the journey of Liverpool’s three special visitors in April.”

The book, which costs £9.99, will be available to buy in the Tourist Information Centres based in St George’s Hall and Albert Dock, the Liverpool ONE information centre as well as Waterstones Bold Street and Liverpool ONE. National Museums Liverpool will also be selling copies at the shops located in the Walker Art Gallery, Museum of Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum, World Museum and Lady Lever Art Gallery.

The book can also be ordered online at www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk and www.amazon.co.uk.