John Paul Kirkham

Poet - Writer - Photographer in Liverpool. Enjoy the photographs and free books including the autobiography "I Saw Her Standing There"

 Coming Summer 2022  

A new updated and greatly expanded edition of the Autobiography “I Saw Her Standing There” - It’s back to Liverpool in the late 1970s, a time when it was still cool to be children of the revolution. A bohemian tale of love, other stuff and lots of rock and roll and when the world was younger and I fell in love with a girl from a distant shore. Featuring a new introduction by the band Hawkwind and concluding with an epilogue collaborating with Rod Clements and Lindisfarne who was more than kind and keen to allow some of his words at the books conclusion. Included in these extra forty pages and published here for the very first time are a selection of photographs of Diana Princess of Wales taken from my personal collection.

 So get ready to rock … this midsummer

John Paul Kirkham is a poet, photographer and writer living in the City of Liverpool and is the author of twenty books and collaborations including the well known anthology of poetry “In Violet” and the autobiography "I Saw Her Standing There" and is the official biographer of two Italian saints: Clare of Assisi and Gemma Galgani of Lucca. 

John Paul studied in the 1970’s at the Laird School of Art in Merseyside leading to a long career as a photographer firstly in forensics (yes the scary stuff of “Silent Witness”) then general press, running a studio, advertising, documentary film making and managing Britains largest private photographic and film archive. John Paul also spent twelve years on Kensington Palace’s royal photographic rota with Her Royal Highness Diana - Princess of Wales and over the years has featured on television, radio and as a real life character in Blake Morrisons book of stories "Too True"