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John Paul Kirkham is a poet, photographer and writer living in the city of Liverpool and is the author of 18 books including the well known anthology of poetry “In Violet” and the autobiography “I Saw Her Standing There” and is the official biographer of Saint Clare of Assisi and Saint Gemma Galgani. 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 notably spent twelve years on Kensington Palace’s royal photographic rota with HRH 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”. Oh yes and the footy ……. Tranmere Rovers is just as good as it gets on Merseyside and it means I have more mates than any other as all the Blues and Reds want to be my my best friend ….. unless they feel sorry for me! I have supported the Prenton Park players since the 1960s ………

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