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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Names unveiled for Liverpool’s new Central Library (UK)

Names unveiled for Liverpool’s new Central Library (UK)Sir Paul McCartney and more than 100 literary greats are to have their names put in stone on the back of Liverpool's new library. Liverpool Central Library and Archive will pay homage to some of city's most iconic writers. The Literary Pavement will celebrate authors who lived and worked by the Mersey. Poet Roger McGough, TV writer Carla Lane and author Anne Baker have also made the final list. A 22-metre long walkway will lead from William Brown Street to the entrance of the restored library. Engraved on it will be titles from world books, cinema and music, which can also be found inside the Grade II-listed building. Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney praised the people who voted for him. He added: "Thank you for doing me the honour." The 150-year-old library is undergoing a £50m facelift and is due to reopen in 2013

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