St Helens: The Great & The Good, by Brian Leyland, is a celebration of the heritage of the town of St Helens and in particular the people that hailed from it.
It profiles 100 people who were either born, raised or educated in the town and who have gone on to make their mark on a national or international stage. It includes both historical and contemporary figures and concludes that the town has long punched above its weight.
Author Ken Bold is a lifelong Saints supporter. St Helens is home to one of the most famous Rugby League clubs in the world. Saints have a long and proud history and this book tells the story of each and every one of the 79 finals that they have contested, from the very first Challenge Cup final in 1897 to the present day.