Peter Kenny Jones will be signing copies of his new book Sweeper Keeper at four signings across the north west in the coming weeks.

Sweeper Keeper is the compelling story of legendary goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence, one of the heroes of Bill Shankly's Liverpool, who has been called the first 'sweeper keeper'. 

A chance interview with the BBC in 2015 made Tommy Lawrence a viral sensation. The one-in-a-million-chance meeting led to a heart-warming recollection of his playing days for Liverpool. Lawrence's story has a lot more to it than meets the eye. Known affectionately as 'the Flying Pig', the fabled goalkeeper led a roller-coaster life. 

After moving to Warrington with his family as a child, Tommy became friendly with local brothers Peter and Roger Hunt. Lawrence and Roger Hunt went on to be mainstays of Shankly's Liverpool revolution, winning league titles and the club's first FA Cup. 

The romance at Anfield ended abruptly, though, and there was no testimonial. From riches on the pitch to rags on the streets, Tommy's life story is told by those who knew him best - family, friends and former team-mates. 

Peter is a football historian, writer and author, specialising in Merseyside football history. In this, his third book on the subject, contact with ex-Liverpool players and family members of Tommy Lawrence has given him special insight into a unique character in Liverpool's football history.

He will be holding a media day a stone’s throw from Anfield at The Sandon on 25 March at noon. Tommy's 1965 FA Cup Final shirt will be displayed alongside the new book on its release day, while some of Tommy's former teammates, his family and George Sephton, Anfield’s stadium announcer, will join the author, with the media invited to speak to those attending and get an exclusive first look at Peter’s new book. If you wish to attend please confirm your interest via info@pitchpublishing.co.uk

On Saturday 30 March, on Easter Saturday, the day before the Reds face Brighton at Anfield, there will be a signing at Pritchards Book Shop in Crosby from noon. 

On Friday 5 April the official launch will take place at The Church at 7pm. Tickets are available here, with all money raised going to the Spirit of Shankly's Former Player Fund, which provides financial support for former Liverpool players who are in need of help in many different ways. 

Former teammates of Tommy, family, friends and the author will be gathered for a book launch which is a celebration of Tommy's story. The event, which will also include live music, will be hosted by Empire of the Kop's Farrell Keeling and a raffle which will raise further funds for a worthwhile charity. 

On the Tuesday 9 April Peter will be at Waterstones at Liverpool One from 6.30pm: reading an extract of the book, answering questions and signing copies. Tickets are available from the Waterstones website.

The final signing event will take place on Friday 12 April at the Pack Horse in Culcheth (Warrington), the pub Tommy used to be a regular, a key place in the book and a place he spent much of his life. 

Again the event will raise money for Spirit of Shankly's Former Player Fund and tickets are available here.