Get Yer Wack: A Liverpool Anthology is the first known published work of Brian Jacques. It was first published by Anvil Press in 1971 (ISBN B0007BLCU4) , and was later re-released by Raven Books in December 1973 as Get Yer Wack: An Anthology of Liverpool Humour. The cover photographs, taken by Susan P. Place, depict Jacques on Liverpool's Albert Dock. The book is in paperback form, and features illustrations by Bill Tidy.
Interestingly, the book is credited "J B Jaques".
According to Brian Jacques, "get yer wack" is a way of saying "make sure you get your share" or "make sure you get all that's due to you."
- Alternate ISBN: ISBN 0859770001
Get Yer Wack is not a novel, but a collection of Liverpudlian short stories, poems, and humorous songs. The original recommended price was £0.40p, or roughly $0.75.
The book is divided into 5 different chapters.
Several selections from chapter 3, "Adam an' Eve", "Let my People Go", "Caynanable", "Sampson and Delicious", and "The First Rebel" would later make their way into According to Jacques.
|Early works of Brian Jacques|
Get Yer Wack: A Liverpool Anthology | Yennoworrameanlike | According to Jacques: A Mersey Bible | Scouse with the Lid Off | Jakestown: My Liverpool | Brian Jacques Meets Paddy Kelly | Brown Bitter, Wet Nellies and Scouse | Infirmary Tales | Wordplays 1