The first-ever collection of the letters of John Lennon, a must-have for all fans of The Beatles.
A lifetime of letters, collected for the first time, from the legendary musician and songwriter.
John Lennon is one of the world's greatest-ever song writers, creator of 'Help!', 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds', 'Imagine' and dozens more. Now, his letters have been collected and published, illuminating as never before the intimate side of a private genius.
Hunter Davies, author of the only authorised biography of The Beatles, has tracked down almost three hundred of John's letters and postcards - to relations, friends, fans, strangers, lovers and even to the laundry. Some of the letters are tender, informative, funny, angry and abusive, and some are simply heart-breaking. Many are illustrated with John's own drawings, doodles and jokes. Davies tells the story of each letter and together they form a compelling narrative, from Lennon's earliest surviving thank-you note, written when he was ten, to his last scribbled autograph given on 8 December 1980 - the day he was shot, aged forty.
About the Author
John Lennon was, as one of the Beatles and the composer of many of their greatest songs, one of the most famous people of the 20th century. He died aged forty in 1980. Hunter Davies, the editor of the letters, is the author of the only ever authorised biography of The Beatles, as well as the classic The Glory Game. He lives in London, NW5.
Davies has done an amazing job tracking down nearly 300 of John Lennon's letters, notes and postcards to fans, friends, lovers, and even his laundry. He has then put each missive in a clear personal and historical context. THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE Hunter Davies is the authorised biographer of the Beatles and knew Lennon well and that shines through in the way the collection is presented. -- FEMKE COLBORNE BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 8th October 2013
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 18.8 x 3.9
Weight (kg): 1.14