The John Lennon Letters
Edited and with an Introduction by Hunter Davies
By John Lennon and Hunter Davies
The first-ever collection of the letters of John Lennon, now available in paperback.
A lifetime of letters, collected for the first time, from the legendary The Beatles musician and songwriter John Lennon
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 Lennon'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 - from his 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.
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 40 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 BEATLES LYRICS. He lives in London, NW5.
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29 Sep 2016
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