The John Lennon Letters

The John Lennon Letters


By (author) John Lennon, Edited by Hunter Davies, Read by Director Pain Management Unit Christopher Eccleston, Read by Allan Corduner, Foreword by Yoko Ono, Introduction by Hunter Davies

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  • Publisher: Little Brown and Company
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 145mm x 20mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 30 October 2012
  • ISBN 10: 1619692457
  • ISBN 13: 9781619692459
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 685,438

Product description

A lifetime of letters, collected for the first time, from the legendary musician and songwriter. John Lennon was one of the greatest songwriters the world has ever known, creator of "Help!," "Come Together," "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Imagine," and dozens more. But it was in his correspondences that he let his personality and poetry flow unguarded. Now, gathered for the first time in book form, are his letters to family, friends, strangers, and lovers from every point in his life. Funny, informative, wise, poetic, and sometimes heartbreaking, his letters illuminate a never-before-seen intimate side of the private genius. This groundbreaking collection of almost 300 letters and postcards has been edited and annotated by Hunter Davies, whose authorized biography" The Beatles" (1968) was published to great acclaim. With unparalleled knowledge of Lennon and his contemporaries, Davies reads between the lines of the artist's words, contextualizing them in Lennon's life and using them to reveal the man himself.

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Author information

John Lennon was born in Liverpool in 1940. A singer, songwriter, and musician, he was one of the cofounders of The Beatles. He died in 1980. Hunter Davies is the author of over 40 books and has written for "The Guardian" (London), New Statesman, and "The Sunday Times" (London). He is married to the novelist and biographer Margaret Forster and they live in London.