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Stunning Lennon Letters book now available in paperback
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Saturday, 11/30/13 11:05 am] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

A little more than a year after its original release in 2012, the stunning book The John Lennon Letters compiled by famed Beatles biographer Hunter Davies is now available in a paperback edition.

The John Lennon Letters features almost three hundred letters, notes and doodles that were recovered by Davies with the help of major auction houses in the UK and the US. The documents include letters to his relatives, including his mother, father and sons, letters to fans, letters to the other Beatles, especially Paul McCartney during their intense rough patch in the early '70s, and unusual items such as handwritten Beatles set lists and lyrics to never recorded songs.

Among the documents pictured in the book are a page from the "Daily Howl," a homemade newspaper Lennon created when he was twelve or thirteen, and letters to his first wife Cynthia, including his first-ever written correspondence to her, a handmade card celebrating their first Christmas together.

About this collection, Hunter Davies said, "John Lennon lived and died in an era before computers, emails, twits, tweets, and twitters, hence he handwrote or typed letters and postcards to his family, his friends, fans, strangers, newspapers, organizations, lawyers, and the laundry. Most of his letters were funny, informative, campaigning, wise, mad, anguished, poetic. Sometimes they were heartbreaking. We know from his lyrics and his two books of poems that he had a way with words, but his letters have up to now never been collected and published, and in many cases their existence has remained unknown."

For more info, check out The John Lennon Letters at Amazon.

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