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Author says she can't tell the whole Lennon story in three books
[Posted by Dave Haber on Friday, 04/10/09 3:31 pm] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Jude Kessler, author of the only researched, historical novel on the life of John Lennon, Shoulda Been There, announced at the 35th Annual Fest for Beatles Fans in New Jersey last week that her Lennon trilogy will now be a five-book series.

"There is just too much detailed information to pack it all into three books," Kessler commented on-stage at the Friday night Author's Symposium. "Each book would end up being well over 1,000 pages. The Beatles did something significant and interesting every single day of '62. '63,and '64. What event would one cull?"

Jude at work

BeatlesNews.com can now exclusively report that the five books in Kessler's Lennon pentalogy will be:

1. Shoulda Been There (1940 - Dec. 1961) The Liverpool Years

2. Shivering Inside (Dec. 1941 - Feb. 1964) The Beatles Take the World by Storm

3. She Loves You (Feb. 1964 - 9 Nov. 1966) The Beatles in America and the World -- John moves from Cyn to Yoko

4. She Once Had Me (Nov. 1966 - Lost Weekend) Break-up of The Beatles, John's solo years, marriage to Yoko, life with May Pang

5. Shine On (Lost Weekend - Dec. 8, 1980)

The first book, Shoulda Been There, sold out in its first edition in eight months and is now selling out on the revised edition, which includes an hour interview CD with Allan Williams, the Beatles' first manager. Shivering Inside, the sequel to Shoulda Been There, is due out in 18 months, in October 2010.

Check out ontherockbooks.com for more info. Jude's books are also available at thefest.com.




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