John Lennon wrote letters and postcards all of his life, and now a selection of these letters is being published for the first time. They were sent to his friends, family, strangers, newspapers, organisations, lawyers and the laundry – they were funny, informative, campaigning, wise, mad, poetic, anguished and sometimes heartbreaking. Hunter Davies, the authorised biographer of the Beatles is editor of the collection. The letters (along with occasional doodles) are collected in chronological order to create something akin to a narrative that builds up, reflecting John's life. The book will be published on John Lennon's birthday, October 9th, 2012. ISBN13: 9780297866343
In an event at London's British Library on October 11th, Hunter Davies talks about the John Lennon he knew and the unique insight that the
letters give into Lennon's mind.
The book is also available in a Kindle edition. Tickets to the event in London: £5.00 - £7.50.