"[Davies] has done a sensitive and scrupulous job collecting and annotating Lennon's letters, and the book is beautifully designed." -- Vanity Fair
"A massive deposit of freshly excavated notes, screeds, asides and howls, each lavishly reproduced and carefully annotated, 'Letters' is the most intimate book ever published about Lennon. In its revelation of the man's psychology, it far surpasses all previous accounts by wives, lovers, half-siblings, ex-aides and even the best biographers." -- James Rosen, The Washington Post
"... Lennon's collected letters -- 285 of them, richly contextualized and handsomely presented... -- make for fascinating reading." -- The New York Observer
"... a must-read for Beatles fans." -- Glamour
An "illuminating volume that shows a different, unguarded side of the man." -- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"Fans will lap it up." -- Bloomberg
"This book makes it clear, more than ever, how lamentable it is that we lost Lennon the man." -- Maclean's
"The letters offer an opportunity to see Lennon less as icon than as human being." -- David Ulin, Los Angeles Times'
About the Author
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.
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.