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The John Lennon Letters
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2 December 2013
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Yes, essentially. Ideally I'd like some of his school work pre 1958, so I could compare his writing before and after Julia's death. This might be the  most noticeable change as he withdrew into himself, so theoretically his writing should be a lot smaller and less loopy than before. It's all speculation, and if he was a person who was good at hiding his feelings then it might not come through the writing style at all.

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@Ahhh Girl Fancy merging this with the one Ron posted the link to upstream http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo…..n-letters/


NOTE by Ahhh Girl 2 May 2014: This post was originally a part of a separate thread that was merged into this one. The beginning of that other thread started with post 48 in this thread.

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LikeASir said
Yes, essentially. Ideally I'd like some of his school work pre 1958, so I could compare his writing before and after
Julia's death. This might be the  most noticeable change as he withdrew into himself, so theoretically his writing should be a lot smaller and less loopy than before. It's all speculation, and if he was a person who was good at hiding his feelings then it might not come through the writing style at all.

Yeah that would be an interesting comparison. You might want to see if you can find any images of the Daily Howl his school book he used to draw for other classmates. Some of that must be before '58. I no he used his drawings for emotional healing early on like he did later with his songs. He mentioned in an interview that songs pre '65 were fluff and pop and that he got his emotions out in his art work like In His Own Write and Spaniard in the Works. I have a copy of Japan Through John Lennon's Eyes. Made during the mid to late 70's. Basically it will say a Japanese word of phrase have an english translation and a picture John drew to illustrate the word. Pretty cool. I know some of the drawings for his first two books were old material not sure the dates though. 

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The iTunes app store has the app The John Lennon Letters, and there's a totally free version of it to try if you're not certain of wishing to pay for the full version... but that's only three dollars!  And both are simply phenomenally conceived and produced.  

Sorry if this is already covered here!

Am I allowed to plug them here?  I'm only a fan who discovered these yesterday...

Free:

The John Lennon Letters - Lite by Hachette UK (LBS)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-john-lennon-letters-lite/id605769672?mt=8

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The John Lennon Letters by Hachette UK (LBS)

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I have read neither this book nor any Beatles book...quite an amateur fan to be honest. But one thing strikes me every time I come across one of John's letters to Paul. He would state everything bluntly, John Lennon that he was a-hard-days-night-john-1, his ending sentence would stand out as being the only formal-sounding statement where he would also remind us how humble a person he was. What do you guys think? Sorry if I have digressed from the discussion.ahdn_george_05

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