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New Beatles books
13 October 2018
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I forgot to thank you for the above @Ahhh Girl sorry.

I've read a few more reviews and it appears the book's target audience is the casual or newer Lennon fan. Perhaps it's one to wait for until it comes out in paperback.

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Google Play store (UK) are offering £3 off any ebook over £3 at the moment.

EDIT: Which makes Joe's book 9p and I guess he still gets his royalty. ahdn_john_08_gif

Pivotal Moments in Beatles History No.118:  Yoko helps herself to one of George's digestives. 

21 October 2018
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So I was in Dymocks and saw a new book, Being John Lennon . Bought it and started reading. I was so excited to see this. 

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13 November 2018
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Two new books...

Published recently is Bob Smeaton's autobiography, From Benwell Boy to 46th Beatle...And Beyond. Smeaton was the series director for Anthology, for which he was awarded a Grammy, accepting it at Madison Square Garden in front of an audience of 15.000, he mused, "It's a long way from Newcastle in the North of England to New York. I would like to thank John, Paul, George and Ringo."

Published today is The Roof: The Final Concert by Ken Mansfield. Mansfield is the former Capitol employee (first working with them during their August 1965 US tour) who they poached to become the manager of Apple Records US division and their personal liaison between England and America.

He can be seen in the white jacket between the guy sitting on the wall and George...

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There were only a few of us who witnessed the concert on the roof up-close that day, each leaving that place with deep, life-long impressions that no biographer or researcher can understand or portray in distant words. My intent is for you to experience the depth of those feelings through my eyes.

Another book using forty-plus minutes on a London roof as the central scene to look at the last days of a band whose Legend has lasted "more than a lunchtime"...

Not that I'm criticising, just noting this is the third "rooftop" book in about as many years.

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14 November 2018
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Not specifically a Beatles book but Billy Bragg has written a book on the history of skiffle "Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World". I'd never understood the appeal of skiffle and how it would have caught the attention of kids like John and Paul untill I heard Billy Bragg's excellent discussion on it in a Word podcast.  Well worth a listen http://wordpodcast.co.uk/2018/.....tish-rock/

 

There's also a really interesting discussion about Kenneth Womack's books on George Martin http://wordpodcast.co.uk/2018/.....ge-martin/

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Pivotal Moments in Beatles History No.118:  Yoko helps herself to one of George's digestives. 

17 November 2018
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Hi

I am an author and genealogist. I have this week published 'Inside the Beatles Family Tree', the result of over a decade of research into the genealogy and family trees of the Fab Four, with additional input from cousins and other relations, some of whom gave permission to use never before seen family photographs and documents.

https://www.richedmunds.co.uk/.....amily-tree

 

 

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THE DAKOTA WINTERS
By Tom Barbash

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/0.....nters.html

"A Novel Set at the Dakota Imagines John Lennon as a Neighbor"

If anyone reads it, give us a review.

14 February 2019
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Timothy said
So I was in Dymocks and saw a new book, Being John Lennon . Bought it and started reading. I was so excited to see this. 

  

I saw this book in Dymocks the other day. I didn't buy it but I am interested how this book is any different to other Lennon books. 

What did you think of it? 

And in the end the lunch you take is equal to the lunch you bake.

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