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John Lennon The John Lennon Letters Edited and with an Introduction by Hunter Davies

First ever collection of John Lennon’s letters. John Lennon was a writer as well as a musician, and it was entirely natural for him to put pen to paper whenever he had something to communicate. He wrote letters all his life; to friends, family, strangers, newspapers, lawyers and the laundry – which were funny, informative, wise, mad, poetic, anguished and sometimes heartbreaking. For the first time, Yoko Ono has given permission to publish a collection of his letters, providing a unique insight into the mind of one of the great figures of our times. Hunter Davies is the author of the only authorised biography of the Beatles. He lives in London NW5.

Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre Cased October £20.00 384pp 234 x 156mm 978 0 297 86634 3 Markets: World XUSAC USA: Little, Brown; Translation & Serial: W&N

Pamela Hicks Lady in Waiting

A magical memoir about childhood in India by the daughter of Lord and Lady Mountbatten. Pamela Mountbatten was born at the end of the Twenties to Lord Louis Mountbatten and his glamorous wife Edwina Ashley. She was brought up by nannies and governesses, and her parents’ vast social circle included royalty, film stars and politicians. Noel Coward invited Pamela to watch him filming, Churchill would call for ‘a word with Dickie’. After the war, while her parents were the last Viceroy and Vicereine of India, Pamela discovered a life-long love for the people and the place. Lady Pamela Hicks was Lady in Waiting to the Queen, until her marriage to flamboyant designer David Hicks.

Biography & Autobiography: Genera Cased/TPB (export only) October £20.00/£13.99 416pp 234 x 156mm 24 illustrations 978 0 297 86482 0/978 0 297 86483 7 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: W&N 11