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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099530428
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $27.99

In His Own Write & A Spaniard in the Works


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A riotous collection of John Lennon’s poems, stories and drawings

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY

First published in 1964 and 1965, In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works are a brilliantly inventive and offbeat collection of John Lennon’s stories, drawings and poems.

  • Pub date: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099530428
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

John Lennon

Before he was a singer, a Beatle, or a music legend, JOHN LENNON was an artist. Professionally trained, he attended the prestigious Liverpool Art Institute from 1957 to 1960. Although Lennon is best known as a singer-songwriter, his legacy was also one of social revolution, humanitarianism, and artistry. His artwork lives on as an inspiring tribute to his hope for global peace and love.

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Praise for In His Own Write & A Spaniard in the Works

“Lunatic humour... it defies description. It owes something to Lear's nonsense books, but from there on in Lennon is on his own... Zany, offbeat, and illustrated by his grotesque spidery pen. It jolts the reader into gusts of laughter”

Guardian

“Very funny... beautifully designed”

Times Literary Supplement

“Irresistible...the drawings are marvellous”

Sunday Telegraph

“Fascinating.... It goes down like pure whimsy and then back-kicks like a sick mule.”

Sunday Times

“Very inventive... It's all in Lennon's favour that despite the adulation and soft soap, he has remained as tough, arrogant and uncompromising”

Observer

“John Lennon is a remarkably gifted writer... often hilarious, clever and funny”

Melody Maker


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