Norman, Philip John Lennon: The Life

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John Lennon: The Life

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The final word on music’s greatest legend, in which Philip Norman reveals a John Lennon the world has never seen. With ground-breaking insight into the pain, beauty and frustration that shaped the genius of modern music, John Lennon: The Life redefines a legend.

John Lennon - the iconic songwriter, composer and one quarter of The Beatles - was a giant of the twentieth century. As the founding member of the world's most successful group ever, he changed lives.

Now, the bestselling author of Shout!, recognised for over 25 years as the ultimate Beatles biography, turns his formidable talent to the Beatle for whom belonging to the world's most beloved pop group was never enough.

Drawing on previously untapped sources, and with unprecedented access to all the major characters, Philip Norman presents the most complete and revealing portrait of John Lennon ever written. The book's hundreds of key informants and interviewees include Sir Paul McCartney, Sir George Martin, Neil Aspinall, Sean Lennon, whose moving reminiscence reveals his father as never before, and Yoko Ono, who speaks with sometimes shocking candour about the inner workings of her marriage to John.

This masterpiece of biography takes a fresh look at every aspect of Lennon's much-chronicled life as Norman shows us the whole man from Lennon's schooldays to his death outside his New York apartment building on December 8, 1980.

Honest and unflinching and featuring previously unseen photographs this truly is the definitive John Lennon.

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Recensione:

‘Reading this book brings the John Lennon I knew vividly back to life.’ Bill Harry, founder of Mersey Beat

‘This is the best Lennon book so far’ The Word

‘Norman has written about Lennon twice before but he has uncovered much new material in his research for this impressive and highly readable book… It is greatly to Norman's credit as a biographer that he does justice to all of (Lennon's legacy) in a book whose 854 pages simply fly by.’ Sunday Times Culture

‘Can there be more to find out (about Lennon)? And, can Philip Norman, the author of the new 300,000 word John Lennon: The Life, be serious when he tells The Word magazine, "Lennon deserves a real biography, as if he were John Keats or Mahatma Ghandi. Not a pop person but a major towering presence in his century?"  The answer to both questions is empahatically yes…And yes, Norman has unearthed some startling things.’ The Independent

'Although more than 800 pages long, this book is nicely paced, well researched and will not disappoint.'
Glasgow Evening Times

‘Reading this book brings the John Lennon I knew vividly back to life.’
Bill Harry, founder of Mersey Beat

'This is the first serious Lennon biography for 20 years and unlike Albert Goldman's bilious effort in the 80s, Norman's style is trustworthy, contextual, and plainly told, yet with enough splashes of historical colour…'
The Times

‘A well-written book and almost everything you could want to know [about Lennon] is in there.'
Oxford Times

The New Statesman called the book 'magnetic'.

'Philip Norman's style is compelling', Irish Times

'Norman's mesmerising biography'. Irish Examiner

‘Meticulously researched, compulsively readable book.’
Sunday Times Culture magazine

‘The Rock biography of the Year.’
Metro

‘The best all-round Lennon biography.’
Sunday Herald Magazine

‘Surely the best book yet written about this most complex of personalities.’
Guardian

‘A surpisingly rapid and gripping read.’
Independent

‘One of the best books ever written about the Fab Four - a festive must-have for all Beatles fans.’
Choice magazine

‘A literary highlight.’
Irish Times

‘The sheer size of the book is daunting, but Norman’s writing style is so fluid, that once in, you’re hooked.’
Yorkshire Evening Post

‘Nicely paced, well researched and will not disappoint.’
West Sussex County Times

Praise for Philip Norman:
‘This stands as the first (and still the best) collision of Beatles history and literary depth… just about everything is rendered with beautiful prose and laser-like insight’
Q

‘As beautiful and unsettling as any late Beatles record’
Daily Express

‘Conscientiously researched… his command of his material is faultless’
George Melly, Observer

'Although more than 800 pages long, this book is nicely paced, well researched and will not disappoint.'
Glasgow Evening Times

Praise for Philip Norman’s ‘Shout’:

‘This stands as the first (and still the best) collision of Beatles history and literary depth… just about everything is rendered with beautiful prose and laser-like insight’ Q

‘As beautiful and unsettling as any late Beatles record’ Daily Express

‘Conscientiously researched… his command of his material is faultless’ George Melly, Observer

L'autore:

Philip Norman was born in London and brought up on the Isle of Wight. He joined the Sunday Times at the age of twenty-two, soon gaining a reputation as Atticus columnist and for his profiles of various public figures. In 1981 he published Shout!, a ground-breaking biography of the Beatles that was an international bestseller. He has also written the definitive lives of Sir Elton John and Buddy Holly and his journalism has been published in three collections. His book Babycham Night, is a memoir of his childhood on the Isle of Wight. He is married with a daughter and lives in London.

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