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John Lennon's Letters and Drawings to be Published in New Book

Yoko Ono has sold the publishing rights to over 150 letters penned by the late Beatle

January 20, 2011 5:15 PM ET
John Lennon's Letters and Drawings to be Published in New Book
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Yoko Ono has sold the rights to a collection of letters penned by John Lennon. Ono was persuaded to publish the letters by Hunter Davies, the Beatles' biographer.

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The book will be comprised of over 150 letters written over the course of Lennon's life, including notes to record companies and newspapers, several drawings and a letter to an eight-year-old boy.  According to Alan Samson of Orion, a majority of the letters and drawings in the book have not been seen by the public.

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The collection currently has no title, but it is set to be released in October 2012 on the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' debut single "Love Me Do."

Collected John Lennon letters to be published [Guardian UK]

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