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The definitive compendium from the only authorised biographer of The Beatles.

THE BEATLES BOOK is the ultimate authority on the fab four.

Hunter Davies, the only ever authorised biographer of the group, brings together three eminent Beatles experts to compile an invaluable and essential guide. Divided into four sections – People, Songs, Places and Broadcast & Cinema – The Beatles Book covers every element of the band’s history and brings every influence that shaped the incredible Beatles phenomenon vividly to life. Hunter and his team have also rated entries to show how important, influential or meaningful that characteristic was in the history of their lives and creations.

Illustrated with material from Hunter's remarkable private collection of personal artefacts and memorabilia, this compendium is an beautiful, insightful and entertaining treasure for any Beatles fan.


The ultimate, definitive, nothing-more-to-be-said Beatles encyclopaedia. I love it.

Daily Star

Four years in the making, it is the definitive guide to everything and everyone associated with The Beatles

Liverpool Echo

‘Extensive, comprehensive…it’s brilliant’

Radio 2, Steve Wright

‘A wonderful treasure and compendium…a very beautiful thing’

Radio 6, Stuart Maconie

An entertaining, juicy miscellany

Stuart Maconie, Mail on Sunday

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    July 2, 2019

    Ebury Press

    1072 pages

    RRP $30.00

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  • EBook


    September 1, 2016

    Ebury Digital

    1072 pages

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