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  • Published: 2 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9780091958633
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1072
  • RRP: $38.00

The Beatles Book

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

Hunter Davies, the only ever authorised biographer of the group, has produced the essential Beatles guide. Divided into four sections – People, Songs, Places and Broadcast and Cinema – it covers all elements of the band’s history and vividly brings to live every influence that shaped them.

Illustrated with material from Hunter's remarkable private collection of artefacts and memorabilia, this is the definitive Beatles treasure.

  • Pub date: 2 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9780091958633
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1072
  • RRP: $38.00

About the Author

Hunter Davies

HUNTER DAVIES is the author of the only ever authorised biography of The Beatles, still in print in almost every country in the world. In 2012 he edited The Lennon Letters, published in 20 different foreign countries, and in 2014 The Beatles Lyrics. He wrote the first book about the Quarrymen. Plus forty other non-Beatly books, including novels, biographies, travel and children’s books. As a journalist, he has a column in The Sunday Times about money and in the New Statesman about football.

SPENCER LEIGH is the author of 25 books, most of them connected with The Beatles or popular music. He writes music obituaries for the Independent and for 25 years has had his own music programme on BBC Radio Merseyside.

KEITH BADMAN is an author, journalist and film and video archives researcher. He has written or contributed to ten books about popular music, including four on The Beatles, and been a columnist for Record Collector magazine for 20 years. . He assisted with the archive film and video research on The Beatles Anthology series.

DAVID BEDFORD is the author of two books about the beginnings and history of The Beatles in Liverpool. He is currently Chairman of the Governors at Dovedale Juniors, the Liverpool school attended by John Lennon and George Harrison.

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Praise for The Beatles Book

“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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