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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #60 on: April 08, 2007, 07:57:24 PM »

For those interestied, some reviews of books about John here:
http://www.bagism.com/library/book-reviews.html
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #61 on: April 10, 2007, 01:32:49 PM »

I picked up Julia Baird's new book 'Imagine This' growing up with
my brother. Looks a great book & i saw Julia at a convention a few years back
when i was .. oh "14". So Young!! :)
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #62 on: April 11, 2007, 07:41:27 AM »

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I picked up Julia Baird's new book 'Imagine This' growing up with
my brother. Looks a great book & i saw Julia at a convention a few years back
when i was .. oh "14". So Young!! :)

You actually saw her, like, physically?  :o
I'll be very interested to know what you think bout the book. As i doubted whether i should get it or not
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #63 on: April 11, 2007, 02:34:08 PM »

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You actually saw her, like, physically?t

She was a guest at a conveention over 10 years ago now in
Derby, England (where i live) & she was giving a speech on John
& asking questions from the people. I tried to speak to her but she was
only there for a short while but it was amazing to actually see her!! :o
I did however meet Alister Taylor at another convention & a great gentleman
he was!


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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #64 on: April 11, 2007, 10:22:10 PM »

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I'll be very interested to know what you think bout the book. As i doubted whether i should get it or not

This is what I've read about it ...



"Includes up to 50 black and white photos. Until now, the true story of John Lennon
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #65 on: April 11, 2007, 11:04:44 PM »

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She was a guest at a conveention over 10 years ago now in
Derby, England (where i live) & she was giving a speech on John
& asking questions from the people. I tried to speak to her but she was
only there for a short while but it was amazing to actually see her!! :o
I did however meet Alister Taylor at another convention & a great gentleman
he was!

Damn... thats NOT fair!!!!  :P

And Raxo,
Thing is, she didnt actually live with her brother, or did she? And a lot of the stuff in the book is about her and Julie from what i saw

By the way, how do you quote two people in one reply?
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #66 on: April 11, 2007, 11:17:33 PM »

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By the way, how do you quote two people in one reply?
Before you press the "Post" button when you've already answered the first quoted text, don't post it but copy all the text and go back to the thread to quote the second reply and then past there the "previous" non-posted reply ... I'm not sure if it makes sense  :-/ ...

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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #67 on: April 11, 2007, 11:21:59 PM »

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This is what I've read about it ...



"Includes up to 50 black and white photos. Until now, the true story of John Lennon’s childhood has never been told. John’s sister Julia has herself been on a personal journey that has made it possible only now to reveal the full extent of the pain and difficulties—as well as the happier times—living inside John Lennon’s family brought. Julia reveals the various strong, self-willed and selfish women who surrounded John as he grew up. John was removed from his mother at the age of 5 to live with his Aunt Mimi, and here Julia shows for the first time the cruelty of this decision—to both mother and son, she sheds a new light on his upbringing with Mimi which is often at dramatic odds with the accepted tale. John’s frequent visits to his mother and sisters gave him the liveliness, freedom and love he sought and allowed him to develop his musical talents. The tragic death of their mother, knocked down outside Aunt Mimi’s house by a speeding car when John was 17, meant that life for him and his sisters would never be the same again."


Thanks for the info!

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Before you press the "Post" button when you've already answered the first quoted text, don't post it but copy all the text and go back to the thread to quote the second reply and then past there the "previous" non-posted reply ... I'm not sure if it makes sense  :-/ ...


Thanks again! Hey it worked!!!!!
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #68 on: April 11, 2007, 11:26:51 PM »

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Thanks for the info!

Thanks again! Hey it worked!!!!!
Hope this is not going to be the last time!LOL!  ;D


OK, more difficult this time :P ... a quoted text inside another quoted text: copy the quoted text that it's going to be "inside" the other and paste it in the place you want it but always between the two "quote"s  ...

Example:
Quote from:
(quoted text here ... with its own "quote"s too!!!)
Quote
... and voila!  8)

I guess this makes even less sense  :B ...
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #69 on: April 13, 2007, 12:42:38 PM »

Quote from: 297
OK, more difficult this time :P ... a quoted text inside another quoted text: copy the quoted text that it's going to be "inside" the other and paste it in the place you want it but always between the two "quote"s  ...

Example:
Quote from:
(quoted text here ... with its own "quote"s too!!!)
Quote
... and voila!  8)

I guess this makes even less sense  :B ...

But how do you quote something from already quoted text that comes from previously quoted text in another thread, maybe even on another forum, and not even this year but maybe last year or the year before and can I have it in green please?

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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #70 on: April 13, 2007, 01:26:49 PM »

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But how do you quote something from already quoted text that comes from previously quoted text in another thread, maybe even on another forum, and not even this year but maybe last year or the year before and can I have it in green please?
Are you in a hurry or I've got time? 8)
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #71 on: April 14, 2007, 07:39:12 AM »

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Are you in a hurry or I've got time? 8)

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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #72 on: April 26, 2007, 08:39:43 AM »

Ha! I finally finished "A Twist of Lennon". All I can say really is that it's a very easy and light book to read. It doesn't go into much detail which is where it differs from "John". The perfect book for me would be "John" with the ending of "A Twist of Lennon". By the way, it's interesting how Twist was Cynthia's second husband's name... if im not mistaken.

I'm taking a break with Beatles books and thought i'll read some classic literature.  
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #73 on: April 26, 2007, 01:00:50 PM »

Thanks for your report, KE! It sounds like A Twist of Lennon is not a must-read, since I've already read John. I found _that_ pretty light going!

Cool note about Twist being an ex-husband. #3, actually:
1970 - Italian hotelier Roberto Bassanini, divorced in 1973.

1976 - John Twist, an engineer from Lancashire. They divorced in 1983 (after this book came out in 1978! Very interesting. So was it a deliberate or unconscious connection?)

2002 - Noel Charles, a night club owner.
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #74 on: April 26, 2007, 02:50:40 PM »

I'm reading All You Need Is Ears right now and received The True Beginnings (by the family Best) recently. The latter looks pretty, with nice pictures. The George Martin book is a good read too.
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #75 on: April 26, 2007, 11:11:23 PM »

Just finished reading Geoffrey Giuliano's 'Revolution'.
Not a bad book for begginer's (maybe) but nothing that special
on trivia or knowledge. :-/ Never been keen on him but this book
is OK, i suppose.
I'm now starting Julia Baird's Book (would you like me, sitting there
with me hooter scraping away at this booook! ;D ;D).
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #76 on: April 27, 2007, 03:01:05 AM »

^ why read Andy Smith if parading is better?  ;)

Read it quickly coz i want to see your review
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #77 on: April 27, 2007, 02:36:38 PM »

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^ why read Andy Smith if parading is better?  ;)

Read it quickly coz i want to see your review

I will, while tormenting my eyes! ;D
Anyway, your a bit old for that sort of chat arn't yr? ;D :P

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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #78 on: April 27, 2007, 09:37:39 PM »

I recently finished 'Magical Mystery Tour' by Tony Bramwell

it was OK- pretty standard story of the Beatles, learn some new things from it though. He did seem to be a bit kind of taking every opportunity he could to try to give proof of how well he knew the beatles...which got a bit annoying after a while, but I would say it's definately worth a read as easy-reading, learn some stuff maybe. And besides, I liked the cover  :)

By the way, has anyone read some book called 'John Lennon Called Me Normal' because I was watching a Pink Floyd documentary and there was some guy on it who was apparently author of that book (sorry cant remember his name!) so, if anyone has read it I would be interested to hear if it's good  :)
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #79 on: April 28, 2007, 12:11:43 AM »

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