Good news Eric... Congratulations!!
And as I also gave to you my compliments for your new book privately, I would like to do it here as well, as it's one of the best books I have read about The Beatles (=and you can trust I have read a lot of them...), very good documented, very good researched and very good done. Undoubtedly a 'must-have' for all The Beatles community...
Best regards from Spain!!
Thank you so much Xosé! It's always a nice reward for an author to see that readers could appreciate a work which took sometimes years to write...
By the way, I would like to take this opportunity to answer to a question which is often asked to me: Why the book is so expensive (in particular in USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, etc.)?
Member Zipp gave the answer himself on another Beatles forum, and instead of writing something different, I prefer to take up his own paragraph as it is written in perfect English :
"You may feel it's expensive but there are a couple of reasons that haven't been mentioned.
First the book is published in France
so it has to be shipped abroad to wherever you are. For Brits this means it's a bit more expensive than 25 euros
and for Americans it's quite a lot more. Not much anyone can do about that unless you know someone going to France in the near future who could pick it up for you.
Also at the moment the dollar is fairly weak compared to the euro but that doesn't look like changing anytime soon either.
You must also keep in mind that the book is over 400 pages long and the sacking of Pete Best is only one of the shorter chapters. The main stuff discussed is the Polydor Sessions with Tony Sheridan and the Star Club recordings.
I think someone has already said that it's a reference book of sorts which is true. I haven't read the Star Club chapter yet for example because you have to be in a fairly concentrated frame of mind! But the book is still readable, you just have to take it bit by bit."
Thanks, Zipp. In addition, I remind you that you also have the possibility to directly order the book at the publisher's address, in Biarritz:http://www.atlantica.fr/catalogue.php?go=Go&Affichage=simple&zt_num_fiche=10432