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The Beatles Book
The Beatles Book

The Beatles Book


576 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $23.95 (US $23.95)

Publication Date: August 2019

ISBN 9780091958633

Rights: US

Penguin Random House UK (Aug 2019)
Ebury Press

Price: $23.95


The definitive compendium from the only authorized biographer of The Beatles—now in paperback

Hunter Davies, the only ever authorized 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 book covers every element of the band's history. Illustrated with material from Hunter's remarkable private collection of personal artifacts and memorabilia, this compendium is an beautiful, insightful and entertaining treasure for any Beatles fan.


"This entertaining compilation of Beatles lore is written with flair, and the four-part organization invites efficient look-ups as well as enjoyable browsing. VERDICT Appropriate for either the reference shelf or the circulating collection and considerably less expensive than Kenneth Womack's recent The Beatles Encyclopedia." —Library Journal

"This single-volume encyclopedia offers fans and general readers an easy entrée to the world of the Beatles. . . . As the authors are all serious Beatlemaniacs, the material is opinionated and personal, but that just makes the work all the more relatable to fans. . . . This would make a popular addition to any music collection." —Booklist

Author Biography

Hunter Davies is the author of the only ever authorized biography of The Beatles, still in print in almost every country in the world. In 2012 he edited The Lennon Letters, and in 2014 The Beatles Lyrics. Spencer Leigh is the author of The Beatles in Hamburg and The Beatles in Liverpool. Keith Badman has been a columnist for Record Collector magazine for 20 years. His books include The Beatles Diary and The Beatles off the Record. He assisted with the archive film and video research on The Beatles Anthology series. David Bedford is the author of Fab One Hundred and Four and Liddypool.