In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works

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A riotous collection of John Lennon's poems, stories and drawings.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SIR PAUL McCARTNEY

First published in 1964 and 1965, In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works are a brilliantly inventive and offbeat collection of John Lennon's stories, drawings and poems.
 
Paul McCartney's Introduction to In His Own Write: `At Woolton village fete I met him. I was a fat schoolboy and as he leaned an arm on my shoulder, I realised that he was drunk. We were twelve then, but, in spite of his sideboards, we went on to become teenage pals. Aunt Mimi, who had looked after him since he was so high, used to tell me he was cleverer than he pretended, and things like that. He had written a poem for the school magazine about a hermit who said: 'as breathing is my life, to stop I dare not dare'. This made me wonder right away -- 'Is he deep?' He wore glasses so it was possible, and even without them there was no holding him. 'What bus?' he would say to howls of appreciative laughter. He went to Quarry Bank High School for Boys and later attended to the Liverpool Art College. He left school and played with a group called the Beatles, and, here he is with a book. Again I think -- 'Is he deep? Is he arty, with it or cultured?' There are bound to be thickheads who will wonder why some of it doesn't make sense, and others who will search for hidden meanings. 'What's a Brummer?' 'There's more to the `dubb owld boot' than meets the eye. ' PS : I like the drawings too.

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JOHN LENNON was known for his sense of humour. During live performances of 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' he often changed the words to "I want to hold your gland" because of the difficulty hearing the vocals above the noise of screaming audiences.

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"Lunatic humour... it defies description. It owes something to Lear's nonsense books, but from there on in Lennon is on his own... Zany, offbeat, and illustrated by his grotesque spidery pen. It jolts the reader into gusts of laughter."
--Guardian

"Very funny... beautifully designed."
--Times Literary Supplement

"Irresistible... the drawings are marvellous."
--Sunday Telegraph

"Fascinating... It goes down like pure whimsy and then back-kicks like a sick mule."
--Sunday Times

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