John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono has agreed for some of Lennon’s personal letters to be published in a book after 30 years have passed since his death.
Just announced on Friday by publisher Little, Brown and Company that the first book of John Lennon's private letters will be published sometime in October of 2012. The book will be edited by British journalist Hunter Davis, who wrote the only official Beatles biography in 1968. Also assisting with the book is Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono. This is the first time Ono has ever released Lennon's letter to be published seeing that many of them were adressed to her.
Since Lennon was murdered in 1980 outside of his New York apartment by unstable fan Mark David Chapman, Lennon had never got the chance to converting his letters to email, "He lived -- and died -- in an age before emails and texts. Pen and ink were his medium. John wrote letters and postcards all of his life; to his friends, family, strangers, newspapers, organisations, lawyers and the laundry -- most of which were funny, informative, campaigning, wise, mad, poetic, anguished and sometimes heartbreaking....many of the letters are reproduced as they were, in his handwriting or typing, plus the odd cartoon or doodle," said the publisher.
There are no specifics about which letters are being used in the book nor the price but it is expected to be a reasonable cost. The book is also to be published in Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.