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Imagine This

Imagine This (Paperback)

By Baird, Julia

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 Lenno...n'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.Poignant, raw and beautifully written, Imagine This casts John Lennon's life in a new light and reveals the source of his emotional fragility and musical genius. It is also one family's extraordinary story of how it dealt with fame and tragedy beyond all imagining.
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ISBN 9780340839256
Released NZ 1 Mar 2008
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780340839256
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint Hodder Paperback
Released 1 Mar 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Baird, Julia
Category Rock & Pop Music
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 196mm
Height: 130mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 782.42166092;782.42166092
Weight 240g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade