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One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time: Signed Bookplate Edition (Hardback)
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One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time: Signed Bookplate Edition (Hardback)

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Published: 02/04/2020

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Having produced one of the sharpest biographies of the last decade in Ma’am Darling, Craig Brown returns with a dynamic, revisionist look at The Beatles and their legacy, fifty years after the band split up. 

Signed Bookplate Edition.

A standard edition is available here.

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2020

Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize 2020

From the award-winning author of Ma'am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret comes a fascinating, hilarious, kaleidoscopic biography of the Fab Four.

John Updike compared them to 'the sun coming out on an Easter morning'. Bob Dylan introduced them to drugs. The Duchess of Windsor adored them. Noel Coward despised them. JRR Tolkien snubbed them. The Rolling Stones copied them. Loenard Bernstein admired them. Muhammad Ali called them 'little sissies'. Successive Prime Ministers sucked up to them. No one has remained unaffected by the music of The Beatles. As Queen Elizabeth II observed on her golden wedding anniversary, 'Think what we would have missed if we had never heard The Beatles.'

One Two Three Four traces the chance fusion of the four key elements that made up The Beatles: fire (John), water (Paul), air (George) and earth (Ringo). It also tells the bizarre and often unfortunate tales of the disparate and colourful people within their orbit, among them Fred Lennon, Yoko Ono, the Maharishi, Aunt Mimi, Helen Shapiro, the con artist Magic Alex, Phil Spector, their psychedelic dentist John Riley and their failed nemesis, Det Sgt Norman Pilcher.

From the bestselling author of Ma'am Darling comes a kaleidoscopic mixture of history, etymology, diaries, autobiography, fan letters, essays, parallel lives, party lists, charts, interviews, announcements and stories. One Two Three Four joyfully echoes the frenetic hurly-burly of an era.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 2928377041441
Number of pages: 656
Weight: 980 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 44 mm

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“A Fan’s View”

I read One, Two, Three, Four.
The structure of the book is inventive and it is well-written, but the overarching conceit and patronising attitude (see below) of the author's intent is appalling
I had read of his... More

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“Beatles in time”

A fresh look at the beatles, if you think don't need to know any more about them, I'd recommend this book. Craig Brown gives us a fresh insight into the impact the Beatles had on society, his wit shines... More

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