We’ve been hearing a lot about John Lennon’s letters recently. Well NPR Books has interviewed the author of The John Lennon Letters, Hunter Davies – the source of all this recent retrospection.

“That [letter] is well known, because it’s come up in auction two or three times. It’s sold for a huge amount of money. I mean, this is the most appalling letter from John, he’s ranting and raving. The background to it was that it was the time they were suing each other… so they’re all fallen out; but also he was furious at the time because he got it into his head — I’m afraid rightly — that everybody hated Yoko, and the other Beatles hated Yoko. And they were being horrible to him, so John was very, very protective and very sensitive, so he lashed out even more. ”

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