on 29 July 2010
Please be aware - this book is exactly the same as The Beatles Literary Anthology - the only difference is it is paperback. The publishers have called it a first printing, conveniently forgetting that they published it five years earlier under a different title. So, if you already own the Literary Anthology, don't buy this one too as it is word for word the same.
That said, it is a fine collection of writings about The Beatles. For hardened fans, or those with extensive Beatles libraries, it will still provide an entertaining assortment of (in most cases) familiar writings into which to dip in spare moments. The likelihood is you will have most of the items elsewhere in your collection already, but this is a convenient anthology of them. For others, it will provide some fascinating insights into what being a Beatles, or being with or near the Beatles, was like, and the whole circus that surrounded them.
In short, if you have the Beatles Literary Anthology, DON'T BUY THIS!! If you haven't, then it's well worth the money.