What separates this John Lennon book from a relative plethora of inferior others (and there are many), is its Liverpudlian grit and unashamed humanity.  The former Beatle’s half-sister Julia (so named after their mother) Baird, sheds much light on Lennon’s early years, and in so doing, sprinkles of a modicum of much needed understanding upon an oft misconceived and troubled artist.

Written with love and a subliminal zest to tell it as it truly was (and continues to be), Imagine This is very much akin to Pamela Stephenson’s book on Billy Connolly.  

In other words, it makes for vital reading!

David  Marx
Imagine This – Growing Up With My Brother John Lennon
By Julia Baird
Hodder & Stoughton - £18.99