I,ve recently finished Tony Barreell's book, On The Roof which of course details the Fabs last live performance. It's a very good book though what comes across is how close the band came on many occasions to actually return to doing a proper concert , they came agonisingly close so many times.
Now that i've finished that , i've now started reading, Hunter Davies book, "i Read The News Today Oh Boy " documenting the Beatles lyrics, picked up for a bargain price of £3 in Fopp . This really is an excellent book, Hunter Davies has a lovely writing style and accompanying some actual hand written lyrics are little stories around them on the way. This is how a lyric book can be interesting , whereas The Kate Bush book , David Mitchell(the author not the comedian.) How to be invisible, this really is the most pointless and disappointing book i've read .
And finally Esther, in May i'm going back to my favourite holiday place, Leiden in Holland in May, hopefully i have lovely weather as i'm off to visit the Kuekenhoff Gardens , which is only open for a limited time this year, i'm going the last week it's open and the theme this year , is "Flower Power " and there is a Strawberry Fields garden . One of my colleagues went last year and spent over 4 hours there and still didn't see everything. For this trip , the book i'm taking is David Hepworth's , "Nothing is Real " with the tagline, The Beatles were underrated and other sweeping statements about pop.