Maurice Baker

Author and Songwriter

John Lennon

John Lennon

‘In His Own Write’ by John Lennon - published by Macmillan & Scribner, 1964, is a collection of stories and illustrations penned in the author’s inimitable style first published by Jonathan Cape on 23rd March 1964. It was a huge success, the first edition sold out completely on the first day of publication – it was also, somehow, translated into French. The book comprised 15 short stories, 8 poems, 3 play scenes, 5 other items and 26 drawings. Paul McCartney provided the introduction. There were numerous re-issues, often paired up with Lennon’s next offering – ‘A Spaniard in the Works’ – and presented as one volume.

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Quotes from ‘In His Own Write’
"His wife, a former beauty queer, regarded him with a strange but burly look." Page 18

"Once upon a tom in a far off distant land far across the sea miles away from anyway over the hills as the crow barks 39 peoble lived miles away from anywhere on a little island on a distant land." Page 26

"They killed him you know, at least he didn't die alone did he? Merry Chrustchove, Randolf old pal buddy." Page 29

"That night by the light of their faithful dog Cragesmure, they talked Craig and Mtoombo into foing the dirty worj." Page 33

"Goodeven Michael,' the Poleaseman speeg, but Michael did not answer for he was debb and duff and could not speeg." Page 35

"In a little seashore pub in Bristow, a ragged gathering of rags are drinking and makeing melly (before.....

Good Dog Nigel
“Arf, Arf, he goes, a merry sight,
Our little hairy friend,
Arf, Arf, upon the lampost bright
Arfing round the bend.
Nice dog! Goo boy,
Waggie tail and beg,
Clever Nigel, jump for joy