by Craig Brown. Dean Parkin in conversation with the author.


Thursday 16th July 2020 - 7:00 pm

Craig Brown discusses his latest book and Sunday Times bestseller, One, Two, Three, Four, the Beatles in Time with writer and poet, Dean Parkin.

This is a fundraiser for The Cut, on Zoom, as the building remains closed due to Covid-19. We would be hugely grateful for a donation.

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One Two Three Four combines the intriguing minutiae of the day-to-day lives of the fab four with broader questions about their effect – complicated and fascinating – on the world around them. It also tells the bizarre and often unfortunate tales of the disparate and colourful people within their orbit, among them Fred Lennon, the Maharishi, Aunt Mimi, the con artist Magic Alex, Phil Spector and their failed nemesis, Det Sgt Norman Pilcher.

From the bestselling author of Ma’am Darling comes a kaleidoscopic mixture of history, etymology, diaries, autobiography, fan letters, essays, parallel lives, party lists, charts, interviews, announcements and stories. One Two Three Four joyfully echoes the frenetic hurly-burly of an era.

Dean Parkin is a writer, poet and performer (and long-time Beatles fan) who has interviewed many writers and poets at Festivals and for podcasts and publications.

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‘A ridiculously enjoyable treat . . . Brown is such an infectiously jolly writer that you don’t even need to like the Beatles to enjoy his book . . . brilliant . . . hilarious . . . I loved every word of it.’

‘A celestial combination of writer and subject . . . One Two Three Four is a critical appreciation, a personal history, a miscellany, a work of scholarship and speculation, and a tribute as passionate and worshipful as any fan letter.’

‘The perfect antidote to these times.’