Beatle John Lennon book set in Ireland wins prize

A new book, set in 1978, written by Irish author Kevin Barry, sees former Beatle John Lennon taking a magical mystery tour to an island off the west coast of Ireland
A BOOK centred around John Lennon and set off the west coast of Ireland has been awarded a prestigious literary prize worth £10,000. Irish author Kevin Barry has been awarded the Goldsmiths Prize for his book, Beatlebone. The book, set in 1978, sees former Beatle Lennon taking a "magical mystery tour to an island off the west coast of Ireland". Centred around the true fact that Lennon bought Dorinish, an uninhabited island off the Irish coast in 1967 for £1,700, the book imagines him going there to undertake a course of primal scream therapy. The synopsis[...]

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