Sunday, December 12, 2010

In My Mailbox

In my mailbox was created by Kristi of The Story Siren.

This week I only got one book in the mail but it was a complete surprise as I wasn't expecting it at all.  But it was a fast read so I've read and reviewed it already.  The book I got was:

Give Me A Chance by Gail Renard

It's May 1969. As a sixteen-year-old, Gail Renard joined John Lennon and Yoko Ono in their week-long bed-in for peace in a hotel in Montreal, Canada. She looked after Yoko's five-year-old daughter, helped to find tambourines and joined in the first recording of "Give Peace a Chance" with Timothy Leary, the Smothers Brothers and various other celebs. John looked after her - sending her home every night to her mother who had spoken to him on the phone and insisted that there were to be no drugs or sex while her daughter was around. It was John's faith in Gail's ability which directly lead to her later success as a writer, and he helped her to secure her first paid submission - an interview with him for the "Beatles"' magazine.

That was all I got this week.  Can't wait to see what everyone else got.


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