If you have a John Lennon fan on your Christmas list, we have a perfect gift for you. The John Lennon Letters, edited by Beatles' biographer Hunter Davies, is a gorgeous book, done in a palette of beiges, sepia tones, whites and other subtle colors. The pages are thick and it's a hefty book that looks as if it cost a lot more than it did. ($24.00 with our 20% discount.)
The earliest letter is dated 1951 and the oldest is dated 1980. Not just letters, everything from grocery lists to memos and the equivalent of "Post-It" notes. Sure to fascinate any John Lennon fan. Frankly, I'm not a John Lennon fan -- I was a Paul girl -- and I still found the book really interesting. One disclaimer: language warning. John was sometimes a potty mouth.
This book allowed me to scratch two names off of my list. Maybe it can help you with yours.