A Spaniard in the Works has ratings and 59 reviews. Chris said: Being a dyed-in-the-wool original Beatlemaniac (saw them twice in Houston on my 13t. A Spaniard in the Works. by John Lennon. A Terrific opportunity to grab a signed copy of this Edition of John Lennon. Published by Jonathan Cape London. A Spaniard in the Works is a book from by John Lennon. The book consists of nonsensical stories and drawings similar to the style of his previous book.

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One of the weirdests books I’ve read, but definitely the most amusing and funniest!! The name refers to a pun on the term “A spanner in the works” analogous to the American English expression, “throw a monkey wrench”, a spanner being British English for wrenchanother fragment of Lennon’s humour.

Illustrated throughout with line drawings by the author. A square solid tight copy. At the time, Lennon was beginning to put his introspective nature into his work. It’s here that he reins in his more experimental word-play.

Always larfing wodks was. Online bidding for this work ended on June 14, at 1: A Spaniard in the Works by John Lennon. Refresh and try again. A very good hardback copy. Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool Same goes for ” A demented Lewis Carroll at times.

Just a moment while epaniard sign you in to your Goodreads account. Unfortunately, in ASITW, the English language becomes so distorted that many stories are hard, if not impossible to read. Hardcover in glossy pictorial boards. Russell Books Ltd Condition: The plain unvarnished fact is that I like writing, and I’d go on writing even if there wasn’t any publisher daft enough to publish them.


A Spaniard in the Works. He might have written a true classic otherwise. Words and drawings by John Lennon. An excellent copy in x fine dust jacket. I came across A Spaniard in the Works at a local used book store and just had to pick it up, being such a huge fan of The Beatles.

I’ve always liked it, and it was a big early influence on my own thinking at a critical time of my childhood. All the same, it’s the work of an unschooled, immature poet [sigh, that should stir the pot] with a tart sense of humor. Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager, his first band, The Quarrymen, evolving into The Beatles in In addition, although this isn’t a first printing, I am leaning toward the American edition being the true first, for whatever that is worth.

I’m looking up and at the sky, to find such wonderous voice.

A Spaniard in the Works by John Lennon – Canongate Books

This copy of A Spaniard in the Works. I first read Lennon’s books not long after his death. Very good clean tight copy. Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand A very good copy with typical light edgewear to boards. Extremeties lightly worn with superficial wear to illustrated covers. Following the surprising commercial and critical reaction to his first book, In His Own WriteJohn Lennon was given the opportunity to produce a sequel.


It’s seriously weird in places, but wonderfully poignant in others.

It’s about as good as you would expect it to be. Jan 30, Gary rated it it was ok. But still she won’t come out. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. Books by John Lennon. Tragic thing is, I really like absurdist comedy most of all.

I bet some peoble would really like to know. Robert Freeman also created four ground-breaking LP covers for the Beatles: Some wkrks witty and cute, others mysterious and sometimes dark, but all of the work within is pretty darn creative. No apparent condition issues.

50 Years Ago: John Lennon Publishes Second Book, ‘A Spaniard in the Works’

Find Rare Books Book Value. Could he have done it with fewer slurs toward the disabled, or minus the uncomfortable uses of the word “jew”?

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