John Lennon letters app for iPad launched by Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson and Haymarket Network have created a John Lennon Letters app for Apple iPads.

The app is a unique collection of the private letters of John Lennon, annotated and contextalised by Hunter Davies for a global audience of Lennon and Beatles fans.

With audio from Christopher Eccleston and links to John Lennon's music on iTunes, it offers a different but complementary experience to the hardback book The John Lennon Letters published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

The app is available on the Apple App Store from today for £5.99, and includes the following:

• 78 letters selected from Hunter Davies’s book The John Lennon Letters (with an additional ten letters, exclusive to the app) organised by chronology, recipients, themes and exclusivity

• Cast list of characters featured in the book and exclusive to the app

• Ability to explore highlighted content in letters through annotated contextual panels

• Access to transcripts for every letter for complete legibility, plus supporting notes

• Curated playlist of John Lennon music via iTunes

• Flip postcards to see both front and reverse

• Audio of John’s letters by Christopher Eccleston

• Foreword recorded by Yoko Ono

• Introduction from Hunter Davies with a brief biography of John Lennon

• Animated opening-sequence introduction with illustrations by John Lennon

• Link to buy the book on from the app

• Tweet John’s letters to the rest of the world and post content to Facebook from within the app

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.