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Kim Karlsen and his three buddies Gunnar, Ola and Seb occasionally like to think of themselves as the Fab Four. Beatles is the story of their friendship – beginning in 1965, the year of the first wave of Beatlemania in Norway. Each chapter takes a different Beatles song (or, near the end, post-Beatles solo songs) as its title and theme. A compelling account of growing up in a very specific time and place.

'With a superb knack of bringing characters to life with a few broad strokes, the prose flows deceptively easily, with a true master's witty choice of words.' Independent

'Beatles was Christensen's breakthrough book, achieving enormous success in Norway. It launched him on the journey to the pre-eminence he now enjoys, and which has spread throughout Europe with his best-selling family epic The Half Brother' Paul Binding, Independent

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06 Apr 2010
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