Little, Brown v-p and publisher Michael Pietsch acquired what will be the first collection of John Lennon's letters ever published. The London-based Weidenfeld & Nicolson (a division of LB parent Hachette Livre) took world rights to The Lennon Letters and, through the arrangement, LB will publish the book in October 2012 as part of an international laydown.

The book will be edited (and feature an introduction) by Beatles biographer (and Lennon's friend) Hunter Davies. Davies has tracked the musician's vast library of communications -- Lennon wrote letters as well as postcards to friends and family throughout his life -- and here they are collected in chronological order to create something LB says is akin to "a narrative [that] builds up, reflecting John's life."

Robert Kirby at United Agents brokered the deal.