A true-adventure, coming-of-age tale set in the exhilarating first wave of Beatlemania …
It’s 1964, and 16-year-old Janice is struggling in a grim foster home in Cleveland when she falls suddenly, deeply in love … with the Beatles. They and their music stir in her an ecstatic new sense of freedom. With a friend, she hatches a bold plan to escape their dreary lives and run away to London to meet the Fab Four.
On their own for the first time—in “Beatleland”—they explore a new city, a new culture, and a new life, visiting the hippest clubs of Soho, meeting some nice English boys, hitchhiking to Liverpool …
But unbeknownst to them, the runaways have become international news—and a hunt is on.
In this memoir, she looks back with fresh insight on the heady early days of Beatlemania and an era in America when young women exercising some control over their lives presented a serious threat to adult society.
About the Author
Janice Mitchell is a retired federal investigator, a private investigator, an adjunct professor, and a lifelong Beatles fan. She worked high-profile capital, criminal, and civil cases in New York City and international investigations for Rolex, Gucci, Warner Bros., Levi Strauss, and other trademarks. She now lives in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.