A school book Sir Paul McCartney used as a teenager has sold for £46,800 – nearly 10 times its estimate.
The exercise book – which features a doodle of a man smoking and a teacher’s critical comments – sold at an auction of Beatles memorabilia in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside.
McCartney used the exercise book at Liverpool Institute High School for Boys, where he was taught English literature by Alan “Dusty” Durband.
Inside are 22 pages of essays he wrote on novels such as Thomas Hardy’s The Return Of The Native and John Milton’s Paradise Lost.
By Damilola Faustino
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