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Paul McCartney’s school exercise book sells for £46800 Music

Mar 27, 2019 • Posted in “A day in the life
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From dailymail.co.uk, March 27, 2019:

[…] 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.

Sir Paul, 76, 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.

‘I’d answer the question first before challenging its truth,’ Mr Durband tells him on page three of the exercise book, from the 1959/60 school year.

But the teenager, 17 or 18 at the time, showed promise, achieving marks from B- to B++ for his work. […]

Last updated on March 28, 2019


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