Monday, September 28, 2009

Boyhood essay by Paul McCartney rediscovered

A prize-winning essay Paul McCartney wrote at age 10 has been rediscovered.

The piece about the Queen’s Coronation was found among records at the Central Library by Mr Roach as he researched a new book.

It had been stored away for over 50 years in the library’s record office.

Mr Roach said: “It’s unique in its own right.

“It shows his handwriting at that age and shows how Paul was thinking at the time.

“His handwriting is well advanced - you would say it was written by someone who was older than 10-years-old, more like 14 or 15.”

The schoolboy compares the happy scenes expected outside the palace to the coronation of William the Conqueror nine centuries earlier, when a massacre of Saxons took place.

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