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Sir Paul McCartney's teenage exercise book up for sale

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One of the school books Sir Paul McCartney used as a teenager - featuring a doodle of a man smoking and a teacher's critical comments - is going up for auction.

Sir Paul used the exercise book for English Literature while he was a pupil at the Liverpool Institute High School for Boys.

A family based in Liverpool, who want to remain anonymous, are putting the item up for sale.

They say they "have had the book for as long as they can remember".

The school books contain essays Sir Paul wrote on authors Thomas Hardy and John Milton Credit: pa

There are five essays in the book, which dates back to 1959. Its expected to fetch £10,000 at the auction in Newton-Le-Willows.