An essay written by Sir Paul McCartney as a 10-year-old has been found
after lying undiscovered in Liverpool's Central Library for more than 50
Years before the Beatles received their MBEs, he beat hundreds of other
school children to win a prize for his 1953 essay marking the Queen's
In neat handwriting, he refers to "the lovely young Queen Elizabeth".
In 2013, the library will display the essay – found in a scrapbook – to
mark the 60th anniversary of the coronation.
Thought to be one of the earliest surviving written works by Sir Paul,
the essay gave him an early taste of appearing in public.
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McCartney was 10 when he wrote the essay.