September 28, 2009

Essay McCartney wrote at 10 is found

A British author says he has found an award-winning essay written by rock 'n' roll icon Paul McCartney when he was 10.

Kevin Roach, who was researching a book he is writing about the 67-year-old musician and former member of The Beatles, said he found the essay among records at Liverpool's Central Library, The Sun newspaper reported Monday.

McCartney entered the essay about the queen's coronation in the under-11 division of a 1953 Liverpool City Council writing competition, the newspaper said.

It shows how Paul was thinking. His handwriting is well advanced -- you would say it was written by someone of 14 or 15, Roach told the Sun.