From BBC News:
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.
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 coronation.
In neat handwriting, he refers to "the lovely young Queen Elizabeth". Full story >>
• Paul McCartney's schoolboy essay discovered (The Sunday Times)
I wonder how many of today's ten-year-olds would be capable of writing such a neat, well-constructed essay. By the way, the 'B' of 'But' was circled by the teacher because the rule used to be that you mustn't start a sentence with a conjunction like 'and' or 'but'. But the thinking on this has changed.