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A John Lennon Schoolbook Fetches 126,500

April 22, 2006 (3:20 am) GMT
A John Lennon schoolbook containing an illustration of a walrus has been sold at auction for 126,500.

A schoolbook containing the music legend's thoughts, drawings and poems has been sold at auction for 126,500.

The 10-page red exercise book, entitled "My Anthology", was copied when Lennon was still 12 years old and includes an illustration of a walrus, from Lewis Carroll's poem "The Walrus and the Carpenter".

The poem later on inspired Lennon to write ' 1967 song "I Am the Walrus." The book was sold to a private collector in a rock memorabilia auction at London waxwork museum Madame Tussauds.

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