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Sir Paul McCartney meets school pupils while promoting his new children’s book

The Beatle was in London to meet young readers.

Sir Paul McCartney met with school pupils (Ian West/PA)
Sir Paul McCartney met with school pupils (Ian West/PA)

By Craig Simpson, PA

Sir Paul McCartney spent the day speaking to schoolchildren ahead of the launch of a new book.

The global star and former linchpin of The Beatles chatted with youngsters from a Brixton primary school.

Sir Paul read from his children’s book Hey Grandude!, which celebrates adventures and relationships shared between grandparents and grandchildren.

The musician met with young readers at a Waterstone’s store in Piccadilly, London, and took part in a question and answer session.

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Paul McCartney reads his new book, Hey Grandude!, to a class of school children (Ian West/PA)

The living room of the the Grandude character was recreated in the bookshop, and the volume’s illustrator Kathryn Durst was also there with The Beatles’ star to speak with pupils.

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Paul McCartney spoke to children from Jubilee Primary (Ian West/PA)

Sir Paul’s event was part of a campaign by publishers Puffin to get more young people reading, and to reinvigorate school libraries.

A lucky fan was also able to meet the musician having won a competition to spend time with Sir Paul.

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