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Paul McCartney

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Since writing his first song at the age of fourteen, Paul McCartney's career has been impossibly prolific and singularly influential. In the 1960s Paul changed the world forever with The Beatles. He didn't stop there, and has continued to push boundaries, as a solo artist, with Wings, and through collaborations with numerous world-renowned artists. He has received 18 Grammys, and in 1996 was knighted by H.M. The Queen for his services to music.

Paul is a dedicated philanthropist, passionately advocating for many causes including animal rights and environmental issues. He's also a very proud grandfather.

Paul's most recent album Egypt Station was his first ever album to debut at Number One in the US album charts.

Books by Paul McCartney

Hey Grandude!

A magical adventure for all the family from beloved music legend Paul McCartney, taking readers around the world and back in time for bed!

This is a new paperback edition with an accompanying CD, featuring narration, instrumental music, and sound effects - all performed by the author himself.

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The Lyrics

A self-portrait in 154 songs, by our greatest living songwriter

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Grandude's Green Submarine

An action-packed, rip-roaring adventure - full of strange surprises and heart-warming family fun, from the unique imagination of beloved music legend Paul McCartney.

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Paul McCartney announces his picture book!

“I’ve written a new children’s picture book. It’s called Hey Grandude!... I wanted to write it for grandparents everywhere, so it gives them something to read to the grandkids at bedtime”. – Sir Paul McCartney We are thrilled to announce that we will be publishing Paul McCartney’s first ever picture book – meet Grandude, an intrepid explorer and his four grandchildren who on extraordinary adventures! Out next September

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A first look at Paul McCartney’s picture book Hey Grandude!

This timeless picture book is an action-packed adventure story with a wonderful wind-down-to-bedtime ending. 

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Grandude's Green Submarine: Colouring sheets

Colour in your own submarine with these fun sheets featuring illustrations from Paul McCartney's new book Grandude's Green Submarine. Plus, if you've got a special grandparent in your life, print off and give them one of our Grandude or Nandude-inspired cards!

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The Lyrics by Paul McCartney

A self-portrait in 154 songs, by our greatest living songwriter 'More often than I can count, I've been asked if I would write an autobiography, but the time has never been right. The one thing I've always managed to do, whether at home or on the road, is to write new songs. I know that some people, when they get to a certain age, like to go to a diary to recall day-to-day events from the past, but I have no such notebooks. What I do have are my songs, hundreds of them, which I've learned serve much the same purpose. And these songs span my entire life.' In this extraordinary book, with unparalleled candour, Paul McCartney recounts his life and art through the prism of 154 songs from all stages of his career - from his earliest boyhood compositions through the legendary decade of The Beatles, to Wings and his solo albums to the present. Arranged alphabetically to provide a kaleidoscopic rather than chronological account, it establishes definitive texts of the songs' lyrics for the first time and describes the circumstances in which they were written, the people and places that inspired them, and what he thinks of them now. Presented with this is a treasure trove of material from McCartney's personal archive - drafts, letters, photographs - never seen before, which make this also a unique visual record of one of the greatest songwriters of all time. We learn intimately about the man, the creative process, the working out of melodies, the moments of inspiration. The voice and personality of Paul McCartney sings off every page. There has never been a book about a great musician like it. Buy the book here: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-lyrics-9780241519332