A school book in which John Lennon wrote and illustrated poems will be auctioned in London next month (15DEC05).

The former beatle used the exercise book when he was 12, during his first year at Quarry Bank High School in Liverpool.

Bids are expected to reach GBP90,000 ($162,000) at the sale at Sotheby's.

The book is being sold by the family of Lennon's former English teacher LANCELOT BURROWS.