An essay Britney Spears wrote in grade school has sold for $1,912 (GBP1,006) at a Christie's auction in New York.

The story, called RAYMOND'S RUN, is full of spelling mistakes, and comes complete with a teacher's note calling the effort "messy".

An unidentified fan bought Spears' early writing effort, which tells the tale of a boy who "isn't quite right" and his sister, who chooses to coach him to realise his dreams.

03/01/2005 02:38