It seems even the greatest of pop stars need a little advice as revealed by an annotated self-help book belonging to the King of Pop - Michael Jackson. The literature owned by Michael is due to go up at auction in the UK and could fetch up to £8,000. The multi-award winning international singing sensation made notes in Robert Greene's The 48 Laws of Power, which sets out rules to achieve and maintain a position of strength.

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson's annotated self-help book is up for auction

Jackson's copy remains in immaculate condition and is due to go under the hammer with Omega Auctions of Merseyside.

Inside, the Thriller record breaker has made a number of annotations, clearly analysing the book closely, leaving several handwritten annotations and underlining key passages.

Among the pieces the singer picked out, was a section under Law 34, entitled 'Be Royal in Your Own Fashion: Act Like a King to be Treated Like One'.

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The underlined section reads: "Once the king had made news by treating the banker as his equal; now the banker treats the king as his inferior."

Writing in pink ink, Jackson wrote beside the passage: 'You create your own circumstances even in the manner in which you are treated and looked upon.'

On the same page, he also highlighted a much larger section of text, simply writing below 'wow'.

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The philosophical notes continue throughout the book, including on a later page where he wrote: 'The moon comes every night so people don't care to look to the heavens.'

The book is being sold from a private collection, with the auctioneers are expecting offers between £5,000 and £8,000.

The book is incredibly popular among celebrities with 50 Cent, Drake and Jay Z among those believed to have read the publication.

However, others have criticised Greene's writing, particularly the 27th 'law' which is 'Play on people’s need to believe to create a cult like following', suggesting the work does more harm than good.