A library user who returned two books 35 years late has been spared a £5,ooo fine.
As the historical volumes were among 750 books brought back during a fines amnesty in Ipswich, Suffolk, the borrower escaped the usual 70p a week * penalty.
Librarian Chairmian Keeble said "We were excited to see them after all this time."
* I wonder how much the fine would have actually been? You do the maths.