Library book returned 120 years late


An overdue school library book has finally been returned – 120 years late.

The Microscope and its Revelations, by Dr William B Carpenter, was borrowed by former pupil Professor Arthur Boycott, who attended Hereford Cathedral School between 1886 and 1894.

It was discovered by his granddaughter Alice Gillett.

The school has promised to waive any fines – which based on the rate at Hereford Library of 17p a day, would have amounted to a staggering £7,446… More at the BBC.

Surely has to be a world record.

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