Reader borrows book for 65 years

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The Independent Online
A PENSIONER took advantage of a library's fines amnesty to return a volume he had been trying to finish for 65 years.

The man borrowed Robert Louis Stephenson's Kidnapped in 1933, from Urmston Library in Manchester, and claimed he had been trying to finish it ever since. Anne Slater, principal library assistant, said: "Without the amnesty he would have owed us pounds 1, 200."