A pensioner in the United Kingdom has finally returned an overdue library book, 63 years after she borrowed it.

The woman first borrowed the book while she was a student at a school in north Norfolk in 1953. She was clearing out the clutter in her home when she found she 1929 copy of "Travels with a donkey in The Cevennes" by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Luckily for the tardy returner, the school has a policy of not fining students for overdue books.

School librarian Liz Sawyer (pictured) said “While we don’t lose many books, there must have been a few which have been inadvertently retained by students over the years… It would be really nice to get some of them back, especially older books which we might not have on the shelves today”.

In regards to this case, Liz is appreciative of the woman’s actions and said “better late than never”.

Do you have any books or DVD’s that you have never returned? Let us know what they are in the comments below. 

Picture: Press Association 

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