Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Charles Darwin book returned 122 years overdue - and no need to pay £22,800 fine

A first edition copy of a Charles Darwin book has been returned to a library in Sydney, Australia, 122 years overdue - and there's no fine to pay because of an amnesty.

The stamp in Insectivorous Plants shows that it was borrowed on January 30, 1889, according to the Telegraph.

Late fees for the book are estimated at $35,000 (£22,800), but it's "fine amnesty month", when borrowers only make a donation to charity.

The book is too valuable to be lent out again.



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