The British Library waived the fine of 58 thousand 400 dollars (more than 1 crore 2 million rupees) for returning the book after more than 58 years.
According to American media reports, 76-year-old David Hickman (David Hickman) took a book called The Law for Motorists from the Dudley Library in 1964 against a lawsuit against him for violating traffic laws. I got it to prepare for my defense.
David Hickman stated that the book was not very useful in this case and had to pay a fine. In 1970, he moved to London and took this book with him.
The 76-year-old said he had always intended to return the book to the library the next time he visited Dudley.
The man said the book came with him when he moved to London in 1970. There was a time when I thought of returning it some other way but then decided to return the book myself.
Dudley Library librarian Sharon Whitehouse said that a fine of 25 cents (100 cents to a dollar or pound) per day is being imposed for not returning a book on time, which has increased over 58 years. 52 thousand 400 US dollars (more than one crore two million rupees).
Sharon Whitehouse said Library Antamiya waived fines for book returns.
A few days ago, the library of Toowoomba Grammar School in the state of Queensland, Australia, got a book back after 120 years. The famous author Charles Dickens’ book Great Expectations was published in 1903 and was returned by his grandson in December 2022.