Be honest… do you have a book somewhere in your home that you failed to return to your local library in 1997?

53 years after taking a book out from a Thurles Library, it’s finally been returned.

The book was found and returned by a member of the public while clearing out a home.

The book, on Father Theobald Mathew, was published in 1943.

It was checked out of the library in May 1965.

Taking to Twitter, Tipperary County Council Library service said the fine is €971.65, but said if they pay €950 they’ll say no more as they’re “sound like that”.

Mustn’t have been much of a page turner…

Cover pic credit: Twitter/@TippLib