October 31 2014 Latest news:

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 14°C

Five-day forecast

A holidaymaker who took travel books out on France and the French language may have left them in the hotel, as they have not been returned for almost seven years.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

France and French, France and Paris were taken out of Hayes Library, Hayes Street, Hayes, in December 2006, making them some of the most overdue books in Bromley.

A children’s poetry collection called Talking Turkeys was issued from Bromley Central Library, in High Street, in September of the year, and story book Snappy Little Hugs has been out of Hayes Library since December 2006.

They are among 37,723 books currently overdue from libraries across the borough, with a whopping £99,237 owed in fines.

If the books were returned, the Francophile would have to pay £17.50 per item but the children’s books have a maximum fine of £8 each.

The figures were revealed in a Freedom of Information request submitted by the Times.

Share this article

0 comments

Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Bromley Times on screen
Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Bromley businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Bromley Times, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE

Around the Web See all