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Find out who bought the 50,000th book to be sold at annual Norfolk book sale

Paddy Clabburn (Right)  & India Clabburn (Left) buy the 50,000 Charity Book from Rob Metcalfe (Centre) at Morston Barn Book Sale. Photo: Lee Blanchflower

Paddy Clabburn (Right) & India Clabburn (Left) buy the 50,000 Charity Book from Rob Metcalfe (Centre) at Morston Barn Book Sale. Photo: Lee Blanchflower

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A small boy bought the 50,000th book to be sold at a north Norfolk village's annual book sale, which is being held over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Morston Book Sale. Photo: Lee BlanchflowerMorston Book Sale. Photo: Lee Blanchflower

Paddy Clabburn will cherish reading the book he bought, The Shakespeare Curse by JL Carrell and he will, no doubt, be reminded of its importance as he gets older.

The Morston Book Sale, organised by the Friends of Morston Church charity, has grown annually since the first sale in 2010.

And organisers calculated that the 50,000th book to be sold in that time would be bought at about 11.30am yesterday - and it was.

All the money raised has gone towards repairing Morston’s All Saints’ church.

The Spencer Family load up with books to add to their collection. Photo: Lee BlanchflowerThe Spencer Family load up with books to add to their collection. Photo: Lee Blanchflower

Organiser Rob Metcalfe, who said there were about 30,000 books on sale, said: “We had sold 49,296 books by the end of last year’s sale, and our 50,000th sale was right on cue.”

“In effect, we have been re-roofing the church with 50,000 books – or at least the proceeds from selling them.”

The book sale is open from 10am to 5pm today and tomorrow, at Morston Barn. Admission is free. All books are half price on Bank Holiday Monday.

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