I bought a book in a second hand bookshop yesterday and started reading last night. Previous owner had probably read it on the plane back from Uganda as he had used a 1000 shilling note as a bookmark. Current worth about 24p so it wasn't a really expensive bookmark. I've found letters, train and theatre tickets, betting slips and all sorts of other convenient bookmarks over the years but this is the first time I have had a banknote. What valuable or just peculiar bookmarks have other users found over the years?
I can't equal the raw bacon rasher for wierdness, but I did have an unusual experience with a copy of 'Tale of two cities'once.
I bought a very nice leather-bound copy in a secondhand bookshop in Norfolk, and took it back to our rented holiday cottage for a good read. That evening I settled myself in an armchair for a good read, opened my book...and out fell a full colour, very explicit photograph of a naked young woman. On the back she had written 'To whoever finds this - see what you're missing, love Susan'.
If you're out there Susan, I would just like to say thanks.