Dorothy McGillivray, aged 96, devours books. Rapidly.

Liverpool City Library records only go back to 2007, but it is estimated she has borrowed 14,000 books since she became a member after arriving from England in 1952.

No Mills & Boon though (she says she’d put a match to them), and no novels, thank you.

Mrs McGillivray doesn’t need large print and she likes books on the royal family (she was a £10 Pom), history and archaeology. She is, quite possibly, the best-read woman in town. And she’s never had a library fine.