Like everyone, Jacqueline Ralph from Lichfield in Staffordshire likes a bargain. When she found a copy of the George Eliot novel Silas Marner for £1 in the Cinema Bookshop in Hay-on-Wye, she snapped it up. But she got a lot more than she bargained for. Soon after she found attached to the inside cover of the book a letter written by none other than Enid Blyton, the children’s writer. The letter reads “Dear Mary, my warm congratulations on winning one of my prizes. You did very well and you deserve a prize. I am very pleased to send it. Well done! Love from Enid Blyton.” Mrs Ralph said “When I opened it up I couldn’t believe what I saw…Enid Blyton’s signature is so recognisable from growing up reading the Famous Five books.” Sarah Lawrance, collection and exhibitions director at Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, said “It looks as though the name of the recipient has been inserted by another hand. Enid probably dispatched so many prizes that she wrote the certificates in bulk and had some help with personalising them.” Sounds like Mrs Ralph is quids in.