Librarian's secret wealth

A SPINSTER librarian known as a hoarder shocked her closest friends after it emerged that she was a millionaire. Marjorie Kennedy, who was 87 when she died in November last year, left a £1.5 million legacy.

Friends said her modest Edinburgh flat was like a ‘time capsule’ with books, newspapers and magazines piled on every inch of floor-space.

Ms Kennedy, who worked alongside the Second World War Enigma codebreakers at Bletchley Park, belied her millionaire status by dedicating her life to helping others less fortunate than herself and being an active member of St Cuthbert’s church, where she was an elder.

It is believed Ms Kennedy, who had worked at Edinburgh University Library, inherited her fortune.