STROUD News and Journal photographer Simon Pizzey was surprised to discover a children's book left on top of a postbox in Paganhill.

It was a copy of Moose and Mouse, by Colin West, and Simon found it outside Tesco's on Stratford Road yesterday afternoon.

The mysterious offering was accompanied by a note, which read: "Congratulations you are the finder of this book!

"Please take it home, read it and enjoy it.

"When you are finished please put it back in the bag and hide it for someone else to find."

The note was signed 'Look for a Book Stonehouse and Stroud'.

Simon left the book where it was so that a younger reader might find it.

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