Retail worker finds note in charity shop book from woman whose partner was allegedly “leading a double life”


A RETAIL worker was shocked to find a scathing note slotted inside a book at a charity shop from a woman whose partner was allegedly leading a “double life”.

Dean Cuthbert found the note inside a pre-owned copy of The Best A Man Can Get by John O’Farrell in an Age UK charity shop in York last week.

The note, handwritten by a woman called Sarah, was addressed to her partner Chris, accusing him of leading a double life and deceiving her.

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Sarah called out her b****** partner.

The partner then goes on to say she was “completely unaware” of his actions as she brought up their children.

And until realising about his antics, the woman believed the reason her partner was away from home so much was because he was “just a workaholic”.

Dean shared images of the note on Facebook today prompting hundreds of comments from concerned followers who were keen to find out more.

The full note read: “Chris, Is this what you thought you could do with me? Lead a double life with your so-called ‘recreational relationships’.

“Leaving me completely unaware, bringing up our children, and thinking you were just a workaholic and that’s why you were away from home so much.

“What a b*****d you have been to me. Sarah.” 

The book the note was tucked inside of was by British author, John O’Farrell who was previously a lead writer for such shows as Spitting Image and Have I Got News for You.

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John O’Farrell said: “The book itself was a big hit at the time – best selling debut novel of the year and translated into 30 languages.”

O’Farrell has since commented on the strange incident, saying: “I think Sarah’s plan was ‘Chris will read this note and this book and then feel shame’ and Chris just thought ‘Oh, she gave me a book. Well that can go straight to the charity shop…’

“I had the double life idea for that book as a sort of metaphor for how fathers of young kids are suddenly very busy at work when babies come along. 

“But it seems like someone was doing it literally!”

Speaking today Dean, 43, who found the note said: “I must admit at first I thought it was strange.

“I thought it might have been a free gift in a promotional book but the author himself was so surprised I thought not.

Dean shared the find to Facebook today, writing: “Bought a book from a charity shop. 

“The gist of the story is of a bloke living a double life of sorts.

“Imagine my surprise when I found this. Someone has been in Sarah’s bad books.

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The age concern shop in York.

The post has already gathered over 600 likes and hundreds of comments since it was posted today.

One social media user said: “I hope her revenge didn’t end there.” 

Another wrote: “Go Sarah! Go Sarah! I hope she went, and stayed away, bad news buddy, no one needs that s***.” 

One user said: “Poor Sarah, wonder what happened next?” 

Another added: “Two sides to every story.” 

While one group member said: “This is like the start of a film. I’m Team Sarah all the way, hope she’s OK now!”