check over the weekly books

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Hello. It's from Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie.

She got out of bed and put on her slippers and her warm dressing-gown. She would go downstairs and just check over the weekly books ready for the paying of them the following morning.
What's that mean? I can't understand whether she sells or buys weekly books. Or something else? Thanks.
  • pasfacil

    English - British
    Books refers here to financial ledgers. Hence the associated word "book-keeper"

    By the way, "What's that mean?" isn't elegant. Better in written English to spell it out as "What does that mean?" I mention this merely to help.
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