CHILDREN’S author and illustrator Nick Sharratt’s, What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen was the most borrowed book in libraries in Thurrock and Essex during 2013/14.
Overall, British authors are hugely popular in the region with seven of the Top 10 Most Borrowed Books being by home-grown authors, bucking the national preference for books by US writers.
US thriller writer James Patterson was today revealed as the Most Borrowed Author in libraries across the UK as a whole for the eighth year running.
Data released by the Public Lending Right (PLR) office shows exactly which books and authors proved most popular with library borrowers between July 2013 and June 2014.
TOP 10 LIBRARY BOOKS: ESSEX, SOUTHEND & THURROCK
1. What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen Nick Sharratt
2. Starting Now Debbie Macomber
3. Daughters of the Mersey Anne Baker
4. The Dinosaur Games David Bedford & Dankerleroux
5. A Wanted Man Lee Child
6. Six Years Harlan Coben
7. Inferno Dan Brown
8. Jumblebum Chae Strathie & Ben Cort
9. Cockney Orphan Carol Rivers
10. The Women of Lilac Street Annie Murray
TOP 10 LIBRARY BOOKS: UK OVERALL
1. Inferno Dan Brown
2. Never Go Back Lee Child
3. A Wanted Man Lee Child
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
5. Private Down Under James Patterson & Michael White
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Jeff Kinney
7. Six Years Harlan Coben
8. Second Honeymoon James Patterson
9. Mistress James Patterson & David Ellis
10. The Dying Hours Mark Billingham