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Ten most borrowed library books of 2011 in Staffordshire are revealed

The top ten most borrowed books of 2011 in Staffordshire have been revealed.

Twenty-eight titles were issued more than 1,000 times by libraries across the county last year, with crime and thrillers featuring prominently amongst them.

Six of the 28 were by James Patterson and two by Lee Child, including the most borrowed book of 2011 – Worth Dying For.

The top ten:

  • Worth dying for – Lee Child
  • Tick, tock – James Patterson & Michael Lewidge
  • Promises, Promises – Erica James
  • Maisy goes to the library – Lucy Cousins
  • Postcard killers – James Patterson & Liza Marklund
  • Daughters-in-law – Joanna Trollope
  • Hell’s Corner – David Baldacci
  • 61 hours – Lee Child
  • Pants – Giles Andreae & Nick Sharratt
  • Minding Frankie – Maeve Binchy

County Councillor Pat Corfield, Staffordshire County Council cabinet member for culture, communities and customers said: “I’m delighted to see two children’s books in last year’s top ten.

“The county’s libraries play a vital role in encouraging youngsters to develop a love of reading and helping to boost literacy skills.

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