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List: Top 10 Most Borrowed Authors from UK Libraries

Date: July 2004 to June 2005

Source: Public Lending Right

Base: All books lent by British Public Libraries

Notes: Jacqueline Wilson, whose books include 'The Illustrated Mum' and 'The Story of Tracy Beaker', had more than two million loans during the period measured. She was number one for the third year running. 'Chick-Lit' novelist Josephine Cox was second in the list of most borrowed authors, followed by Danielle Steel, a specialist in historical romances. In a separate list of the most borrowed adult fiction titles Patricia Cornwell came top with her thriller 'Blow Fly'.

Rank

Author

1

Jacqueline Wilson

2

Josephine Cox

3

Danielle Steel

4

James Patterson

5

Mick Inkpen

6

Janet and Allan Ahlberg

7

John Grisham

8

Ian Rankin

9

Roald Dahl

10

Bernard Cornwell


  
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