Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows named UKs Most Borrowed Book

February 6th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 6 (ANI): Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the latest instalment in JK Rowling’’s wizard series, has become the most popular book borrowed from British libraries, according to a study.

The new research found that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was taken out 109,000 times last year.

Kate Morton’’s The House at Riverton was in second place, while third most popular book was The Memory Keeper’’s Daughter, by Kim Edwards, reports the Telegraph.

The Government-funded Public Lending Right - which pays authors for books taken out in public libraries - said that the choices have largely been had been influenced by Richard and Judy, the husband and wife TV presenters.

Five of the books named in the top 10 had been featured in their Book Club slot as part of their chat show.

The figures are contrary to the fears of declining popularity of libraries among children fuelled by the rise of the Internet. (ANI)

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