Jack Reecher: The most borrowed adult book across Kingston

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By adam_leone | Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 11:53

The Affair by Lee Child, a book which spawned the character Jack Reecher is the most borrowed adult book in Kingston. 

It seems readers across Surbiton, New Malden and Kingston have a taste of criminal reading with authors such as Michael Connolly, Gordon Ferris and SJ Watson high on the most wanted list.

For young readers, Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid outstripped the rest with 256 borrows across Kingston Libraries. 

Popular local author Jacqueline Wilson appears several times in the list, with Sapphire Battersea being her most popular in 2012. 

Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry and several Roald Dahl titles including The Witches and James and the Giant Peach also proved popular.

The figures of the most borrowed books have been released ahead of National Libraries on the 9th February. 

Now the borough's seven libraries are laying on a host of free events:

- Crime author James Craig, Diane and Christyan Fox—creators of Goodnight Piggy Wiggy and Tyson the Terrible—and top teen author Mary Hooper will all be at Hook and Chessington Library.

- Paper plane making and other flight fun for 4–8 year olds at New Malden Library.

- A coffee morning and behind the scenes tour at Surbiton Library, as well as stories and activities for 4–10 year olds to mark the Chinese New Year.

- Songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers at Tolworth Library.



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