Eastbourne readers opt for romance at the library

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Love is alive and well if our library book borrowing habits are anything to go by.

The latest data on books borrowed indicates that East Sussex is a county of romantics.

Both the top two most borrowed books from public libraries between July 1 2013 and June 30 3014 were romantic novels.

They were Erica James’ tale of romance in a village The Hidden Cottage and the romantic comedy by Carole Matthews A Cottage By The Sea.

Interestingly, none of the best selling Shades of Grey series by E L James made it into the East Sussex libraries’ top ten.

Entries which did make it include J K Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy and I’ll Find You by Richard Madely.

Senior East Sussex librarian Sally Parsons said, “We select our stock carefully and are informed by publishers’ catalogues, booksellers and suppliers, trade and the popular press, television and film tie-ins as well as customer requests and reservations.

“It is heartening to see that we are providing popular books that people want to read.”