London, Feb 12 (ANI): Jacqueline Wilson has pipped JK Rowling and Dan Brown to be named the most popular library book author of the last decade.
In the 10 years to June 2009, Wilson's books were lent 16 million times by British public libraries, reports The Telegraph.
According to figures of library lending, Wilson's The Story of Tracy Beaker was the most borrowed individual title of the decade. The book talks about a troublesome 10-year-old girl in a children's home.
Rowling's books Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire were in second, third and fourth places respectively.
Public Lending Right, the organization established by Parliament to pay authors a small fee every time one of their books is borrowed, compiled the figures.
The most lent authors of the last decade (numbers of times books lent in brackets)
1. Jacqueline Wilson (16 million)
2. Danielle Steel (14 million)
3. Catherine Cookson (14 million)
4. Josephine Cox (13 million)
5. James Patterson (11 million)
6. RL Stine (10 million)
7. Mick Inkpen (10 million)
8. Janet and Allan Ahlberg (9 million)
9. Roald Dahl (8 million)
10. Agatha Christie (8 million). (ANI)