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Honorary Graduate tops library lending list

15/02/05

Honorary Graduate tops library lending list

Photo of Jacqueline Wilson.An honorary graduate has been named Britain's most borrowed author for the second year running. Children’s writer Jacqueline Wilson, who became an Honorary Doctor of Education in 2000, has retained her place at the top of the list compiled by the Public Lending Right.

Ms Wilson, whose works include The Story of Tracy Beaker, was ranked ahead of Danielle Steel and Josephine Cox. The Kingston author’s books were loaned more than two million times last year. “I am immensely proud to be named the country's most borrowed author for a second year," she said. "I am particularly thrilled to know that so many children are using libraries."

A three-time winner of the Children’s Book of the Year, Ms Wilson has sold more than 15 million books in the United Kingdom alone. In 2000, she was awarded an OBE for services to literature in schools.

Please click here to read Jacqueline Wilson's reaction to being named Britain's most borrowed author last year.

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