I’ve just received the July 2020 – June 2021 UK library loans figures for my books, courtesy of the Public Lending Right (PLR) scheme. Libraries were closed for many weeks during this period due to Covid-19, so the number of loans are significantly down on previous years, but I’m pleased to say that many of my books were still borrowed.
After entering the top 5 at number 3 last year, How the Borks Became: An Adventure in Evolution, illustrated by Elys Dolan, is now my most borrowed book from UK libraries. After 3 years at the top of the chart A Spot of Bother has dropped to number 2. Cleopatra Bones and the Golden Chimpanzee and A Present for Rosy have entered the top 5 at number 3 and number 5 respectively and Danny Dreadnought Saves the World has gone up one place to number 4.
|Position||Title||Nº of Loans||Movement
|1||How the Borks Became:|
An Adventure in Evolution
illustrated by Elys Dolan
|2||A Spot of Bother|
illustrated by Vanessa Cabban
|3||Cleopatra Bones and|
the Golden Chimpanzee
illustrated by Ed Eaves
|4||Danny Dreadnought Saves the World|
illustrated by Martin Chatterton
|5||A Present for Rosy|
illustrated by Polly Noakes
A big THANK YOU to everyone that borrowed my books, the wonderful librarians that made them available and the UK PLR scheme for helping authors like me earn a living.