HOW THE BORKS BECAME is my most borrowed book from UK libraries

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 Evolutionillustrated 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 TitleNº of LoansMovement
in chart
1How the Borks Became:
An Adventure in Evolution

illustrated by Elys Dolan
4,606
2A Spot of Bother
illustrated by Vanessa Cabban
4,476
3Cleopatra Bones and
the Golden Chimpanzee

illustrated by Ed Eaves
3,821
4Danny Dreadnought Saves the World
illustrated by Martin Chatterton
3,536
5A Present for Rosy
illustrated by Polly Noakes
3,114

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.

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