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The survey, released on the eve of National Libraries Day, covers and shows again the dominance of thriller writer James Patterson, who topped the chart for the most borrowed author for the ninth year running, and crime writers such as Lee Child. It was also the first year that payments were made for audio books. Here are 10 things we learned from the findings:. The man who has churned out more than novels or paid other writers to do so, having given them a "detailed outline" released 15 books in alone. The popularity of his thriller novels remains undimmed.
He is also the author with the most appearances in the Top most borrowed titles list, with S hakespeare came in only 10th in the list of most borrowed classic authors.
Things weren't all Bard for Shakespeare: he did at least beat Jane Austen 11th. And sneaking in at 20th place was Nevil Shute, the not-forgotten-it-seems author of the classic A Town Like Alice. C harles Dickens: his best characters in pictures. Few of you may remember Jeff Harding's acting performance in Father Ted he played an American priest called Buzz Cagney but many of us it seems know and like his voice reading books.
He was the king of the narrators who registered with the PLR more should, as there are now more than 16, audiobooks in UK libraries.
He said: "I honestly thought that PLR income would be pennies, not pounds. I am happily surprised and sure to spread the good word among my fellow narrators. His book Awful Auntie was also the most borrowed title in libraries in Northern Ireland. Libraries are vital for children and adults to discover a wide variety of books. Long may they live! But the author of the excellent Tom Gates series, which she writes and illustrates, is one of the most popular in libraries.
Readers in the south east did not have the same standards, though, preferring Is it Really Too Much to Ask?
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May Flames by Robbie Arnott — A tale of grief and love and the bonds of family that that takes us full circle as it traces a journey across the southern island. May The Making of Martin Sparrow by Peter Cochrane — In , a devastating flood on the Hawkesbury River almost wipes out the young colony, dredging up secret desires in the aftermath. July Prize Fighter by Future D.
Here’s a preview of some of the most exciting local releases for the first half of 2018!
March Mine by Susi Fox — In this chilling psychological thriller, a GP has her first baby prematurely via an emergency caesarean, but when she wakes up to see him, she is adamant that he is not hers. June The Greater Good by Tim Ayliffe — Battered war correspondent John Bailey is struggling to keep in control of his life when a story breaks that will force him back into the spotlight — and into the crosshairs of a deadly international player.
June The Escape Room by Megan Goldin — Four colleagues at a prestigious Wall Street investment bank get stuck in an office building elevator… and one of them is a killer. July The Other Wife by Michael Robotham — When Joe O'Loughlin is summoned to the hospital with news that his father has been brutally attacked, his world is turned upside down.
Everything he thinks he knows about his parents is about to be undone.
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February The Suitcase Baby by Tanya Bretherton — A shocking and devastating true crime about a string of murdered babies in Sydney of the s. February Korea by Michael Pembroke — The story of the Korean peninsula with compassion for the people of the North and South, understanding and insight for the role of China, and concern about the past and present role of the United States.
February This Time by Benjamin T. March Darkest Web by Eileen Ormsby — Ormsby has spent the past five years exploring every corner of the Dark Web — here is what she learnt. March Deep Time Dreaming by Billy Griffiths — Investigates a twin revolution — the reassertion of Aboriginal identity in the second half of the twentieth century, and the simultaneous uncovering of the traces of ancient Australia by pioneering archaeologists.
March Skin in the Game by Sonya Voumard — The daughter of a European refugee mother and a journalist father, Voumard recounts her passionate but questioning relationship with journalism. March The Randomistas by Andrew Leigh — Leigh tells the stories of radical researchers who worked to overturn conventional wisdom in medicine, politics, business, law enforcement and more. March Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia edited by Anita Heiss — This anthology brings together accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities, alongside newly discovered voices, to reflect on lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today.
April The Lost Boys by Gina Perry — The fascinating, true story of one of the most controversial psychological experiments of the modern era. April Blue Collar Frayed by Jennifer Rayner — Drawing on extensive research and dozens of interviews, Rayner argues that blue-collar jobs are vital to our future economy. April Axiomatic by Maria Tumarkin — A boundary-shifting fusion of thinking, storytelling, reportage and meditation.
May Australia Reimagined by Hugh Mackay — A new book from the well-known social researcher, writer and commentator. May Headstrong Daughters by Nadia Jamal — Candid real-life stories from women torn between two cultures. June Cocaine and Surfing by Chas Smith — Chas Smith digs deep into the relationship and long history of cocaine and surfing. June Enjoying Retirement: A handbook for ideas, strategies and resources by Michael Longhurst — Provides advice on how to have a full and happy life in retirement. February Rebel with a Cause by Jacqui Lambie — A refreshingly candid memoir from the former soldier and senator.
March A Wink from the Universe by Martin Flanagan — One of our most beloved sportswriters takes us behind the scenes of a football fairytale. This is her first memoir. April The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman — A compelling and heartbreaking tale of grief and memory set in a small Victorian town in the s. April The Wasp and the Orchid by Danielle Clode — The biography of a remarkable woman — Edith Coleman was famous in her life time as an Australian nature writer and naturalist, but has since been largely forgotten.
Clode plans to change this. April Girls at the Piano by Virginia Lloyd — A memoir about how learning the piano shaped the lives of two women worlds and generations apart. May Butterfly on a Pin by Alannah Hill — The Australian fashion designer describes how she overcame adversity to build her internationally recognised brand. Essential reading. June Ten Steps to Nanette by Hannah Gadsby — A memoir from the much-loved comedian that explores themes covered by her groundbreaking show, Nanette.
June Out of the Forest by Gregory Smith — The moving story of a man who lived in near-total isolation for 10 years, before returning to society — and why. July The Power of Hope by Kon Karapanagiotidis — In his first book, the founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre argues that by putting community, love and compassion at the centre of our lives, we have the power to change our world.
March Interval by Judith Bishop — This will be the first new collection in a decade from Bishop, who also works as a translator and linguist. April and my heart crumples like a coke can by Alison Whitelock — A playful and smart debut collection from an exciting emerging voice.
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April Flood Damages by Eunice Andrada — A fiery collection from the Filipino performance poet which explores themes associated with immigration and inheritance. March Naked for Satan — Features recipes, stories and photographs from the beloved Fitzroy foodie destination. April Tried, Tested and True by Liz Harfull — Harfull brings together stories and recipes celebrating the traditions of Australian community cookbooks.
April Flavours of Australia — A beautiful cookbook that includes dishes from the best restaurants, cafes, producers and hotels across all our states and territories.