DCI Banks novel is perfect solution for borrowers from Leeds libraries

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A NOVEL about the exploits of a fictional Yorkshire detective has received the stamp of approval from library users in Leeds.

Children Of The Revolution by Peter Robinson was today revealed as the title for adults most frequently borrowed from the city’s libraries over the last year.

It is the 21st in Yorkshire-born Robinson’s hugely-popular series of books featuring Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks.

Second spot in the list of most frequently borrowed adult titles is occupied by Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life.

Lynda La Plante’s Wrongful Death, JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy and Mark Billingham’s The Dying Hours are among the other highly-placed entries.

Books also in the top 30 include Ian Rankin’s The Impossible Dead, John Grisham’s The Racketeer, Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up The Bodies and Maeve Binchy’s A Week In Winter.

The children’s list, meanwhile, is dominated by the work of Julia Donaldson.

She had a hand in each of the seven top titles, including Tabby McTat, Stick Man, Superworm and The Highway Rat. Other much-borrowed books include Busy Airport by Mandy Archer and The Boy In The Dress by David Walliams.

* The latest run of small screen adaptations of Peter Robinson’s DCI Banks novels got under way on ITV last night.

The series stars Stephen Tompkinson as Banks alongside Andrea Lowe and Caroline Catz. Keith Barron and Polly Hemingway play Banks’s parents.

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