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Harry Potter tops readers' poll
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Harry Potter and JK Rowling topped the Kent County Council poll
The Bible, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings have come top in a poll into the reading choices of the people of Kent.

Kent County Council carried out the survey in all of its libraries on World Book Day questioning 6,000 people on their reading habits.

It revealed the book being read by most people on 4 March was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, with Lord of the Rings second and The Bible third.

Local newspapers also featured heavily in people's reading preferences.

The three most read authors on the day were JK Rowling, Jacqueline Wilson and John Grisham.

Other authors that featured highly were Agatha Christie, Peter Robinson and Sebastian Faulks.

The most read national newspaper was the Daily Mail, while the most popular magazine was Take a Break.

Three book displays, based upon the findings of the survey, will circulate around Kent libraries later in the year.




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