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Last Updated: Friday November 09 2007 08:17 GMT

Potter books fave to read again

Girl reading Harry Potter book

The Harry Potter books have been voted the books that people like to read again and again - and again!

JK Rowling's tales even beat The Bible - which came in 16th place, in the survey of UK readers.

JRR Tolkien's books also proved popular with The Lord of the Rings in second place and The Hobbit fourth.

The survey also found that four out of five people enjoy a book so much that they read it again. Some even read a book more than five times!

Harry Potter books
Harry Potter book
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe by CS Lewis - which the Narnia film was based on - came in eighth place.

And the horse story Black Beauty by Anna Sewell came in 14th position.

The survey found that 59% of readers go back to the same book because they never tire of the story, while 19% say re-reading a familiar book is comforting.

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