Love is alive and well if our library book borrowing habits are anything to go by.
The latest data on books borrowed indicates that East Sussex is a county of romantics.
Both the top two most borrowed books from public libraries between July 1 2013 and June 30 3014 were romantic novels.
They were Erica James’ tale of romance in a village The Hidden Cottage and the romantic comedy by Carole Matthews A Cottage By The Sea.
Interestingly, none of the best selling Shades of Grey series by E L James made it into the East Sussex libraries top ten.
Entries which did make it include J K Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy and I’ll Find You by Richard Madely.
Senior East Sussex librarian Sally Parsons commented: “We select our stock carefully and are informed by publishers’ catalogues, booksellers and suppliers, trade and the popular press, television and film tie-ins as well as customer requests and reservations.
“It is heartening to see that we are providing popular books that people want to read.”