Saturday, 20 September 2008

Travelodge Books Left Behind Index 2008

The literary works of John Prescott, Cherie Blair and Russell Brand are the most readily discarded reads in UK hotel rooms said a new report released by the UK Travelodge chain.

A review of Travelodge's 'books left behind index' leaves John Prescott's 'Prezza: My Story: Pulling No Punches` in which he reveals his remarkable journey as an 11-plus failure to becoming Britain's longest-serving deputy Prime Minister - topping the charts.

In second place is 'My Booky Wook' the controversial and hilarious life story of Britain's hottest comedian - Russell Brand.

QC and wife of former British Prime Minster Cherie Blair, has made third place with her autobiography 'Speaking For Myself' in which she frankly reveals her life story from a childhood in working-class Liverpool, to the heart of the British legal system and then, as the wife of the Prime Minister (Tony Blair).

For two years on the trot, ex-national newspaper editor Piers Morgan's scandalous, brutally first hand account of one man's desperate struggle for survival; on the inside of the modern celebrity obsessed world we all now live in - "Don't You Know Who I Am" - has featured in Travelodge's 'books left behind index'.

The complete top ten reads left behind in Travelodge hotels this year:

Prezza Pulling no punches, John Prescott
My Booky Wook, Russell Brand
Speaking for myself, Cherie Blair
Don't you know who I am, Piers Morgan
Angel Uncovered & Crystal, Katie Price
You & Your Money, Alvin Hall
Lessons in Heartbreak, Cathy Kelly
Blind Faith, Ben Elton
On Chesil Beach, Ian McEwan
The Secret, Rhonda Bryne

Paul Anstey, Travelodge Operations Director said:

"Annually 7,000 books are left behind in our 337 Travelodge hotels, the most popular books being autobiographies, chick lit and thriller books. This summer we have found a number of money saving books, revealing just how much the credit crunch is taking hold".

Other key findings from the survey of 337 Travelodge Hotel Managers revealed:
Southend on Sea Travelodge was the only hotel to have 12 copies of 'The Cell' by Stephen King left behind. Also left behind was a copy of 'The best 50 love making positions for the over 50s'.

Southampton Eastleigh Travelodge had one customer who left behind two books titled - 'How to be a gentleman in seven days' and 'The Karma Sutra for Dummies'.

Peterborough Travelodge had ten copies of the 'Karma Sutra' left behind.

Books left behind in Travelodge hotels are returned back to customers or donated to local charity shops.

No comments: