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29th Aug 2007

The literary works of Alastair Campbell, Piers Morgan and Jordan are the most readily discarded reads in UK hotel rooms said a new report released today.

A review of Travelodge's 'book left behinds' leaves "The Blair Years", a detailed diary of Alastair Campbell's experience as Tony Blair's press secretary, strategist and trusted confidant, topping the charts.

In second place is ex-national newspaper editor Piers Morgan's, brutal 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 - "Dont You Know Who I Am?".

Britain's most loved glamour girl Jordan aka Katie Price has made third place with her second book (new paperback version) "A Whole New World" in which she frankly reveals all about her passionate and whirlwind romance with Peter Andre.

Listed below are the rest of the top ten reads left behind in Travelodge hotels this summer:

1. The Blair Years - Alastair Campbell
2. Dont You Know Who I am? - Piers Morgan
3. A Whole New World - Jordon
4. Wicked - Jilly Cooper
5. Dr Who Creatures & Demons - Justin Richard
6. The Diana Chronicles - Tina Brown
7. I Can Make You Thin - Paul McKenna
8. Humble Pie - Gordon Ramsey
9. The Story Of A Man And His Mouth - Chris Moyles
10. Harry Potter And The Deathly - J.K Rowling

Jason Cotta, Travelodge Operations Director said: "This review always gives us a good idea of what is going on in consumers' minds during the summer holidays. Clearly celebrity status is what we all want to know about, and Alastair Campbell's diaries were bound to intrigue."

For further information please contact:
Shakila Ahmed
Travelodge PR Manager
T: 01844 35 8638
M: 07802 702 499

Notes To Editor:
Over 6500 books are left behind in Travelodge hotels throughout the year
The results for this survey are for summer 2007
Books left behind in Travelodge hotels are returned back to customers or donated to local charity shops

About Travelodge
Travelodge became the first budget hotel company to launch in the UK when it opened the Barton-under Needwood Travelodge in Staffordshire in 1985. Travelodge currently has 320 hotels (over 20,000 rooms) - nine in Ireland, three in Spain and rest in the UK. Hotels are conveniently located in city centres, near attractions, airports and at the roadside. The chain plans to have 1000 hotels in the UK by 2020 and be the biggest hotel company in London by the 2012 Olympics. New Travelodges opening this year include: Heathrow Terminal 4 & 5, London Euston, London City Road, Eastbourne, Holyhead, Blackpool and Windsor.

Six and a half million people stayed with Travelodge in 2006 and 83% of reservations are made online at, where room rates start from just 15 per room, per night. Travelodge offers double, disabled-access or family rooms (catering for 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 16). All rooms are en-suite, with luxury king size beds, colour TV and free tea and coffee-making facilities.

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