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JOHN PRESCOTT, RUSSELL BRAND & CHERIE BLAIR ARE THE TOP THREE AUTHORS TO BE ABANDONED IN HOTEL ROOMS

3rd Sep 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 today.

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, exnational 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'.

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

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 Travelodge hotels, the most popular 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 336 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.

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For further information please contact

Shakila Ahmed

Travelodge

T: 01844 35 8638

Notes to Editor:

7,000 books were left behind in Travelodge hotels throughout the year

The results for this survey are for summer 2008

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




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