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This map shows London’s favourite books

James Manning

What London is reading

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If you stuffed a suitcase and headed somewhere even hotter than London this summer, there’s a good chance you packed a copy of Rupi Kaur’s ‘Milk and Honey’. The Canadian poet’s mega-selling debut collection is the most popular book in a staggering 17 London postcodes, according to online bookshop Wordery.

Analysing data from 500,000 London customers over the last two years – and excluding bulk orders from schools and businesses – Wordery has revealed the books that the most Londoners have been reading. There’s poetry, self-help, novels (from GCSE staples to John Williams’s sleeper hit ‘Stoner’), citizenship and yoga: yes, south-west London, we see you. Now that cooler weather is on the horizon, it’s time to grab a cosy corner and get lit(erary).

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