Dan Brown tops list of books given to charity

US author Dan Brown's books are donated to charity Oxfam more than any other.

US author Dan Brown's books are donated to charity Oxfam more than any other.

It is the third year in a row that the writer's novels - which include 'The Da Vinci Code', a tome that was third in the charity's best seller list this year compared to 10th in 2010 - have topped the list.

Ian Rankin - who was last year's best selling author - and 'Top Gear' presenter Jeremy Clarkson are second and third respectively in the most donated list.

Clarkson entered at number 10 last year, becoming the first non-fiction author to ever feature in the table.

The most donated authors to Oxfam shops are (with last year's position in brackets):

1 Dan Brown (1)

2 Ian Rankin (2)

3 Jeremy Clarkson (8)

4 Stephenie Meyer (New entry)

5 Alexander McCall Smith (4)

6 Stephen King (New entry)

7 Maeve Binchy (9)

8 James Patterson (New entry)

9 JK Rowling (7)

10 Jackie Collins (New entry)

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