The loan period for our top 36 authors is two weeks rather than the standard four week period. Titles by these authors are known as Fastbacks.

We introduced the two week loan period to reduce the time you wait to borrow very popular titles, whilst recognising you need enough time to read and return them.

The change to the loan period will only apply to newly published titles and will be implemented when you borrow the book.

You can renew the title providing there are no customers waiting to borrow it. The renewal period will be for a further two weeks. Once the waiting list for the title reduces it will be returned to a four week loan.  

  • Aaronvitch, Ben
  • Arlidge, M J
  • Archer, Jeffrey
  • Baldacci, David
  • Barclay, Linwood
  • Beaton, M C
  • Billingham, Mark
  • Brown, Dan
  • Carter, Chris
  • Child, Lee
  • Cleeves, Ann
  • Coben, Harlan
  • Cole, Martina
  • Connelly, Michael
  • Connolly, John
  • Cooper, Jilly
  • Cornwell, Bernard
  • Cornwell, Patricia
  • Cox, Josephine
  • Crais Robert
  • Deaver, Jeffery
  • Delaney, J P
  • Durrant, Sabine
  • Ellis, Kate
  • Fielding, Helen
  • Follett, Ken
  • Flynn, Gillian
  • French, Nicci
  • Gerritsen, Tess
  • Goddard, Robert
  • Gregory, Phillipa
  • Griffiths, Elly
  • Grisham, John
  • Harris, Robert
  • Hawkins, Paula
  • Henry, Veronica
  • Hislop, Victoria
  • Hore, Rachel
  • Hosseini, Khaled
  • James, Erica
  • James, Peter
  • Kelly, Cathy
  • King, Stephen
  • Kinsella, Sophie
  • La Plante, Lynda
  • Lackberg, Camilla
  • Mackintosh, Clare
  • McDermid, Val
  • Moriarty, Liane
  • Morton, Kate
  • Mosse, Kate
  • Moyes, JoJo
  • Nesbo, Jo
  • O’Farrell, Maggie
  • Parsons, Tony
  • Patterson, James
  • Pearse, Lesley
  • Rankin, Ian
  • Roberts, Nora
  • Robinson, Peter
  • Rose, Karen
  • Rowling, J K
  • Sansom, C J
  • Slaughter, Karin
  • Smith, Wilbur
  • Tremayne, S K
  • Trollope, Joanna
  • Walters, Minette