When it comes to reading, bookkeepers top the league

Accountants are among the keenest readers in the UK, a survey published yesterday shows.

Bookkeepers spend more of their time, an average of just over five hours a week, buried in a work of fiction than many professions more naturally associated with the written word.

The survey, which coincides with World Book Day, found that members of the clergy read for an average of two hours and forty minutes a week, putting them at the bottom of the list for the amount of time that people from various professions spend reading.

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