Saucy Surrey is outstripping other parts of the country for loans of the racy Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.

According to the latest figures, libraries in Surrey are loaning more copies of the book than anywhere else in the UK.

In August, Surrey libraries accounted for nearly 20 per cent of all nationwide loans of the three books by writer EL James, and demand for the novels has not slowed down - with Surrey’s libraries making up almost 16 per cent of all recorded national lending in October.

The trilogy - Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed - charts the complicated and racy relationship of young graduate Anastasia Steele and damaged business tycoon Christian Grey.

Surrey County Council’s cabinet member for community services, Helyn Clack, said: "EL James’ books have really set the pulses racing in Surrey. It seems our library-goers just can’t get enough of Christian Grey’s steamy antics.

"While the trilogy of stories won’t suit every taste, we stock around 190,000 new books a year for people to choose from, including the latest from hugely popular authors like Ian Rankin and John Grisham.

"On top of that we’ve invested in our libraries to ensure they remain popular and relevant to their local communities.

"All 52 now have free wi-fi and computer terminals so people can catch up with friends and family on facebook or help them with their studies."