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You can be happier, healthier and slimmer in just 15 minutes a day with the superb advice from The Feel Good Plan, by celebrity trainer Dalton Wong and health writer Kate Faithfull-Williams. Here’s an extract that shows you how to relax and refocus at work.

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Sometimes all you need to get through the day is a good chuckle. Our list of Vintage’s top ten books to make you laugh is a great place to start.

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The New Year brings resolutions, fresh new starts and of course, never-before-read books for your bookshelf. Whether you want to discover your new favourite author, devour a thrilling new crime novel or enjoy a new voice in Young Adult fiction, these are the big debuts of 2016 for your reading list.

Impatience of the heart blog

The most famous author you’ve never heard of, Stefan Zweig’s influence has been an inspiration for many, from Ali Smith to Wes Anderson. His one and only novel, Impatience of the Heart, has been newly translated for 2016, and is a story that explores how one moment can change a life forever.

The Good Liar

Roy is a conman waiting to pull off the final coup of his career. Betty is a wealthy widow finding herself lured into his path. Read an extract from Nicholas Searle’s The Good Liar, a menacing psychological thriller with a clever, twisting ending you wont see coming.

Charlotte Bronte A Life

With a story as dramatic and tragic as the Gothic novels she wrote, Charlotte Brontë’s life was not only fascinating, it was inspiring. The main force driving her family, Charlotte encouraged her sisters as poets and novelists, stepped in to support the family after her brother’s death, travelled Europe, and using her own experiences, crafted trailblazing female characters. In this extract from Charlotte Brontë: A Life, you can catch a glimpse of the unique life that inspired her stories.

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Lucy Mangan discovers the Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups, and muses on what topics she would create for the series.