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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.

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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.

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

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The festive season can get truly hectic, what with Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Panic Saturday and all those dubiously named days. Instead, why not treat yourself or someone else to a brilliantly calm Christmas, we have sourced a selection of books that cover mindfulness, compassion, and getting creative.

Wildflower

Read an extract from Wildflower by Drew Barrymore, a portrait of Drew’s life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years.   Taurus When I woke up in the hospital, I glanced over and took a deep look at my new baby girl, who I had decided […]

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In this extract, we’re introduced to a couple of the characters that feature throughout the five interlinked stories that make up Number 11 –  a biting satire on modern day London, taking aim at austerity, iceberg houses, social media and the social classes.