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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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Read an extract from A Snow Garden and Other Stories, a collection of six Christmas stories from Rachel Joyce, the author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. A Faraway Smell of Lemon It is as if Binny has stepped through a curtain and discovered an alternative universe. It’s been here for ever, this shop, […]

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Long have authors had their stories reimagined by the magic of lighting, actors and mise en scène. From To Kill a Mockingbird to the recently released Suffragette, film adaptations have always made for gripping films, and here, we look at the latest books to come to the big screen.

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Read an extract from Emmeline Pankhurst’s My Own Story, an inspiration for the film Suffragette.

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Robin Stevens, author of the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries, explains why Queen of Crime Agatha Christie’s books are perfect reading for sleuths big and small.

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Read an extract from Emma Hooper’s debut novel, Etta and Otto and Russell and James, a story of love, pain and memory spanning fifty years, three lives, two continents and an ocean.

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Searching for Sugar Man is the story of two South Africans’ journey to track down their musical hero, Sixto Rodriguez (known as ‘Sugar Man’) in the late 1990s. Sugar Man’s albums had failed to sell in his native USA, but unbeknownst to him, he’d become a huge cult hit in South Africa, where he was also rumoured to be dead. Read an extract from the true story behind this ground breaking documentary, written by the fans who tracked him down.