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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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Plane tickets are expensive. Let your loved one take a trip to Morocco, Mongolia or the Mediterranean from the comfort of their armchair, or inspire their next getaway, by giving them one of these truly adventurous travel books.

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There’s nothing more fascinating than getting a sneak peek into the lives of other people, particularly when those people are famous for one reason or another. We’ve got a selection of the most interesting lives, from a range of fields to satisfy your curiosity.

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Sometimes there’s nothing we love more than to delve into the past, whether it is to read about one of our favourite authors, to take a trip through our great British heritage, or in remembrance of turbulent times.

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The festive season is upon us, and you’re no doubt compiling your own naughty and nice lists, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll want to pop a few book-shaped presents under the tree. We’ll be bringing you our favourite titles that we know your family and friends will love, so you can relax with […]

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With all the new books coming out in the lead-up to Christmas, it can be difficult to decide which to pick up and take home, and which to leave on their neat little shelves. Luckily, it’s our job to do nothing more than be buried in a book, and so here are our current favourites, with a […]

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Writer and word explorer Andrew Taylor is the author of The Greeks Had a Word For It. Exclusively for Think Smarter, Andrew shares some of his favourite words from around the world, for when English doesn’t quite cut it…