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Ten of the biggest and best books of 2014

It's been a brilliant year for books. Some of our favourite authors released new literature, and new writers gave us a selection of enjoyable and engrossing novels - Jessie Burton's debut The Miniaturist dominated the bestseller and prize lists while Emma Healy's Elizabeth is Missing kept us gripped.

Some of our favourite women released books - we had Caitlin Moran's new novel How To Build A Girl, as well as Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl and Amy Poehler's Yes Please. Re-workings of Hercule Poirot and Northanger Abbey, as well as new books from literary heavyweights like Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood and Haruki Murakami completed the set.

But what were our favourite bestselling and award winning books of the year? Read on to see...



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Harry Potter fans, there's a Roald Dahl collaboration in the works

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by Kayleigh Dray
20 Oct 2016

Sarah Jessica Parker is launching a new line of fiction books

She’s channelling her inner Carrie Bradshaw…

by Kayleigh Dray
20 Oct 2016

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Old pics, new problems

by Anna Pollitt
18 Oct 2016

These are the UK’s favourite pearls of Winnie-the-Pooh wisdom

He’s far more than a bear of very little brain, you know.

by Moya Crockett
14 Oct 2016

Bridget Jones's author on life, love and the importance of friendship

“No one can have it all”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
12 Oct 2016

There's now going to be a Good Sex in Fiction award

“We have laughed enough”

by Amy Swales
12 Oct 2016

Meet the winner of Stylist’s gothic short story competition

The big short

by The Stylist web team
10 Oct 2016

9 important life lessons from cult feminist Instagram poet Rupi Kaur

Happy National Poetry Day.

by Moya Crockett
06 Oct 2016

Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz to star in adaptation of Disobedience

They will bring Naomi Alderman’s debut novel to life on the silver screen

by Kayleigh Dray
05 Oct 2016

Watch eerie trailer for Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events

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by Kayleigh Dray
05 Oct 2016