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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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