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Italian cinema posters for the Oscar-tipped drama 12 Years A Slave were criticised for promoting the film’s white stars ahead of its black protagonist

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Review of the Year: View from the UK in 2013 took in 'Crystal Methodist' Rev Paul Flowers, but also saw stock markets spring back to life

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This was the year of big books: two 800-page-busters on the Man Booker longlist alone had bookworms lifting weights. The winner, Eleanor Catton’s  The Luminaries (Granta, £18.99), is a good old-fashioned page-turner set in New Zealand during the 19th-century gold rush, but it was its narrative structure, mirroring astrological movements in a beautifully-wrought minuet, that really set it apart.

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