As highlighted in today's Daily Mail, The Drood Inquiry is now taking votes on whether Edwin is dead or alive, who marries who, and other important questions left hanging in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Go here to vote -- and then come back and tell us how you voted!
"So may the New year be a happy one to you, happy to many more whose happiness depends on you! So may each year be happier than the last, and not the meanest of our brethren or sisterhood debarred their rightful share in what our Creator formed for them to enjoy."
As part of a series in the Guardian about families in literature, Daniel Gooding has written about the Jarndyce family in Bleak House. He suggests, "And however difficult you may find your own family, just remember that it could be a whole lot worse."