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Many read to the end even if they are not enjoying a book

Readers prefer happy endings

It's a conundrum faced by every reader at some point - ditch a book that you are just not enjoying, or see it through with grim determination until the bitter end.

A new poll, from the Reading Agency, suggests that many of us are unwilling to give up on a book, no matter how much we are struggling, while others will wait weeks, or even months, before conceding defeat.

And it also indicates that the majority of Britons will avoid reading material that they believe will make them sad, with a considerable proportion saying they see reading as a form of escape, and want to be transported to a happy place.

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