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Read mor… on the edge

Take a bold step with these gripping reads chosen by other site users. To suggest a book that took you to the edge of your seat – or your boundaries – click here.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night- time by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night- time

By Mark Haddon

A beguiling, strangely alien, book of an intelligent autistic boy turning detective. It will take you inside the head of a boy whose view of the world is different to most of us. Heart-warming but not at all slushy.

Moments of  Reprieve by Primo Levi

Moments of Reprieve

By Primo Levi

Make time for this finely woven tapestry of short stories about the author's fellow captives in Auschwitz. Humanity in an inhuman world, sweetness in the face of bitter despair, humour where there should be no room for laughter. A triumph.

Crabwalk by Gunter Grass


By Gunter Grass

An ambitious read for those with the time and inclination to appreciate modern European literature at its most powerful. A serious, penetrating look at the German psyche through the eyes of one of its greatest writers.

Beyond the comfort zone

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