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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.

Riotous Assembly by Tom Sharpe

Riotous Assembly

By Tom Sharpe

Enter the insane world of Kommandant Van Heerden, the Afrikaner who wants an Englishman's heart (literally), Luitnant Verkramp (think Herr Flick, but without the charm) and the psychopathic Konstabel Els. Find out why the Bishop of Barotseland thinks he is going mad. And when the vulture dies............. Weep the Beloved Country.

Time in Carnbeg by Ronald Frame

Time in Carnbeg

By Ronald Frame

The slightly sinister-looking cover is a giveaway - dark secrets abound in the sunny streets of this fictional resort. Some of the tales in this quirky collection may unsettle you, but others have a touch of black comedy, and the characters will stay with you. Savour your time in Carnbeg - atmospheric, brooding, but I guarantee you will want a return visit.

Selected Poems by Hugh MacDiarmid

Selected Poems

By Hugh MacDiarmid

Angry, polemical, nationalistic Hugh MacDiarmid wrote poetry with a fierce and very Scottish voice but this selection shows his delicate touch as well.

Beyond the comfort zone

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