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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.

Glenfarron by Jonathan Falla

Glenfarron

By Jonathan Falla

Three interlocking stories telling about the lives of the people of Glenfarron Polish airmen in World War 2, a returning descendant of the lairds who sees visions of the past, and an African colonialist with a dark, sad secret.

Madness Visible: A Memoir of War by Janine di Giovanni

Madness Visible: A Memoir of War

By Janine di Giovanni

If you don’t want to know what modern war is like, then don’t read this book. Di Giovanni describes war in a way that will stay in your memory and completely unsettle you. Her story raises profoundly challenging questions: What can cause neighbours who have lived peacefully side by side for centuries to turn against one another with mindless brutality? What becomes of the survivors when everything they know and love is destroyed?

Chocolat by Joanne Harris

Chocolat

By Joanne Harris

A fantastic tale of what happens when suppressed desire meets temptation. A highly calorific book! Don't read unless you have a strong will or fancy being tempted into the indulgent world of chocolate.

Beyond the comfort zone

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