If you’re left-handed, the bad news is you’re also more likely to suffer from allergies, migraines and insomnia than a right-handed person. But you’ll more likely be a gun multi-tasker, be a genius and even earn more. Just watch out for those pesky sinistrophobes. You’ll also have something in common with around 12% of the population, including incredible authors like Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll, Eudora Welty and Franz Kafka. To celebrate International Left-Handers Day (August 13), here are some must-read books by writers who can’t stand the spiral-bound notebooks.
This edition features a new introduction by noted Mark Twain scholar R. Kent Rasmussen that situates the novel for a contemporary audience, and a foreword by Azar Nafisi, author of The Republic of Imagination.
The bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring returns with a tale of jealousy, bullying and revenge in a 1970s schoolyard.
A stunning clothbound edition of Wells' science-fiction classic.
The incomparable Bill Bryson travels through time and space to introduce us to the world, the universe and everything in this groundbreaking book, the best selling popular science book of the 21st century.
The 'nearly-definitive' omnibus edition of 'the greatest sci-fi novel of all time'
One of 5 special Puffin Classics created in collaboration with the V & A, with exquisite cloth-bound cover designs from their William Morris collection.
A man is discovered adrift in the wreckage of a boat, babbling of horrors scarcely imaginable...this is his story.
Books for the independent masters of self-control born 22 December – 19 January.
Books for the open-minded, philosophical enthusiasts born 22 November – 21 December.
Books for the assertive, resourceful decision-makers born 23 October – 21 November.