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.
Mark Twain's tale of a boy's picaresque journey down the Mississippi on a raft conveyed the voice and experience of the American frontier as no other work had done before.
The bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring returns with a tale of jealousy, bullying and revenge in a 1970s schoolyard.
The first and most influential novel about aliens invading Earth, from the founding father of science fiction. Vintage Classics.
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 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.
Delve into the dangerous DC Universe and discover how Batman became the world’s favourite vigilante.
A collection of titles curated for teachers by our education team at Penguin Random House