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Open Thread: What are your "desert island" books?

Today is World Book Day, what are your favourites?

TODAY MARKS WORLD Book Day, a celebration of all things literary.

The day aims to promote reading in schools and beyond.

Naturally, the topic sparked conversation in offices about our favourites.

Here are some of what we came up with:

The Catcher in the Rye

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

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The Spinning Heart



Catch22 Source: Wikimedia

A Confederacy of Dunces

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The Corrections

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What about you? A desert island and three books. What do you bring?

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