Claridge, G. (1985) Origins of Mental Illness: Temperament, Deviance and Disorder , Oxford, Blackwell.
A classic text on ‘abnormal’ psychology.
Faludy, T. and Faludy, A. (1996) A Little Edge of Darkness: A Boy's Triumph Over Dyslexia , London, Jessica Kingsley.
This is the personal account written by Alexander Faludy and his mother, Tanya, of their experiences of understanding and managing Alexander's dyslexia.
Miles, T.R. and Miles, E. (1999) Dyslexia: A Hundred Years On (2nd edn), Buckingham, Open University Press.
A good introduction to the history, issues and research that relates to developmental dyslexia.