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Take a journey through time and across continents with our handpicked selection of the best fiction in translation. As you browse what’s on offer, explore cities as diverse as Buenos Aires, Naples and Algiers on shelves boasting a range of genres, from thriller to comedy to historical saga.

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Market Day!

An online bookshop is all very well, but there is nothing like engaging face to face with readers and booklovers of all ages and tastes. Today was my second ever market stall -- in May I had a successful day at the Wigtown market -- and this time I was at The Vault...

Recent Book Reviews

Contempt

Contempt

First published in 1954, Moravia maintained that Contempt (sometimes published under the title of A Ghost at Noon) was his best novel. It was made...

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The House of the Spirits

The House of the Spirits

A beautiful quarterbound hardback edition of Allende's debut novel, chronicling three generations of the Trueba family, the political upheaval in...

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The Savage Detectives

The Savage Detectives

One of the most dazzling Latin American novels of the twentieth century. New Year's Eve 1975, Mexico City. Two hunted men leave town in a hurry, on...

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The Brothers Karamazov 1

The Brothers Karamazov 1

The Brothers Karamazov, the culmination of Dostoyevsky's work, was completed in1880, shortly before his death. A story of parricide and fraternal...

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Fictions

Fictions

Mario Vargas Llosa wrote about Borges as follows: "His is a world of clear, pure and at the same time unusual ideas...expressed in words of great...

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The Neighborhood

The Neighborhood

A sizzler of a thriller, perfect for reading on the beach, cocktail in hand. Lots of sex, but also a great introduction to the political regime in...

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