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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.

I would really like to offer something for everyone, no matter your tastes. If there is anything you’d like to see or something in particular you would like me to source for you please get in touch.

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Introducing our first guest reviewer

Here at Other Words Books I'm pleased to announce our first ever guest reviewer. [INSERT DRUMROLL HERE] Many thanks to Adam who kindly agreed to read and review Charlie Chaplin's Last Dance, a novel loosely based around Chaplin's early career and the birth of the...

Recent Book Reviews

The Rabbit Factor

The Rabbit Factor

What makes life perfect? Insurance mathematician Henri Koskinen knows the answer because he calculates everything down to the very last decimal. And...

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The Outsider

The Outsider

Mearsault will not pretend. After the death of his mother everyone is shocked when he shows no sadness. And when he commits a random act of violence...

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Lucky Breaks

Lucky Breaks

Out of the impoverished Ukrainian coal regions, where Russian secret military intervention mixes with banditry and insurgency, the women of Yevgenia...

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The Pharmacist

The Pharmacist

Hella has always suffered from a need to nurture lost souls, fostering a series of hopeless men until she meets the beautiful Levin, a young dental...

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The Passenger

The Passenger

With storm troppers battering against his door, Otto Silbermann is forced to flee through the back door of his own home. He emerges onto streets...

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Bullet Train

Bullet Train

"Part high-octane thriller, part farce, and laced with philosophical and literary debates, this is an unusual and thoroughly enjoyable read." -...

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