Richard Lea's top novels in translation
Richard is a writer and subeditor for the Guardian’s books pages. His selection of books covers his picks of the five best novels in translation.
Recently divorced, Jacques Deza moves from Madrid to London in order to distance himself from his ex-wife and children. There he picks up old friendships from his Oxford University days, particularly Sir Peter Wheeler, retired don and semi-retired spy. It is at an Oxford party of Wheeler's that Jacques is approached by the enigmatic Bertram Tupra.
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