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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

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  1. You are a genius at finding completely different and fascinating sounding books to review, Olga. This sounds like a wonderful read and I shall definitely keep it in mind for the upcoming Easter holiday.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. Rosie Amber always manages to find interesting books in all kinds of genres too, and once you read other members of the team’s reviews it’s difficult to resist. I’d recommend joining to anybody who likes to read and reviews regularly. This book appealed to me from the time I read the description and it was a good hunch. A fantastic read. 🙂

  2. Olga, I always enjoy reading your insights. It does sound well written. The phrase “tyranny of memory” speaks volumes.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Oh, the mind games people play. This is a fantastic book. Have a great day.

  3. Sorry, it was already said in different words but I think the range of your interests of genres is amazing!

    1. Thanks, Erika. I try and read about a variety of things but I do find intriguing-sounding stories tend to catch my attention very often. And, you’re a good one to talk. Now singing, playing, writing, inspiring… Have a great day!

      1. Oh, that’s actually right!!! LOL! Life is a huge variety and why not diving in into its abundance?

        1. I couldn’t agree more!

  4. This sounds very good. Something about an Australian setting always adds a sense of the unknown for me too.
    Good luck to Liza. This sounds like a compelling read.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. You’re right, Pete, about the Australian setting, and it this novel the heat, the background plays a very important part. I think this would make a fabulous TV adaptation (there’s too much story for a movie).

      1. I have never visited Australia, so its very differences to Europe always make it that bit more interesting for me. That’s why I like Australian films so much.

        1. I’ve never been there either. Yes, I love Australian films too.

  5. Great review, Olga, which makes me want to read The Silent Kookaburra. It sounds fascinating, if uncomfortable reading in places.

    1. It is fabulous, Mary. Don’t miss it if you can!

  6. Terry Tyler says:

    Such a well thought out review, Olga – and you’re so right about that ‘so near yet so far’ thing. I must be the same age as Tanya – I was 12 in 1971, and sometimes it seems like a hundred years ago!

    1. Thank, Terry. Your review of this book is fantastic and I trust your criteria. I remember talking to colleagues about children’s shows and food of the era and they’d often forget I was Spanish and didn’t know anything about it (well, some of the shows made it to Spain but the foods… definitely not). It’s weird to think how much things have changed in such a short time. 🙂

  7. […] he leído y reseñado una novela de Liza Perrat, en inglés, la fabulosa The Silent Kookaburra (La Kookaburra silenciosa) y cuando se presentó la oportunidad, no me pude resistir a leer otra novela de esta autora. Al […]

  8. dgkaye says:

    I was away last March, hence. I missed this one. But love the sounds of it! 🙂

    1. It is a fantastic book, Debby. I know it was a strong favorite among many of the reviewer’s in Rosie’s team, and I’ve gone on to read the author’s historical fiction and loved it too.

      1. dgkaye says:

        Well I’ve also bookmarked it! 🙂

        1. You won’t be sorry. Fantastic. The only problem is the risk of getting hooked on the author’s books. But well… What’s life without risk? ♥

          1. dgkaye says:

            LOL <3

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