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OlgaNunez

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.

Comments (21)

  1. dgkaye says:

    Thanks for sharing another wonderful book review Olga. Although it sounds like a great read, I think what I have awaiting me right now on my Kindle would take precedence. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Debby. It’s a bit of a specialized subject, but I learned a lot and the characters are great, for sure. Although I know what you mean. I was packing as I’ll be away for a little while and thought what would happen if I forgot my Kindle and it was really scary (yes, I know I could read on other platforms but…). I have a September packed full of books. Have a great week, Debby and I hope your blog is back to normal.

      1. dgkaye says:

        Happy travels Olga. I know, our Kindle’s are like our bibles, lol. I’m almost back up to speed, thanks for the support. I guess we’ll be hearing from you at your next destination. 🙂 xx

        1. You sure will. Thanks, Debby!

    2. Thanks, Debby. It’s a bit of a specialized subject, but I learned a lot and the characters are great, for sure. Although I know what you mean. I was packing as I’ll be away for a little while, and thought what would happen if I forgot my Kindle and it was really scary (yes, I know I could read on other platforms but…). I have a September packed full of books. Have a great week, Debby and I hope your blog is back to normal.

  2. macjam47 says:

    A wonderful review, Olga. This is my kind of book. Thanks for introducing me to the book and the authors.

    1. Thanks, Michelle. It is a wonderful book, and I think a must for writers thinking about writing about that era. I hope to catch up on other books by the authors too. Have a great week!

      1. macjam47 says:

        Thanks, Olga. This was a three day weekend for the US. Lovely weather. Now looking at the rain clouds rolling in.

        1. Thanks, Michelle. I’m in Wales now and it’s raining cats and dogs (as they say here). Not surprising it’s so green! Have a fabulous week.

          1. macjam47 says:

            You too, Olga.

          2. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Sarah. Yes. When I saw it I realised I hadn’t read much about women in that era and their story deserves to be told and heard. Enjoy! And have a fabulous week!

  3. Like, Sarah, I think this is a prefect choice. Given the commemorations, it is timely too, as well as interesting. Pen and Sword are always reliable, and this looks like another worthwhile addition to their catalogue.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Yes, very timely. As you know, I have plenty of books to read, but cannot resist their offerings, as I always find fascinating topics that I’ve always been interested in but had not caught up with. Have a great week.

  4. Indeed they should be honored. Thanks for this mindful review, Olga. You know that I most often just look for entertainment. However, this sounds both useful and fascinating. Have a marvelous Monday. Hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Indeed it is. Have a great week.

  5. Like you, I know less about WWI than WWII, particularly the role of women. Interestingly my sister-in-law has to do a reading at a memorial service this November and has asked for letters from our grandfather from the Front. I have found copies of some and they include one from a nurse describing my grandfather’s condition after being wounded. I will send her a copy of the book.

    1. Thanks, Hilary. I hope she finds it useful. It’s time to recover their stories. All the best.

  6. Thanks for this interesting and detailed review, Olga. I think I will read this book – we do tend to focus on WWII on this side of the pond, as the members of our “Greatest Generation” leave us. But WWI really set the stage for WWII, and also changed the world for women in a huge way.

    1. Sorry, Noelle. I had missed your comment that was hiding in the spam folder. Yes, that was one of the reasons why I was so interested in this book. I had read quite a few books, and watched movies, about women in WWII (I’ve just finished reading another novel about it, but the review will be in October, when the book is due to be published), but very little about their role in WWI. It is sobering to remember how hard it must have been for them and how much we owe them. Thanks!

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