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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.

Comments (24)

  1. Fascinating to weave so much into one historical story. I love this type of writing. 😀 Thanks for this intriguing review, Olga. 🙂 <3 <3

    1. Thanks, Tess. It’s a fascinating story and a great novel. 🙂

  2. Thank you Olga, a really great sounding book.

    1. Thanks, Rosie, for getting great books for the group. It’s one of those stories that once you hear it you’re surprised nobody has written a book or made a movie yet… And the author is the right person to write from the point of view of a musician, for sure. 🙂

  3. Wow, your breaks are very filled with more than only behind the scenes work. Great review, Olga!

    1. Thanks, Erika. There are a lot of reviews to come yet. Have a great and inspiring day!

      1. Wow!! You are a genius! Have a great day too, Olga!

        1. Love today’s quote! ♥

          1. I am so happy that you do, Olga! It is of great support to know about it. Thank you

  4. What an unusual story, it sounds fascinating. And I love the cover too, which is evocative of the period.
    Thanks for a great review, and good luck to Jessica with her new book.
    As usual, I am already seeing the film adaptation as I write this! It would make a good transfer to the screen.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. This is one of those stories that is claiming to become a film, I agree. It would be an interesting casting exercise, but would have everything to make it a great success and a good movie if they did it well. Thanks, Pete.

  5. Marvelous review, Olga. Thanks for sharing it here. I love when strange history combines with a writer’s imagination. This book sounds like a delight. Say hello to your mom for me. Mega hugs.

    1. Thank, Teagan. I will. And yes, it’s a marvellous story!

  6. This sounds right up my street. Off to Amazon now. Thanks, Olga.

    1. Thanks, Sarah. I hope you’re feeling better. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one. ♥

  7. Wonderful review, Olga and it sounds like a well researched story. I love music so that aspect of this book would interest me even without all the other intriguing features.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. That and the intriguing story was what first attracted me to it. And as the author is a musician she does a fabulous job of bringing music to life. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

  8. This looks like everything I most enjoy, so I have just bought it (I could only find it as a kindle). I am a classical music nut an became fascinated by the Schumann’s when reading Hugh Macdonald’s Music in 1853: The Biography of a Year. I am also interested in the historical echoes that will inevitably occur.

    1. Thanks, Hilary. I loved it, although I’m not as well informed about Schuman as you are. I noticed that different versions seem to be available in different places. I hope you enjoy it too.

  9. Wonderful review, Olga. I will definitely add this book to my reading list. xx

    1. Thanks, Inese. I’m sure you’ll love it.

  10. paulandruss says:

    Another beautifully review of an enchanting book. I confess I am hooked both on the book and the reviewer’s viewpoint

    1. Thanks so much for your comment, Paul. I always enjoy books about artists in particular and this one has the added interest of being based on a true story and beautifully written.

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