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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. Like you, I tend to avoid Fantasy and Science fiction. I find it hard to really immerse myself in the ‘worlds’. (Though ‘Dune’ was a notable exception) This does indeed seem to be something out on its own, and sounds like an unusual and interesting story.
    Good luck to Nicholas with his new book.
    Have a great trip to Madrid too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. This is indeed a truly original book although it requires an open-minded reader, for sure. We celebrated St Jordi in Barcelona yesterday. The day of the book and the rose. I was helping at a book stall and it was tiring but quite lively (it’s great to have a day when people are predisposed to buy books). We’re off very early on Thursday morning so I might not be around very much until we’re back, but I it depends on how busy we get and the availability of Wifi. Take care!

  2. Hats off to you, Olga. You do find the most amazing and intriguing books to review [even if the authors do approach you, you still read, appreciate and review them]. This sounds brilliant!

    1. Thanks, Robbie. Yes, books seem to find their way to me but I can’t read all of the ones I get offered (as much as I’d love to). I did find it brilliant. Have a beautiful week!

  3. This does sound intriguing, Olga, though I rarely read sci-fi or fantasy. I’m beginning the process of turning my Goldfish blog into a memoir so the dementia topic is what interests me in Pale Highway.

    1. I thought about you when I read the book, Mary. You might want to have a look at the sample and see what you think. I suspect you’d enjoy the main character. Well, I loved all the elderly characters. I’m sure your memoir will be fantastic. Count me in as a reader (as long as you’re not in too much of a hurry)!

      1. It won’t be ready for a while – taking me much longer than I anticipated.

        1. I can imagine. Writing a book can be a lengthy process and I imagine (I’ve never done that myself) when it’s about a personal subject and it involves memories, it must be much more so. Some things take time. All the best.

  4. Hi Olga. I had forgotten about the book festival in Madrid. You must be hugely busy this week. So double thanks for another review, and for your visits. Your introduction alone was enough to make this book intriguing. Good luck to Nicholas. And wishing you fun and huge sales from the festival. Safe journeys! Mega hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan! If I’m to judge by yesterday at the book stall in Sant Jordi, it’s going to be exhausting, but hopefully fun too. Have a beautiful week!

  5. Hmm, I have mixed feelings. I worked in the field of early-onset dementia research in my last few years before retirement. I’m not sure if this would intrigue me or send me crackers, though the human dimension sounds good.

    1. I don’t think it’s a book for everybody, Hilary, but the characters are very special. Check a sample and other reviews and see. I worked in old age psychiatry and enjoyed it, but I know my taste is a bit special.

  6. dgkaye says:

    Fab review Olga. Although I’m not much of a sci-fi or fantasy reader, the subject matter piqued my curiosity for this book from your review. I think we have similar interests when it comes to reading, and you keep fattening my TBR, lol. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Debby. Same here! No, it’s not a standard sci-fi book.

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks Olga. 🙂

        1. 🙂

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