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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 (13)

  1. Lilyn G says:

    The sample did look very well written and I like his way with description. Historical fiction is not at all my thing, but this does sound like a great book. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    1. Thanks, Lilyn. When I was approached by the author I liked the sound of the book, although it is not a genre I generally read a lot of (but I’ve been reading more historical fiction recently, and must say when it’s well-done it has a lot going for it). And yes, it is a fascinating book.

  2. A lovely extract written so beautifully, Olga. Your review is certainly very enticing. I really enjoy historical books about India, you learn so much about the country and culture.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I didn’t use to read a lot of historical fiction, but I have been reading more, recently, and it is a good way of learning more about an era and a place whilst at the same time enjoying the build up of characters and stories. This novel is beautifully written and about a place I know hardly anything about. I recommend it.

    1. Thanks, Christoph. It is. Sometimes books sound good on paper but not so much in the execution, but this one is a jewel. Both of the stories are fascinating and the way they combine… Thanks very much for the reblog. It deserves as much exposure as possible.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. I hope other members of the team will enjoy the novel too. It is a bit on the long side, but well-worth reading.

  3. A fascinating country, and a time period that I always find enticing. This looks like one for me, Olga.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. I think you’re right, Pete. A pretty special book. 🙂

  4. Fascinating excerpt and your review is great as usual. I do enjoy traveling and getting to know about different cultures. Books like this one is a good way to get to know about places I haven’t been to.

    1. I agree, Vashti. One can visit faraway places and eras thanks to novels. 🙂

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