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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. Funnily enough, I first learned of the place just a few weeks ago in a documentary. The book sounds fascinating so thank you, Olga.

    1. Thanks, Sarah. I have reviewed other books by the publishers and I am on their approved list and I regularly check their new books. I hadn’t heard about it until I saw the book on their list and had to check. I read an article and was hooked. I understand perfectly well why the author felt compelled to visit.

  2. I agree that this is a fascinating topic, and a good read for anyone of either sex. That these ‘lost peoples’ still manage to exist on the edge of modern society is reason enough to hope that they can continue to do so. They may have valuable lessons for us all to learn.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I got the sense that probably not for long as things were changing. Have a great weekend

  3. This is so interesting! A tribe of all women like the amazons. I’m usually not interested in non-fiction books but this book intrigues me. Thank you Olga!

    1. Thanks, Vashti. I don’t read a lot of non-fiction either, but recently I’ve come across a few jewels. This one is definitely one-of-a-kind. Have a lovely weekend!

  4. A fascinating topic. It’s funny that in all my readings of the people of China, I have not come across the story of the Mosuo tribe. I’m adding this to my TBR.

    1. Thanks, Michelle. I very much suspect they managed to survive so long by not coming to the attention of the authorities too much. It seems now they’ve become a tourist attraction and I’m not sure their way of life will survive the contact… It is a fascinating read, for sure.

  5. Hi Olga. The book really does sound fascinating. I’m intrigued by any matrilineal society that exists in today’s world. The cover is very compelling too. Have a fabulous Friday. Hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. It is fascinating and the author had difficulties understanding how families were formed but it goes to show we’re so used to things being the way they are that our imagination fails us. I’d love to get hold of a paper copy as the ARC copy of the Kindle version didn’t have pictures, but I imagine the final version will, as the author mentions them. She is good at descriptions but it’s not the same, for sure. Have a great weekend.

  6. Lilyn G says:

    You have to admire the guts it takes to leave one life for another one. No matter what type of change it is, even if it sounds magical, it still take a lot of guts.

    Sounds like an interesting book.

    1. I agree, Lilyn. Change is stressful, even when it is something you really want to do, and this was a pretty radical one. (She is very honest about the things she found difficult and the concepts she had trouble with). It is impossible not to imagine oneself in her shoes when reading it. Have a good Sunday.

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