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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. Oh! Entertaining should be the perfect word for this one, Olga. I’d love to read this. Huge hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. It is very entertaining. It was serialised by the BBC’s Radio 4 but I didn’t catch it. I’m sure it would make a great audio too. Have a good Thursday.

  2. dgkaye says:

    I thought I’d seen this one before? Just another interesting book Olga. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Debby. I shared it at Lit World Interviews a long while back but not here (I don’t think!) Mind you, I’ve discovered I can’t trust the search for posts here anyway… It is very interesting.

      1. dgkaye says:

        Yes it is! Glad you shared here again. 🙂

        1. 😉 I think tomorrow’s is a brand new one, and then we have a rest for the weekend!

          1. dgkaye says:

            Enjoy your weekend Olga. 🙂

          2. You too!

          3. dgkaye says:

            Thanks! 🙂

  3. Lilyn G says:

    Shared this with my cohost as she’s rather fond of Jane Austin’s work.

    1. Thanks, Lilyn. I’m sure she’ll enjoy it then. I’m always intrigued by books about writers. 🙂

  4. Lots of Austen material about at the moment. Lucy Worsley was on TV plugging a new book about her, and a TV special too. She had an unusual life, and many modern fans indeed.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. I’ll have to check it out, Pete. I’ve watched several movies about her (of course, tonnes of movie adaptation) and she’s managed to capture readers’ imaginations over the centuries. Not a mean feat!

  5. The whole review and you getting so excited about talking about the story and how you felt about it shows that you really liked it a lot!

    1. Thanks, Erika. A great page turner!

      1. You conveyed that very well, Olga!

        1. Thank you! 🙂

          1. You are welcome, Olga

  6. I’m intrigued but possibly not enough to buy it. Thank you for the review, though! I adore Austen but as I’m doing some family research (Jane and I have an ancestor in common), I don’t want to confuse my foggy brain with conjecture!

  7. This sounds like a fabulous book about Jane Austen. She is not my favourite author from that period as I find her women characters to be insipid and silly, on the whole, but I have read all her books and I know this book would fascinate me.

    1. I know what you mean, Robbie. Some of her women characters I like a lot but others… not so much. A very atmospheric book. I was sorry to have missed it in Radio 4 and I’m sure it would make a great audiobook too.

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