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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 (11)

  1. This does sound very different indeed. Although I enjoy historical fiction, I am unsure if I see the reason for this gender-shifting theme. I will have to read the book to find out, perhaps.
    Good luck to Rosie with this new book. After her recent success, I doubt she will need it.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I got the feeling that it tried to turn gender on its head and provide us with an insight view of how different lives were for men and women at the time, although there are many ways to do that. Good luck never goes amiss. Thanks, for commenting!

  2. This books sounds quite different and unique, Olga. I don’t think it is my cup of tea but I found your review interesting.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. It is pretty unique. The author is very well known in the UK although not for her fiction. Have a great Wednesday

  3. dgkaye says:

    This certainly sounds like a different kind of read. Thanks Olga. 🙂

    1. That, it is. I think it is very different to the author’s usual writing, Debby, although I have not read her poetry yet. Thanks and happy Thursday!

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks Olga. Happy Thursday to you too. 🙂 xx

  4. Olga, I love your comment “I suspect this is a book that will mean different things to different readers and its interpretations will probably tell us as much about the reader as about the writer (as should be the case).” I think that’s one of greatest things for which an author can hope. Hugs.

    1. Absolutely. Thanks, Teagan. There is a chapter in ‘Moby Dick’, ‘The Doubloon’ where all the characters parade in front of the gold doubloon Ahab has nailed to the mainmast and try to interpret what the coin means. It always struck me as very similar to a psychological test (well before psychology existed). And some books are like that too… Have a good weekend.

    1. Thanks, Christoph!

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