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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. Historical novels are always of great interest to me, Olga. A very good review of this book.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. If you enjoy historical novels, Liza Perrat is an author to keep your eyes on. This series goes from strength to strength. Have a great day!

  2. Sounds like a good one indeed, Olga. Oradour was a terrible atrocity, and will never be forgotten in France.
    Good luck to LIza with this new novel. And I am going to say what I often do. ‘It would make a great film’!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. It was a terrible thing indeed and I did not know the details until I read the novel and then checked. Liza writes very compellingly about it and about the whole situation. And you are right once more, Pete. It would make a fantastic film. Have a great Tuesday.

  3. Hi Olga. I hope all is well in your world. You’ve certainly made me want to read this book. What you sad about bringing out the era with food, clothing, etc. is important to me. All the best to Liza. Hugs all around.

    1. I think you will love this one, Teagan. You feel as if you were there (scarily enough as it is at times). Have a lovely day.

  4. This was clearly written with me in mind! Did someone give Liza Perrat a list of my pet obsessions! Off to Amazon as we speak. Thank you, Olga.

    1. Well, Sarah, there is another book in that series, so you might want to check. Perhaps you are twin souls! I am sure you’ll love this one. Thanks, Sarah!

  5. It sounds like a very powerful book. I liked your review and in depth treatment of the material. Thoroughly enjoyable.

    1. Thanks so much. It is a fabulous book.

  6. dgkaye says:

    Fabulous review Olga. I happen to enjoy historical fiction, and thanks to you I’ll now be adding yet another book to my TBR that is already overly obese, LOL 🙂 x

    1. Thanks, Debby! Don’t tell me about it! I am saying no to reviews more often these days, but there are many books I can’t resist. I keep hoping days will get longer and/or someone will decide to pay me for reading, so I’ll be able to do that and nothing else. 😉

      1. dgkaye says:

        My goodness Olga, for the amount of reviews you write, the books you read and your in-depth reviews you should definitely be getting paid! 🙂

        1. Thank you! I think we all deserve much more than we get for services to publishing and the written word, but there are other rewards. ♥

          1. dgkaye says:

            True Olga. Especially the gratification we feel when our work resonates with a reader. 🙂 <3

          2. Precisely. And getting a reader to find a book they love is a great thing. ♥

          3. dgkaye says:

            Yes it is <3

  7. A chilling story, and a compelling review, Olga ♥

    1. Thanks, Tina. It is and made all the more chilling by knowing that it is based on a true event. It is beautifully offset by the bravery and the selfishness of some of those involved. A must read.

      1. It’s on my TBR, Olga, which is just as obese as Debby’s! ♥

        1. Thanks, Tina. I don’t dare to check mine. I think the only way I’d get some control over it would be to live somewhere deserted with no access to any new books and my Kindle (and paper books). It sounds quite good!

          1. I will join you! 🙂

          2. Great!

  8. Wonderful review, as always, Olga. Thank you. 😀 xx

    1. Thanks, Vashti. I think you would enjoy this one.

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