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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. I have read other rave reviews of this book. I am something of a Cornwell fan, as I enjoyed his US Civil War books, some of the Sharpe series, Stonehenge, Azincourt, and Harlequin. I think this new one will be going on my list to be read ‘one of these days’.
    I bought his book The Fort almost five years ago, and still haven’t read it!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I’m taking note of your recommendations. He seems to have a knack for making history come to life, for sure. I haven’t watched any of the series based on his books either, but intend to have a go in the future. Have a great week!

  2. Olga, you really did make this book sound marvelous. I hope to read it soon. Have a great new week! Hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. I know that sometimes I’m not very convinced by some of the biggest selling authors, but in his case I can see why people flock to his books. Have a great week!

  3. Bernard Cornwell is a superb writer in every genre he’s tried, if he ever corners the market in humour too, the rest of us might as well not bother.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    1. Thanks, David. I know I have a lot to catch up on now. But it’s good to see a best-selling author who takes so much care and attention to detail, rather than just churning out book after book… He feels like the genuine article. Big hugs, have a good week and look after your legs!

  4. While this book does not sound 100% historically accurate when it comes to Shakespeare himself, the setting and details sounds most intriguing. Great review, Olga.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. There are a fair amount of educated guesses, but the author makes it all quite clear in the endnotes, and he knows how to tell a good story. I must read more of his books. Have a good week.

  5. Thanks Olga, one for the Christmas list I think.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it (and yes, it is very seasonal as most of it is set in winter). Have a good week.

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