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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 (24)

  1. This was a sad time in our world’s history. Those lads need to be remembered. Thanks for the review, Olga.

    1. Thank you for your comment. I totally agree. They should not be forgotten. Have a great day.

    1. Thank you, Rosie. A short but powerful book.

  2. This sounds great, Olga. We need more like this during the centenary of WW1, before interest wanes at the end of 2018.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Yes, I agree. We must make the best of the anniversaries and official memorials. It is a short but very touching and powerful book. Take care.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. Your review made me push it up my reading list. All the best.

  3. dgkaye says:

    Lovely review Olga of a sad time. I read Robbie’s review last week on this same book. Seems quite popular 🙂

    1. Thanks, Debby. I found you again in the spam folder… You don’t seem to be in the good books of my blog! Yes, Robbie also reviews for Rosie’s team, although the author had approached me about it directly. Good minds and all that!

      1. dgkaye says:

        Lol, yes good minds. And Grr, I haven’t heard from anyone else so far about me going to the garbage, but if I do, I’ll have to contact Askimet again 🙂

        1. Who knows? Teagan was also there and then there were two Japanese and a Turkish blogger (no idea what they were saying although one is definitely spam).

          1. dgkaye says:

            Lol, so maybe it’s your blog not recognizing certain people, as opposed to me or Teagan who have the spam monster on our tails? 🙂 I can’t speak for the Japanese or the Turk LOL

          2. I haven’t changed the settings and it’s supposed to allow people who’ve commented before comment again, so who knows? A mystery… But the other strange thing is that sometimes comments seem to be in limbo, because I’m sure I had checked and there were no comments on spam, and then a lot of them turn up. Perhaps is the security plug… Anyway, here you are. 🙂

          3. dgkaye says:

            That’s another WP glitch that happens to other too sometimes. I guess the gremlins are at work, lol. 🙂

          4. If we didn’t have WP to complain about, our blogging lives would be a bit less complete! 😉

          5. dgkaye says:

            Lol so true! 🙂

  4. Hi Olga,
    Sorry I’m late. Tuesday was a very physically difficult day (yes, the usual stress in addition). You’ve made this book sound very appealing — even though I’m never looking for “heart wrenching”. It’s also a great heads-up that you included that information. I’m sure it’s beautiful. Best of luck to Sandy. Hugs all around.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Sorry, I found you with Debby in the spam folder… I wonder… Some books, I think, require a certain state of mind… Have a good weekend (I hope stress free).

  5. What a wonderful and sad review. War is something few of us can relate to here in North America. This sounds like a worthy book.

    1. It definitely is.Thanks, Jacqui.

  6. Lilyn G says:

    Okay, completely outside of what would normally interest me, but… I’m tempted. This looks like it was an excellent read. Great review!

    1. Thanks, Lilyn. You might want to check the sample, although as it is quite short I’m not sure you’ll get much sense of what it is like… Have a great weekend!

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