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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 (25)

  1. dgkaye says:

    Loved this review Olga. Definitely my kind of book, so once again I’m off to Amazon, lol. Thanks for the introduction to this author. 🙂 xx

    1. Thanks, Debby. A charming book. I have managed to get some reading done while I was away although not as much as I hoped for. And don’t worry about Twitter. I suspect it must be one of my long titles again…

      1. dgkaye says:

        I know intentions are always good when we travel, but sometimes, we just have to bask in our vacations and socialize besides read. 🙂 And I just managed to tweet this now. 🙂

        1. Great! Yes, you are totally right about the holidays. I also seemed to cleverly choose pretty long books to read while I was there, but they were enjoyable so… Thanks again!(And this week I have another review programmed on Friday. Quite different to this book!) ♥

          1. dgkaye says:

            I look forward! <3

          2. 🙂

  2. dgkaye says:

    Sorry Olga, Twitter is not working so I couldn’t share right now. I will try again tomorrow 🙂

    1. Thanks, Rosie. A fun book with a wide appeal. ♥

  3. As I read the review, I could indeed see the TV series playing out in my head, and I was casting all the ‘usual suspects’ for the roles.
    Not so sure this book is for me, though I would probably watch the adaptation. As I get closer to the time when such homes feel like an inevitability, rather than a distant possibility, I find I avoid reading anything about them at all. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I know what you mean, although I seem to be reading more about them, especially the more humorous takes on the subject. (I’ve even finished writing a book that touches on that, although it needs a lot of work and I’m not sure if it will ever get published). Thanks for your support (oh, and don’t worry, I have read a few books that I think you might be interested in while I was away and I’ll be sharing reviews in the next few weeks, and one of them is already being made into a TV series!).

  4. Great review, Olga. Just downloaded – now I have to stop myself from reading it before my holiday!

    1. Thanks, Mary! My holiday was too short for all the books on my list. I guess the answer is another holiday! I hope you enjoy it!

    1. It hits the right spot if you’re looking for something enjoyable, light and full of memorable characters. Thanks for commenting and good luck with your blog, Colleen!

      1. It’s a mess. LOL! We’ll see what happens. Thanks, Olga. <3

        1. Sending you and the blog positive vibes! ♥

          1. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Sally. I liked the sound of this one from the word go. Have a beautiful week. 🙂

  5. A delightful choice, Olga! Thank you. “Hilarious, uplifting” would be just the thing these days. I love the line about mother/ulcers.
    I agree with what you said about the over-population of young heroes. My thought came back to me when I read Pete’s comment, so I’ll share it. I’ve wanted to have older protagonists and with so many people in my age group and beyond, I had wondered why there weren’t more. Then I realized that may be precisely the reason for the over abundance of young protagonists — the age-group I want to see might not want to think about it and would rather imagine the young…
    It’s great to have you back. Hugs!

    1. Thanks, Teagan. I agree there are not many offers with protagonists of that age, and I don’t know if it’s down to luck, but I have so far enjoyed all the books I’ve read with older (even elderly) protagonists. Perhaps it could become a trend to overturn preconceptions and fears. Paraphrasing Mae West, it all depends on the life we invest in our years. Thanks for your lovely comment.

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