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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. dgkaye says:

    Another fab review Olga. Sounds riveting to me as I do love WWII history stories and documentaries. Something about people who lived through that era fascinate me. I’m hopping over to Amazon to add to my list. <3

    1. Thanks, Debby. I know what you mean. It is so close in time to our own generation but feels so different! I just finished reading a book about the war in a town not far from where I was living in England and it puts things into perspective, for sure. (Review to follow shortly). Have a wonderful week!

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks Olga. I look forward to all your reviews. You are responsible for half my tumbling Kindle, lol <3 Happy week to you! 🙂 x

        1. You are doing quite well for the size of mine as well! 😉

          1. dgkaye says:

            Lol 🙂

          2. 😉

  2. This is an excellent review, Olga. I love WWII stories and wish my parents had told me some stories during those days.

    1. Thanks, Miriam. My country didn’t live through it (we have stories of the Spanish Civil War, though, but the feeling is quite different and things are far from resolved), but having spent a long time in the UK, I’ve heard and read a lot about it, and I am happy there is such a move to collect and publish the stories and accounts of the people who lived through it. Have a fabulous week!

      1. I know, Olga. My parents escaped to China when Japan took over Hong Kong. I don’t know if my older sister has any stories to tell me. I must ask her next time when we go to Hong Kong. Have a wonderful week!

  3. I read a similar book a while ago and hearing about what the code breakers did was fascinating.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. It is amazing to think what they achieved with what they had to work with. Mind you, they made up for it with dedication and ingenuity. Thankfully it all finally came to light. Have a fabulous week!

  4. It sounds fascinating, Olga. Another to add to the list.

    1. Thanks, Mary. I think anybody who’s heard the story of what they did is fascinated. Amazing to think they kept it quiet for so long as well. I hope you enjoy it!

  5. We may have all seen various films and documentaries about Bletchley Park, Enigma, and Turing of course, but it is nice to get more detail and some personal background to this important aspect of WW2. Thanks Olga.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Yes, I agree. Have a fantastic week!

  6. The story of the code breakers is fascinating. This looks like an interesting and informative read, Olga.

    1. Thanks, Rob. Yes, I couldn’t resist, and it’s always good to hear it from the people who lived through it.

  7. I think this book sounds fascinating. I wish I have more time to read as my TBR keeps growing and growing and then there is work and my own attempts at writing. A fabulous review and a book I will definitely try to get to.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I know you are interested in WWII and memoirs and personal accounts, but I am also familiar with sky-high TBR lists. And I know how busy you are with everything else (including also your family and your delicious baking). It is impossible to read everything we’d like to, but I still feel grateful for having such great choices and such great recommendations from fellow bloggers. I remember that as a child I’d panic if I was coming to the end of a book and I didn’t have a next read ready. No such problem now! ♥

  8. inese says:

    This book is definitely a candidate for my reading list. Thank you for sharing it, Olga.

    1. Thanks, Inese. I know you’re interested in history and this book covers a lot of ground and is well written. ♥

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