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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 swear you get more stunning every day Olga. Is it a radio show in Spain now or do you somehow still manage the one in the UK? Your reviews are always thorough and well written so we know just what to expect from a book. I wish you continued good luck with your books. One of mine has been translated into Chinese and is currently being translated into Spanish, Italian and Portugese which is not to say it will sell any more.
    Massive Hugs xxx..

    1. Thanks, David. It’s great to hear from you and to know that your books are spreading their wings. One never knows how the translations will go. You know what they say about not being a prophet in your own land, and that is the case sometimes. A Spanish author I know had some of his books translated into Greek, and they were a big success there, although he’s never known why.
      You’re very kind. Some books give me a lot to say, and I try to give readers the information that might help them decide if they want to read a book or not.
      I am now volunteering at a local radio station in Barcelona (Sants3Ràdio), in Catalan, doing features for their news programme (Sants al dia), and writing for their website. I’ve also participated in some of the events they are involved in, including local fairs, awards, Christmas events for children… I want to do a post updating people on what I’m up to, especially because I’ll be away for a while although there will be some reviews programmed anyway, but we’ll see!
      Good luck with the books, David, and have a lovely summer! Love to Mike as well.

      1. Thank you, I wish you a beautiful Summer too. I hope you’re not away too long and that it’s for reasons of pleasure not pain.You are a beautiful lady inside and out and if I were 20 years younger………….
        Massive Hugs xxx

        1. You’re a charmer, David. I’m literally quite grey (I’ve given up on colouring my hair a few months ago), so age is not an issue… No, I’m going away with my mother to visit the place where my father was from and try to take care of some things there. I won’t have regular access to internet and will be quite busy, but I will leave some reviews already programmed, in case people are looking for books to read during the holidays. Keep well and good luck!

  2. At first I thought this would be a very niche market, concentrating on such a single-interest aspect of tourism in the UK. However, research tells me that the museum in Haworth had 90,000 visitors in 2018, and the general area attracts well over 120,000 visitors a year, just because of the Bronte connection. Given those figures, the book should do very well.
    (I went there in the 1970s, but haven’t been back since)
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Yes, The Brontes are a fairly big attraction, and the area is gorgeous (of course, it wasn’t a great place to live in at the time, but things have changed). I know quite a few readers in review platforms who’ve expressed an interest. It’s particularly interesting because, compared to the setting of some other books, although the conditions have changed, the landscape hasn’t, and you can vividly imagine the action of Wuthering Heights, for example, as you walk around. I’ve visited quite a few times, and the museum has expanded and added features and information, so I’m sure you’d find it changed if you went again (although I know it’s a bit of a trek). They do a great job of keeping the legacy and explaining what life was like at the time.
      Thanks for the comment, Pete, and I hope you have a good week.

  3. dgkaye says:

    Such an interesting review Olga. I’m checking out this one. 🙂 x

    1. Thanks, Debby. A lovely present for somebody who plans to visit the area, for Bronte fans, or for yourself! Have a great week!

      1. dgkaye says:

        Absolutely Olga! Thank you, and happy week to you too! <3

        1. 🙂

  4. A fabulous review, Olga. I love the Bronte’s and we are going to Haworth in August. I have read a large number of books about the family.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I’m sure you’ll have a fantastic time. It’s a great place to visit. I look forward to hearing about it! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  5. Another great review. Olga. It sounds great. I’ll be checking it out.

    1. Thanks, Luccia. I thought you’d enjoy this book, although I don’t think you’ll learn anything new, but it gives one more reasons, if needed, to visit Haworth. ♥

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