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OlgaNunez
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. Books like this one can be a great treasure trove of social history at a place in time. Even though I am not from Yorkshire, I would like to see the images, and I am sure I could identify with that inner-city industrial life of the period.
    Thanks, Olga.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Olga Nunez Miret says:

      Thanks, Pete. I thought of you and of your love of photography and your interest in social issues as I read (and watched the book). I’m sure it would speak to you.
      Have a great week.

  2. I imagine the photographer captured a great deal of anger and pain in his pictures. Economic strife can destroy so much. This sounds really interesting, Olga.

    1. There is a lot of that in his pictures, for sure, Jacquie, although there are some pretty hopeful ones, like those of women taking up jobs until then usually reserved to men, and also the people supporting each other through the hard times (the picture of the married couple dressed in their wedding clothes visiting their coworkers at the factory, on the picket line is quite an image). Have a great week, Jacquie.

  3. A fascinating book, Olga and as I grew up not far from Sheffield I am very interested in the social and political history of the area.

    1. Thanks, Annika. I’m sure you’ll be fascinated by it. Although I didn’t live through that era there, I had talked to so many people about it and seen the places that it felt very familiar. It’s strange to think how much and at the same time how little, things have changed. Have a great week.

      1. I have seen many other places in West Yorkshire change beyong recognition … it is odd being a stranger in somewhere that was so familiar!

        1. I can imagine. I’m back in Barcelona now, and although some things haven’t changed, others have, for sure. It’s a strange mix, as there’s quite a move to recover and reclaim the old spaces, like factories, and give them a new use. I think it’s quite wonderful. It doesn’t always work, but we should not forget the past, otherwise, all cities end up looking very much the same, something bland and without character.

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