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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 (22)

  1. You make it sound very interesting – or was it the Colin clip? Well played lol
    Hope you’re keeping safe. Hugs <3

    1. Thanks, Christoph! I didn’t see your message until Teagan commented on it. Yes, we’re fine! Keep safe and well. Love to Ryan and the girls!

  2. Christina Boyd says:

    Thank you! Fantastic review. So glad you enjoyed it. Love the author feature by author J Marie Croft and writing her Elizabeth Bennet “coming of age” story!

    1. Thanks, Christina. It’s such a fabulous book. And I am always intrigued by authors’ choices and reasons, and J. Marie’s feature is fabulous, as is her story. Thanks for the opportunity, Christina! And good luck with the book!

  3. Muchas gracias, Olga, for not only participating in our blog tour and giving an overall review but for taking time to write, with insight, about each story. I had a big smile on my face when you said Austen would have approved of The Age of Nescience.

    For this Austen fan, it’s an honour to contribute to Christina’s anthologies and a true delight to be here on your blog today. The addition of the BBC clip had me grinning again. So, thanks for everything, Olga. I wish you and your readers good health and happy reading!

    1. Thanks, J. Marie. I had a great time reading all the stories and I loved getting an insight into Elizabeth’s youth. I’m sure Austen would have approved of your story.
      All the best with the blog tour and your writing.

  4. I can see this finding a ready market among fans of the original work. If only to complain about the liberty-taking! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete! I’m sure you’re right. Keep well!

  5. An interesting sounding book, Olga. I am not a Jane Austen fan but I think this will do well because she certainly has a huge fan base.

    1. Thanks, Robbie! It’s very well written and varied. Keep well!

  6. DarcyBennett says:

    Thanks for your thorough review.

    1. Thank you. It’s a great collection.

  7. Thanks, J. Marie Croft, for your story! I loved how you were able to give us a unique perspective on Elizabeth while still making her the Elizabeth we all know from Pride and Prejudice. And thanks, Olga, for your detailed and thoughtful review!

    1. Thanks, Christina. It was a privilege to be able to read this wonderful book and share it with my readers. Beautiful work!

    2. Thanks, Christina! I loved your story, Atmospheric Disturbances.

  8. karenmcoxbooks says:

    Thank you for a lovely review, Olga! And Ms. Croft – I’ve read your stories before – you, madam, are definitely articulate and witty 🙂

    1. Thanks, Karen. You know it’s always a pleasure to read your stories, and you’re in great company in this book. And I agree about J. Marie Croft. Well, about you all, ladies!

    2. Thanks, Karen! And you, madam, are the ‘Other Era Maven’, as proven, once again, in Resistive Currents.

  9. Hi Olga. I’m still chuckling about Christoph’s comment. Colin Firth is my favorite Mr. Darcy. Elizabeth is probably my favorite Austen heroine. Thanks for this delightful post. As always, you’ve piqued my curiosity. Stay safe and well. Hugs on the wing.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. I’m with you there as well. Keep safe. I’ll keep you posted! 😉

  10. A friend recommended to me ‘The Last Blind Date by Leigh Dreyer’ after reading its review here, and around the web.
    I must say I went in a bit skeptical, but I got out of there nourished. Indeed, books are a therapy for such a time as this.

    1. I agree. Books and reading are great therapy. Thanks for commenting!

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