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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:

    Sounds like an intriguing read Olga. Thanks again for another great recommend. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Debby. I think anybody who enjoys books about artists and is intrigued about Marc Chagall in particular, should read this book. Have a fabulous week!

      1. dgkaye says:

        On my big fat reading list 🙂

  2. I rarely read biographies, but I am sure this will have good ‘cross-over’ appeal to fans of the artist.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. It is a fictionalised account of Chagall’s early life (with some snippets of later events), although it is very well researched, indeed. I think you might enjoy the historical information and the background to the story, although you are right about the appeal to those interested in lives of painters and on this artist in particular. Have a fantastic week.

  3. The cover caught my eye, and the fact that I like Chagall’s work. But I didn’t know anything about his life and how world events were influencing his art. This book sounds interesting, Olga, and I like fictionalized biographies. Thanks for the recommendation!

    1. Thanks, Diana. I’ve always been intrigued by his artwork but didn’t know much about it, other than what I discovered when I visited the museum about some of his works in Nice. I hope you enjoy it. I found it fascinating. Have a great week (and I hope you recover soon).

  4. What a great review, Olga! I am a great lover of the artists of that time. I wish I had time to read this in the near future, but I’ll keep it in mind, I love the variety of books that you read – the sign of an inquiring mind.

    1. Thanks, Noelle. I hope you can find the time to read it. I find it difficult to say no to books that sound interesting, especially if they sound pretty unique. I think a scattered mind, more probably… Enjoy the rest of your week.

  5. robbiecheadle says:

    Artists are often very eccentric and difficult people, Olga. A good read I am sure.

    1. You’re absolutely right, Robbie. I went to see an exhibition about Gala, Dali’s wife and muse, a couple of weeks ago, and he is probably eccentric among the eccentric, but from the book, one gets the sense that all the artist living at the Hive had quite a peculiar existence… Thanks for your comment, Robbie.

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