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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 (31)

  1. dgkaye says:

    Sounds riveting Olga. And speaking of the 3rd Reich, almost appropriate for today’s times. 🙁 I’m definitely looking into this one. And P.S. I’m sorry I tried to tweet this but your tweet button isn’t working. 🙁

    1. Thanks, Debby. I agree about how relevant it is. Sorry about Twitter. It has happened to me before and it took me a while to realise that I had written a very long title and it made it go over the number of characters, and that was why it was impossible to share. I’ve reduced it now. I hope it works…

      1. dgkaye says:

        Yay Olga. Just came back and tweeted. <3

        1. Thank you, Debby! You’re a star!

          1. dgkaye says:


  2. WWII is endlessly fascinating.
    I too had trouble with the twitters. :-/

    1. Thank, Ichabod. Sorry about Twitter. It is usually just because I’ve gone on a bit and the title goes over the number of words. I’ve reduced it now, so I hope it works.

      1. Twitter successfully twitterererered.

        I like the concept of this book. One simple object can tell such a story in itself. The combination of having a set number of objects to convey a story or explain a period in history can make the history/story tangible.

        1. Thanks very much, Ichabod. The selection works very well and it makes it ideal to either read it all or check the objects readers find more relevant or are interested in. Have a good rest of the week.

  3. I may well be familiar with many of the objects, but this sounds like a perfect way to show a chronological history of the Nazis using images of things that illustrate their policies, and rise to power. This could be valuable in education, as the children wouldn’t have to read lots of dates and names, and it would show the realities of that regime.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. You are right. I was familiar with some of the objects but in some cases, it made tangible things I had only ever read about but never seen. Sorry about the Twitter thing. It was my fault for writing such a long title, but it’s nothing wrong with the button.

  4. (Like Debby, I was unable to share on Twitter)

  5. Viewing those objects must be a poignant and sad experience!

    1. Thanks, Noelle. There is a bit of everything. But it is important not to forget what happened. Thanks for the comment.

    1. Thanks, Sally. It definitely is! Have a great Tuesday!

        1. Big hugs! Good luck to all the authors on their promotions. ♥

  6. robbiecheadle says:

    A very interesting review, Olga. I am very interested in WWII. I read a book that was also about objects called The Bronte Cabinet. It was also a fascinating read and I learned a lot.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I thought you might find it interesting as I’m aware of your research into the topic. I’ll check the Bronte Cabinet. I’ve always been intrigued by the sister and visited Haworth a number of times (as it was not far from where I lived in the UK). Have a great rest of the week.

  7. A difficult and delicate topic. WWII always moves.

    1. Yes, it does. Thanks for the comment, Erika. I hope you’ve had a good break!

      1. You are welcome and thank you. Yes, all is well and I enjoy making room for my peeps very much I hope you are doing good, Olga!

        1. Thank you, Erika. Missing you but happy to know you’re enjoying yourself. All the best.

          1. I won’t be a lot around on the weekend but it is getting better at least from next week on… at least I hope so… lol!!

  8. Sounds fascinating for readers interested in this period. Great review Olga.

    1. Thanks, Luccia. Have a fabulous week.

  9. Olga, the objects and symbols of that era are fascinating. Thanks for this review. Hugs!

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Yes, they are. I know you enjoy researching artifacts and images for your stories and your posts and I knew you’d appreciate it. I hope the rest of your week goes smoothly. Love to Crystal.

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