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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 (25)

  1. dgkaye says:

    Loved this review Olga. Definitely my kind of book, so once again I’m off to Amazon, lol. Thanks for the introduction to this author. 🙂 xx

    1. Thanks, Debby. A charming book. I have managed to get some reading done while I was away although not as much as I hoped for. And don’t worry about Twitter. I suspect it must be one of my long titles again…

      1. dgkaye says:

        I know intentions are always good when we travel, but sometimes, we just have to bask in our vacations and socialize besides read. 🙂 And I just managed to tweet this now. 🙂

        1. Great! Yes, you are totally right about the holidays. I also seemed to cleverly choose pretty long books to read while I was there, but they were enjoyable so… Thanks again!(And this week I have another review programmed on Friday. Quite different to this book!) ♥

          1. dgkaye says:

            I look forward! <3

          2. 🙂

  2. dgkaye says:

    Sorry Olga, Twitter is not working so I couldn’t share right now. I will try again tomorrow 🙂

  3. Thank you Olga.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. A fun book with a wide appeal. ♥

  4. As I read the review, I could indeed see the TV series playing out in my head, and I was casting all the ‘usual suspects’ for the roles.
    Not so sure this book is for me, though I would probably watch the adaptation. As I get closer to the time when such homes feel like an inevitability, rather than a distant possibility, I find I avoid reading anything about them at all. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I know what you mean, although I seem to be reading more about them, especially the more humorous takes on the subject. (I’ve even finished writing a book that touches on that, although it needs a lot of work and I’m not sure if it will ever get published). Thanks for your support (oh, and don’t worry, I have read a few books that I think you might be interested in while I was away and I’ll be sharing reviews in the next few weeks, and one of them is already being made into a TV series!).

  5. Great review, Olga. Just downloaded – now I have to stop myself from reading it before my holiday!

    1. Thanks, Mary! My holiday was too short for all the books on my list. I guess the answer is another holiday! I hope you enjoy it!

  6. Sounds like another good read, Olga. <3

    1. It hits the right spot if you’re looking for something enjoyable, light and full of memorable characters. Thanks for commenting and good luck with your blog, Colleen!

      1. It’s a mess. LOL! We’ll see what happens. Thanks, Olga. <3

        1. Sending you and the blog positive vibes! ♥

          1. Many thanks, Olga. <3

          2. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Sally. I liked the sound of this one from the word go. Have a beautiful week. 🙂

        1. Hugs! ♥

  7. A delightful choice, Olga! Thank you. “Hilarious, uplifting” would be just the thing these days. I love the line about mother/ulcers.
    I agree with what you said about the over-population of young heroes. My thought came back to me when I read Pete’s comment, so I’ll share it. I’ve wanted to have older protagonists and with so many people in my age group and beyond, I had wondered why there weren’t more. Then I realized that may be precisely the reason for the over abundance of young protagonists — the age-group I want to see might not want to think about it and would rather imagine the young…
    It’s great to have you back. Hugs!

    1. Thanks, Teagan. I agree there are not many offers with protagonists of that age, and I don’t know if it’s down to luck, but I have so far enjoyed all the books I’ve read with older (even elderly) protagonists. Perhaps it could become a trend to overturn preconceptions and fears. Paraphrasing Mae West, it all depends on the life we invest in our years. Thanks for your lovely comment.

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