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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. dgkaye says:

    I’m glad I caught this one Olga. Looks like a beautiful read. I’m adding it to my reading list. Hola from Mexico. <3

    1. Hola, Debby! For what I’ve seen around, you’re having a ball! Thanks for taking the time to comment. I think you’ll enjoy this one. Keep having fun!

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks as always Olga. Better in the heat than minus 30 at home LOL 🙂 xx

        1. Absolutely! 😉

  2. This is so interesting. The drinks linked to the five most important people in his life is a clever idea. I read another book about historical Ireland recently and it certainly piqued my interest. Have a great day, Olga.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. The author manages to achieve the right balance between the personal and the background information that also links well to Ireland. It is an amazing novel and I’m sure you’d enjoy it. It’s seemingly very simple but goes deep. Have a wonderful week.

  3. An interesting topic for a story.

    1. Yes, indeed, and not so typical when the main character is a man. A wonderful novel. Thanks, Rosie.

  4. This sounds like a real winner, Olga. What an impact too, for a first novel.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I think this one would not disappoint you. Some of his reflections brought to mind your writing as well. Have a great week! 🙂

  5. Lovely review, Olga, which shows so clearly how much you loved this book. It does sound good. Another to add to the tbr pile.

    1. Thanks, Mary. My pile is competing with Everest right now. Have a great week!

  6. An interesting concept and an intriguing set of stories… I can see why it has received so much critical praise.. thanks for the recommendation Olga..

    1. Thanks, Sally. I don’t always agree with the critics, but this time they’re right. Have a fabulous week!

  7. I’m sure it’s lovely, Olga. Thanks for another mindful, well written review. Best to Anne.
    Two very, very cold days here. I’m kicking myself that I didn’t plan better and get myself to the desert back in November.
    Have a terrific Tuesday. Hugs!

    1. Thanks,Teagan. It’s colder here too, although not to that extent. Hopefully this should be the last harsh winter you have to put up with. Wrap up warm!

  8. Thank you for your recommendation, Olga. I support Irish authors, and it is a great debut book.

    1. Thanks, Inese. I think you’ll love it. It’s a fabulous book, and checking the author’s Twitter feed, it seems she’s been promoting the book everywhere. I hope it reaches the readership it deserves. Thanks for your fabulous pictures.

      1. You are right, the book is highly anticipated here in Ireland. I am going to the store tomorrow, will check it out.

        1. Let me know what you think!

          1. I will!

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