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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 (15)

  1. dgkaye says:

    I imagine how fascinating that book would be for mystery/crime/suspense writers perhaps. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Debby. People writing about spies and the military as well. And there is information and picture of old rifles as well, so historical fiction too. It is not a subject of my expertise, but I’m sure that some of their biographies would make for fascinating reading. Have a fabulous week, Debby!

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks again Olga. I’ve bookmarked on my list. 🙂

        1. 🙂

  2. I can see this being a valuable resource for writers indeed. Whether writing historical fiction, or just being able to understand the sniper mentality, and get accurate information about weaponry. Pen and Sword seem to always deliver in such niche markets, and produce unusual and interesting books.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Yes, they do come up with topics I would have never thought about but when I see them, they strike a chord with the writer in me (and tha translator). I hope you have a great week!

  3. This sounds like a must-have for military writers! Excellent review, Olga, thank you!

    1. Thanks, Jacquie. Yes. It is very comprehensive, and from the reviews I read by people who know about the subject, it’s a great resource. Have a fantastic week!

  4. What a unique book. This is the type of information it would be difficult to round up online–not to mention Google would share the personal information that you are researching guns. Yikes!

    1. Yes, Jacqui. You make a very good point that I hadn’t thought about. Based on the reviews I read, written by people who know much more about the subject, it is comprehensive and well-thought-out, and it is reassuring to have access to an expert’s opinion when you are researching a topic you know little about. The bibliography and the memoirs mentioned are also worth exploring. I hope you have a great week. 🙂

  5. Hi Olga. I agree with you about guns, and that it does still sound interesting. Not to mention being a valuable resource. While it wasn’t about guns, years ago I bought a Barnes & Noble edition of “The Art of War”. At the time it was being used as a management text. Anyhow this edition had a weapons index at the back. It’s one of the few books I kept when I moved. Have a great rest of the week. Hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. I’m pretty sure I also got a copy of that book. We all have battles to fight. I hope you have a peaceful rest of the week and look forward to Saturday’s episode of your serial. 😉

  6. This book sounds fascinating, Olga. A great review.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. ♥

    2. It has an impressive scope, a great story and fantastic characters, Robbie. An all around great book.

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