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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. I watched the Moon landing live on TV, as a teenager. Sorry to say I was ‘underwhelmed’ then, and remain so today. I could just never see the point of it, and I actually think it is even less relevant to go again next time.
    That said, I am in a tiny minority, so have a feeling the book will do well. It should have been available to coincide with all the anniversary celebrations though, for maximum impact.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Olga Nunez Miret says:

      Thanks, Pete. The book was available earlier on but I didn’t get to it until now (too long a reading list)! I think you’re not alone in your evaluation although at the time people seemed to have been more carried away by the possibilities. There were dissenting voices even then. For me it was interesting to learn the details as I was too young at the time to form an opinion. Have a great week!

  2. Your taste in books is very varied, Olga. This sounds very interesting. I am sure Roald Dahl would tell you it was the Vermicious Knids that are keeping everyone one away [giggle]

    1. Well, that surely would explain it! 😉 I was intrigued by the countdown style and the fact that although I’ve seen the images and heard bits about it, I’d never read anything of that period about it. Sometimes it’s just seeing the book there. I might not have thought of looking for such a book, but when I see it, it calls to me… Thanks, Robbie!

  3. This sounds fascinating, Olga. I remember being in my small town school and (when possible) the teachers letting the class watch some of the moon footage on TV (from the Apollo Program). I’ve been enthralled by it ever since. Best to Ian. Thanks for your mindful review. (And this time I’m copying my comment before I hit post in case TDS drops my connection again.) Hugs!

    1. Thanks, Teagan. I was reading your story today and couldn’t help but think we’d both (well, and Graham) spending some time out there in space recently. Good luck for NaNoWriMo and look forward to your serial!

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