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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. It DOES sound like a great gift book. Thanks for posting your review.

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. It could appeal to a variety of people, and it reminded me of why Dickens remains so popular. Have a great week!

  2. I can take or leave Christmas, but Dickens is one of my favourite writers. I agree that this would be an ideal gift for certain people.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I enjoyed the fragments of his books, and I must read more of his novels (especially as some of the ones I read when I was younger were translated versions). Have a great week!

  3. dgkaye says:

    What a fantastic gift this would be! And how amazing that Dickens’ great great great granddaughter wrote this! <3

    1. Olga Nunez Miret says:

      Indeed! How could one resist! Enjoy the rest of the week, Debby!

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks Olga. You too! x

  4. Oh, I am so tempted, Olga. I hear my TBR going creak, groan.

    1. Olga Nunez Miret says:

      Oh, Robbie, I know the feeling! I hardly dare there to look at my list, but it’s such a luxury! Enjoy the rest of the week!

  5. I come from Portsmouth where Dickens was born and we have a great museum there that is a wonderful introduction to his life. The Christmas Carol was the first of his books that I read, followed by Great Expectations which I loved and Oliver Twist. I think that the fact that so many of his books have become films or television series is not just a testament to his writing but also has kept his legacy alive.. lovely review Olga..hugsx

    1. Thanks, Sally. How interesting! I’ve only ever visited the Dickens museum in London but I’m adding Portsmouth to my list (a friend of mine worked there for a while, but no longer). I agree. He wrote compellingly, created great characters, and was an acute observer of life and the ills of the society of his time. Unfortunately, some things haven’t changed that much. Enjoy the rest of the week, Sally.

      1. Thanks Olga.. and if you do go this time of year is great as the Historic Dockyard puts on a Victorian Christmas festival which is very Dickens orientated.. xxx

        1. Thanks, Sally. It sounds good! ♥

  6. This book sounds like something I’d really enjoy reading! Great review, Olda. I’ll be checking it out.

    1. Thanks, Luccia. You are pretty well-informed about the period, but I’m sure you’d find plenty to enjoy. It’s also a nice present and good inspiration for this time of year. If you decide to get it, it’s always worth checking Pen & Sword’s own website, as they often have discounts and are very reliable.
      Enjoy the rest of the week.

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