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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 (31)

  1. I loved this book, Olga. I agree with you, everyone should read it. There are insights into the culture of Afghanistan that we all should know. The story was gripping.

    1. Thanks, John. You are right. There are so many stories contained in this book, and it tugs at the heartstrings. Stay safe.

  2. Thanks Olga for this thoughtful and incisive review. I also loved this book!

    1. Thanks, Barb. I couldn’t stop talking about this book as I was reading it. It puts things into perspective. Stay well.

  3. I have this book in paperback, and must get around to reading it! Nice to feature Mary, Olga.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I know people are having a hard time concentrating with all that’s going on, but this book pulls you in, and I know you’ll enjoy it. Many of the stories will bring to mind your job as well, I’m sure. Stay safe.

  4. Thank you for such a wonderful, thoughtful review of No More Mulberries, Olga. I may still be coughing up my lungs but reading your review put a huge smile on my face and made me feel much better 🙂 Thank you so much.

    1. Thanks, Mary, for this wonderful book. Smiles are good medicine and without unpleasant side effucks… ♥

  5. I really enjoyed this book from Mary too. Great review, Olga. <3

    1. Thanks, Marje. I hope to keep reading her books and blogs for a long time to come. Stay well! ♥

      1. Yes me too. And stay safe and well.

  6. Thanks for this mindful review, Olga. It’s true — everything about this book is fascinating from the setting to the language. Congratulations to Mary on this lovely review. Hugs to you both.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. I’m happy it reached the top of my crowded list. Oh, and I shall be embarking on Journey 3 very soon. Take care!

  7. I love how Mary shared her obvious affection for the Afghanistan people throughout this story. Wonderful review, Olga!

    1. She sure did. She connects with people and feels at home everywhere. Thanks for commenting and stay safe, Jacquie.

  8. What a lovely review of Mary’s book, Olga. Thank you for sharing it.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. It’s a fabulous book, as you know. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of the week, Robbie. ♥

  9. dgkaye says:

    A fantastic review of Mary’s book Olga. I must pull this one up on my reader! <3

    1. Thanks, Debby. I know you’re beyond busy at the moment, but you’d enjoy this one for sure. Sending you lots of energy and strength. Don’t forget to take care of yourself as well. ♥

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thank you my lovely friend. <3

  10. inese says:

    Thank you for the wonderful review, Olga. As always, I follow your advice and look forward to reading Mary’s book. X

    1. Thanks, Inese. Both of your comments seem to have appeared now. Mary’s book, and her blog, are well worth a read. I hope all is well with you. Stay well!

      1. inese says:

        Thank you for your reviews. I know I will love the book <3

        1. I’m sure you’ll love this one. Stay safe and keep sharing your wonderful images.

  11. inese says:

    I don’t see my comment, so just in case I say thank you for your always great advice on books.

  12. What a truly extraordinary review, Olga – for a truly extraordinary book. Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. Yes, extraordinary is right. Stay safe and take care!

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