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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 sounds like such a fun read. Haha, I had to look up what “galericulate” meant.:-)

    1. I did as well, Priscilla! His knowledge is encyclopedic, Priscilla, but he never fails to entertain and make you think as well. I’m sure you’d love it. Have a great week and stay safe!

  2. Welcome back, Olga. Your review has whetted my appetite for this book, which I might well have discounted from reading a blurb elsewhere. It is very good value on Kindle, so has just been added to my wish list.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. It’s been an “interesting” holiday, but we’ve survived it, and enjoyed a bit of fresh air and some nice walks. I think you’ll enjoy it. John has a very dry and witty sense of humour, and I think it will suit your taste. Considering the length, it is a very good deal indeed. Stay safe!

  3. It’s lovely to see you back. I hope you had a nice holiday. This sounds like a very interesting book. A super review.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. It proved a bit challenging (we were trying to sort a few things out, and it’s always complicated) but there were some nice moments as well. John Dolan’s books never disappoint. Stay well and good luck!

  4. Hi Olga. Sorry to be late — I wasn’t expecting a post from you this week. That said… Welcome back! What a great review to kickoff your return. Since I occasionally engage in some mythology mash-up I’m interested to see what someone else does with that. But mostly you’ve made it sound like a fabulous story. Thanks to Pete for remarking that it’s a good price. I’ll certainly check it out.
    I hope you’re getting some relaxation. Take care. Hugs on the wing!

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Yes, I thought of you as I read this, and I’m sure you’ll recognise many more of the characters than I did. John has quite a sense of humour and loves a good word-play, so you’ll feel right at home. It’s getting very hot here, and it’s becoming an effort to do any real work, so relaxation sounds perfect! Stay safe and make sure you have a bit of a break as well. Love to Crystal and big hugs!

  5. dgkaye says:

    Welcome back Olga! And yes, I do remember other reviews for Dolan’s books. And they await me on my Kindle too, lol. Now I may have to add this one. <3 I hope you are well and rested xx

    1. Thanks, Debby. Dolan is a great author, and I’m sure you’ll appreciate his sense of humour and his character’s interesting philosophy of life. The break was a bit of a mixed bag, but it had its good moments and plenty of walks and fresh air. Stay safe and take care.

      1. dgkaye says:

        Well that’s a start Olga. Hopefully things will get better and safer. <3

        1. Fingers crossed! ♥

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