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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 live in Virginia, a place with lots of Civil War history. It sounds like I could learn even more from Scott’s book. Good review, Olga!

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. Yes, Virginia was right in the middle of all of it. I am sure you’d appreciate the way the author introduces the historical detail into the adventures of the character, who isn’t the standard hero of books. Merry Christmas and enjoy the holiday season!

  2. Thank you Olga.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. It is a very interesting and effective way of bringing history to life from a different perspective. Take care and thanks for all your hard work.

  3. Definitely one for me, Olga. Somewhat reminiscent of ‘Copperhead’, by Bernard Cornwell. Northerners who supported the Confederacy were nicknamed ‘Copperheads’.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. It doesn’t seem to be available on Amazon UK yet.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Yes, and there were the Carpetbaggers, who were the Northerners who tried to make a profit in the South after the Civil War. I can never access Kindle versions in the Amazon UK store from here, so I’m never sure if they are available or not, although I did find a paperback copy here:
      Here is the Kindle version. I’ll correct the link:
      Thanks, Pete, and have a lovely holiday season!

      1. Thanks for the link, Olga.

        1. Thanks for letting me know. I didn’t realise the embedded link remained the same after I had edited it. I’ll make sure I check in the future. And I hope you enjoy it!

    2. Oh, I think it was a problem with the post. I had changed the links to each store, but for some reason, although they read correctly, the link was to the US store. No idea why, but I’ll check in the future.

  5. Hi Olga. I’m sorry to be late. I haven’t been able to sleep since a “prowler problem” on Friday. Anyhow, as always you’ve made this book sound very intriguing. Thanks for your mindful review. Happy solstice and Merry Christmas. Big hugs!

    1. Oh, Teagan, I hope everything is OK. It sounds scary, and I wouldn’t be sleeping either.
      Although I won’t be teaching until after the holidays (I don’t know exactly when), it is proving quite a busy period with the radio and other things (oh, and the third dose of the vaccine coming up as well). My timing is all over the place as well, but I will catch up on Dead of Winter soon.
      I hope things get better soon and you can enjoy a peaceful Christmas. Stay safe and big hugs!

  6. I read Gone with the Wind again this year, Olga, and I appreciated the history far more this time around (I was 16 when I read it the first time). This book sounds like it offers great insights into this tragic war. Thanks for sharing your review.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I think you would appreciate this one. Although I’ve watched the movie a lot of times, I don’t think I’ve ever read Gone With The Wind. I got to read Uncle Tom’s Cabin years back, and although I expected it to be very sentimental and sugary, it wasn’t as over the top as I feared. Have a wonderful Christmas and love to your family as well.

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