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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. Diana sounds like an interesting character. Good review, Olga. I’m intrigued!

      1. Thanks, Anne. You know how to choose your subjects and how to create memorable characters. Good luck with the blog tour. I hope plenty of people get to discover Sugar and Snails.

          1. It is a very interesting take on a controversial topic and one that will probably remain controversial for quite a while. It would be a great read for book clubs, as both, the way it is written and the subject matter would make people think and discuss. Another fantastic book, Anne.

          2. It must have been fascinating, Anne. It is the perfect book for a book club or a book group.

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. She is fascinating, and the story is told in a masterful way. Stay well!

  2. Thank you Olga.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. Anne is a fantastic writer and doesn’t shy away from difficult topics.

  3. I like the idea of having to rethink everything about a character when a secret is revealed. Good luck to Anne with her new book.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I know you have used similar techniques in some of your short stories. It’s always a tour de force, but in a novel, it must be particularly difficult to know when to reveal the information. Have a wonderful week.

  4. How exciting to see something new from Anne. She’s becoming quite prolific. This book seems to cover a lot of ground — and I like that. Thanks for this mindful review, Olga. Anne — congratulations! Hugs to you both.

    1. Thanks for your support, Teagan. This actually my first novel, pub 2015, getting some new love, and it’s great to know its themes are still relevant.

    2. Thanks, Teagan. As Anne explains, this is her first novel, but she has decided to promote it again, and it is the right moment, as the subject matter remains current and important. The book will encourage discussion of very important issues. Stay well.

  5. HI Olga, this is an excellent review. I enjoyed Bringing Matilda Windsor Home too.

    1. They are both very different in the subjects they deal with, but the author is excellent at creating “real” characters who have to face pretty difficult situations. Thanks, Robbie, for your support.

  6. dgkaye says:

    Hi Olga. Just a quick stop by. You know I love your reviews and I have this book, so I appreciated your take on it. Now looking forward to getting to it. I hope you are well. Hugs <3

    1. Thanks, Debby. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it when you get to it. Everything is fine here (fingers crossed)! I hope everything is going well with you and you’re enjoying your holiday. Take care!

      1. dgkaye says:

        I am Olga, despite, still adjusting. Thank you xx

        1. It will feel quite strange, but I hope you get a good rest. Big hugs.

          1. dgkaye says:

            <3 <3

          2. ♥♥

    1. Gracias, Juan!

  7. Sounds like a compelling read Olga and an equally compelling review… Having read and enjoyed Matilda Wilson is Coming Home I am sure this is a terrific read. xx

    1. Yes, Sally. Anne knows how to pic topics that get one thinking and also how to create memorable characters. And Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day! ♥

  8. Another great review, Olga, and Anne’s book sounds fabulous. It’s also good to see her touring with her first book. Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. It is a great book, and you’re right. It is a good strategy to bring attention to your previous books when your latest one is having such a positive reception. Sometimes people don’t realise there are other books, and when they are this good, it is worth helping readers discover them.
      Stay well and have a great week.

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