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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. This sounds like a compelling read, Olga. I can see what you mean by how it relates to Chouette (which I also loved!). Excellent review!

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. I am so pleased you enjoyed Chouette. It is such a special novel. This one pulls no punches either, although its worldview is quite different. Enjoy the rest of the week.

  2. I may never read the book, but it hints at a future I can well believe might happen.
    And sooner than expected.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Yes, it is looking increasingly likely. I hope you have a great week, Pete. Love to your family and to Ollie, of course.

  3. HI Olga, this is a very interesting sounding premise. I often thing there should be requirements for people who want to be parents. I can’t see it ever happening though. To difficult to police and a major breach of human rights.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I think you would “enjoy” (not sure it is the right word, but you probably know what I mean by it) this book. Here, the level of control they subject the mothers (and fathers, although to a lesser extent) is incredibly intrusive. I don’t think even a saint would manage. But it is a book that makes one think, for sure. I hope you enjoy the rest of the week.

  4. dgkaye says:

    I’ve still yet to read Chouette, Olga, but I’m definitely adding this book too. Mothers. 🙂 <3

    1. Indeed. Thanks, Debby. I know you like books that make you think and look at the society around us. Have fun, relax, and be well. ♥

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks so much Olga. <3

  5. Hi Olga. I’m sorry to be so late. Your reviews are always so very insightful. Plus you find unique books. Thank you for this one. Stay safe and well. Happy spring. Hugs on the wing.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Don’t worry. We are all pretty busy, and I know you’re working very hard. I am going to check because I didn’t get a notification for any posts on Saturday, so I wasn’t sure if I’d miss it, but I had my cousin visiting on Saturday, and we went to the theatre yesterday, so I didn’t have much time to catch up. I hope everything is well with you.
      Stay safe and take care.

  6. This sounds very challenging but amazing, Olga. Another incredible review from you Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. I’m not a mother, but I’m sure mothers will find it even more challenging, although it is difficult not to put yourself in the place of the protagonist and the rest of the mothers. Have a great week.

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