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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 (12)

  1. I don’t know much about this period in history. Watson’s book sounds like a fun way to learn while being entertained. Excellent review, Olga!

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. You’re right. I didn’t know much about that period either, but I’ve always been curious about the struggles between England and Scotland, and the author knows her stuff. Enjoy the week!

  2. Thank you Olga.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. A great find.

  3. 14th century Britain is indeed under-represented in historical fiction. I like the sound of this one, Olga, as it is a period I also do not know enough about.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. The author does a great job, and I am quite curious about reading her non-fiction as well, as she evidently knows her stuff. I hope you enjoy the rest of the week. Take care and have a great Easter.

  4. Hi Olga, thank you for this detailed and interesting review. I am a fan of historical fiction and war. Rape and abuse of women and children are sadly integral to war books and historical novels. I believe that in order to go against their better natures and the religious teachings of a lifetime and kill others, men must work themselves up into a frenzy of hatred towards the enemy. IN this way they can justify their shocking behaviour. Of course, I am talking about the decent regular men who are forced into war situations, not the thugs.

  5. Thanks, Robbie. That is a fascinating comment, and it does put things into context. I think you would enjoy this book as well, as you love history and its research. Enjoy the rest of the week.

  6. A great review, Olga – this sounds like a very intense historical story. I hope you have a fabulous break! Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. Sorry for my delayed reply, but I couldn’t even access my own blog during my break. Yes, it is a very intense book. And thanks, the holiday was great. Stay well and good luck!

  7. This book sounds very intriguing, Olga. I enjoyed your mindful commentary very much. I hope you are having a wonderful time. I know you’ve been looking forward to this. Safe journeys and hugs on the wing!

    1. Thanks, Teagan! Yes, the break was pretty different to my usual, and it was great to catch up with friends after such a long time. I know you are hard at work on the ending of Dead of Winter, and I am looking forward (with some sadness) to the last two journeys. Stay safe and good luck.

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