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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. David Prosser says:

    A prolific author with a real sense of social justice a displayed in his novels like Ivanhoe, Rob Roy etc.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, David. One of these writers bigger than life and so were his stories. He did a lot for the historical novel genre, and as I’m right in the middle of reading historical novel, I thought it was well-deserved. Have a lovely weekend. Big hugs!

  2. Sarah Vernon says:

    Thanks for sharing, Olga. It’s definitely time for me to go back to Scott’s books.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Sarah! Plenty of inspiration there too! Have a great weekend!

  3. Mary Smith says:

    Good post, Olga. Abbotsford is well worth a visit. I took part in a theatrical performance a couple of years ago in the library, which was a stunning setting. He was a collector of antiquities – greedily so – which are displayed throughout the house and grounds.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks Mary. I must have been a great experience. I love Scotland and I love antiques so I must add it to my list for the next trip (whenever that might be). Have a lovely weekend!

  4. Pete Johnson says:

    A good choice in Scott. Although I have only ever read Ivanhoe, and Rob Roy, the latter remains a great read to this day, and a real insight into some of the injustices abounding during the English occupation of Scotland.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Pete. His work brought many of these issues back to light and brought a renewed international interest in Scotland, for sure. I used to read a lot of abridged versions of his work (when I was much younger) translated to Spanish but I haven’t read many in English. Perhaps something to catch up on in my next trip to Scotland…:) Have a good weekend.

  5. Teagan Geneviene says:

    Dear Olga, I very much enjoyed this post. It’s so charmingly written. I was simply never taught much about the classics (and less about the authors), so I devour these posts. Have a fabulous Friday. Mega hugs.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks so much, Teagan. I’m surprised at how long it’s been since I shared the original posts. I know a little bit about some of the Classic Spanish authors but very little about the rest and even the ones I think I know something about manage to surprise me. Looking forward to the next chapter in your serial/novel tomorrow. Have a lovely weekend.

  6. Vashti Quiroz-Vega says:

    Hello Olga, Walter Scott is a great author to feature. I loved reading about him and the many twists and turns of his life. That last quote is beautiful. Thank you! 😀 xx

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Vashti. I’m trying to revisit some of the posts about classics because they don’t get a lot of attention these days and they are always fascinating. Some things don’t change very much. It’s a lovely quote indeed. 🙂

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