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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 (13)

  1. Lilyn G says:

    The sample did look very well written and I like his way with description. Historical fiction is not at all my thing, but this does sound like a great book. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    1. Thanks, Lilyn. When I was approached by the author I liked the sound of the book, although it is not a genre I generally read a lot of (but I’ve been reading more historical fiction recently, and must say when it’s well-done it has a lot going for it). And yes, it is a fascinating book.

  2. A lovely extract written so beautifully, Olga. Your review is certainly very enticing. I really enjoy historical books about India, you learn so much about the country and culture.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I didn’t use to read a lot of historical fiction, but I have been reading more, recently, and it is a good way of learning more about an era and a place whilst at the same time enjoying the build up of characters and stories. This novel is beautifully written and about a place I know hardly anything about. I recommend it.

    1. Thanks, Christoph. It is. Sometimes books sound good on paper but not so much in the execution, but this one is a jewel. Both of the stories are fascinating and the way they combine… Thanks very much for the reblog. It deserves as much exposure as possible.

  3. Fabulous review, thank you Olga.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. I hope other members of the team will enjoy the novel too. It is a bit on the long side, but well-worth reading.

  4. A fascinating country, and a time period that I always find enticing. This looks like one for me, Olga.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. I think you’re right, Pete. A pretty special book. 🙂

  5. Fascinating excerpt and your review is great as usual. I do enjoy traveling and getting to know about different cultures. Books like this one is a good way to get to know about places I haven’t been to.

    1. I agree, Vashti. One can visit faraway places and eras thanks to novels. 🙂

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