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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 (17)

  1. Sounds delightful, Olga. I love these kinds of books. I don’t like murder, gore and to much action but prefer real life told in an entertaining and thoughtful way.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. Then, I’m sure you’ll love this one. Quite gentle for the most part and heart-warming. Have a lovely week!

  2. I like her favourite word too. ‘Antimacassar’ is almost forgotten now, but they were seen on all armchairs and sofas in my youth.
    Not sure it’s for me, but good luck to Ruth with her book. She has had a hard journey.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I was also quite taken by the word and by her biography. Not a book for everyone but it will make quite a few readers very happy. Have a great week, Pete.

  3. Great review of what sounds like a very intriguing book. I remember antimacassers, too. Macasser was the oil men used to put on their hair to keep it flat (I guess before brylcream) and shiny.

    1. Thanks, Mary. I was intrigued by the title and the description and the fact that the two main male characters were a writer and a publisher made it irresistible. The author’s description is fabulous too. Have a lovely week.

  4. Wendy Janes says:

    Lovely review, Olga. I have this book waiting to be read on my Kindle. Really looking forward to it.

    1. I think it has a great appeal but especially for writers and publishers. And perhaps those of us a bit nostalgic too. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

  5. dgkaye says:

    This sounds like a different kind of read, which you know I’m fairly interested in. 🙂 Bookmarked again, lol.

    1. Thanks, Debby. I’m almost caught up with all the reviews and I have an interesting giveaway on Friday, so don’t miss it! (And is not for one of my books either) 😉

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks for the heads up Olga. I’ll definitely be popping by as usual (your evening, my day time, lol. :)x

        1. 🙂 I don’t know what day I live in half of the time.

          1. dgkaye says:

            Welcome to my world, lol. 🙂

          2. 😉

  6. Hello Olga! Well, like I’ve said many times even well-written popular books aren’t meant for everyone. I don’t think this book would be for me. I prefer more stimulating books. Fantasy, SciFi, horror, suspense, thriller––I need to escape into a totally different world and I need more action too. Maybe that’ll change in time but for now that’s what it is. Good review though.

    1. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of those coming up too (and I think you’d probably enjoy the Planck Factor. I know we’re always curious when writers are the protagonists). Have a great Tuesday!

  7. Gillian Taylor says:

    The Keeper of Lost Things: A wonderful, charming, original book so cleverly put together. We feel we understand Sunshine, I have known a dog like carrot, I wanted to visit Padua and meet Anthony and Laura and Anthony were so blessed.

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