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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. A book featuring the US Civil War, and that compelling historical language too, Sounds like one for me, in every way imaginable. On my Amazon wish list now, thanks to your review, Olga.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. A fantastic book. I hope you enjoy it if you get to read it. I think you will. Have a great week!

  2. You definitely make this sound interesting. Downloading this as audio book 🙂

    1. Thanks, Christoph. A great book. If they get a good narrator (I’d be surprised if they didn’t, considering the attention the book got) it will be fantastic. Enjoy and have a great week!

  3. Your review of this interesting book really made me want to read it. I enjoy historical/romantic books, so I should enjoy this one. Shame it didn’t get to the short list!

    1. Thanks so much, Jaye and Anita. I’m not sure about their criteria and I didn’t get to read all the shortlisted titles, but I wonder if the fact that it had won the Costa award already had anything to do with it. Many people thought The Underground Railroad would win and it didn’t make it into the shortlist either (but had won many awards). Even with the hard moments, it is a joy of a book. Have a great week.

      1. and you Olga…

        1. 🙂

  4. Thanks for taking time to do the review, Olga. Have a marvelous Monday. Hugs.

    1. You too, dear Teagan.

  5. This book sounds interesting with the cross dressing and sexual preference inclusion in that time period. The historical aspect makes a good background too.

    1. It is a fascinating setting and the characters are wonderful too. I must try and catch up on some other novels by the author. He writes beautifully. Thanks, Robbie and have a great week.

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