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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.

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  1. dgkaye says:

    Excellent review Olga. I watched this whole mini series and was captivated by what went on behind the scenes with those women. If I hadn’t seen the series I probably would have read the book too. 🙂 x

    1. Thanks, Debby. I must catch the series when I can. I guess they haven’t officially acknowledged the book as a source (perhaps because the author was no longer alive at that point). The book is very enjoyable, especially if you are interested in the two actresses, who were both forces to be reckoned with. 🙂

      1. dgkaye says:

        They sure were Olga. And Sarrandon and Lange did a fabulous job of bringing their characters to life. I was especially surprised that Davis was even more ruthless than Crawford, lol. 🙂 xx

        1. So I hear! Having read Pete’s review and watching the trailer, I definitely must get hold of it. 🙂

          1. dgkaye says:

            A great weekend binge watch! 🙂

          2. It sure looks like it! (It was shown here on the BBC but I missed it!)

          3. dgkaye says:

            I’m sure you can look it up online. Also if you have ‘on demand’ tv you may find it. 🙂

  2. A fabulous book, Olga. I do like the sound of all this intrigue.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. It is a fun and fascinating book indeed. Very inspiring too for any authors thinking of writing about larger-than-life characters. 😉

    1. Thanks, Pete. When I read the cast I thought it must be. Must get hold of it. I’m off to check your review.

  3. This book sounds like a riot, Olga. I haven’t heard of it, so thanks for reviewing.
    Years ago I was reading something about Judy Garland and it went into some detail about how the studios operated, and the dreadful personal things they did. So that part will be interesting to me as well. Have a terrific Tuesday. Hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. It’s fun and I think you’d enjoy it (it seems Joan Crawford was very much a flapper in her first movies, and it made me think of our stories!). Some of it makes for a scary read, though. Have a great Tuesday! Ah, and check Pete’s review of the series as well. It sounds great!

  4. Superb review, Olga. This sounds like an excellent birthday gift for my mother. She adores these two women and watches Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? every time it’s aired. I think she’d love the book ❤

    1. I’m sure you are right. I had a great time reading it! Have a lovely weekend and regards to your mother, Tina.

      1. Thank you, Olga. She’ll appreciate that ❤

        1. Enjoy the Sunday (it’s sunny here!) ♥

  5. Wonderful review, Olga. I watched so many of their movies when I was young (they were old then, but held their own). So I have to get this book!

    1. I think you’ll enjoy it, Noelle. I also watched many of their movies when I was younger and loved them. I had lots of fun reading it.

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