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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. Non-fiction books like this one always make an interesting addition to a collection. They flesh out characters in history that we all think we might know about, but never really knew the background of. Pen and Sword is an excellent resource indeed.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I’ve definitely discovered a few women I want to learn more about. Fascinating! And you’re right. Pen & Sword are a great resource. I hope you have a great Easter Monday. Here it’s all covered in snow once more (although now it’s raining).

      1. Pouring with rain here, Olga! 🙁

        1. Still raining (I hope it gets rid of the snow)

  2. Hi Olga. I hope you (and Pete) get some sunshine. It’s not exactly spring-like in temperature here, but the rain is supposed to be moving out.
    Olga, I really enjoyed this review. The subject is fascinating. Based on what you said about the bibliography, it would make an excellent reference volume as well (for writers who go to in-depth research like me).
    I have to think that “wicked women” were not so much misunderstood as misrepresented by judgmental historians. Heaven knows I’ve faced enough judgement in the modern day, and there isn’t anything that controversial about me…

    It’s Monday in Mordor… worse than ever.

    I hope all is going smoothly for you. Hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. I can imagine. And yes, you’re right (partly. Some of the women featured were murderers and “bad” however definition we use, but many would not be considered bad by today’s standards and many were remarkable). I’m hoping the snow gets going soon, as it won’t help with packing and moving. Otherwise, I’m trying to take it easy.
      It feels like the final countdown.
      Big hugs!

      1. The anticipation is building! 😀 Yes, try to take it east. You’ll be busy unpacking soon. Snow in our forecast too, for the weekend.

        1. Thanks, Teagan. Removal people have been and it seems I’m taking fewer things than they had booked me for, so I should get a refund. Tomorrow clearing the rest and giving the car to the new owner. Not long now! I hope the forecast is wrong (today it’s been sunny in bits and rainy in bits but much warmer). Mad weather, and being a psychiatrist, I should know!

  3. What a fascinating sounding book, Olga. I am glad to know of it.

    1. It is great. Thanks, Robbie! Have a great Tuesday!

  4. dgkaye says:

    Hi Olga, I’m back! I’ve missed your great reviews and glad I didn’t miss this one. My kind of read! 🙂 x

    1. Hi, Debby! Glad to have you back! Oh, yes. It’s irresistible!

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks Olga. It’s on my list!!! 🙂

  5. Sounds like fascinating reading!

    1. It is. And I’ve just finished a book on Etiquette I think you’d enjoy too. Review coming soon!

  6. I definitely need to check this one out! Definitely an interesting topic.. I’d like to think that they’re just misunderstood. ;p

    1. Some of them definitely were. Some were pioneers and created their own path. Some weren’t particularly nice, but then… it’s a tough world out of there. Thanks so much for the comment and I hope you enjoy it!

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