Saturday, 15 March 2014

Daughters of Time Blog Tour

I'm really happy to be part of the Daughters of Time Blog tour. Daughters of Time is a collection of short stories about different women in history. Today I have Anne Rooney on why she chose to write about Amy Johnson...

Thanks Amy!

Daughters of Time is a good collection of short stories - very quick to read and one of the benefits of a collection of short stories is that you can dip in and out of it. The stories are ordered in chronological order and after each story the author gives an insight into why they chose to write about that particular person as well as some historical facts. I found the stories worked better when read together with these facts (unless of course you are already familiar with them and then I guess you wouldn't need it!)

A few of the stories stood out more than others. I like Anne Rooney's story on Amy Johnson and the way it ties in to the testimony that there were two people on the plane. Plus I thought it was fun watching her try to interact with a very inquisitive child! I also loved Katherine Roberts story on Queen Boudica - I loved that Tasca was depicted as strong and fought back! And I also really enjoyed Leslie Wilson's story - more modern than the others I liked that it had an emotional journey for the character as well as depicting a moment in history.

Daughters of Time by The History Girls, edited by Mary Hoffman. Out now, £7.99, Templar Publishing.

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