I chose to read this book as a proud member of Rosie’s Book Review Team and received a copy from the author. This has not affected my review in any way.

Backstories is a great idea. Take famous people from history, ancient or more recent, and write a short backstory about them allowing the reader to uncover who they are as the story progresses. I enjoyed reading the stories in this book. There were 14 in all. I knew 12 of them and by swapping notes with another review team member I found out who the others were. It might have been helpful to have had a list of the answers at the back. I found that some of them were very clearly signposted, others, not so much. For me, however, the best bit was that I enjoyed the writing throughout all of the stories very much and don’t hesitate in recommending this book to all who like well-written short stories with a small mystery to solve.

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8 Responses to #TuesdayBookBlog #Bookreview for Backstories by Simon Van Der Velde @SimonVdVwriter #shortstories #RBRT
  1. Thank you Georgia.

  2. What a terrific idea for a book. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I enjoyed this one too!


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