Daughters of Time is an anthology written by a group of the most talented UK historical YA writers and it’s a real treat to read.
One of the things I love most about anthologies, and Daughters of Time in particular, is that you can dip in and out of it whenever you so choose. For this review, I will be focusing on one of the stories, written about the Greenham Common Women.
At the end of each short story, the author talks about their inspiration behind writing it and Leslie Wilson talks about how she was involved with campaigning in the 1980’s. It was nice to hear how each person came to write about their event and characters.
It surprised me how easy it was to get to know a character within a limited amount of pages. In this story, we get to know the main character quickly and I loved how realistically she was portrayed – her emotions and feelings. It was one of the things I loved most about the story.
The stories included in the anthology are things I believe should be taught more often in schools and given a wider recognition. I’ll definitely be delving into Daughters of Time again because it’s filled with knowledge and facts. It’s perfect for those people who adore history, and even those who don’t because of the way it is taught.
You should definitely pick up Daughters of Time, whether you like reading about history or not. You’ll come out with a greater knowledge than when you went in, and you’ll enjoy it at the same time.
Maya21 March, 2014 at 9:34 am
Really want to read this – it sounds great! Thanks for the review, Lucy 🙂
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Georgia (The Bibliomaniac)30 March, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Daughters of Time was really good! I finished it a while ago… and ahhh, I still haven’t written my review!! *hangs head* *rushes away*
Awesome review though 🙂 I agree- these women should be taught about more- I think especially the activists in the last story- that was my favourite, it shocked me that I’d *never* heard about them….