What would have happened if tiny details in history had been different?
Famous triumphs might have turned into terrible tragedies –
and vice versa.
That is exactly the premise which makes this quiz (actually a review of a fictitious book) both
special and entertaining. E.Z. Hokes changes a small aspect of a
certain historic event, thus challenging the reader to find out what
event he might be referring to and speculate what this could have
led to. Mostly he just uses a certain fictitious quote that should ring a
bell, sometimes a place or a date are added as a clue.
As you must have guessed, the news clipping on the front cover
is of course a fake version of Sir Ernest Shackleton's famous 1914
advert in a London newspaper. He was looking for people interested
in joining his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. However, one tiny
detail has been changed: in the original version, he was actually looking
for men. Had he been looking for women, the expedition might
have turned out somewhat different …
NOTE: This is an extract from my book FABULOUS BOOKS LOOKING FOR AN AUTHOR: 44 REVIEWS OF NON-EXISTENT BOOKS which can also be purchased here at TPT.
PS: Compare also my TPT paper ERNEST SHACKLETON'S AMAZING 1914 AD - AN ANALYSIS