Henry Tobias


Henry Tobias was born in London, England, was raised in Johannesburg, South Africa where he trained as a pharmacist. As a young boy he was a member of Zionist Youth Movements in South Africa - one of the factors which influenced his decision to live in Israel. The other influence was The Holocaust - the murder of some SIX million Jews by the Nazis and their accomplices, which included citizens of many of the nations across Europe. He has a deep love of reading, especially history, particularly of World War II, The Holocaust including The Kindertransport and Jewish history throughout the ages. Some of his favourite authors are Richard Overy, Bernard Lewis and John Toland. Now retired he writes and edits. He lives in Israel with his wife of 44 years. He has three adult children and so far one beautiful granddaughter. He has so far published one anthology of eclectic short stories, 'Just for Fun' and is currently working on his second book, an historical novel of World War II.

Smashwords Interview

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
From lists sent to me by the various e-book retailers and recommendations from friends. I also look for e-books relevant to research for my writing.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have always loved reading. I am never more happy than when I'm with my little granddaughter, who inspired one of my favourite stories in my book, 'Just for Fun'. I also like watching cooking shows on TV and fancy myself a fairly good cook - I'm always ready to try a new recipe I've seen on TV. I love art, painting, drawing or just making something colourful. I joined a ceramics workshop and make ornamental ceramic figures and objects useful in the home like lasagna dishes and pots for my wife's plants.
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Where to buy in print


Regan - a Love Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,210. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 13, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Regan - a Love Story. The narrator reminisces about true and undying love.
Just for Fun
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,340. Language: British English. Published: February 8, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
'Just for Fun' is an anthology of short stories, some fiction, some faction, some autobiographical, but always interesting. The book is a mix of humour, pathos and a little bathos. The author called the book “Just for Fun’ for two reasons. Firstly because that is the lead story and secondly because writing is fun—lots of fun and hopes that the reader has fun reading the book.