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Horrible Histories

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Overview

The series that’s inspired millions of children to discover history, getting them hooked on the nasty past! The bestselling books that tell history like it is – full of awesome upsets and brainless blunders! Children love Horrible Histories because they’ve got ALL the yucky bits and foul facts that other books leave out. Teachers love ‘em because they’re stuffed with TRUE facts that get kids learning while they’re saying ‘erk’! So from the savage Stone Age to the vicious Victorians, and from the angry Aztecs to the brutal Blitz, get ready to learn – and gasp and groan!

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  • Angry Aztecs

    Horrible Histories: Angry Aztecs

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  • Angry Aztecs (Classic Edition)

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  • Awesome Egyptians (Classic Edition)

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  • Awful Egyptians

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  • Awful Egyptians (Classic Edition)

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  • Barmy British Empire

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  • Barmy British Empire (Classic Edition)

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  • Beastly Best Bits

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  • Big Fat Christmas Book

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  • Blitzed Brits (Classic Edition)

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  • Cruel Crime

    Horrible Histories: Cruel Crime

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  • Cut-throat Celts

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  • Cut-Throat Celts (Classic Edition)

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  • Deadly Days in History

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  • Deadly Days in History

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  • Frightful First World War

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  • Frightful First World War (Classic Edition)

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  • Gorgeous Georgians

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  • Gorgeous Georgians (Classic Edition)

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  • Groovy Greeks

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  • Groovy Greeks (Classic Edition)

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  • Gruesome Guides: Dublin

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  • Gruesome Guides: Edinburgh

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  • Gruesome Guides: London

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  • Gruesome Guides: Oxford

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  • Gruesome Guides: Stratford-upon-Avon

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  • Gruesome Guides: York

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  • Horrible Christmas

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  • Horrible History of Britain and Ireland

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  • Horribly Hilarious Joke Book

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  • Incredible Incas (Classic Edition)

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  • Knights: A High-Speed History

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  • Measly Middle Ages (Classic Edition)

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  • Measly Middle Ages (New Edition)

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  • Rome: A High-Speed History

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  • Rotten Romans

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  • Rotten Romans (Classic Edition)

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  • Ruthless Romans (Classic Edition)

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  • Savage Stone Age

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  • Savage Stone Age (Classic Edition)

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  • Slimy Stuarts

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  • Slimy Stuarts (Classic Edition)

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  • Smashing Saxons

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  • Smashing Saxons (Classic Edition)

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  • Stormin' Normans

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  • Terrible Tudors (Classic Edition)

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  • Terrifying Tudors

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  • Terrifying Tudors (Classic Edition)

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  • Top 50 Kings and Queens

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  • Vicious Vikings

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  • Vicious Vikings (Classic Edition)

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  • Vile Victorians

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  • Vile Victorians (Classic Edition)

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  • Villainous Victorians

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  • Villainous Victorians (Classic Edition)

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  • Wales (Classic Edition)

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  • Who's Horrible in History

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  • Woeful Second World War

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Authors

Terry Deary

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TERRY DEARY

Terry Deary was born in Sunderland in 1946 and currently lives in County Durham. Terry is a former actor, theatre-director and Drama teacher. He spends his time writing and directing for his television production company, managing his website, terry-deary.com, and touring his Horrible Histories exhibition. Terry is the author of 116 books in the UK and over 250 more worldwide, mainly for children and teenagers, including the popular non-fiction series Horrible Histories. Horrible Histories were launched in 1993 and are now sold in 28 languages from Russia to Brazil, Scandinavia to China.

In 2003, Horrible Histories celebrates its 10th Anniversary!

In 1996 Terry was the best selling British children’s author with 5 of his books in the top ten best-sellers of the year (Waterstones Book Shop tables). In August 1997 he was still leading the way with thirteen titles in the top forty. (Bookseller listings). In 1999, The Daily Telegraph recorded that he outsold Enid Blyton by four to one and a Libraries survey made him the most-borrowed author of non-fiction in Britain – adult and children’s books. Terry currently holds 8 out of the 10 slots for ‘Most Borrowed Children’s Non-Fiction’ authors in the Public Lending Rights annual survey covering July 1998-June 1999. In November 1999 Books for Keeps magazine readers voted him “The outstanding children’s non-fiction author of the 20th Century”.

Terry’s district council have awarded Terry an “oscar” as one of their top citizens and Sunderland University have awarded Terry an Honorary Doctorate in Education (HonDEd) which was awarded in July 2000.

In early 1998, the Top Ten series was launched with two titles written by Terry, Top Ten Shakespeare Stories and Top Ten Greek Legends.

Terry’s latest additions to the Horrible Histories series are the Horrible Histories Special: France and Cruel Crimes and Painful Punishment. And if Horrible Histories wasn’t keeping him busy enough Terry has also contributed a range of titles to the True Stories series including True Mystery Stories and True Horror Stories.

The Horrible Histories exhibition is up and running in museums around Britain until 2003. He has also just set up a television production company and is negotiating to make a series of audio tapes and writing radio scripts for BBC World Service.

“If you haven’t come across ‘Horrible Histories’ before you’ve missed a true publishing phenomenon – Terry Deary seems to have invented a whole new genre with his series of books looking at history in an entirely different way.” Books Magazine, July 96

“I do not like reading very much and my Mum is pleased that I have found some books I like so much that I read them without being asked!” Fan letter from 10-year-old boy

For more information why not visit www.terry-deary.com or join his fan club?

Martin Brown

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Martin Brown was born in Australia but currently lives in Dorset. In 1993, he illustrated the first of the HORRIBLE HISTORIES, and has now contributed to more than 60 titles in the series.

Philip Reeve

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Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he worked in a bookshop for years while also producing and directing a number of no-budget theatre projects.

Philip then began illustrating and has since provided cartoons and jokes for around forty books, including the best-selling Scholastic series Horrible Histories, as well as Murderous Maths and Dead Famous.

He’s been writing stories since he was five, but Mortal Engines was the first to be published. Mortal Engines defies easy categorisation. It is a gripping adventure story set in an inspired fantasy world, where moving cities trawl the globe. A magical and unique read, it immediately caught the attention of readers and reviewers and won several major awards. Three more Hungry Cities novels followed, and Philip’s latest project are the Fever Crumb books, prequels set centuries before the events of Mortal Engines.

Philip has also written Buster Bayliss, a series for younger readers, and stand alone novels including Here Lies Arthur, which won the Carnegie Medal.

Philip lives in Devon with his wife and son and his interests are walking, drawing, writing and reading.