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Horrible Histories (TV Tie-in): Frightfully Funny Quiz Book Award-winning author/illustrator

by Terry Deary (author) and Martin Brown (illustrator)

Suitable for 8 - 12 years

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Product Description

Think you like your history horrible? Prove it! Quiz yourself with cunning questions all about the goriest moments in brutal British history, from the vicious Vikings to the vile Victorians and beyond! While you’re at it, why not go head to head with friends to see who knows the foulest facts of all? The rotten Romans vs. the cut-throat Celts. The terrible Tudors vs. the slimy Stuarts. Whoever wins, it’s bound to be a knock-out!

Product Details

Series

Horrible Histories (TV Tie-in)

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781407117478

Date published

April 5th, 2010

Condition

New

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Author/Illustrator

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?

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  1. Avatar cat 761729

    CookieM
    on 9 March 2013

    A great quiz book full of questions about history that you might not know the answer to!

    4out of 5
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    Sherlock25
    on 6 March 2013

    funny quiz book, loads of questions to answer! :)

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    bugzy72
    on 6 March 2013

    its a good book

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    lolag
    on 27 May 2012

    this is one of my dads friends he is called mathew

    5out of 5
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    Flissy22
    on 2 March 2012

    i was okay at the quizez but i wasnt amazing.

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    angelslater
    on 2 March 2012

    this book is sooo good if you like horrible histories you will love it.

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    jessica1212
    on 22 November 2011

    i so want to read these book <3

    5out of 5
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    rachelgizmo
    on 3 October 2011

    got 1000078 horible histories books

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    Bookworld82
    on 1 July 2011

    i love horrible histories so this is the right book for me. this might even be the most gruesome book ever and thats why i want to read it and all of you should read it too.AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):P:P:O:D My review will come when i’ve read this book.

    5out of 5
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    rosegini
    on 24 May 2011

    I love this book it is really quite funny but at the same time gruesome. as the title does say Horrible. But whatever the title says doesn’t matter . THIS IS THE BEST BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Lolo95
    on 3 March 2011

    I like this book its great for sleepovers. Must read.