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Product Description

The straight to the bone, only the most murderous moments history. No time to waste on the nice bits? Get the gore. Nothing more. Are you the kind of diehard reader who likes your history really revolting? This book gets you straight to the bloody heart of the matter. All the yuckiest bits from 20 years of this epic series. The boring bits are most definitely out and the bloodcurdling bits are totally in. Yes, lucky reader: it’s the brutal final cut.

Product Details

Series

Horrible Histories

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781407136493

Date published

March 4th, 2013

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  • 80 pages
Condition

New

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?

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.

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  1. Room on the broom 113684

    10000madison
    on 20 February 2015

    Full of facts. worth the money.

    5out of 5
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    Chips9
    on 28 September 2013

    This book is brilliant because I am very intrested in it. I love historie books that are funny. terry deary is a good brilliant fabulous author.

    5out of 5
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    CookieM
    on 8 March 2013

    These books make learning much more fun

    5out of 5
  4. Pearl 113298

    supercoolcharm
    on 8 March 2013

    a funny book you wont even realize your learning!

    4out of 5
  5. Gruffalo 113679

    fiery75orange
    on 7 March 2013

    brilliant

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    natashakrywald
    on 7 March 2013

    my auntie got me this! it is epic

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    rahul2313
    on 7 March 2013

    best book ever

  8. Gruffalo 113679

    Too-Amazayn
    on 6 March 2013

    the Horrible History books are brilliant and funny and you don’t even realise that you’re learning stuff.

    5out of 5
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    bugzy72
    on 6 March 2013

    its a good book

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    Nashdasher
    on 5 March 2013

    These book make history interesting and incudes all the best bits

    5out of 5
  11. Jane blonde 113694

    lap312i
    on 4 March 2013

    it might helpp you learn something!!

  12. Evie 113313

    destiny7737
    on 26 February 2013

    I LOVED it.It was amazing =amazamondo = amazing

    5out of 5