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Evil emperors! Beastly battles! Violent villains! Rowdy riots! They’re all in the ickiest annual around – now with noxious NEW nasty bits! Yes: the Horrible Histories annual is back yet again, all set to bust Boxing Day boredom. Filled with treacherous tyrants, brutal buccaneers, cruel kings and other murderous meanies, it’s full of foul folk you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley – but who are great to read about on a dark winter’s night. Sickening Stone Age funeral soup. Deadly Celtic druids. Bison-bashing hunters. Vile Victorian inventions. From the awesome Ancient World to the terrible 20th Century, there’s enough sickening stuff in here to make you howl with glee!

Product Details

Series

Horrible Histories

Format

Hardback

ISBN

9781407120294

Date published

August 2nd, 2010

Other details
  • 64 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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    preciousone
    on 9 March 2013

    A gory book.

    5out of 5
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    bugzy72
    on 6 March 2013

    its a good book

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    horriblehistoriesno1fan
    on 6 January 2011

    i think horrible histories is the most funnieset way to learn about history. I have all the books and both the 2010 annual and the 2011 one! I love the tv program to! (Much better than the books aswell!) Although im 12 years of age i love horrible histories in every way and terry deary is a brilliant author and a historian (In a sort of way!) For my birthday im getting the new books and i cant wait! Hopefully they will bring out a series three of the television program!

    5out of 5