Terry Deary - Author

About the Author

Terry Deary is the author of over 200 books, and was voted OUTSTANDING CHILDREN'S NON-FICTION AUTHOR OF THE 20TH CENTURY by BOOKS FOR KEEPS magazine.

Featured books by Terry Deary

Dangerous Days in the Roman Empire Terrors and Torments, Diseases and Deaths

Dangerous Days in the Roman Empire Terrors and Torments, Diseases and Deaths

Author: Terry Deary Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2013

'Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in-for-me,' Julius Caesar cried as he fell under the thrusts of twenty daggers. Oh, all right, Caesar didn't cry that, Kenneth Williams did in the movie Carry on Cleo. But nor did he sigh 'Et tu, brute?' as Shakespeare would have us believe. The history we think we know is full of misconceptions, mischiefs, misunderstandings ...and monks who misused their spell-checkers. What the general reader needs is a history that explores our ancestors with humour and compassion. 'Humour' and 'history' are not two words you often see in the same sentence: our past was a dangerous and dirty place full of cruel rulers, foul food and terrible toilets. A short life, not a merry one, for most. Dangerous days in which to live and, inevitably, die. Die dreadfully too. 'Murder breathed her bloody steam.' That's what rhymester Byron said when he looked at the crumbling Coliseum. The Roman Emperors: they came, they saw, they left behind their bloody steam. This is their story - it could be the funniest history you'll ever read.

Other books by Terry Deary

Terrible Trenches Field Book

Terrible Trenches Field Book

Author: Terry Deary Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

Puts the Terrible Trenches in a whole new light. This commemorative guide to life on the Front Line marks 100 years since the end of the war with full-colour illustrations, fact file fold-outs, trench letters and much, much more. From foul food to coping with legions of lice - discover all the dire details of life in the blood and mud of the First World War trenches. Want to know . . . how your own wee could save your life? . . . which animals wore gas masks? . . . why Big Bertha terrified the Brits? How would YOU survive? Get the facts - from both sides of the barbed wire - in this immersive and fascinating guide to the First World War from Terry Deary and illustrator, Martin Brown.

Horrible Christmas

Horrible Christmas

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2018

HORRIBLE CHRISTMAS is filled with all the festive facts every HORRIBLE HISTORIES reader wanted to know, but were too stuffed full of mince pies to ask! The complete horrible history of Christmas tells tales from the dark days when the Puritans tried to abolish Christmas, to Christmas in the trenches when the British and Germans traded bullets for footballs. Plus dreadful jokes, rotten recipes, and a Christmas quiz!

Wiggott's Wonderful Waxworld

Wiggott's Wonderful Waxworld

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2018

From the author of Horrible Histories . . . A mysterious tower. A girl in a glass case. A stolen phone. A door to an old waxworld. And Boy. All things considered, things weren't going too well for Boy in Wildpool. Not only are the police looking for him, but the worrying Arfur Loaf is on the warpath too. He can look after himself, can Boy, but going to Wiggott's Wonderful Waxworld to lie low for awhile might be the worst decision he's ever made. No - getting on the Terror Train - that's the worst decision he's ever made.Now Burke and Hare are after him as well! All Boy has to do is get back to his own time, escape the Terror Train and rescue the girl . . . all before it's too late. That's enough for any boy in one day. Wiggott's Wonderful Waxworld is the perfectspooky read for any time of year! An exhilarating adventure for fans of Shadow House, Goosebumps and Skulduggery Pleasant.

The Silver Hand

The Silver Hand

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/05/2018

This brand new, thrilling adventure from bestselling 'Horrible Histories' author Terry Deary brings the closing days of the First World War to life. Perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo and John Boyne. It's 1918 and the Great War is entering its final phase. In northern France, young Aimee has just found out that her mother is part of a spy network working with the British. After reluctantly befriending Marius, a German boy who has been left behind by his countrymen, she must try to help him get back behind German lines while evading a traitor she has helped to discover. This page-turning adventure sheds new light on the First World War and will have readers gripped from start to finish. Book band: Dark Blue

Frightful First World War

Frightful First World War

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the FRIGHTFUL FIRST WORLD WAR, including what the 'Fat King' did with food scraps and dead horses, how sniffing your own pee could save your life in a gas attack and why a pair of old socks gave away top German secrets. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary.

Measly Middle Ages

Measly Middle Ages

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Travel back into the measly Middle Ages, where the world was full of wild women, mad monks, naughty knights and crazy kings and queens! Discover a genuine jester's joke, why chickens had their bottoms shaved and what ten-year-old treacle was used for. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary.

Vile Victorians

Vile Victorians

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

They may have looked all prim and proper, but the Victorians were a jolly naughty bunch who could be vicious and violent and villainous. Readers can discover the murderers who wouldn't hang, when the first public loo was flushed and all about stag hunting in Paddington Station. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary.

Groovy Greeks

Groovy Greeks

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Apparently the ancient Greeks were a rather groovy bunch. The boys didn't start school until they were seven, and girls didn't have to go at all. But it wasn't always so jolly. Readers can discover who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax! With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary.

The Hat Trick

The Hat Trick

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/03/2018

Jud is football mad but never seems to get a chance on the pitch. But when Seaburn football team meet their rivals, Jud finally has the chance to step in as goalie. It's a make-or-break moment - can Jud rise to the challenge? A terrific football story from a master storyteller, set in the post-war period. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

Stone Age Tales: The Great Cave

Stone Age Tales: The Great Cave

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/03/2018

From the best-selling author of Horrible Histories... 17,300 years ago; Lascaux, France Willow isn't the strongest or fastest in his tribe, he is careful and clever. But that's not what matters to the other boys. All they care about who is the best hunter, and who can provide meat for the tribe. So when the brawny and brash Bull takes over as the tribe's chief, it's going to take all of Willow's wits to survive. A brand new and exciting tale, based on real historical and archaeological evidence, this story is full of Terry Deary's imaginative style and dry wit. Book band: Brown

Stone Age Tales: The Great Flood

Stone Age Tales: The Great Flood

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/03/2018

From the best-selling author of Horrible Histories... 9500 years ago, as the Ice Age is ending... Jay's grandfather is old, maybe twice as many summers as he has fingers and toes, but he is wise too. Jay loves to sit in their house by the river and listen to his stories of the Great Spirit and the Earth Mother. But outside, danger is at their door; food is getting scarcer, tribes are at war, and all the time the river water is rising... A brand new and exciting tale, based on real historical and archaeological evidence, this story is full of Terry Deary's imaginative style and dry wit. Book band: Grey

Stone Age Tales: The Great Storm

Stone Age Tales: The Great Storm

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/03/2018

From the best-selling author of Horrible Histories... Skara Brae, Orkney, Scotland, 5000 years ago On the cold and windy island of Skara Brae, Tuc and his sister Storm try to catch birds in their fishing net. They eat fish day in, day out, and they're sick of it. But when a thief steals half their tribe's winter food stores, being bored of their dinner is the least of their problems. What if they starve? And even worse, what if it's true that their father's the thief? A brand new and exciting tale, based on real historical and archaeological evidence, this story is full of Terry Deary's imaginative style and dry wit. Book band: Grey

Stone Age Tales: The Great Monster

Stone Age Tales: The Great Monster

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/03/2018

From the best-selling author of Horrible Histories... Mesopotamia, 2500 years ago Everyone in the tribe must work; all the men go hunting for bulls and mountain lions - apart from Sin-leqi, that is. Sin-leqi stays home and reads tablets in the great temples. The tablets tell tales of the legendary Gilgamesh, tales that are so fantastical that lazy Sin-leqi doesn't have to work, as long as he keeps telling them. But when the story comes to end, Sin-leqi is in trouble... A brand new and exciting tale, based on real historical and archaeological evidence, this story is full of Terry Deary's imaginative style and dry wit. Book band: Grey

Knights' Tales: The Knight of Spurs and Spirits

Knights' Tales: The Knight of Spurs and Spirits

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2018

From the best-selling author of Horrible Histories... England, 1609 Sir Robert Hylton is the last knight of the grand Hylton Castle, and by far the worst. His servants live in fear of his violent and cruel temper, terrified of doing anything that might displease their master. And when absent-minded stable boy Roger Skelton makes a fateful mistake, they learn just how cruel Hylton's last knight really is... A strange and exciting tale, based on a real medieval knight, this story is full of Terry Deary's dark humour and dry wit.

Knights' Tales: The Knight of Sticks and Straw

Knights' Tales: The Knight of Sticks and Straw

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2018

From the best-selling author of Horrible Histories... Spain, 1099 Cristina is a serving girl at the palace of Valencia, and she has a reputation for being cowardly. El Cid, King Alfonso's greatest knight, is a master of terror. Tomorrow he marches on the blood thirsty Berbers at the city gates, and Cristina must lead him into battle under very strange circumstances... can she find the courage to take the reins and save the day? An unusual tale, based on a real medieval knight, this story is full of Terry Deary's dark humour and dry wit.

Knights' Tales: The Knight of Swords and Spooks

Knights' Tales: The Knight of Swords and Spooks

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2018

From the best-selling author of Horrible Histories... England, 1485 The future of England is uncertain, the king's allies might really be his enemies, and poor young George is stuck in the crossfire. Held hostage by King Richard III, all George wants to do is become a noble knight. Can he and his servant Robin survive in the cut-throat world of medieval battles, betrayals and suspicious kings? A strange and exciting tale, based on a real medieval knight, this story is full of Terry Deary's dark humour and dry wit.

Knights' Tales: The Knight of Silk and Steel

Knights' Tales: The Knight of Silk and Steel

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2018

From the best-selling author of Horrible Histories... Germany, 1227 One night in a quiet German village, a stranger enters a local tavern. He is Sir Ulrich of Bavaria, a knight with a deadly sword, a noble steed... and a green silk dress. Sir Ulrich fights for Venus, the goddess of love, and dresses as a woman in her honour. He will give a gold ring to any man who dares fight him, but who will step up to such an unusual challenger? A strange and exciting tale, based on a real medieval knight, this story is full of Terry Deary's dark humour and dry wit.

Awful Egyptians

Awful Egyptians

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Step back to an awfully ancient time when pharaohs were phoul, servants suffered and everyone believed in an awesome afterlife. Discover the dire details of mummy-making, the truth about Tutankhamun and his creepy curse and find out why people worshipped a dung beetle. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2018 is Horrible Histories 25th Anniversary.

Rotten Romans

Rotten Romans

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Go back into the really rotten times of the Romans, where there were beastly battles, deadly doctors and marvellous myths. Discover what Roman soldiers wore under their kilts, how ancient Britons got their hair nice and how Romans told the future with dead chickens. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. 2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary.

Savage Stone Age

Savage Stone Age

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Readers can discover all the facts about the SAVAGE STONE AGE such as what they used instead of toilet paper, why a hole in the skull is good for headaches and how to make a Stone Age mummy. With a bold new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make HORRIBLE HISTORIES more accessible to young readers.

Terrifying Tudors

Terrifying Tudors

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Take a look at the mad Tudor monarchs and their suffering subjects - who just couldn't help losing their heads. Discover who invited Queen Lizzie to visit his brand new toilet and what you get when you sew the front of a chicken to the back of a pig. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary.

Woeful Second World War

Woeful Second World War

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2018

If you ever hear old folk moaning on about the world today, just remind them how woeful things were in the Second World War. Readers can discover why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty, what really happened in Dad's Army and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary.

Vicious Vikings

Vicious Vikings

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Sail back to a vicious time with fearsome seafaring Viking warriors with big boats, big shields and enormous ginger beards. Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Vicious Vikings, including Viking gods in wedding dresses, corpses on trial and Death by booby-trapped statues. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary.

Horrible Histories Special: Wales

Horrible Histories Special: Wales

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2017

Readers can discover all the foul facts about WALES, including why Druids split humans in half, how the Normans outwitted the Welsh with a lump of ham and how an army of Welsh mums fought off the French once and for all. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Greek Tales: The Town Mouse and the Spartan House

Greek Tales: The Town Mouse and the Spartan House

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2017

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Darius has been orphaned by the plague in Athens. To escape the sickness he runs off to join his Uncle Alcmaeon, who is a general with the Spartan army. But to the arrogant and ruthless Spartans, he is as worthless as a mouse. Then his uncle falls sick. Can Darius can find a cure? And will he ever feel at home in Sparta? Terry Deary's Greek Tales explore the world of Ancient Greece through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people and take place in some of the most recognisable Greek settings. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Greek Tales: The Boy Who Cried Horse

Greek Tales: The Boy Who Cried Horse

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2017

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Young Acheron is a liar. Everybody knows it. Troy is under siege and Acheron tells tales of Trojan bravery to entertain Prince Paris and the beautiful Helen at the palace. But when a stranger comes to the city to announce that the Greeks have departed, leaving a special gift of a wooden horse, Acheron is suspicious. He races to tell Prince Paris about the Greek plot, but will anyone at the palace believe him? Terry Deary's Greek Tales explore the world of Ancient Greece through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people and take place in some of the most recognisable Greek settings. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Greek Tales: The Tortoise and the Dare

Greek Tales: The Tortoise and the Dare

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2017

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... The boys at school are excited. The Olympic games are coming to the city. They may be too young to compete, but their teacher suggests the school should have its own games. Of course, girls have no part at all in these festivities but Elena discovers her twin brother, Cypselis, has made a bet with Big Bacchiad (the school bully). If Cypselis wins he will get a new goat. If he loses then Elena will become Bacchiad's slave. Elena's freedom is at stake - she needs all her cunning to make sure her brother wins. But will he? Terry Deary's Greek Tales explore the world of Ancient Greece through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people and take place in some of the most recognisable Greek settings. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Greek Tales: The Lion's Slave

Greek Tales: The Lion's Slave

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2017

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... The great inventor Archimedes has just one problem. His clumsy servant, young Lydia, is the bane of his life. But when the Romans besiege Syracuse, and the Greeks turn to Archimedes for help, it is young Lydia who always seems to come up with the answers. Of course Archimedes is a lion in the eyes of the folk of Syracuse. He takes all the credit, but that's life for a Greek girl slave. Terry Deary's Greek Tales explore the world of Ancient Greece through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people and take place in some of the most recognisable Greek settings. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Horrible Histories Special: Scotland

Horrible Histories Special: Scotland

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2017

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Scotland, including the truth about William Wallace, the disgusting details of sick Scottish torture techniques, and how to terrify a tourist with gory Scottish ghost stories. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Horrible Histories Special: Wicked Words

Horrible Histories Special: Wicked Words

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2017

Readers can discover all the foul facts about WICKED WORDS, including how to be very rude ... without anybody knowing, some murky Medieval jokes and what to say if someone calls you mundungus, hackum or Jabbernowl. With a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Horrible Histories 25th Anniversary Yearbook

Horrible Histories 25th Anniversary Yearbook

Author: Terry Deary Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Where can you find all the horrible people from history in one place? In Horrible Histories 25th Anniversary Yearbook, of course! You won't find awards for high achievers or prizes for perfect prefects here. This is a Horrible Histories yearbook, with a horrible twist. Meet the class of 1066, discover which king won the prize for worst attendance and find out about some of the vilest villains who ever lived. To celebrate 25 horrible years, Horrible Histories bring you a gruesome, grisly and downright terrifying yearbook featuring awesome activities, foul facts, gory games and much, much more. Celebrating 25 years of Horrible Histories - the original and the best!

Viking Tales: The Sword of the Viking King

Viking Tales: The Sword of the Viking King

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2017

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Wessex, Southern England, 878. Fortune is not on the side of the English and the Vikings will soon control all the land. Even young Ethelbert believes he could do a better job than King Alfred. Little does he know that soon he will be called on to prove it. Terry Deary's Viking Tales explore the world and mythology of the Vikings through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people from history and take place in some of the most recognizable Viking settings. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period. Book band: Brown Ideal for ages 7+ Quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Viking Tales: The Battle for the Viking Gold

Viking Tales: The Battle for the Viking Gold

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2017

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Whitby, Northern England, 867. Edwin and Luke are young boys training to be monks. It's a quiet life, until one day the Vikings invade. The boys are terrified of the fearsome Danes, whose gods are even more terrifying warriors than they are. What will happen if the boys are caught? Terry Deary's Viking Tales explore the world and mythology of the Vikings through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people from history and take place in some of the most recognisable Viking settings. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period. Book band: Brown Ideal for ages 7+ Quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Viking Tales: The Eye of the Viking God

Viking Tales: The Eye of the Viking God

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2017

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Norway, 793 AD. Fleece was snatched by Viking warriors when she was a young girl. Now she must work for a bullying farmer and his family, looking after their sheep. She longs to return to the country where she was born, but how will she ever make that journey back across the sea? Terry Deary's Viking Tales explore the world and mythology of the Vikings through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people from history and take place in some of the most recognizable Viking settings. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period. Book band: Brown Ideal for ages 7+ Quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Viking Tales: The Hand of the Viking Warrior

Viking Tales: The Hand of the Viking Warrior

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2017

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... North America, 1009. The conquering Vikings are delighted to reach North America. The land is green and fertile - it's the perfect place to establish a new home. But first they must learn to get on with the natives. Terry Deary's Viking Tales explore the world and mythology of the Vikings through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people from history and take place in some of the most recognizable Viking settings. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period. Book band: Brown Ideal for ages 7+ Quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Horrible Histories: Ireland

Horrible Histories: Ireland

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

An eye-catching new edition of this Horrible Histories Special - with all the gruesome bits left in! HORRIBLE HISTORIES SPECIAL: IRELAND lets readers discover all the foul facts IRELAND, including why wax models were captured and made Prisoners of War, which warriors went to battle naked, and how to make yourself invisible. With a bold look these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

England

England

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

An eye-catching new edition of this Horrible Histories Special - with all the gruesome bits left in! HORRIBLE HISTORIES SPECIAL: ENGLAND lets readers discover all the foul facts about England, including which monk tried to pinch the devil's nose with a pair of tongs, why some people in the Middle Ages ate dove droppings and which English king was accused of being a werewolf. With a bold look these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Egyptian Tales: The Gold in the Grave

Egyptian Tales: The Gold in the Grave

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Tutankhamen has been buried in his rocky tomb. But there is a plot to rob the grave of its vast wealth as soon as possible after the funeral. A motley gang of villains have all the skills they need to undertake the crime - the key member of the team is young Paneb, who is small and lithe and the only one who can slip through the tunnel and into the funeral chamber. It's a risky venture, because, if he's caught, the punishment is slow torture and death. Terry Deary's Egyptian Tales explore the world of Ancient Egypt through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people and take place in some of the most recognisable Egyptian settings. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Gruesome Great Houses

Gruesome Great Houses

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Discover all the foul facts about fifty gruesome great houses in this brand new Horrible Histories book. From Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace in London, HORRIBLE HISTORIES: GRUESOME GREAT HOUSES covers the history of Britain and Ireland from the time of the savage Stone Age right up until the present day. Full of dark mysteries, gruesome ghost stories and terrible tales of betrayal and revenge, it's a seriously horrible read with all the gore and more.

Egyptian Tales: The Phantom of the Nile

Egyptian Tales: The Phantom of the Nile

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Menes is training as a scribe in the local temple, and to earn extra money to help his poor family, he agrees to assist rich old Maiarch. Menes must write a prayer to rid Maiarch of an old family ghost. But what if the ghost is actually more human than supernatural? It will take all of Menes's skill and ingenuity to find out the truth... Terry Deary's Egyptian Tales explore the world of Ancient Egypt through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people and take place in some of the most recognisable Egyptian settings. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Egyptian Tales: The Plot on the Pyramid

Egyptian Tales: The Plot on the Pyramid

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... The Great Pyramid is a lively place to work. The only irritation is Antef, the fussy, bullying supervisor who makes everyone feel more like slaves than free workers. So, when Antef disappears, the workers are blamed. The only witness is young Dafia. Can she come up with a plan to clear the men's names? Terry Deary's Egyptian Tales explore the world of Ancient Egypt through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people and take place in some of the most recognisable Egyptian settings. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Egyptian Tales: The Magic and the Mummy

Egyptian Tales: The Magic and the Mummy

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... This is a tale of Neria, who works in the House of Death helping her father to make mummies. Neria enjoys her work, but when the pharaoh dies, everyone is so busy that Neria is given the responsibility of mummifying the pharaoh's cat, to accompany him to the afterlife. The trouble is, Neria doesn't want to kill and gut the cat! Can she find a way to save it - without being caught and punished? Terry Deary's Egyptian Tales explore the world of Ancient Egypt through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people and take place in some of the most recognisable Egyptian settings. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Roman Tales: The Fatal Fire

Roman Tales: The Fatal Fire

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/08/2017

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... AD 64 Rome is a frightening place. But little does Christian slave girl Mary realise the dangers that await her when she accompanies her master to the city. It is the day of the chariot races and Mary finds herself the only witness to a terrible crime. Soon it is not just the thieves and drunks she has to worry about, but someone far more cruel and powerful... A tale based on a key moment in Roman history, full of Terry Deary's dark humour and dry wit. Book band: Brown Ideal for ages 7+ Quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Roman Tales: The Captive Celt

Roman Tales: The Captive Celt

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/08/2017

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... AD 51 Bran is a slave, a prisoner of Rome, but dreams of one day returning to his homeland, Britannia, to fight against the Romans. When the proud young slave is overheard criticizing Rome, he is thrown into prison and faces execution the next day. Luckily, his cell mate Caratacus is a very special prisoner indeed - a British chief. He believes he has a way to save both their skins, but he'll need Bran's help. A tale based on a key moment in Roman history, full of Terry Deary's dark humour and dry wit. Book band: Brown Ideal for ages 7+ Quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Roman Tales: The Goose Guards

Roman Tales: The Goose Guards

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/08/2017

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... 387 BC Rome is under attack from the vicious Gauls and the barbarian army is now preparing to besiege the Temple of Juno on Capitol Hill, home of Brutus, a trainee priest. The temple's inhabitants are offered help from the army of Lord Furius, but are not sure if he is to be trusted. However, when rescue eventually comes it is from an even more unlikely source... A tale based on one of the most famous of all Roman legends, full of Terry Deary's dark humour and dry wit. Book band: Grey Ideal for ages 8+ Quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Roman Tales: The Grim Ghost

Roman Tales: The Grim Ghost

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/08/2017

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... AD 113 The young boy Pertinax helps his grandmother prepare a feast in Pliny's household. As all the workers are busy in the kitchen, the young boy keeps Pliny company in the garden. He is told a story by the great Pliny himself. The tale is of a terrifying ghost that haunted a garden. But there's no truth in ghost stories ... or is there? A tale based on a key moment in Roman history, full of Terry Deary's dark humour and dry wit. Book band: Grey Ideal for ages 8+ Quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Gruesome Guide to York

Gruesome Guide to York

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2017

A stunning new edition of this gory city guide with all the gruesome bits left in! HORRIBLE HISTORIES: GRUESOME GUIDE TO YORK takes readers on a gore-tastic tour of the streets of York, exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. With the frightful full-colour map tourists can plot their path to the past - meet at the Minster, amble through the blood-soaked Shambles and then climb to Micklegate - where so many traitors headed off. Deadly diseases, horrendous highwaymen and vicious Vikings, it's a trip no Horrible Histories fan will want to miss!

Gruesome Guide to Oxford

Gruesome Guide to Oxford

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2017

A stunning new edition of this gory city guide with all the gruesome bits left in! HORRIBLE HISTORIES: GRUESOME GUIDE TO OXFORD takes readers on a gore-tastic tour of the streets of Oxford, exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. With the frightful full-colour map, tourists can plot their path to the past, take a punt past corpse-ridden Christchurch and go skeleton-spotting at the cruel and crumbling castle. Burning bishops, blood-soaked streets and student scraps - it's a trip no Horrible Histories fan will want to miss!

Gruesome Guide to Stratford-upon-Avon

Gruesome Guide to Stratford-upon-Avon

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2017

HORRIBLE HISTORIES GRUESOME GUIDES: STRATFORD-UPON-AVON takes readers on a gore-tastic tour of the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. With the frightful full-colour map tourists can plot their path to the past - pay their respects at Shakespeare's grave, brave spooky Sheep street, and lob cheese in the river. Fatal fleabites, bloody battles and brutal beheadings, it's a trip no Horrible history fan will want to miss!

Gruesome Guide to Edinburgh

Gruesome Guide to Edinburgh

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2017

A stunning new edition of this gory city guide with all the gruesome bits left in! HORRIBLE HISTORIES GRUESOME GUIDES: EDINBURGH takes readers on a gore-tastic tour of the streets of Edinburgh exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. With the frightful full-colour map tourists can plot their path to the past - climb up the cursed castle, hit the High Street for a whole host of historical horrors and visit hellish Holyrood House. Kidnapped kings, mysterious murders and reckless raids, it's a trip no Horrible Histories fan will want to miss!

Pirate Tales: The Pirate Prisoner

Pirate Tales: The Pirate Prisoner

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/07/2017

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Nevis Island, Caribbean, 1680 Red-legs Greaves has been a slave, a pirate, and a rich sugar planter. Now he's a prisoner. And next morning, he'll be dead - hanged by the neck for piracy! His only friend is a slave girl called Lou. Can Lou do anything to save Red-legs? It would take a miracle... A fantastic story blending pirate legend with historical fact and Terry Deary's vividly imagined characters. Book Band: Grey Ideal for ages 8+ Quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Pirate Tales: The Pirate Queen

Pirate Tales: The Pirate Queen

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/07/2017

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Ireland, 1593 Grace O'Malley is the greatest pirate that ever lived, the terror of the Irish Sea. Her gang of cut-throats rule the waves ... until Grace is captured! But instead of being hanged, she is sent to London - by royal command. What will happen when the Queen of the Pirates meets the Queen of England? A fantastic story blending pirate legend with historical fact and Terry Deary's vividly imagined characters. Book Band: Grey Ideal for ages 7+ Quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Pirate Tales: The Pirate Captain

Pirate Tales: The Pirate Captain

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/07/2017

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... The North Atlantic, 1726 Captain Fly is the greatest pirate to sail the seven seas - or so he says. But his captives Jed and Arthur think he's a bad-tempered bully. Now Captain Fly has ordered his prisoners to work for him as pirates, or he'll kill them! It's time to stop the cruel captain for good... A fantastic story blending pirate legend with historical fact and Terry Deary's vividly imagined characters. Book Band: Brown Ideal for ages 7+ Quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Pirate Tales: The Pirate Lord

Pirate Tales: The Pirate Lord

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/07/2017

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Plymouth, 1577 Tom is a cabin boy for Captain Francis Drake, on his mission to steal South American gold from the Spanish fleet. Can Tom survive the trip round the world, through waves three times the height of their tiny ship, help Drake defeat the Spanish galleons - and come back rich? A fantastic story blending pirate legend with historical fact and Terry Deary's vividly imagined characters. Book Band: Brown Ideal for ages 7+ Quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Horrible History of Britain and Ireland

Horrible History of Britain and Ireland

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2017

The blood-curdling history of Britain and Ireland from Terry Deary! All the foul facts from the murky pasts of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales revealed in full-colour in a great, eye-catching foil format. It's an adventure packed with romance, war, murder and gore that begins around 300,000 BC and ends circa now. Taking in such horrible highlights as the Black Death, the Battle of Culloden and the London of Jack the Ripper. Local history with the nasty bits left in!

Saxon Tales: The King Who Threw Away His Throne

Saxon Tales: The King Who Threw Away His Throne

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2017

King Vortigern thinks he's so clever but his servant Mervyn knows he is playing a dangerous game. Can Mervyn keep the King safe from the invading Saxons, Pictish raiders, and a beautiful Saxon princess? Join master storyteller Terry Deary for a trip back in time to Saxon times and an exciting adventure. Book band: Grey Ideal for ages: 8+

Saxon Tales: The Shepherd Who Ate His Sheep

Saxon Tales: The Shepherd Who Ate His Sheep

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2017

In Saxon Kent the law says thieves should be executed, and soup made from a stolen sheep has been found in the Medway house. Young Edward takes the blame, but does his father know more than he's letting on? And can he find a way to save his son from hanging? Join master storyteller Terry Deary for a trip back in time to Saxon times and an exciting adventure. Book band: Brown Ideal for ages: 7+

Saxon Tales: The Witch Who Faced the Fire

Saxon Tales: The Witch Who Faced the Fire

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Wilfred, the Saxon village Cunning Man, is loved by all for his wondrous healing powers. But he is growing old and weary, and it will soon be time for his apprentice, Ardith, to step up. It's a risky job, and Ardith's about to learn the hard way that you need more than potions and magic words. You need to be... cunning. Join master storyteller Terry Deary for a trip back in time to Saxon times and an exciting adventure. Book band: Brown Ideal for ages: 7+

Saxon Tales: The Lord who Lost his Head

Saxon Tales: The Lord who Lost his Head

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2017

It's tough being a peasant in Saxon Britain. The taxes are too high, there are bandits everywhere, and rabbit porridge for dinner every night. Even worse, now the local thane, Lord Ethelbert, is plotting to take King Offa's throne, and the villagers are caught in the crossfire. Can clever young Marian keep the peace? More importantly, can she keep her head? Join master storyteller Terry Deary for a trip back in time to Saxon times and an exciting adventure. Book band: Grey Ideal for ages: 8+

Cruel Kings and Mean Queens

Cruel Kings and Mean Queens

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Readers can discover all the foul facts about Cruel Kings and Mean Queens, including which king died after falling off the toilet, why people thought King John was a werewolf and why Queen Anne's feet were covered in garlic. With a bold look these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

This is a Horrible Colouring Book

This is a Horrible Colouring Book

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

History can be horrible - especially when you get into the grisly details. And this colouring book is no different. There will be no need for 'buttercup yellows' or 'sky blues' in this book. More like 'blood-stained browns' or 'revolting reds'. From the rotten rituals of the Egyptians to the cruel crimes of Blackbeard, this colouring book is a terrible trip through history, with all the gore and more. Packed full of pirates to paint, Colloseums to colour and evil Incas to illustrate, this is a colouring book - but not as you know it.

Horrible Histories Gruesome Guides: Dublin

Horrible Histories Gruesome Guides: Dublin

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2017

HORRIBLE HISTORIES GRUESOME GUIDES: DUBLIN takes his readers on a gore-tastic tour of the streets of Dublin, exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. Tourists can plot their path to the past - picnic with pirates at St Stephen's Green, creep around the cruel cathedrals and then head to dreadful Dublin castle. Torture, traitors and cut-throat Irish chieftains, it's a trip no Horrible Histories fan will want to miss!

Dark Knights and Dingy Castles

Dark Knights and Dingy Castles

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/03/2017

Readers can discover all the foul facts about Dark Knights and Dingy Castles, including why one nutty knight chopped off his own finger, the revolting truth about a gong-farmer's job and what went on in gruesome castle garderobes. With a bold look these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Barmy British Empire

Barmy British Empire

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2017

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Barmy British Empire, including how a war started when a Brit was sitting on a stool, who wore a necklace made of 50 human skulls and why a British soldier used his own coffin as a wardrobe. With a bold new cover look and a heap of extra horrible bits and a quiz at the back of the book, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Awesome Egyptians

Awesome Egyptians

Author: Terry Deary, Peter Hepplewhite Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2017

Step back to an awesomely ancient time with the Awesome Egyptians. Discover which king had the worst blackheads, why some kings had to wear false beards and why the peasants were revolting. History with the nasty bits left in! 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

Terrible Tudors

Terrible Tudors

Author: Terry Deary, Neil Tonge Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2017

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the TERRIBLE TUDORS, including why Henry VIII thought he'd married a horse, all about terrible Tudor torture and which shocking swear words the Tudors used. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Incredible Incas

Incredible Incas

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2017

Learn all about the incredible Incas, with all the nasty bits left in. Find out the horrible truth, like how a bucket of stewed pee could make you beautiful, why servants ate the emperor's hair and what happened in their legendary golden temples. Includes a grisly quiz to test your knowledge. These bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Villainous Victorians

Villainous Victorians

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2017

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the VILLAINOUS VICTORIANS, including Why burglars were scared of bogies, which poet said he ate an ape and how a snick fadger might kiddy-nap your spangle. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Dangerous Days in Ancient Egypt Pyramids, Plagues, Gods and Grave-Robbers

Dangerous Days in Ancient Egypt Pyramids, Plagues, Gods and Grave-Robbers

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2017

Think that Ancient Egypt is just a load of old obelisks? Don't bet your afterlife on it. Ancient Egypt should be deader than most of our yesterdays. After all it was at its height 5,000 years ago. Yet we still marvel at its mummies and ponder over its pyramids. It's easy to forget these people once lived and laughed, loved and breathed ... though not for very long. These were dangerous days for princes and peasants alike. In Ancient Egypt - a world of wars and woes, poverty and plagues - life was short. Forty was a good age to reach. A pharaoh who was eaten by a hippo ended up as dead as a ditch-digger stung by a scorpion. Unwrap the bandages and you'll find that the Egyptians' bizarre adventures in life were every bit as fascinating as the monuments they left to their deaths.

Top 50 Kings and Queens

Top 50 Kings and Queens

Author: Terry Deary Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/01/2017

Top 50 Kings and Queens is packed full of foul facts and loathsome lists all about our ruthless rulers. Filled with brand new material, this pocket-sized guide to rotten royalty has all the trademark Horrible Histories humour in bite-sized chunks. With eye-catching, full-colour layouts and new illustrations from Martin Brown, it's perfect for fans of the series and new readers alike.

Angry Aztecs

Angry Aztecs

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2016

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Angry Aztecs, including why the Aztecs liked to eat scum, when the world is going to end and their horrible habit of drinking live toads in wine. Filled with foul facts, terrible timelines and a grisly quiz, this bestselling classic title is sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. It's history with the nasty bits left in!

Ruthless Romans

Ruthless Romans

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2016

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Ruthless Romans, including which emperor enjoyed eating camel's heels, who were the terrible twins who founded Rome and which evil emperors made murder a sport. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

The Blitzed Brits

The Blitzed Brits

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2016

Learn all about the BLITZED BRITS, with all the nasty bits left in. Find out what really happened in Dad's Army, see how to make a rude noise with a gas mask and Learn why the Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty! Includes a grisly quiz to test your knowledge. These bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Slimy Stuarts

Slimy Stuarts

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2016

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the SLIMY STUARTS, including why some slimy Stuarts ate toads, snails and fleas, which king picked his nose and never washed his hands and why people wore fish on their feet (bleeugh!). With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

World War I Tales: The War Game

World War I Tales: The War Game

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/10/2016

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Stories of the First World War from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. Flanders, 1914. The German and British soldiers in the trenches make an unofficial Christmas truce, with carols and a football match. But the officers aren't happy... A veteran soldier and a young recruit are 'celebrating' Christmas in the trenches of Flanders in 1914. They hear the enemy sing carols and watch them place Christmas Trees in the trenches opposite. They begin to shout greetings across no-man's land and end up playing an international football match. The match is hard-fought but with moments of generosity and sportsmanship on both sides. They see the 'enemy' as vulnerable humans and the officers are furious. Further unofficial truces are banned and the war goes on with bullets instead of footballs. But it's a memory that stays with young Albert long after the war. A moving and fascinating look at a very human moment of the Great War, by the master historical storyteller. Book Band: Grey Ideal for ages 8+ Quizzed for Accelerated Reader

World War I Tales: The Bomber Balloon

World War I Tales: The Bomber Balloon

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/10/2016

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Stories of the First World War from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. November 1916 - the war on the Home Front. Millie is being told off for breaching the blackout when a Zeppelin airship crashes over Essex. Millie, the local constable and an elderly helper must round up the armed German crew before they escape. Meanwhile the 'invaders' are worrying about accidentally setting fire to the houses they were bombing! A strange but true tale of the Home Front for 7+ from the master historical storyteller. Book Band: Grey Ideal for ages 8+ Quizzed for Accelerated Reader

World War I Tales: The Pigeon Spy

World War I Tales: The Pigeon Spy

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/10/2016

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Stories of the First World War from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. Flanders 1918. The extraordinary true story of a pigeon who saved nearly 200 lives. A troop of Americans are trapped behind enemy lines. Not only are their German enemies firing at them but so are their own side. Somehow they have to get a message to their comrades. The only way is by pigeon. But every time a pigeon rises in the air it is shot down. The last pigeon, a black bird called Cher Ami, flies with bullets zipping through the air all around him, covering 25 miles in just 65 minutes, helping to save the lives of the 194 survivors. In his epic journey he is shot through the breast, blinded in one eye, and left with a leg hanging only by a tendon. Army medics save his life. They can't save his leg, so they carve a small wooden one for him. When he recovers, the pigeon is put on a boat to the United States, a hero. Astonishing true tale of animals at war from master historical storyteller Terry Deary. Book Band: Grey Ideal for ages 8+ Quizzed for Accelerated Reader

World War I Tales: The Last Flight

World War I Tales: The Last Flight

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/10/2016

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Stories of the First World War from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. France 1917 - the war in the air. An air observer is shot down behind enemy lines and meets the German flying ace, the famous Red Baron. Photographer Alfred Adams was born 1 June 1896 and became an observer in WW1, taking pictures over enemy lines. He was shot down by the famous 'Red Baron' Manfred von Richthofen over France along with his pilot Donald Stewart on 5 April 1917. They landed across enemy lines and both survived as prisoners of war. The tale tells how Alfred ended up spending his 21st birthday in a German prisoner of war camp, where he was visited by the Red Baron himself. The master historical storyteller gives readers a fascinating look at the First World War in the air, from both sides. Book Band: Grey Ideal for ages 8+ Quizzed for Accelerated Reader

This is a Horrible Book of Foul Facts

This is a Horrible Book of Foul Facts

Author: Terry Deary Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

This is a Horrible Book of Foul Facts serves up all the dreadful details of horrible history you'll ever need to know - from rotten Roman graffiti to terrible teacher tortures and rude royal nicknames, the foul facts are all inside. Want to know: the crushing details about execution by elephant? How to soften your skin Georgian-style, using the skins of puppies? Whose idea of a top treat was mashed deer tongues? Whether you're desperate to discover which famous rulers were left-handed, raring to read about the top ten dogs of all time, or just aching to ask about assassinating apes, then this book is for you. History has never been so horrible!

Blood-curdling Box of Books

Blood-curdling Box of Books

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

All the foul favourites from the Horrible Histories series presented in a blood-curdling box with flip-top lid. Contains twenty books and includes the Rotten Romans, Terrible Tudors and Awesome Egyptians.

Victorian Tales: The Sea Monsters

Victorian Tales: The Sea Monsters

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2016

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Great Western is the biggest, fasted steamship in the world. But the crew of the little Irish steamship Sirius are determined to beat Brunel's sea monster and be the first ship to cross the Atlantic by steam alone. With fires causing havoc, Brunel getting injured and one ship running out of coal, which steam sea monster has the power to win this dangerous race? Terry Deary's Victorian Tales explore the fascinating world of the Victorians, including many of the incredible achievements and breakthroughs that took place, through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Victorian Tales: The Twisted Tunnels

Victorian Tales: The Twisted Tunnels

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2016

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... In a tunnel under the Thames, an urchin named Jenny and the young Queen Victoria dream of a wonderful new idea - underground trains! Twenty years later, the dream is finally becoming a reality. However, the construction of the Underground is tearing London apart and destroying the home of Jenny and her family. When Jenny comes face-to-face with the Queen again - will she tell her about the human cost of the `dream'? Terry Deary's Victorian Tales explore the fascinating world of the Victorians, including many of the incredible achievements and breakthroughs that took place, through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Victorian Tales: The Fabulous Flyer

Victorian Tales: The Fabulous Flyer

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2016

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Henri Giffard has devoted all his free time and money to inventing the first steam-driven hot air balloon. He's determined to make mankind's first ever-powered flight, and so in 1852 he sets off for Paris with just an urchin girl to help him. Thousands of people gather to watch the flight. Will the machine work when the weather changes - or will Henri's dream of flying become his downfall? Terry Deary's Victorian Tales explore the fascinating world of the Victorians, including many of the incredible achievements and breakthroughs that took place, through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Victorian Tales: Terror on the Train

Victorian Tales: Terror on the Train

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2016

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... A crowded train takes a wrong turn and hurtles at full speed into a section of track that should have been closed for repair. Among the passengers is the writer Charles Dickens. Can young workman Tommy stop the train in time and save the lives of those on board - or is it already too late? In this dramatic re-telling of one of the worst rail accidents in Victorian Britain, the Staplehurst Railway disaster, Terry Deary's Victorian Tales explore the fascinating world of the Victorians, including many of the incredible achievements and breakthroughs that took place, through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Crackin' Castles

Crackin' Castles

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2016

From Tintagel Castle in Cornwall to Skibo Castle in the Scottish highlands, Horrible Histories: Crackin' Castles covers the history of Britain from the time of the Romans to the London Blitz. Filled with adventure, danger, magic, sieges, treachery, spies, revenge and much more besides - all in the classic Horrible Histories style! It's a seriously horrible read.

Tudor Tales: The Actor, the Rebel and the Wrinkled Queen

Tudor Tales: The Actor, the Rebel and the Wrinkled Queen

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/08/2016

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... The dashing Earl of Essex is plotting a rebellion to overthrow the aged Elizabeth I and is using the Globe Theatre in his plot. When Queen Elizabeth I learns of the plan, Shakespeare's theatre company end up in the most putrid prison in the land. Can James, a young actor, help the bard to earn the Queen's forgiveness and the company's freedom? Terry Deary's Tudor Tales explore the infamous world of the Tudors through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people and take place in some of the most recognisable Tudor settings. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Tudor Tales: The Prince, the Cook and the Cunning King

Tudor Tales: The Prince, the Cook and the Cunning King

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/08/2016

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... King Henry VII is a mean and ruthless king and when a young boy named Lambert Simnel lays claim to the throne, Henry is furious. Lambert is no match for the powerful king - can he escape the extraordinary punishment he faces? Terry Deary's Tudor Tales explore the infamous world of the Tudors through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people and take place in some of the most recognisable Tudor settings. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Tudor Tales: The Maid, the Witch and the Cruel Queen

Tudor Tales: The Maid, the Witch and the Cruel Queen

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/08/2016

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... The day Queen Mary Tudor came to town was the most terrifying day of young Meg's life. The Queen is also known as `Bloody Mary' because she has anyone who doesn't go to church burned. Everyone wants to impress her, and what better way than by burning a witch. But the witch in question, Old Nan, is more clever and cunning than the townspeople who hunt her... Terry Deary's Tudor Tales explore the infamous world of the Tudors through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people and take place in some of the most recognisable Tudor settings. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Tudor Tales: The Thief, the Fool and the Big Fat King

Tudor Tales: The Thief, the Fool and the Big Fat King

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/08/2016

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Every day, hapless hopefuls travel to dirty and dangerous Tudor London, trying to seek their fortunes. But what and who is waiting for them when they get there? Tricksters and conmen, like young Eleanor's family, who prey on their naivety. Meanwhile, the fearsome King Henry VIII has some rather cruel ideas of justice... for everyone. Terry Deary's Tudor Tales explore the infamous world of the Tudors through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people and take place in some of the most recognisable Tudor settings. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Smashing Saxons

Smashing Saxons

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Smashing Saxons, including who got cow pats as Christmas presents, why wearing a pig on your head is lucky and how to make a dead Saxon happy. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Stormin' Normans

Stormin' Normans

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the STORMIN' NORMANS, including why Norman knights slept with a dolly, which pirate hung up his eye-patch and became a saint and why Crusader ships were defended with barrels of pee. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

This is a Horrible Journal

This is a Horrible Journal

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Record your own Horrible History in this brilliantly foul fact-packed diary. Maybe... Charles I got the chop on dad's birthday, 21 people drowned in treacle on the first day of term or you share a birthday with Ivan the Terrible? Draw, write, scribble or sketch your way through your year with a new foul and fascinating fact every day of the year!

Savage Stone Age

Savage Stone Age

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Readers can discover all the facts about the Savage Stone Age including what they used instead of toilet paper, why a hole in the skull is good for headaches and how to make a Stone Age mummy. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Cut-throat Celts

Cut-throat Celts

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Cut-throat Celts, including why weird Celt warriors fought with no clothes on, how to preserve your enemy's brain and why the Celts laughed at funerals. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Shakespeare Tales: Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare Tales: Romeo and Juliet

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/06/2016

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Down at the theatre, Sam is about to star in Shakespeare's new play, Romeo and Juliet, but people are whispering that a plague is spreading through the city. Will Sam get his big break or will the plague shut down the theatre? Meanwhile, on stage, Romeo and Juliet are in love but their families can't stand each other. With plots and poison, the lovers must find a way to be together. Terry Deary's Shakespeare Tales explore the fascinating world of William Shakespeare through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. Join master storyteller Terry Deary for a trip back in time to plague ridden-London where going to the theatre could be a matter of life or death! This edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Shakespeare Tales: Twelfth Night

Shakespeare Tales: Twelfth Night

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/06/2016

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Jane and John have uncovered a wicked plot to steal the throne from Queen Elizabeth I of England while she watches a play. Can they stop it in time? Meanwhile, on stage, Olivia loves the boy Caesario, who is in fact not a boy but a girl, Viola. Viola loves Orsino but Orsino loves Olivia. What a tangle, what a jumble... Terry Deary's Shakespeare Tales explore the fascinating world of William Shakespeare through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. Join master storyteller Terry Deary for a trip back in time to Queen Elizabeth's court, where everyone is up to something and they could be up to no good! This edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Groovy Greeks Presents 'orrible Olympics

Groovy Greeks Presents 'orrible Olympics

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Apparently the ancient Greeks were a rather groovy bunch. The boys didn't start school until they were seven, and girls didn't have to go at all. But it wasn't always so jolly. Readers can discover who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax! With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

Gorgeous Georgians

Gorgeous Georgians

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

All the most horrible facts about the Gorgeous Georgians ready for readers to uncover, including their sneaky schemes for hiding personal hygiene problems and the schoolchildren who went to war with their teachers. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Woeful Second World War

Woeful Second World War

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

All the foul facts about the Woeful Second World War are ready to uncover, including why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty, what really happened in Dad's Army and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Measly Middle Ages

Measly Middle Ages

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

All the foul facts about the Measly Middle Ages are ready to uncover, including why chickens had their bottoms shaved, a genuine jester's joke and what ten-year-old treacle was used for. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Frightful First World War

Frightful First World War

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

All the foul facts about the Frightful First World War are ready to uncover, including what the 'Fat King' did with food scraps and dead horses, how sniffing your own pee could save your life in a gas attack and why a pair of old socks gave away top German secrets. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Shakespeare Tales: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare Tales: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2016

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Molly loves travelling with Shakespeare's theatre company but the jester, Armin, keeps picking on her and faithful donkey, Dolly. Can she keep Armin away from Dolly and stay with the theatre company? Meanwhile, on stage, Helena wants revenge on Hermia, Lysander wants revenge on Demetrius and the fairy queen Titania has fallen in love with a donkey! Terry Deary's Shakespeare Tales explore the fascinating world of William Shakespeare through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. Join master storyteller Terry Deary for a trip back in time to Shakespeare's travelling theatre company and a laugh-out loud comedy. This edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Shakespeare Tales: Macbeth

Shakespeare Tales: Macbeth

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2016

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Orphaned pot-girl Mary has buckets of stage blood to clear up under the horrible gaze of Master `Foulbrew'. Can she find a way to escape her revolting master? Meanwhile, on stage, Lady Macbeth wants to be queen but old King Duncan is on the throne. The witches say Lord Macbeth will rule, so ghosts, treason and blood are bound to follow. Terry Deary's Shakespeare Tales explore the fascinating world of William Shakespeare through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. Join master storyteller Terry Deary for a trip back in time to Shakespeare's England and a gripping adventure. This edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Gruesome Guides: London

Gruesome Guides: London

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2016

Horrible Histories Gruesome Guide: London takes readers on a full-colour, gore-tastic tour of the streets of London, exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. With this book tourists can plot their path to the past - take a trip to the terrifying Tower, dip into the ruthless River Thames (London's largest toilet!) and peer into creepy St Paul's Cathedral. Plague, pestilence and fire, it's a trip no Horrible Histories fan will want to miss!

Awful Egyptians

Awful Egyptians

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2016

All the Awful Egyptians' most horrible facts ready for readers to uncover, including why the Egyptian people worshipped a dung beetle, which pharaoh married her grandfather and what the 'Shepherd of the Royal Backside' had to do! Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Groovy Greeks

Groovy Greeks

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2016

All the most horrible facts about the Groovy Greeks ready for readers to uncover, including why girls ran about naked pretending to be bears, who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Rotten Romans

Rotten Romans

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2016

All the foul facts about the Rotten Romans are ready to uncover, including what Roman soldiers wore under their kilts and how ancient Britons got their hair nice and spiky. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Vicious Vikings

Vicious Vikings

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2016

All the foul facts about the Vicious Vikings are ready to uncover, including including Viking Gods in wedding dresses, corpses on trial and Death by booby-trapped statues. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Terrifying Tudors

Terrifying Tudors

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2016

All the foul facts about the Terrifying Tudors are ready to uncover, including who invited Queen Lizzie to visit his brand new toilet and what you get when you sew the front of a chicken to the back of a pig. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Vile Victorians

Vile Victorians

Author: Terry Deary, Martin Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2016

All the foul facts about the Vile Victorians are ready to uncover, including the murderers who wouldn't hang, when the first public loo was flushed and how stag hunting took place in Paddington Station. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Top 50 Villains

Top 50 Villains

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2016

TOP 50 VILLAINS is packed full of foul facts and loathsome lists all about vile villains. From gangs of gangsters to maniacs who massacre, meet the biggest baddies in history and discover how they schemed and terrified their way to the top. Find out who made flutes from the bones of his victims, who escaped prison by locking a policeman in his own cells, who drowned his brother in a barrel of wine and much, much more. It's all the gore and more in our most horrible book yet!

Dangerous Days in Elizabethan England Thieves, Tricksters, Bards and Bawds

Dangerous Days in Elizabethan England Thieves, Tricksters, Bards and Bawds

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/11/2015

The reign of Elizabeth I - a Golden Age? Try asking her subjects... Elizabethans did all they could to survive in an age of sin and bling, of beddings and beheadings, galleons and guns. Explorers set sail for new worlds, risking everything to bring back slaves, gold and the priceless potato. Elizabeth lined her coffers while her subjects lived in squalor with hunger, violence and misery as bedfellows. Shakespeare shone and yet the beggars, doxies and thieves scraped and cheated to survive in the shadows. These were dangerous days. If you survived the villains, and the diseases didn't get you, then the lawmen might. Pick the wrong religion and the scaffold or stake awaited you. The toothless, red-wigged queen sparkled in her jewelled dresses, but the Golden Age was only the surface of the coin. The rest was base metal.

Terrible Timeline

Terrible Timeline

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2015

It's time to explore the horrible history of the world! From the Savage Stone Age to the Terrifying 20th Century, take a wild ride through over 4 million years of horrible history. With an incredible fold-out timeline that stretches over three metres and over 300 stickers! It's the longest and most horrible sticker book in the world! Part of a new series of HORRIBLE HISTORIES sticker activity books, crammed with foul facts and savage stickers.

Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways Feuds, Frauds, Robberies and Riots

Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways Feuds, Frauds, Robberies and Riots

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2015

The Victorians risked more than just delays when boarding a steam train . . . Victorian inventors certainly didn't lack steam, but while they squabbled over who deserved the title of 'The Father of the Locomotive' and enjoyed their fame and fortune, safety on the rails was not their priority. Brakes were seen as a needless luxury and boilers had an inconvenient tendency to overheat and explode, and in turn, blow up anyone in reach. Often recognised as having revolutionised travel and industrial Britain, Victorian railways were perilous. Disease, accidents and disasters accounted for thousands of deaths and many more injuries. While history has focused on the triumph of engineers, the victims of the Victorian railways had names, lives and families and they deserve to be remembered . . .

The Vampire Of Croglin

The Vampire Of Croglin

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/04/2015

A spooky historical adventure from the author of Horrible Histories. When a sister and two brothers move into remote Croglin Grange, things soon begin to go bump in the night. The sister is attacked by a vampire and a body in the nearby graveyard shows signs of having 'walked'...What's going on? Terry Deary encourages the reader to consider alternative explanations of supernatural events in this atmospheric reworking of a local legend. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

World War II Tales: The Barrel Burglary

World War II Tales: The Barrel Burglary

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/04/2015

Stories of the Second World War on the Home Front from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. A story of the old soldiers who made up the Home Guard, and the young people who helped them. The Home Guard of a small town need supplies but the local factory owner won't help. So they decide to use unconventional methods...

World War II Tales: The Phantom Farm

World War II Tales: The Phantom Farm

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/04/2015

Stories of the Second World War on the Home Front from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. With food scarce and rationing taking hold, plenty of people turned to the black market to get more than their share. In this tale, a girl finds herself mixed up in a spiv's illegal dealings - and what is the secret of the haunted farm?

Terrifying Tudors

Terrifying Tudors

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/04/2015

A new series of Horrible Histories sticker activity books, crammed with quick quizzes, foul facts and putrid pictures, the Horrible Histories Sticker Activity Book: Terrifying Tudors covers all things horrible in Tudor Britain. With over 200 savage stickers, explore the Tudor family's rotten reign. Shudder at the mad monarchs, dress up Rattus with the garish garments and keep fit with Tudor football. Be careful to keep on the right side of Henry VIII though, or you might end up on the chopping block!

Barmy British Empire

Barmy British Empire

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2015

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Barmy British Empire, including how a war started when a Brit was sitting on a stool, who wore a necklace made of 50 human skulls and why a British soldier used his own coffin as a wardrobe. With a bold, accessible new look and revised by the author, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Villainous Victorians

Villainous Victorians

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2015

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Villainous Victorians, including why burglars were scared of bogies, which poet said he ate an ape and how a snick fadger might kiddy-nap your spangle. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

World War II Tales: The Bike Escape

World War II Tales: The Bike Escape

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2015

Stories of the Second World War on the Home Front from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. A young tearaway unwillingly evacuated to the countryside is unjustly accused of theft. He decides to make his way back home, never mind the Blitz - but he'll need to steal a bike to do it...

World War II Tales: The Apple Spy

World War II Tales: The Apple Spy

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2015

Stories of the Second World War on the Home Front from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. In this retelling of an extraordinary true story, a pair of children realise that the odd strangers they see in their tiny Scottish village are German spies. Can the children alert the authorities or will the ruthless spies find them first?

Awful Egyptians

Awful Egyptians

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

A new series of Horrible Histories sticker activity books, crammed with quick quizzes, foul facts and putrid pictures, the explosive Horrible Histories Sticker Activity Book: Awful Egyptians covers all things horrible in ancient Egypt. With over 250 savage stickers, children can help to explore perilous pyramids, meet suffering slaves and saunter past scheming sphinxes. But be careful not to get lost for ever in the mummifying mazes!

Rotten Romans

Rotten Romans

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

A new series of Horrible Histories sticker activity books, crammed with quick quizzes, foul facts and putrid pictures, the Horrible Histories Sticker Activity Book: Rotten Romans covers all things horrible in ruthless Rome. With over 250 savage stickers, explore the Roman's extraordinary empire. Get boggled by their baths, terrified by their torture and cured by their dastardly doctors. Be careful to keep on the right side of the grumpy gladiators though, otherwise you could end up on a spear!

The Hat Trick

The Hat Trick

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/10/2014

A popular football-tale-with-a-twist from Horrible Histories author Terry Deary. Jud is football mad but never seems to get a chance on the pitch. But then Seaburn football team meet their rivals and Jud has the chance to step in as a goalie. It's a make-or-break moment - can Jud rise to the challenge? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

Deadly Days in History

Deadly Days in History

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Deadly Days in History is the most horrible Horrible Histories book yet. Terry Deary and Martin Brown take you on a whirlwind tour through the most dreadful, disastrous and deadly days in the whole of horrible history, from the grim Great Fire of Rome to the vile St Valentine's Day Massacre, leaving the gory bits in (and the boring bits out).

Terry Deary's Best Ever Greek Legends

Terry Deary's Best Ever Greek Legends

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/08/2014

From killer king Oedipus to monstrous Medusa's horrible hair, the classic Greek legends are back ... with a modern twist. Discover how Heroic Heracles sits his SATs and the wife of top god Zeus spills the beans about her legendary husband. Discover foul fact about furies, harpies and other killer creatures plus the evils of the Underworld revealed. 100% horrible!

Horrible Histories Annual 2014

Horrible Histories Annual 2014

Author: Terry Deary Format: eBook Release Date: 07/08/2014

The Horrible Histories Annual 2015 is a must-have for all Horrible Histories fans. Packed with foul facts, gory games, dreadful jokes, quick quizzes and putrid puzzles - it's the annual with rat-itude! Discover all the dreadful details about your favourite eras of history. History has never been so horrible!

Stormin' Normans

Stormin' Normans

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Stormin' Normans, including why Norman knights slept with a dolly, which pirate hung up his eye-patch and became a saint and why Crusader ships were defended with barrels of pee. With a bold, accessible new look, illustrated throughout and revised by the author, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. 2013 is the twentieth anniversary of Horrible Histories.

Angry Aztecs

Angry Aztecs

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Angry Aztecs, including why the Aztecs liked to eat scum, when the world is going to end and their horrible habit of drinking live toads in wine. With a bold, accessible new look, revised by the author and illustrated throughout, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. 2013 is the twentieth anniversary of Horrible Histories.

Gorgeous Georgians

Gorgeous Georgians

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Learn all about the Gorgeous Georgians, like their sneaky schemes for hiding personal hygiene problems and the schoolchildren who went to war with their teachers! With a bold, accessible new look, illustrated throughout and revised by the author, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Smashing Saxons

Smashing Saxons

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Smashing Saxons, including who got cow pats as Christmas presents, why wearing a pig on your head is lucky and how to make a dead Saxon happy. With a bold, accessible new look, illustrated throughout and revised by the author, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. 2013 is the twentieth anniversary of Horrible Histories.

Dangerous Days in the Roman Empire Terrors and Torments, Diseases and Deaths

Dangerous Days in the Roman Empire Terrors and Torments, Diseases and Deaths

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2014

DANGEROUS DAYS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE is the first in a new adult series by Terry Deary, the author of the hugely bestselling Horrible Histories, popular among children for their disgusting details, gory information and sharp wit, and among adults for engaging children (and themselves) with history. The Romans have long been held up as one of the first 'civilised' societies, and yet in fact they were capable of immense cruelty. Not only that, but they made the killing of humans into a sport. The spoiled emperors were the perpetrators (and sometimes the victims) of some imaginative murders. DANGEROUS DAYS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE will include some of the violent ways to visit the Elysian Fields (i.e. death) including: animal attack in the Coliseum; being thrown from the Tarpeian Rock - 370 deserters in 214 AD alone (or if the emperor didn't like your poetry); by volcanic eruption from Vesuvius; by kicking (Nero's fatal quarrel with the Empress Poppea); from poison mushrooms (Claudius); by great fires; torturous tarring; flogging to death; boiling lead (the invention of 'kind' Emperor Constantine); or being skinned alive by invading barbarians. DANGEROUS DAYS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE looks at the back-story leading up to the victims' deaths, and in doing so gives the general reader a concise history of a frequently misunderstood era.

Cut-throat Celts

Cut-throat Celts

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/02/2014

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Cut-throat Celts, including why weird Celt warriors fought with no clothes on, how to preserve your enemy's brain and why the Celts laughed at funerals. With a bold new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make HORRIBLE HISTORIES more accessible to young readers. www.horrible-histories.co.uk

Groovy Greeks

Groovy Greeks

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/02/2014

Apparently the ancient Greeks were a rather groovy bunch. The boys didn't start school until they were seven, and girls didn't have to go at all. But it wasn't always so jolly. Readers can discover who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax! With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

Savage Stone Age

Savage Stone Age

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/02/2014

Readers can discover all the facts about the SAVAGE STONE AGE such as what they used instead of toilet paper, why a hole in the skull is good for headaches and how to make a Stone Age mummy. With a bold new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make HORRIBLE HISTORIES more accessible to young readers.

Dick Turpin Legends and Lies

Dick Turpin Legends and Lies

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2014

Fascinating historical fiction. Five strangers meet in the crowds to watch Dick Turpin hang. Each has a fascinating story to tell about the famous highwayman...but which are true and which are lies? Follow Terry Deary into the enthralling history of one man and his legend. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

Terry Deary's Best Ever Shakespeare Tales

Terry Deary's Best Ever Shakespeare Tales

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

TERRY DEARY'S BEST EVER SHAKESPEARE TALES tells you more than just what happens in everyone's favourite Shakespeare plays - it tells you the stories behind them. Find out about: A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth and Hamlet. From how the plays were originally staged to what Shakespeare himself might have thought of his work being taught in schools - there's so much to find out.

The Big Fat Father Christmas Joke Book

The Big Fat Father Christmas Joke Book

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2013

In THE BIG FAT FATHER CHRISTMAS JOKE BOOK Horrible Histories author, Terry Deary, brings you two hilarious books in one - Father Christmas' Joke Book and The Great Father Christmas Robbery - full of rib-tickling fun for the festive season. This brilliant bind-up is sure to keep you laughing right through to the New Year and beyond.

Pirates and Peril

Pirates and Peril

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2013

Includes:The Pirate Queen: Catherine's mother is the terrifying pirate Grace O'Malley. Grace's ship is captured by Elizabeth I's men. What happens when the Queen of the Pirates meets the Queen of England? The Pirate Lord: A cabin boy tells his tales of danger, courage and companionship, stealing Spanish gold on board Sir Francis Drake's ship, the Golden Hind. The Pirate Prisoner: Red-legs, a pirate turned plantation owner, is arrested for past crimes. Can a slave girl defend him in court, and win her own freedom too? The Pirate Captain: Captain Fly thinks he's the meanest pirate to sail the seven seas. Can his prisoners trick the cruel captain and escape his ship?

Knights and Nightmares

Knights and Nightmares

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2013

Includes: The Knight of Silk and Steel: Sir Ulrich is a knight errant, wandering the land in a silk dress and blonde wig in honour of his lady love. This is his story. The Knight of Spurs and Spirits: A cruel knight beats and bullies his servants. But one day he goes too far...The Knight of Sticks and Straw: El Cid strikes terror into the enemy forces - but El Cid is dead. How can a dead man inspire his troops in battle? The Knight of Swords and Spooks: Young George Neville is a hostage of Richard III at Bosworth as surety for his father's loyalty. Can George survive when his father betrays the King?

Vicious Vikings

Vicious Vikings

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/2013

Sail back to a vicious time with fearsome seafaring Viking warriors with big boats, big shields and enormous ginger beards. Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Vicious Vikings, including Viking gods in wedding dresses, corpses on trial and Death by booby-trapped statues. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

The Woeful Second World War

The Woeful Second World War

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/2013

If you ever hear old folk moaning on about the world today, just remind them how woeful things were in the Second World War. Readers can discover why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty, what really happened in Dad's Army and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

Vile Victorians

Vile Victorians

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/2013

They may have looked all prim and proper, but the Victorians were a jolly naughty bunch who could be vicious and violent and villainous. Readers can discover the murderers who wouldn't hang, when the first public loo was flushed and all about stag hunting in Paddington Station. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

War Games

War Games

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Esther and George have never met but both their lives have been touched by war. Will they be forced to give up their beloved sports, or will sport be the very thing that gets them through? Touching stories of cricket and football set during World War II. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+

Slimy Stuarts

Slimy Stuarts

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/02/2013

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the SLIMY STUARTS, including why some slimy Stuarts ate toads, snails and fleas, which king picked his nose and never washed his hands and why people wore fish on their feet (bleeugh!). With a bold new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make HORRIBLE HISTORIES more accessible to young readers. www.horrible-histories.co.uk

Rotten Romans

Rotten Romans

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2013

Go back into the really rotten times of the Romans, where there were beastly battles, deadly doctors and marvellous myths. Discover what Roman soldiers wore under their kilts, how ancient Britons got their hair nice and how Romans told the future with dead chickens. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

Measly Middle Ages

Measly Middle Ages

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2013

Travel back into the measly Middle Ages, where the world was full of wild women, mad monks, naughty knights and crazy kings and queens! Discover a genuine jester's joke, why chickens had their bottoms shaved and what ten-year-old treacle was used for. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

Awful Egyptians

Awful Egyptians

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2013

Step back to an awfully ancient time when pharaohs were phoul, servants suffered and everyone believed in an awesome afterlife. Discover the dire details of mummy-making, the truth about Tutankhamun and his creepy curse and find out why people worshipped a dung beetle. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

Wicked Words

Wicked Words

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2011

Readers can discover all the foul facts about WICKED WORDS, including how to be very rude ...without anybody knowing, some murky Medieval jokes and what to say if someone calls you mundungus, hackum or Jabbernowl. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

The USA

The USA

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2010

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the USA, including which president was so scared of electric switches that he slept with his light on, why cowboys declared war on sheep and how to have a civil battle. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

The Sword of the Viking King

The Sword of the Viking King

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2010

When King Alfred is left to wander the English countryside looking little better than a beggar, it seems there is no hope left - the Vikings will conquer the country and they will all become slaves. Ethelbert is still young, but he wishes he could fight to protect his country. And soon he is called upon to do just that. But when faced with such fearsome warriors, it is only through cunning and mystery that they will get the upper hand...A Viking story blending Norse mythology with historical fact and Terry Deary's vividly imagined characters.

Put Out the Light

Put Out the Light

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/09/2010

It's 1940 and war is underway. In Sheffield, England, a brother and sister set out to solve a mystery, brazenly believing that the air-raid signals are only false alarms. In Dachau, Germany, two boys come up with a bold plan to bring an end to the war and help a Polish prisoner escape. But when the bombs falling on Sheffield become a reality, and the German boys' plan hurls them unwittingly into the midst of the action, the children's adventures swiftly become a terrifying fight to survive.

The Eye of the Viking God

The Eye of the Viking God

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2010

The slave girl doesn't even have a name. The bullying Vikings call her 'Fleece' because they make her look after the sheep. She works hard all day, and at night she must serve them food and wine. When an accident happens, and the Vikings have to bury their warrior chief, it looks like Fleece will have the most difficult job of her life - going with him to the afterworld. Surely this is a journey from which there is no escape...A Viking story blending Norse mythology with historical fact and Terry Deary's vividly imagined characters.

Gruesome Guides: Stratford-upon-Avon

Gruesome Guides: Stratford-upon-Avon

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2010

HORRIBLE HISTORIES GRUESOME GUIDES: STRATFORD-UPON-AVON takes readers on a gore-tastic tour of the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. With the frightful full-colour map tourists can plot their path to the past - pay their respects at Shakespeare's grave, brave spooky Sheep street, and lob cheese in the river. Fatal fleabites, bloody battles and brutal beheadings, it's a trip no Horrible history fan will want to miss!

The Knight of Swords and Spooks

The Knight of Swords and Spooks

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2009

Young George is suspicious when his unloving father announces that he will be a squire to King Richard III. It is not long before he finds out that he is really a hostage to guarantee his father's loyalty to the king. After one failed escape attempt, George believes his tragic fate to be sealed. He isn't counting on the heroics of his faithful servant, Robin, who shows he will do anything to protect his young master. The king's allies are not so loyal and the future of England is about to change forever. An unusual tale, based on a real medieval knight, this story is full of Terry Deary's dark humour and dry wit.

The Knight of Spurs and Spirits

The Knight of Spurs and Spirits

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2009

The violent and cruel Sir Robert Hylton terrorises his servants in grand Hylton Castle. Whilst they suffer from cold, hunger and his temper, Sir Robert drinks wine and sits by the fire. When his violence goes one step too far, Sir Robert uses friends and influence to escape the law. But ghosts are known for following their own justice and Sir Robert will not find peace. An unusual tale, based on a real medieval knight, this story is full of Terry Deary's dark humour and dry wit.

The Knight of Silk and Steel

The Knight of Silk and Steel

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2009

The locals all fall off their tavern stools with surprise when a strange figure arrives to the village. He says he is a knight, and he does have a magnificent horse and a gleaming silver sword. But he is wearing...a dress! Sir Ulrich has not dedicated his life to fighting for one woman - he is fighting for Venus, the goddess of love, and he will fight any knight in the land for her honour. Unfortunately, fighting in a silk dress is not so easy. An unusual tale, based on a real medieval knight, this story is full of Terry Deary's dark humour and dry wit.

Terryfing Tudors

Terryfing Tudors

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2009

Take a look at the mad Tudor monarchs and their suffering subjects - who just couldn't help losing their heads. Discover who invited Queen Lizzie to visit his brand new toilet and what you get when you sew the front of a chicken to the back of a pig. History with the nasty bits left in! 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

The Grim Ghost

The Grim Ghost

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2008

AD 113. The young boy Pertinax helps his grandmother prepare a feast in Pliny's household. As all the workers are busy in the kitchen, the young boy keeps Pliny company in the garden. He is told a story by the great Pliny himself. The tale is of a terrifying ghost that haunted a garden. But there's no truth in ghost stories ...or is there?

The Incredible Incas

The Incredible Incas

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2008

Learn all about the incredible Incas, with all the nasty bits left in. Find out the horrible truth, like how a bucket of stewed pee could make you beautiful, why servants ate the emperor's hair and what happened in their legendary golden temples. Includes a grisly quiz to test your knowledge. These bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

The Blitzed Brits

The Blitzed Brits

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2007

Learn all about the BLITZED BRITS, with all the nasty bits left in. Find out what really happened in Dad's Army, see how to make a rude noise with a gas mask and Learn why the Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty! Includes a grisly quiz to test your knowledge. These bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

The Town Mouse and the Spartan House

The Town Mouse and the Spartan House

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2007

430 BC. Darius has been orphaned by the plague in Athens. To escape the sickness he runs off to join his Uncle Alcmaeon who is a general with the Spartan army. But he finds the Spartan way of life quite shocking. To the arrogant and ruthless Spartans, he is as worthless as a mouse. Then his uncle falls sick and only Darius can find a cure. Now Darius is a hero and his uncle offers him a life of luxury in Sparta. Still Darius finds the brutal Sparta too much and wants to go back to plague-stricken Athens. As Aesop said, 'Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.'

Gruwelike Geskiedenis Van Die Wereld

Gruwelike Geskiedenis Van Die Wereld

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2003

Footsteps in the Fog

Footsteps in the Fog

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/05/2003

Terry Deary is renowned for creating and sustaining atmospheres of haunting and menace - and he is at his best in this creepy new story. Laura Lund's family is rich - her dad won the lottery. Tommy Pickford's family is poor; but he and Laura are good friends and look out for each other always. Now, it's deep mid-winter and as a special treat, the children of Meek Street Primary are having a concert starring The Great Marvello, a magician who used to be famous. Mysteriously, Tommy's ticket is handed to him one foggy night. Someone appears from nowhere - just a set of footsteps in the fog ...The concert is thrilling: the best trick is when Marvello seems to make Laura disappear. But soon Tommy finds that she has disappeared. In fact, she's been kidnapped by Marvello for her family's money. When he sets out to rescue her, Tommy finds that he too becomes a prisoner of the sinister - and unpredictable

Time Detectives 3: The Curse of the Mummy

Time Detectives 3: The Curse of the Mummy

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/06/2000

The Time Detectives set out on each adventure determined to uncover as many historical clues and evidence as possible to help them solve some of history's most enduring mysteries. In this story, the detectives aim to learn the truth about the princes in the tower. Linked to topics for Key Stage 2.

Flip Quiz 3: Mysteries of the Human Body

Flip Quiz 3: Mysteries of the Human Body

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2000

This flip quiz is a way for children to learn as they play. The characters from the Spark Files series appear in the quizzes, and they include cartoons, multiple choice, speed tests and hidden answer rounds. This quiz involves the secrets of science, and is linked to Key Stage 2.

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