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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

Groovy Greeks

Groovy Greeks

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback 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.

Measly Middle Ages

Measly Middle Ages

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback 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.

The Hat Trick

The Hat Trick

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback 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 Monster

Stone Age Tales: The Great Monster

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback 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

Stone Age Tales: The Great Cave

Stone Age Tales: The Great Cave

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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

Knights' Tales: The Knight of Swords and Spooks

Knights' Tales: The Knight of Swords and Spooks

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback 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 Sticks and Straw

Knights' Tales: The Knight of Sticks and Straw

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback 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 Spurs and Spirits

Knights' Tales: The Knight of Spurs and Spirits

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback 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 Silk and Steel

Knights' Tales: The Knight of Silk and Steel

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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.

Terrifying Tudors

Terrifying Tudors

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback 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.

Rotten Romans

Rotten Romans

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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.

Woeful Second World War

Woeful Second World War

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback 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.

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