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The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden

The Dangerous Book for Boys

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Winner of Book of the Year at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2007.

If you have a copy of this then you know that it is an essential addition to every household in the land. Quite the most brilliant book of hints, trivia, information, general knowledge and downright fun to have been published for ages. Beautifully produced and great to dip into, read aloud or share, it should be the Christmas present for all fathers, uncles, sons, grandfathers, boyfriends et al. Personally Iâd give it to the ladies too! (only the title might upset them).

If you like Conn Iggulden you might also like to read books by James Forrester, Sharon Penman and Douglas Jackson.

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The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden

How many other books will help you thrash someone at conkers, race your own go-cart, and identify the best quotations from Shakespeare? The Dangerous Book for Boys gives you facts and figures at your fingertips - swot up on the solar system, learn about famous battles and read inspiring stories of incredible courage and bravery. Teach your old dog new tricks. Make a pinhole camera. Understand the laws of cricket. There's a whole world out there: with this book, anyone can get out and explore it.

The Dangerous Book for Boys is written with the verve and passion that readers of Conn Iggulden's number one bestselling novels have come to expect. This book, his first non-fiction work, has been written with his brother as a celebration of the long summers of their youth and as a compendium of information so vital to men of all ages. Lavishly designed and fully illustrated in colour and black and white throughout, it's set to be a perfect gift for Father's Day and beyond.

Chapters in The Dangerous Book for Boys include: The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, Conkers, Laws of Football, Dinosaurs, Fishing, Juggling, Timers and Tripwires, Kings and Queens, Famous Battles, Spies, Making Crystals, Insects and Spiders, Astronomy, Girls, The Golden Age of Piracy, Secret Inks, Patron Saints of Britain, Skimming Stones, Dog Tricks, Making a Periscope, Coin Tricks, Marbles, Artillery, The Origin of Words and The Solar System.


Praise for `The Dangerous Book for Boys

`The perfect handbook for boys and dads.
Daily Telegraph

'Full of tips on how to annoy your parents'. Evening Standard

'An old-fashioned compendium of information on items such as making catapults and knot-tying...the end of the PlayStation may have been signalled.'
The Times

'Just William would be proud. A new book teaching boys old-fashioned risky pursuits...has become a surprise bestseller.'
Daily Mail

'If you want to know how to make crystals, master NATO's phonetic alphabet...and build a workbench, look no further.'
Time Out

About the Author

Conn Iggulden

Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today; with UK sales topping almost 3 million, Conn has joined the likes of Bernard Cornwell and Ken Follett on the A-list of historical novelists. Conn’s previous two series, on Julius Caesar and on the Mongol Khans of Central Asia, describe the founding of the greatest empires of their day and were number one bestsellers. An ex-school teacher and adventurer, Conn was the first author to ever achieve a simultaneous no 1 across and fiction and non-fiction charts with Dangerous Book for Boys. Over 7 million copies of his books have now sold globally. Conn lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and four children.

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5th June 2006


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Harpercollins Publishers


304 pages


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