Horrible Histories: 2012

New year! New nasty bits – all geared up for the 2012 Olympics, with a savage sporting theme! Yes… to celebrate the Olympic year, we’re giving you the chance to clutch your stomach to a noxious brew of brutal bygone sporting facts. That means: gruesome Roman gladiators, naked Ancient Greeks and horrific Highland games! Not to mention wicked war games, beggar’s dodges, Russian riots and the very deadly Space Race! Limber up and get your killer kit on. Are you ready to play – and slay?

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    This book is fantastic. The book is packed with lots of facts. I have read this annual quite a few times. I recommend this book to anyone who loves Horrible Histories.

    26 June 2015

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    Very informative!

    9 March 2013

  • its a good book

    6 March 2013

  • Fun and interesting… I love this book. Was good for school too. My teacher liked it as well :)

    13 July 2012

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    Terry Deary

    Terry is a former actor, theatre-director and Drama teacher and currently lives in County Durham. He has written over 150 books in the UK, including 44 Horrible Histories titles, and was voted the fifth most popular living children’s author in a 2005 Guardian survey.


    Terry Deary won the 2001 Blue Peter Prize for Rotten Romans.

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    Martin Brown

    Martin Brown was born in Australia but currently lives in Dorset. In 1993, he illustrated the first of the HORRIBLE HISTORIES, and has now contributed to more than 60 titles in the series.


    Blue Peter, Best Factual Book 2002 for Terrible Tudors

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