Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians

The classic bestseller – now with a nastier new look! No more boring nice-guy nonsense about history. It’s time to learn it the horrible way. Starting with this yucky look at what it was really like to live in Ancient Egypt. (Did you know they worshipped dung beetles who crawled around in poo?) Learn the truth about cool queen Cleo. Discover the freaky curse of King Tut. And find out what job the lucky ‘Shepherd of the Royal Backside’ had to do.

  • A bestselling original Horrible Histories classic
  • Packed with jokes, cartoons, quizzes and funny facts
  • Written in Terry Deary’s brilliantly witty style
  • Over 25 million Horrible Histories books sold

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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.

    Awards

    Blue Peter, Best Factual Book 2002 for Terrible Tudors

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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.

    Awards

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

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