Horrible Histories: Frightful First World War

Fatter. Funnier. And with bigger pics. A new chunky edition: the same historical splattering of laughter, blood and gore. One hundred years since the First World War was fought. The perfect time to get the horrible lowdown. And yes, we do mean HORRIBLE. The First World War was so terrible and deadly that they called it ‘the war to end all wars’. From soldiers drowning in mud to pilots being blown out of the sky, it was ferociously foul from start to finish. But if you like fat kings, dead horses, breathing poisonous gas or sniffing your own pee, you’ve come to the right book…

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    lots of great facts about ww1 really good no really AMAZING!!!!!!!`::

    28 February 2015

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    Great book I’ve learnt a lot

    5 March 2014

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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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