Horrible Histories Gory Stories: Shadow of the Gallows

When Bairn is rescued from his grim and grotty job as a child chimney sweep, he thinks he’s landed on his feet. But his new job turns out to be even more dangerous than dangling up chimneys, and he’s soon caught up in a perilous plot to kill Queen Victoria! Has Bairn been saved from slavery only to end up swinging at the gallows? Find out in this Vile Victorian adventure. It’s got all the gore – and more!

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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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