Horrible Histories Handbooks: Villains

From grotty gangsters to massacre-mad maniacs, here’s the terrifying lowdown on history’s biggest baddies. Shudder as you discover how they tortured and terrified their way to the top. Find out: whose savage speciality was nostril-splitting! Which evil emperor served up guts in gold dishes! Whose axe-murdering antics were turned into a ballet! Just beware. It’s got much more than gore!

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    Terry Deary has made a brilliant, educational set of books! They teach you all about how the people of the past live! I would recommend an age range of 8-12 for this book

    6 March 2013

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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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