Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas

Hold your breath… it’s Horrible Christmas. A book of all the freaky festive facts you always wanted to know, but were too stuffed with mince pies to find out! See why making Christmas pudding used to be a crime, read spooky festive stories to send shivers down your spine, and shudder at some curious and cruel Yule customs. Test out foul food recipes, learn how to get rid of those irritating carol singers, and get ready to have a very happy – um, horrible – Christmas!

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    I liked the change of words to some Christmas songs and i liked finding out things that i never knew before reading this book.

    9 March 2013

  • its a good 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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    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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