Horrible Histories: Smashing Saxons

Fatter. Funnier. And with bigger pics. A new chunky edition: the same historical splattering of laughter, blood and gore. Think you know your horrible history? Not until you’ve met the smashing Saxons. This brutish lot liked nothing better than a bloody battle (usually against the naughty Normans). They thought wearing pigs on their heads was lucky. Weird or what? Plus: they gave cow pats as Christmas presents. We dare you to try that on your mum.

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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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