Horrible Histories: The Frightful First World War

The details of the dreadful war that affected everyone, from peace-loving protesters to the suffering soldiers. There are ropey rhymes and sad songs, rotten rules and sinister superstitions. Here is the horror and the hardships of World War I, which lasted for four years.

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  • horrible, but interesting.

    4 March 2014

  • loved it

    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

  • its a good book

    6 March 2013

  • loved it

    This book is the bomb! What I love about the horrible history series is that the illustrations have jokes tied in to it which make his books so readable for children like you and me . To have produced this many books Terry Deary and Martin Brown must work really well together, and as a reward to all that hard work and effort put in, the books have gotten an a amazing response from the public . Well done Terry Deary and Martin Brown .Keep up the good work !

    17 August 2010

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    amazing book 1000 out of 10

    10 September 2008

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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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