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review 2018-03-08 22:42
The Cut-throat Celts, Terry Deary
Cut-throat Celts (Horrible Histories) - Terry Deary

Thanks to BrokenTune for giving me this book!

 

A deliberately silly book for kids about everybody's favourite Iron Age culture (everybody who likes washing with soap, anyway - you're welcome). Of course it's superficial in adult terms but it does go a little into how much of what is "known" was written by the enemies of the Celts, particularly the Romans and is therefore possibly unreliable except when backed by other evidence.

 

Fun!

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text 2018-03-07 18:57
Reading progress update: I've read 122 out of 240 pages.
Cut-throat Celts (Horrible Histories) - Terry Deary

"History with the nasty bits left in," war, murder, animal sacrifice all present but the REALLY nasty stuff is absent e.g. the fact that Irish Celtic Kings were required to perform a public fertility rite that involved shagging a horse...

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text 2018-03-05 23:12
Reading progress update: I've read 30 out of 240 pages.
Cut-throat Celts (Horrible Histories) - Terry Deary

The Celts may or may not have: been led against the Saxons by some bloke by the name of Arthur; cut people's heads off a lot. (They were definitely obsessed with heads.)


The Celts were: spread across Europe from ancient Greece to Spain, up to France and Belgium and across to Britain and Ireland.


In 52 BC the Gauls, led by Vercingetorix, rebelled against Roman rule. No mention of a little village in Armorica that still held out against the invaders, though...

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review 2017-10-04 06:17
The Serial Killer's Daughter: A totally gripping thriller full of shocking twists - Lesley Welsh

Imagine the shock when you realise your almost invisible father isn't the loveable rogue you thought he was, but someone quite evil who kills on the spur of the moment - just because. This is what Suzanne had to face when she is given her "loving" father's journals. This is a fantastic read with plenty of action and certainly kept me entertained the whole way through. I liked the way it was written, the cover and the characters, well maybe not all of them! I was eager to see what this selfish villain would do next and what nasty end he would bring to some poor unsuspecting person - maybe even a follow up!

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text 2017-08-22 13:26
REVIEW BY MERISSA - Garthowen (A Story Of A Welsh Homestead) by Allen Raine
Garthowen (A Story Of A Welsh Homestead) - Allen Raine
This is a gentle story, written and based in the 1800's. It is about one family and their homestead and the people that they meet along the way. It is an interesting view back into what "Old" Wales might have been like, the scenery and the viewpoints. There is a love story within this book but it doesn't dominate. 

If you like a gentle story and historical fiction, if you like Wales, then this story is for you.
 
* Verified Purchase ~ March 2013 *
 
Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

 

#Classic, #Literature, 4 out of 5 (very good)

 

Source: sites.google.com/site/archaeolibrarian/merissa-reviews/garthowenastoryofawelshhomesteadbyallenraine
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