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Terry Deary
Terry Deary writes both fiction and non-fiction. The Fire Thief was his 150th book published in the UK, this was followed by Flight of the Fire Thief and The Fire Thief Fights Back. Terry's books have been translated into 28 languages. His Horrible Histories series has sold 20 million copies... show more



Terry Deary writes both fiction and non-fiction. The Fire Thief was his 150th book published in the UK, this was followed by Flight of the Fire Thief and The Fire Thief Fights Back. Terry's books have been translated into 28 languages. His Horrible Histories series has sold 20 million copies worldwide. Terry has won numerous awards, including Blue Peter's Best Non-fiction Author of the Century.

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Birth date: March 04, 1946
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Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it 9 months ago
Thanks to Rosie Croft from Pen & Sword for sending me an early paperback copy of this book, which I freely chose to read and review. I’ve long been intrigued by the Horrible Stories books, and when I saw the stage adaptation advertised, I thought about going to watch it, but, as was the case with th...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 1 year ago
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley. This book uses my favorite Terry Pratchett quote. You know, the one about fire and man. Yep, that one. Now you want to read it don’t you? So, I don’t have to say anything else, do I? Oh, alright. ...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
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 wri...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 3 years ago
Eh. Gross overuse of the word "Groovy" in the Greek part, and generally not as well laid out as the HH on World War I. For me, that is. For the teens it was written for, and as a teaching aid, it's great. A lot of quizzes that were far more interesting than any I had to take in school during wor...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 3 years ago
This was a special two-book omnibus and both were much better written than the Ireland book; in fairness, both covered much smaller time spans, which I'm sure made it easier on the writers. There wasn't a lot new here for me, but it was all condensed down, making the reality of the world wars feel...
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