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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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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 1 year 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 1 year 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...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 1 year ago
Of the four Horrible Histories I've read so far, this one was the least ... enjoyable isn't the right word, cohesive? clear? well-written? I learned a lot, but I was pretty much starting at zero, and I'm left with the feeling that I didn't learn as much as I should. A lot of start of the book wa...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 2 years ago
More TBR busting: This was fun. What's even better is that the fun does not get in the way of imparting some very wise words to its young readership about reading history books and historical sources. The Celts had an oral tradition, and much of what is known about the Celts from early sources w...
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