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Martin C. Brown
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 3 years 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...
travelin rated it 5 years ago
No one gets enough credit for inventing a good joke, but here we have evidence of half a dozen original but highly specific yakkers. One wishes there were more, but I have to agree with the stately drawing of Queen Victoria on endspiece: "We are amused."
travelin rated it 6 years ago
What adults certainly miss is childhood credulity and curiosity. One without the other is like putting a bag on a plastic mind, although adults would seem to be in the credulity line.So...this book contains a few unbelievable "facts", which plausibly gain something by being controvertible. I have al...
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 6 years ago
For all my travelling this summer, I'm not going to France, but it was a nice and interesting read anyway. It also made the perfect companion novel to Promise of Blood due to it's focus on the workings of revolutions and the guillotine. Like the other books in the series I've read so far, it's fil...
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 7 years ago
Vile Victorians is part of the Horrible Histories series, which I love... it's no surprise that I liked this book, as I'm a huge fan of the series, both the books and the sketch show by the BBC (which unfortunately stopped last year). In this part of the series you can learn everything you've alwa...
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