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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
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
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...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 7 years ago
Super sweet.
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 7 years ago
I know I am not the target audience but I absolutely adore Horrible Histories the tv series and was utterly devastated when it finished. Fortunately, most episodes can be found on YouTube. Yay! Anyways, as a fan, I thought I'd pick up this installment about the Victorians. True to its Horrible His...
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 7 years ago
This book in the Horrible Histories series centres around the Romans. Obviously there are a lot weird things to tell about the Romans. Like some of the emperors who had lost their minds. Like Caligula, who loved his horse so bad, he promoted him to consul, and had a palace built for him, so he cou...
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 7 years ago
When visiting one of London's most loathsome places, The Tower of London, my sister and I came across this Horrible Histories book. As it happens we're big fans of the sketch show on the BBC - the type of fans that shamelessly sings all the songs while doing the dishes. This little booklet tells ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
Loved the hilarious This Is Your Life section. On a serious note, one has to be grateful for Dickens et al highlighting the plight of common people because Vicky didn't do other than 'voice'.Deary has the micturation taken because of his flippant and irreverent tone, yet he does get the youngsters f...
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