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Terry Deary

Ever since the first Awesome Egyptians book was published in 1993, Terry Deary's bestselling Horrible Histories series has been among children's favourite books. An award-winning author, Terry was born on 3 January, 1946 in Sunderland and has written over 200 books. As well as Horrible Histories, he is also the writer of Truly Terrible Tales.

Terry's mother was a clothing shop manager and his father was a butcher. He worked in the butcher's shop while growing up and also worked as a professional actor, theatre director, museum manager, drama teacher and TV presenter. Horrible Histories has been adapted into a cartoon and, in 2009, a hilarious Children's Bafta- and British Comedy Award-winning live-action sketch show.

Inspired by Roald Dahl, Terry Deary has been married since 1975. A keen runner who now lives in County Durham, he has sole over 2.5 million copies of his books in over 40 languages.



Terry Deary Books

  • Terry Deary's Shakespeare Tales Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781472937247 - Terry Deary
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    Terry Deary, the author of the Horrible Histories series, turns his brilliant mind to the works of the Bard in this four-book collection.

    Covering A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet, the illustrated and impeccably researched books celebrate Shakespeare in style.

    Written with passion and flair, each book not only looks at the plots of the famous plays but also major historical events that happened outside the theatre doors including the plague and an attempt to steal Queen Elizabeth I's throne.

    These books provide a great introduction to Shakespeare for children aged 7 and over.
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    All the foul facts about the Vicious Vikings are ready to uncover, including including Viking Gods in wedding dresses, corpses on trial and Death by booby-trapped statues. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
  • AQWNS 7 years +
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    All the Awful Egyptians' most horrible facts ready for readers to uncover, including why the Egyptian people worshipped a dung beetle, which pharaoh married her grandfather and what the 'Shepherd of the Royal Backside' had to do! Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
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    All the foul facts about the Rotten Romans are ready to uncover, including what Roman soldiers wore under their kilts and how ancient Britons got their hair nice and spiky. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
  • AQWNX 7 years +
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    All the foul facts about the Vile Victorians are ready to uncover, including the murderers who wouldn't hang, when the first public loo was flushed and how stag hunting took place in Paddington Station. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
  • AQWNU
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    All the most horrible facts about the Groovy Greeks ready for readers to uncover, including why girls ran about naked pretending to be bears, who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
  • APXWJ 7 years +
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    When King Alfred is left to wander the English countryside looking little better than a beggar, it seems there is no hope left - the Vikings will conquer the country and they will all become slaves. Ethelbert is still young, but he wishes he could fight to protect his country. And soon he is called upon to do just that. But when faced with such fearsome warriors, it is only through cunning and mystery that they will get the upper hand...A Viking story blending Norse mythology with historical fact and Terry Deary's vividly imagined characters.
  • Terry Deary's Dangerous Days Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250625 - Terry Deary
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    With his dark sense of humour and accessible writing style, Terry Deary is one of the nation's favourite children's authors but in this very adult collection he introduces adults to the most shocking secrets of the Roman Empire, Elizabethan England and the Victorian Railways.

    From how the Romans (the first 'civilised' society, remember...) made human killing a sport to the lack of safety on the rails, there are so many shocking facts to absorb and gasp over...

    Please note these books contain strong language.
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    All the foul facts about the Frightful First World War are ready to uncover, including what the 'Fat King' did with food scraps and dead horses, how sniffing your own pee could save your life in a gas attack and why a pair of old socks gave away top German secrets. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
  • ATHHW
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    All the foul facts about the Woeful Second World War are ready to uncover, including why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty, what really happened in Dad's Army and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
  • AWWNG
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    Readers can discover all the foul facts about the TERRIBLE TUDORS, including why Henry VIII thought he'd married a horse, all about terrible Tudor torture and which shocking swear words the Tudors used. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
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    HORRIBLE HISTORIES GRUESOME GUIDES: DUBLIN takes his readers on a gore-tastic tour of the streets of Dublin, exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. Tourists can plot their path to the past - picnic with pirates at St Stephen's Green, creep around the cruel cathedrals and then head to dreadful Dublin castle. Torture, traitors and cut-throat Irish chieftains, it's a trip no Horrible Histories fan will want to miss!
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    Record your own Horrible History in this brilliantly foul fact-packed diary. Maybe...Charles I got the chop on dad's birthday, 21 people drowned in treacle on the first day of term or you share a birthday with Ivan the Terrible? Draw, write, scribble or sketch your way through your year with a new foul and fascinating fact every day of the year!
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    Step back to an awesomely ancient time with the Awesome Egyptians. Discover which king had the worst blackheads, why some kings had to wear false beards and why the peasants were revolting. History with the nasty bits left in! 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.
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    History can be horrible - especially when you get into the grisly details. And this colouring book is no different. There will be no need for 'buttercup yellows' or 'sky blues' in this book. More like 'blood-stained browns' or 'revolting reds'. From the rotten rituals of the Egyptians to the cruel crimes of Blackbeard, this colouring book is a terrible trip through history, with all the gore and more. Packed full of pirates to paint, Colloseums to colour and evil Incas to illustrate, this is a colouring book - but not as you know it.
  • BGLZB
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    The blood-curdling history of Britain and Ireland from Terry Deary! All the foul facts from the murky pasts of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales revealed in full-colour in a great, eye-catching foil format. It's an adventure packed with romance, war, murder and gore that begins around 300,000 BC and ends circa now. Taking in such horrible highlights as the Black Death, the Battle of Culloden and the London of Jack the Ripper. Local history with the nasty bits left in!
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    From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories...Tutankhamen has been buried in his rocky tomb. But there is a plot to rob the grave of its vast wealth as soon as possible after the funeral. A motley gang of villains have all the skills they need to undertake the crime - the key member of the team is young Paneb, who is small and lithe and the only one who can slip through the tunnel and into the funeral chamber. It's a risky venture, because, if he's caught, the punishment is slow torture and death. Terry Deary's Egyptian Tales explore the world of Ancient Egypt through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people and take place in some of the most recognisable Egyptian settings. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.
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    From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories...AD 51 Bran is a slave, a prisoner of Rome, but dreams of one day returning to his homeland, Britannia, to fight against the Romans. When the proud young slave is overheard criticizing Rome, he is thrown into prison and faces execution the next day. Luckily, his cell mate Caratacus is a very special prisoner indeed - a British chief. He believes he has a way to save both their skins, but he'll need Bran's help. A tale based on a key moment in Roman history, full of Terry Deary's dark humour and dry wit.
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    An eye-catching new edition of this Horrible Histories Special - with all the gruesome bits left in! HORRIBLE HISTORIES SPECIAL: IRELAND lets readers discover all the foul facts IRELAND, including why wax models were captured and made Prisoners of War, which warriors went to battle naked, and how to make yourself invisible. With a bold look these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
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    Whitby, Northern England, 867 Edwin and Luke are young boys training to be monks. It's a quiet life, until one day the Vikings invade. The boys are terrified of the fearsome Danes, whose gods are even more terrifying warriors than they are. What will happen if the boys are caught? Terry Deary's Viking Tales explore the world and mythology of the Vikings through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people from history and take place in some of the most recognizable Viking settings. Book band: Brown
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    A wardrobe causes all manner of mayhem in this great fun ghost story! When Mr and Mrs Rundle buy a haunted wardrobe to attract more customers to their inn, there are some unexpected results. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+
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    Horrible Histories Gruesome Guide: London takes readers on a full-colour, gore-tastic tour of the streets of London, exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. With this book tourists can plot their path to the past - take a trip to the terrifying Tower, dip into the ruthless River Thames (London's largest toilet!) and peer into creepy St Paul's Cathedral. Plague, pestilence and fire, it's a trip no Horrible Histories fan will want to miss!
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    Apparently the ancient Greeks were a rather groovy bunch. The boys didn't start school until they were seven, and girls didn't have to go at all. But it wasn't always so jolly. Readers can discover who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax! With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.
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    Stories of the First World War from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. Flanders, 1914. The German and British soldiers in the trenches make an unofficial Christmas truce, with carols and a football match. But the officers aren't happy...A veteran soldier and a young recruit are 'celebrating' Christmas in the trenches of Flanders in 1914. They hear the enemy sing carols and watch them place Christmas Trees in the trenches opposite. They begin to shout greetings across no-man's land and end up playing an international football match. The match is hard-fought but with moments of generosity and sportsmanship on both sides. They see the 'enemy' as vulnerable humans and the officers are furious. Further unofficial truces are banned and the war goes on with bullets instead of footballs. But it's a memory that stays with young Albert long after the war. A moving and fascinating look at a very human moment of the Great War, by the master historical storyteller. Perfect for 7+.