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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

  • ABQUX 8 years +
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    What do you say if someone calls you mundungus, hackum or Jabbernowl?! Kids will love learning all about some really wicked words! In Horrible Histories: Wicked Words, Terry Deary runs riot through the history of the English language. Words have have never been so horrible! Complete with Philip Reeve's hilarious illustrations, this is a book that will appeal to reluctant readers and any child with an interest in history!

  • AHRCP 7 years +
    7 years +
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    They may have looked all prim and proper, but the Victorians were a jolly naughty bunch who could be vicious and violent and villinous. Readers can discover the murderers who wouldn't hang, when the first public loo was flushed and all about stag hunting inaddington Station. 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 to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.
  • AKHEW 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Smashing Saxons, including who got cow pats as Christmas presents, why wearing a pig on your head is lucky and how to make a dead Saxon happy. With a bold, accessible new look, illustrated throughout and revised by the author, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. 2013 is the twentieth anniversary of Horrible Histories.
  • AHWUT 8 years +
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    In THE BIG FAT FATHER CHRISTMAS JOKE BOOK Horrible Histories author, Terry Deary, brings you two hilarious books in one \- Father Christmas' Joke Book and The Great Father Christmas Robbery \- full of rib-tickling fun for the festive season. This brilliant bind-up is sure to keep you laughing right through to the New Year and beyond.
  • AKHEV 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Angry Aztecs, including why the Aztecs liked to eat scum, when the world is going to end and their horrible habit of drinking live toads in wine. With a bold, accessible new look, revised by the author and illustrated throughout, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. 2013 is the twentieth anniversary of Horrible Histories.
  • AMZUW 7 years +
    7 years +
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    A spooky historical adventure from the author of Horrible Histories. When a sister and two brothers move into remote Croglin Grange, things soon begin to go bump in the night. The sister is attacked by a vampire and a body in the nearby graveyard shows signs of having 'walked'...What's going on? Terry Deary encourages the reader to consider alternative explanations of supernatural events in this atmospheric reworking of a local legend. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
  • AMXLY 7 years +
    7 years +
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    A new series of Horrible Histories sticker activity books, crammed with quick quizzes, foul facts and putrid pictures, the Horrible Histories Sticker Activity Book: Terrifying Tudors covers all things horrible in Tudor Britain. With over 250 savage stickers, explore the Tudor family's rotten reign. Shudder at the mad monarchs, dress up Rattus with the garish garments and keep fit with Tudor football. Be careful to keep on the right side of Henry VIII though, or you might end up on the chopping block!
  • AEAWU 8 years +
    8 years +
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    It's history with the nasty bits left in! Want to know: What really happened in Dad's Army? How to make a rude noise with a gas mask? Why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty? Discover all the foul facts about the Blitzed Brits - all the gore and more!
  • AGQBO 8 years +
    8 years +
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    Esther and George have never met but both their lives have been touched by war. Will they be forced to give up their beloved sports, or will sport be the very thing that gets them through? Touching stories of cricket and football set during World War II. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+
  • AIWXK 7 years +
    7 years +
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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 to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.
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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!
  • ALZGP 5 years +
    5 years +
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    A new series of Horrible Histories sticker activity books, crammed with quick quizzes, foul facts and putrid pictures, the explosive Horrible Histories Sticker Activity Book: Awful Egyptians covers all things horrible in ancient Egypt. With over 250 savage stickers, children can help to explore perilous pyramids, meet suffering slaves and saunter past scheming sphinxes. But be careful not to get lost for ever in the mummifying mazes!
  • AQIUV
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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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    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.
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    All the foul facts about the Terrifying Tudors are ready to uncover, including who invited Queen Lizzie to visit his brand new toilet and what you get when you sew the front of a chicken to the back of a pig. 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 +
    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.
  • AQWNW
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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 +
    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.
  • APXWJ 7 years +
    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.
  • APXWM 7 years +
    7 years +
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    The slave girl doesn't even have a name. The bullying Vikings call her 'Fleece' because they make her look after the sheep. She works hard all day, and at night she must serve them food and wine. When an accident happens, and the Vikings have to bury their warrior chief, it looks like Fleece will have the most difficult job of her life - going with him to the afterworld. Surely this is a journey from which there is no escape...A Viking story blending Norse mythology with historical fact and Terry Deary's vividly imagined characters.
  • AKRBM 9 years +
    9 years +
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    From killer king Oedipus to monstrous Medusa's horrible hair, the classic Greek legends are back ...with a modern twist. Discover how Heroic Heracles sits his SATs and the wife of top god Zeus spills the beans about her legendary husband. Discover foul fact about furies, harpies and other killer creatures plus the evils of the Underworld revealed. 100% horrible!
  • AMDLP 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Stories of the Second World War on the Home Front from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. In this retelling of an extraordinary true story, a pair of children realise that the odd strangers they see in their tiny Scottish village are German spies. Can the children alert the authorities or will the ruthless spies find them first?
  • AMDLQ 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Stories of the Second World War on the Home Front from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. A young tearaway unwillingly evacuated to the countryside is unjustly accused of theft. He decides to make his way back home, never mind the Blitz - but he'll need to steal a bike to do it...