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  • 5 stars across 22 books

    John McLay is extremely well connected in the children's publishing world. He and his wife Gill are both currently Directors of Bath Literary Festival. John also works as an international scout, literary agent and reviewer. Follow him on twitter @DragonsDentist.

    Martin Brown is the illustrator of Horrible Histories (http://horrible-histories.co.uk), which, in addition to the hugely successful book series, has also been made into an award-winning BBC TV programme, exhibitions, games and stage shows. Martin has also illustrated for Philip Pullman and is currently working on his own non-fiction animal book for children. He lives with his family in Dorset.

    4th February 2016

    Terrifying Tudors

    All the foul facts about the Terrifying Tudors are ready to uncover, including who invited Queen Lizzie to visit h... More

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    5th May 2016

    Frightful First World War

    All the foul facts about the Frightful First World War are ready to uncover, including what the 'Fat King' did wit... More

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    6th October 2016

    Lesser Spotted Animals

    Bison are banned and tigers are taboo. Say goodbye to the gnu, cheerio to the cheetah and poo poo to the panda. The worl... More

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    4th February 2016

    Groovy Greeks

    All the most horrible facts about the Groovy Greeks ready for readers to uncover, including why girls ran about na... More

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    4th August 2016

    Savage Stone Age

    Readers can discover all the facts about the Savage Stone Age including what they used instead of toilet paper, wh... More

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    4th February 2016

    Rotten Romans

    All the foul facts about the Rotten Romans are ready to uncover, including what Roman soldiers wore under their ki... More

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    4th February 2016

    Vicious Vikings

    All the foul facts about the Vicious Vikings are ready to uncover, including including Viking Gods in wedding dres... More

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    4th February 2016

    Vile Victorians

    All the foul facts about the Vile Victorians are ready to uncover, including the murderers who wouldn't hang, when... More

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    4th February 2016

    Awful Egyptians

    All the Awful Egyptians' most horrible facts ready for readers to uncover, including why the Egyptian people worsh... More

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    5th May 2016

    Woeful Second World War

    All the foul facts about the Woeful Second World War are ready to uncover, including why the blitzed Brits ate chi... More

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