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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.

    1st January 2015

    Rotten Romans

    A new series of Horrible Histories sticker activity books, crammed with quick quizzes, foul facts and putrid pictu... More

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    5th September 2013

    Vile Victorians

    They may have looked all prim and proper, but the Victorians were a jolly naughty bunch who could be vicious and v... More

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    6th February 2014

    Savage Stone Age

    Readers can discover all the facts about the SAVAGE STONE AGE such as what they used instead of toilet paper, why ... More

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    4th February 2016

    Groovy Greeks

    Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! All the mosthorrible facts about the Groovy Greeks ready for readers to ... More

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    4th February 2016

    Terrifying Tudors

    Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! All the foulfacts about the TERRIFYING TUDORS are ready to uncover, inc... More

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    5th May 2016

    Frightful First World War

    Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! All the foulfacts about the Frightful First World War are ready to uncov... 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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    7th May 2007

    The Woeful Second World War

    If you ever hear old folk moaning on about the world today, just remind them how woeful things were in the Second World ... More

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    1st April 1995

    Irish Scientists and Inventors

    The "Irish Scientists and Inventors" series of colour-illustrated books introduces modern science to young minds. Using ... More

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    1st April 1995

    Irish Scientists and Inventors

    The "Irish Scientists and Inventors" series of colour-illustrated books introduces modern science to young minds. Using ... More

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