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Neil Tonge

Neil Tonge

  • 5 stars across 16 books
Neil Tonge is an experienced writer of children`s non-fiction, with a particular interest in history. As an experienced teacher of 22 years, Neil escaped into the semi-retirement of advisory and inspection work. Firmly wedded to the idea that children need to understand that learning is fun, Neil has produced a wide range of information and activity books for children from six to sixteen and beyond. His book `Terrible Tudors` was voted second most popular book of 2000 and it was featured on Blue Peter.
2nd February 2017

Terrible Tudors

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Terrible Tud... MoreTerrible Tudors

(12 reviews) Review
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... MoreVile Victorians

(7 reviews) Review
8th June 2023

Terrible Tudors

  Discover all the cut-throat facts about the Terrible Tudors with history’s most horrible headlines: Tudo... MoreTerrible Tudors

(1 review) Review
8th October 2015

Survivors: A Victorian Mine Disaster: A Young Boy's Story

It's the 1840s in a Victorian mining town and disaster is about to strike. For young John Elliot and his family, life in... MoreSurvivors: A Victorian Mine Disaster: A Young Boy's Story

(0 reviews) Review
10th July 2014

The History Detective Investigates: Anglo-Saxons

Discover the answers to fascinating questions in these new titles from the History Detective Investigates series. Follow... MoreThe History Detective Investigates: Anglo-Saxons

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1st May 2008

Dark Eagle and Other Historical Stories

Dark Eagle and other stories is a collection of historical tales. A boy is torn between loyalty to his own clan and the ... MoreDark Eagle and Other Historical Stories

(0 reviews) Review
31st May 2001

Blood and Ice

The stories in the "World War II Flashbacks" series draw the reader into the experiences and emotions of a young person'... MoreBlood and Ice

(0 reviews) Review
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