Richard Brassey

Richard Brassey

  • 5 stars across 23 books
Richard Brassey is the author and illustrator of a host of colourful and original non-fiction books for children, among them the bestselling NESSIE THE LOCH NESS MONSTER and THE STORY OF SCOTLAND, which won the TES/SALTIRE SOCIETY AWARD. He lives in Essex. Visit his website at
1st May 2012

The Story of the Olympics

A brilliant introduction to the history of The Olympics, from the traditional games of Ancient Greece, to their revival ... MoreThe Story of the Olympics

(3 reviews) Review
4th March 2021

Greyfriars Bobby

The famous classic Scottish tale based on the true story of a dog's lifetime devotion to his master, first published in ... MoreGreyfriars Bobby

(3 reviews) Review
5th April 2012

The Queen

Between April and July 2012, extensive celebrations will celebrate the diamond jubilee of the Queen's reign. Following t... MoreThe Queen

(2 reviews) Review
10th April 2014

The Story of the World Cup

This is a colourful history of the World Cup from the author of THE STORY OF THE OLYMPICS. From the first tournamen... MoreThe Story of the World Cup

(1 review) Review
20th March 2003

Henry VIII

The life of Henry VIII is a wonderful subject for Richard Brassey to interpret through his comic, colourful pictures and... MoreHenry VIII

(1 review) Review
15th March 2001

The Story of Ireland

Comic, colourful and succinct, with short text-bytes, lots of pictures and jokey captions, this is a brilliant introduct... MoreThe Story of Ireland

(1 review) Review
3rd August 2009


Flora and Annie are off to stay with their grandparents for the summer. The girls will travel on their own from Cape Tow... MoreNelson

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28th September 2009

Elizabeth I?

Each title is a biography of one person's life, achievements and the problems they faced. The series covers many histori... MoreElizabeth I?

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1st September 2002

King Arthur

Arthur is a special boy. Brought up by the wizard Merlin and destined to be King. Britain is split by warring tribes and... MoreKing Arthur

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5th June 2014

The Story of World War One

It began 100 years ago. They said it would be over by Christmas. They were wrong! Read about the tanks and trenches, b... MoreThe Story of World War One

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  • The Story of the Olympics

    The Story of the Olympics

    I really loved reading this a bit at a time. So many facts. I didn't realise they did sports without clothes! And women were not aloud to do sport in...

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    The Queen

    by MrsV

    We borrowed this from the library after the Queen's Platinum Jubilee (70 years). Even though this book was brought out for her Diamond Jubilee (60 yea...

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    Everyone should read about wee Bobby. He was a true and loyal dog that we all would love to call our own. The book may be a tad tricky for some to get...