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Book 1
Book 1

You Wouldn't Want To Be: Ill in Tudor Times

As an apprentice barber surgeon of the 1500s you are embarking on a career in which you will have to treat the gruesome ... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be: Ill in Tudor Times

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Book 2
Book 2

You Wouldn't Want To Be Married To Henry VIII!

Marrying Henry VIII was not an easy option - tips provided in this book include 'think carefully before accepting his pr... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be Married To Henry VIII!

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Book 3
Book 3

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Viking Explorer!

Get ready...as an adventurous young Viking living in 10th century Norway, you are keen to join other explorers in search... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be A Viking Explorer!

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Book 4
Book 4

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Slave In Ancient Greece!

Seized by slave traders, separated from your native tribe, your family and friends, you are put up for sale in the slave... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be A Slave In Ancient Greece!

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Book 5
Book 5

You Wouldn't Want To Be In The Trenches in World War One!

It's August 1914. You are 16-year-old Tommy Atkins, living in London. Set against a backdrop of the war just broken out ... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be In The Trenches in World War One!

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Book 6
Book 6

You Wouldn't Want To Be An Egyptian Mummy!

Embark on the ancient expedition of a lifetime as you unwrap the mysteries of mummification!It's time to make a mummy! A... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be An Egyptian Mummy!

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Book 7
Book 7

You Wouldn't Want To Be Ill In Tudor Times!

Discover what it was like to be a barber surgeon in the sixteenth century and why it was a terrible time for people to b... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be Ill In Tudor Times!

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Book 8
Book 8

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Victorian Schoolchild!

Growing up in Britain in the 1880s wasn't easy. For a young child in school the going is tough and the punishments are h... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be A Victorian Schoolchild!

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Book 9
Book 9

You Wouldn't Want To Be On Shackleton's Polar Expedition!

Get ready...as a hardened sailor, you're about to join Shackleton in what will prove to be one of the most gruelling adv... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be On Shackleton's Polar Expedition!

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Book 10
Book 10

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Victorian Miner!

As a man brought up a British coal-mining village in the 1860s, you have to endure the dangers and difficulties of worki... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be A Victorian Miner!

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Book 11
Book 11

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Roman Gladiator!

Do you think being a Roman gladiator seems glamorous? Think again! At gladiator school, you'll be taught to fight, kill,... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be A Roman Gladiator!

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Book 12
Book 12

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Pirate's Prisoner!

Get ready...as the captain of a Spanish treasure ship sailing in the Spanish Main, you're about to get captured as a pir... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be A Pirate's Prisoner!

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Book 13
Book 13

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Medieval Knight!

You are the son of a senior servant living in England in the 1400s. Instead of following in your father's footsteps and ... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be A Medieval Knight!

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Book 14
Book 14

You Wouldn't Want To Be In A Medieval Dungeon!

It's the end of the 15th century, and your local castle is looking for a jailer. Are you up to the job? Your charges wil... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be In A Medieval Dungeon!

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Book 15
Book 15

You Wouldn't Want To Sail On The Titanic!

The year is 1907, and you are the manager of a prestigious shipping company. You decide to plan and build the largest an... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Sail On The Titanic!

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Book 16
Book 16

You Wouldn't Want To Be In The Ancient Greek Olympics!

You are a young boy in the city-state of Athens at the height of the Ancient Greek civilisation. Following several years... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be In The Ancient Greek Olympics!

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Book 17
Book 17

You Wouldn't Want To Be An Anglo-Saxon Peasant!

You’re a farmer’s son living in England in the early 7th century. Your people are descendants of invaders from Northern ... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be An Anglo-Saxon Peasant!

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Book 18
Book 18

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Victorian Servant!: Extended Edition

Get ready... as a 12-year-old girl living in Britain in the 1880s, you are about to start work for a wealthy family. You... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be A Victorian Servant!: Extended Edition

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Book 19
Book 19

You Wouldn't Want To Work In A Victorian Mill!: Extended Edition

The year is 1842, and you have been taken from your mother in London to work in a cotton mill in smoky Manchester. The w... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Work In A Victorian Mill!: Extended Edition

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Book 20
Book 20

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Roman Soldier!: Extended Edition

Get ready... as a young man living in the Roman Empire, you’ve heard many stories about far-away lands and people. It s... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be A Roman Soldier!: Extended Edition

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Book 21
Book 21

You Wouldn't Want To Be In The Great Fire Of London!: Extended Edition

As if the plague wasn't bad enough, here comes the fiery antidote! As famous diary-keeper Samuel Pepys, you'll witness f... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be In The Great Fire Of London!: Extended Edition

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Book 22
Book 22

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Shakespearean Actor!: Extended Edition

In 16th century London, you start work as an actor at William Shakespeare's theatre, but soon realise it won't be easy. ... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be A Shakespearean Actor!: Extended Edition

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Book 23
Book 23

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Mammoth Hunter!: Extended Edition

Get ready... finding food and shelter in the ice age is not easy. You must be ready to trek for miles in search of prey,... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be A Mammoth Hunter!: Extended Edition

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Book 24
Book 24

You Wouldn't Want To Sail With Christopher Columbus!

You are Christopher Columbus, the explorer who accidentally discovered America. Follow Columbus' struggles to finance hi... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Sail With Christopher Columbus!

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Book 25
Book 25

You Wouldn't Want To Be An Aztec Sacrifice!

You are a young man from a noble family in Mexico. Little do you suspect that you are about to fall victim to one of the... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be An Aztec Sacrifice!

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Book 26
Book 26

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Secret Agent During World War Two

As a French refugee in the Second World War, you find hope in the Special Operations Executive in Britain. Your task? Yo... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be A Secret Agent During World War Two

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Book 27
Book 27

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Second World War Evacuee

You are a 10-year-old girl living in London with your family in 1938. When the German air force begins dropping bombs on... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be A Second World War Evacuee

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Book 28
Book 28

You Wouldn't Want To Be Guy Fawkes!

As Catholic conspirator and would-be assassin Guy Fawkes, you'll witness the secretive planning and thwarted execution o... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be Guy Fawkes!

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Book 29
Book 29

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Mayan Soothsayer

You are the son of a Mayan soothsayer, living near the city of Copan in about AD 710. Becoming a soothsayer yourself mea... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be A Mayan Soothsayer

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Book 30
Book 30

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Convict Sent To Australia

You are an 18th-century convict faced with a fate potentially worse than death: to be sent to one of the new English col... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be A Convict Sent To Australia

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Book 31
Book 31

You Wouldn't Want To Work On The Great Wall Of China!

Get ready . . . you're a hardworking farmer trying to support your family. But you disobey the Emperor's orders and soon... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Work On The Great Wall Of China!

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Book 32
Book 32

You Wouldn't Want To Be Cleopatra!

Get ready . . . you're a princess born into the Egyptian royal family. But it's not easy living in the palace. From fami... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be Cleopatra!

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Book 33
Book 33

You Wouldn't Want To Explore With Captain Cook!

The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourages readers to get emotionally involved with ... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Explore With Captain Cook!

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Book 34
Book 34

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Slave In Pompeii!

It is AD 79 and you are a trusted slave, looking after your master's young son in a quiet and pleasant Roman seaside tow... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be A Slave In Pompeii!

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Book 35
Book 35

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Pyramid Builder!

The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to get emotionally involved with t... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be A Pyramid Builder!

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Book 36
Book 36

You Wouldn't Want To Be Mary, Queen of Scots!

See life through the eyes of one of the most unfortunate people in European history - Mary, Queen of Scots! Crowned as a... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be Mary, Queen of Scots!

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Book 37
Book 37

You Wouldn't Want To Be On Apollo XIII!

This engaging information book tells the story of the American astronauts who set out on the voyage of a lifetime in 197... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be On Apollo XIII!

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Book 38
Book 38

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Suffragette!

The spread of female suffrage is one of the success stories of the 20th century, but it was not achieved without a great... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be A Suffragette!

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Book 39
Book 39

You Wouldn't Want To Be Tutankhamun!

You are Tutankhamun, ruler of Egypt for a brief but turbulent period. You oversaw a national change in religion and then... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be Tutankhamun!

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Book 40
Book 40

You Wouldn't Want To Be A World War Two Pilot!

As an American pilot joining the RAF during World War Two, you'll experience many ups and downs, and no doubt you'll dis... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be A World War Two Pilot!

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Book 41
Book 41

You Wouldn't Want To Explore with Sir Francis Drake!

It is 1577 and Francis Drake, the Queen of England's favourite adventurer, has been ordered to command a new expedition ... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Explore with Sir Francis Drake!

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Book 42
Book 42

You Wouldn't Want To Sail in the Spanish Armada!

May, 1588. You are a sailor in the service of King Philip II of Spain, and your country is about to send `la felicissima... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Sail in the Spanish Armada!

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Book 43
Book 43

You Wouldn't Want To Live In A Medieval Castle!

You're a country girl in 13th-century England and there's trouble ahead. The year is 1215 and King John is in a power st... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Live In A Medieval Castle!

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Book 44
Book 44

You Wouldn't Want To Sail On A 19th-Century Whaling Ship!

The year is 1819. You are a 14-year-old boy named Thomas Nickerson, living in Nantucket. It is one of the most important... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Sail On A 19th-Century Whaling Ship!

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Book 45
Book 45

You Wouldn't Want To Sail on the Mary Rose!

You’re a young sailor aboard the ill-fated Mary Rose, pride of Henry VIII’s fleet. You’ll learn the ropes (literally!) a... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Sail on the Mary Rose!

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Book 46
Book 46

You Wouldn't Want To Be In The Trenches In World War One!

It’s August 1914. You are 16-year-old Tommy Atkins, living in London. Set against a backdrop of the war just broken out ... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be In The Trenches In World War One!

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Book 47
Book 47

You Wouldn't Want To Be In Alexander The Great's Army!

You are a soldier in Alexander the Great's army - ruler of one of the largest empires in the ancient world. The book cha... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be In Alexander The Great's Army!

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Book 48
Book 48

You Wouldn't Want To Be In A Virus Pandemic!

You Wouldn't Want To Be In A Virus Pandemic! is a fast-paced, informative and entertaining guide to pandemics like the C... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be In A Virus Pandemic!

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Book 49
Book 49

You Wouldn't Want To Meet Burke and Hare!

It's 1828 and you're a medical student at the world-famous Edinburgh university. You are keen to start dissecting bodies... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Meet Burke and Hare!

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Book 50
Book 50

You Wouldn't Want To Be In A Tank In World War Two!

You’re a member of a tank crew in the Second World War. You’ll learn about the challenges and dangers of serving in a ta... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be In A Tank In World War Two!

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Book 51
Book 51

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Prisoner in the Tower of London!

The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach placing readers at the centre of the narrative histo... MoreYou Wouldn't Want To Be A Prisoner in the Tower of London!

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