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You Wouldn't Want to be

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    Book 1
    Book 1

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

    Get ready...as a harderned sailor, you're about to join Shackleton in what will prove to be one of the most gruelling ad... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    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 ... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    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... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    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... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    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... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    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... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    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 ... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    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... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    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... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    You Wouldn't Want To Be An Egyptian Mummy!

    As an ancient Egyptian, your body is being prepared for the afterlife. But it's fairly disgusting business, and you can'... More

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    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... More

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    Book 12
    Book 12

    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... More

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    Book 13
    Book 13

    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 ... More

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    Book 14
    Book 14

    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,... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    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... More

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    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... More

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    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... More

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    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... More

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    Book 19
    Book 19

    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. ... More

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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 so... More

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    Book 21
    Book 21

    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 ... More

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    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, ... More

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    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... More

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    Book 24
    Book 24

    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... More

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    Book 25
    Book 25

    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... More

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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... More

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    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... More

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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... More

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    Book 29
    Book 29

    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... More

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    Book 30
    Book 30

    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 family ... More

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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 yo... More

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    Book 48
    Book 48

    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 ... More

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