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Terry Deary - Author

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors Terry Deary is the author of 249 fiction and non-fiction books published in 36 years and is one of the most successful children’s authors of all time. His Horrible Histories series has sold over 6 million copies in the UK and has been translated into over 40 languages, as well as being adapted into a BAFTA award-winning television series for CBBC. Terry was also voted The Outstanding Non-Fiction Author of the 20th Century (Books for Keeps). He has now turned his attentions to adult fiction and non-fiction and more television and stage work.

He is married to Jenny and they have a daughter Sara who recently had twins, Terry's first grandchildren. He lives in Durham.

Q+A with Terry Deary

Favourite Hero: Guy Fawkes

Favourite Monster: The Chimera

Your weapon of choice: Machine Gun

Special Secret Power: Invisibility

Favourite Fight scene: Gladiators

Goodie or baddie: Baddie

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Ghost for Sale
Terry Deary - illustrated by Stefano Tambellini
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 7 A hilarious, riddling tale from the international bestselling author of Horrible Histories, Terry Deary. Without exception dyslexia-friendly books published by Barrington Stoke get off to an exciting start and maintain the impetus throughout, with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/11/2015
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Pitt Street Pirates
Terry Deary - illustrated by Stefano Tambellini
Interest Age 7+ Reading Age 7+. The Pitt Street Pirates want to find the treasure and they want to find it quickly. Led by Captain Roger Redbeard (who doesn't actually have a red beard) they need to build a boat,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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The Vampire of Croglin
Terry Deary
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. A comical mystery from one of the UK's best known novelists, Terry Deary. Be prepared however, for fear will also run through your veins in a plot so sinister and frightening that you will...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/04/2015
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Dick Turpin: Legends and Lies
Terry Deary - illustrated by Stefano Tambellini
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. This title is part of the Barrington Stoke Reality Check series - true stories that are stranger than fiction. It's a real page-turner and provides a fascinating insight into one of history's most famous...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2014
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The Pigeon Spy
Terry Deary
Can a pigeon save the two hundred American soldiers who are trapped behind the enemy lines? American farm-boy Joe, who shouldn't really be fighting anyway because he is under-age, is useless at most things but he is brilliant at training...
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Format: Paperback | Released 12/09/2013
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The Bomber Balloon
Terry Deary
Millie Watson is growing up with the ever-present threat of German bombs. No lights are allowed to show at night and no sounds must be made when the great German Zeppelins are flying overhead. Kept afloat with hot air and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 12/09/2013
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The Last Flight
Terry Deary
War in the air was a dangerous but thrilling experience for the young men who risked their lives in the new fangled aeroplanes. When Alfred's skill with a camera is spotted during training he is sent off to join the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 18/07/2013
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The War Game
Terry Deary
When Albert joins the army in December 1914 he is trained ready to go and fight in the trenches in France. Initially, many thought the war would be over by Christmas but now it is clear that it could go...
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Format: Paperback | Released 18/07/2013
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War Games
Terry Deary - illustrated by Stefano Tambellini
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 Best-known for his Horrible Histories, Terry Deary has an exceptional ability to bring the past to life. Here, in two short stories with a sporting theme set in the Second World War, he...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/05/2013
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The Beastly Best Bits
Terry Deary - illustrated by Martin Brown
Terry Deary and Martin Brown take you on a guided tour through the history of the world using their favourite bits of 20 years of Horrible Histories books. And they promise to leave the gory bits in (and the boring...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/03/2013
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Terry Deary's Knights' Tales: The Knight of Swords and Spooks
Terry Deary
A brilliantly exciting series from the pen of the master of books that are funny as well as based on historical events. Terry Deary has no equal in his ability to make history fun, whether it's through his Horrible History...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/12/2009
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Terry Deary's Knights' Tales: The Knight of Silk and Steel
Terry Deary
A wittily told and unusual story about the chivalrous world of knights, squires, damsels and challenges. When a stranger comes into the tavern claiming that he is a knight but wearing a long dress the villagers don't know what to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2009
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Terry Deary's Knights' Tales: The Knight of Spurs and Spirits
Terry Deary
A sad story of cruelty in high places gives a chilling history lesson about the power of the rich over the life and death of the poor. Sir Robert is a bad tempered master who lashes out at his servants...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2009
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Master Crook's Crime Academy: Robbery For Rascals
Terry Deary
Welcome to the school where scoundrels save the day. This is Robin Hood meets Oliver Twist in a laugh-out-loud new series from one of the most-loved children's authors, Terry Deary. With a cast of hilarious characters, witty asides and farcical...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2009
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Master Crook's Crime Academy: Burglary For Beginners
Terry Deary
Welcome to the school where scoundrels save the day. This is Robin Hood meets Oliver Twist in a laugh-out-loud new series from one of the most-loved children's authors, Terry Deary. With a cast of hilarious characters, witty asides and farcical...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2009
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The Fire Thief Fights Back
Terry Deary
Set in a world of gods and goddesses, the thrilling Fire Thief trilogy comes to a dramatic close with The Fire Thief Fights Back. Demi-god Prometheus befriends Sam, a young boy in difficulties, and soon Sam is caught up in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2009
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Flight Of The Fire Thief
Terry Deary
If you've not yet introduced yourself to Deary's Fire Thief series then you must – a series that reinvents, in a more contemporary setting, the myth of Prometheus. The Fire Thief was published to much acclaim earlier this year and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2008
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The Vampire of Croglin
Terry Deary
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. A comical mystery from one of the UK's best known novelists, Terry Deary. Be prepared however, for fear will also run through your veins in a plot so sinister and frightening that you will...
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Format: Paperback | Released 22/05/2008
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Dick Turpin Legend and Lies
Terry Deary
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. This title is part of the Barrington Stoke Reality Check series - true stories that are stranger than fiction. It's a real page-turner and provides a fascinating insight into one of history's most famous...
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 29/03/2007
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The Boy Who Cried Horse
Terry Deary
A great introduction to the famous story of the Trojan Horse. Acheron is such a liar that no one believes him when he warns the people of Troy to be wary of the giant wooden horse which the Greeks have...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2007
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Flight of the Fire Thief
Terry Deary
If you've not yet introduced yourself to Deary's Fire Thief series then you must – a series that reinvents, in a more contemporary setting, the myth of Prometheus. The Fire Thief was published to much acclaim earlier this year...
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Format: Hardback | Released 18/09/2006
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Terry Deary's Terribly True Spy Stories
Terry Deary
Sometimes fact can be stranger than fiction.... Author of the brilliant Horrible Histories series has collected some amazing real life spy stories. So, forget James Bond and Ethan Hawk and start reading about the escapades of real spies from Persia in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 22/05/2006
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The Fire Thief
Terry Deary
Author of the best-selling Horrible Histories, Terry Deary here gives us a rollicking add-on to the story of Prometheus, the Titan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the humans. In a cracking time-travelling story...
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Format: Hardback | Released 16/01/2006
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