Dick Turpin Legend and Lies by Terry Deary

Dick Turpin Legend and Lies

Written by Terry Deary

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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 villains. Terry Deary knows just how to grab a reader's attention and as a consequence makes history so much fun. He's a master in his field. Barrington Stoke's mission is to help children enjoy reading by publishing accessible, enjoyable and unpatronising short books for children who are dyslexic, struggling to read, or simply reluctant to sit down with a book. For further information do go to their website www.barringtonstoke.co.uk


Dick Turpin Legend and Lies by Terry Deary

Five strangers meet in the crowds to watch Dick Turpin hang. Each has a story to tell about the famous highwayman. He’s been called a liar, a thief, a bully and a murderer – but who is the real Dick Turpin?

About the Author

Terry Deary

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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Paperback (b Format)
64 pages


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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

29th March 2007




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