Terry Deary's Knights' Tales: The Knight of Spurs and Spirits by Terry Deary

Terry Deary's Knights' Tales: The Knight of Spurs and Spirits

Written by Terry Deary
Part of the Knights' Tales Series

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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 with frightening regularity. When his violence gets out of hand, he kills Roger his stable boy. Although he escapes justice, he and even his castle after his death are haunted by Roger’s unforgiving ghost. Terry Deary’s stories make the past come alive. The Knight of Silk and Steel is also available.


Terry Deary's Knights' Tales: The Knight of Spurs and Spirits by Terry Deary

The violent and cruel Sir Robert Hylton terrorises his servants in grand Hylton Castle. Whilst they suffer from cold, hunger and his temper, Sir Robert drinks wine and sits by the fire. When his violence goes one step too far, Sir Robert uses friends and influence to escape the law.

But ghosts are known for following their own justice and Sir Robert will not find peace.


'...exciting, funny stories based on historical events...'

'Bubbling with wit, language play and robust dialogue...just the right mix of ingredients to trigger young readers'


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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64 pages


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A & C Black Publishers Ltd

Publication date

1st July 2009




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