The Lost Diary of King Henry VIII's Executioner by Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
  

The Lost Diary of King Henry VIII's Executioner

Written by Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
Illustrated by Martin Chatterton

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Synopsis

The Lost Diary of King Henry VIII's Executioner by Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore

'Tudor Scandal - Chopper tells all.' Newly discovered diaries and scrapbook cuttings of Chopper Smith - chief executioner at the court of King Henry VIII - reveal astonishing details of life in Tudor time. This work also includes: banquets and beheadings; torture and terror; weddings and funerals; the odd birth or two; the King's most private thoughts; Henry's wives and the loves of their lives; jousting and jokes; music and monasteries; and much, much more! You've never read anything like it before!

About the Author

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore

Steve Barlow is not Steve Barlow's real name. His real name is Steve Lowe, but he couldn't be Steve Lowe because playwright Stephen Lowe is already Steve Lowe, though his real name is Stephen Wright, but he couldn't be Wright because Steven Wright was already Steven Wright, so Stephen Wright had to change his name to Stephen Lowe; so Steve Lowe couldn't be Steve Lowe because Stephen Wright was already Stephen Lowe because Steven Wright was Steven Wright so Steve Lowe changed his name to Steve Barlow, all on account of Stephen Wright. Right?

Steve Barlow was born in Britain (in Crewe, in the county of Cheshire). He went to Brierley Street School, which was like Bash Street only not as sophisticated, then to Crewe County Grammar School for Boys (and what kind of school feels the need, in its name, to remind its pupils what gender they are? Hmmm?). He went on to study at Warwick University and Nottingham University, and worked at various times as a teacher, actor, stage manager and puppeteer. Then he went to teach in Botswana, where a valid excuse for students not handing in their homework was 'A goat ate it, sir!'. On his return to the UK he met Steve Skidmore, and the rest is hysteria.

Steve Barlow lives in Somerset with his wife Cathy, daughter Amy and son Robbie. He likes walking, sailing, reading, listening to music and shouting at politicians on the telly.

Steve Skidmore is shorter than Steve Barlow and less hairy. He was born in Birstall near Leicester in England. After managing to pass some exams at school, he went on to Nottingham University to supposedly read English, but spent most of his time playing sport and doing a variety of summer jobs including counting pastry pie lids (yes, really).

He trained as a teacher of Drama, English and Film studies, before teaming up with Steve Barlow to become a full time author.

He lives in Leicester and is a great rugby fan (he supports Leicester Tigers - "Come on you Tiiiiigeeeers!")

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
128 pages
Interest Age: From 9 To 12

Author

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
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Author's Website

www.the2steves.net

Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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Publication date

17th February 1997

ISBN

9780006945550


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