Why are Castles Castle-shaped? 100 1\2 Questions About Castles Answered by Philip Ardagh


Why are Castles Castle-shaped? 100 1\2 Questions About Castles Answered by Philip Ardagh

Philip Ardagh has a passion for history. During his numerous children's events over the years, he has been asked just about every conceivable question about castles and life in medieval times. Here he answers his favourite (printable) ones, in a similar style that made his book Did Dinosaurs Snore? a monster hit with pre-history fans. Everything from alchemy to the Crusades are covered in this entertaining and informative book, from 'Who built castles?','Where did everyone sleep?' and 'What's a lady's favour?' to the more obscure 'Did they have baths?' and 'Did they have toilet paper?'. There are black and white illustrations throughout as well as fascinating fact boxes and quick quizzes to test what you have learned. The reference section includes timelines, and a glossary and index. If the answer doesn't lie somewhere between these covers, then it probably isn't a castle question worth asking.

About the Author

Philip Ardagh is a prolific writer who has been published in 40 countries around the world. His titles include the bestselling Eddie Dickens trilogy, High in the Clouds, co-written with Paul McCartney, and Stinking Rich and Just Plain Stinky, the winner of the 2009 Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He stands two metres tall with a most impressive beard, and lives in a seaside town with his wife and two cats. Find him on twitter and instagram as .

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128 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11


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Publication date

17th June 2002



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