The Usborne Book of Castles by Lesley Sims
  

The Usborne Book of Castles

Written by Lesley Sims
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RRP £9.99

Synopsis

The Usborne Book of Castles by Lesley Sims

This is a new edition of this hugely entertaining guide to castles, published in association with English Heritage. This book helps you to find out what it was like to live inside a castle, discover where people ate, slept and made merry and even experience a siege in action in this packed and informative history. Stunning photographs are combined with artwork and unique computer graphics so that readers will experience the world of castles as never before. A selection of recommended websites is spread throughout the book. These allow readers to discover even more about castle life, including virtual tours and exciting and innovative games.

About the Author

Lesley has written ever since she can remember. After winning prizes for English at school, she went on to study law at university because her mother insisted she had something to fall back on.

She qualified as a barrister but realised she didn't want to spend her life in a wig. She was also writing short stories when she should have been revising for her Bar Finals, another clue that she wasn't cut out for legal life. Instead, she joined a small publishing company and edited their directory of the legal profession.

In 1993, Usborne Publishing advertised for a fiction editor in their Oxford office and she leapt at the chance. She transferred to the London office in 1995, writing puzzle fiction and humorous history books. Her "Visitor's Guide to Ancient Rome", a spoof tourist guide to the city, won the Times Educational Supplement Senior Information Book Award in 2000. She is now a managing editor in charge of the Young and First Reading Series, Handbooks and Treasuries, among others.

When she isn't writing or editing, Lesley loves watching plays and films, learning to tap dance, taking long walks beside the Thames and playing her tenor sax in a jazz band. Her favourite colour is purple.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
104 pages

Author

Lesley Sims
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Publisher

Usborne Publishing Ltd

Publication date

1st March 2006

ISBN

9780746069097


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