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Dastardly Dictators, Rulers & Other Loony Leaders by Paul Harrison

Dastardly Dictators, Rulers & Other Loony Leaders

Written by Paul Harrison
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Part of the Barmy Biogs Series

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Dastardly Dictators, Rulers & Other Loony Leaders by Paul Harrison

Discover all about the fascinating lives of some of the most unusual, quirky and eccentric characters in world history! Learn about the Persian King who ordered the sea to be whipped as punishment, find out why a thirteenth-century crusader took to the streets in his pants, and what posessed a French Queen to build a fake tumble-down village for GBP4 million. Peppered with Crackpot Quiz questions and Mad, Bad and Truly Sticky Endings features this book is enthralling, entertaining and educational all at the same time!


Visually interesting... will appeal to many. The School Librarian

About the Author

Paul Harrison is an award-winning editor and author. He has written a wide variety of books for children, and has a particular passion for modern history. He lives with his wife and son in Hove, East Sussex.

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96 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

9th October 2014



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