Awfully Ancient: Gory Gladiators, Savage Centurions and Caesar's Sticky End A menacing history of the unruly Romans! by Kay Barnham
  

Awfully Ancient: Gory Gladiators, Savage Centurions and Caesar's Sticky End A menacing history of the unruly Romans!

Written by Kay Barnham
Illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones
Part of the Awfully Ancient Series

Synopsis

Awfully Ancient: Gory Gladiators, Savage Centurions and Caesar's Sticky End A menacing history of the unruly Romans! by Kay Barnham

Welcome reader! This is the history book you've been waiting for! Summon your centurions and charge back to the past with us to discover all there is to know about grim gladiators, evil emperors and lethal legionaries of Ancient Rome.Take a look at the powerful Roman army, its legions, cohorts, centuries and legionaries, get an introduction to Julius Caesar and find out about the eventual fall of the western Roman Empire.What was a vomitorium? Which emperor gave his horse a job in government? And who murdered Julius Caesar?These records of Roman times, hilariously illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones, are perfect for children of 9+ to discover the answers to all these curious contemplations and many more!

About the Author

Kay Barnham was born in Barrow-in-Furness, grew up in Carlisle, went to college in Brighton, and lived in Hove for a while, before sailing for Kinsale, Co Cork, popping back to Hove and then moving to the New Forest with her husband and daughter. And never at any point has she lived more than ten miles from the sea. She began working in children's publishing in 1992. She was an editor first of all, working on illustrated non-fiction and learning fun facts like how long it would take to walk to the moon - nine years - and how to spell palaeontology. Next, she commissioned fiction titles, editing picture books, storybooks and novels. And then she got the chance to write her own books, which she thinks is quite the best job ever. Except possibly being a chocolatier. She writes non-fiction as Kay Barnham. Her specialist subjects include ice-skating, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, lightning, fairies, Roald Dahl, Sir Isaac Newton, Christmas, dolphins, Florence Nightingale and very bad cracker jokes. And chocolate.She also writes fiction as Kay Woodward, including the Skate School series for Usborne and the novels Jane Airhead and Wuthering Hearts for Andersen Press. Altogether, she's written about a hundred books. Her favourite colour is navy blue. Her favourite chocolate is 85% cocoa solids.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Kay Barnham
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Publisher

Wayland (Publishers) Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

14th January 2016

ISBN

9780750290074


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