Gruesome Guides: Edinburgh by Terry Deary


Gruesome Guides: Edinburgh by Terry Deary

It's history with the nasty bits left in! Want to know: Whose pickled skin became a sought-after souvenir? Why it's alright to spit on the High Street? How the pupils of Edinburgh High School got away with murder? Plot your path to the past with a frightful full-colour map of the city's horrible highlights - climb up the cursed castle for tales of reckless raids and hit the High Street for a whole host of historical horrors!

About the Author

Terry Deary

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors Terry Deary is the author of 249 fiction and non-fiction books published in 36 years and is one of the most successful children’s authors of all time. His Horrible Histories series has sold over 6 million copies in the UK and has been translated into over 40 languages, as well as being adapted into a BAFTA award-winning television series for CBBC. Terry was also voted The Outstanding Non-Fiction Author of the 20th Century (Books for Keeps). He has now turned his attentions to adult fiction and non-fiction and more television and stage work.

He is married to Jenny and they have a daughter Sara who recently had twins, Terry's first grandchildren. He lives in Durham.

Q+A with Terry Deary

Favourite Hero: Guy Fawkes

Favourite Monster: The Chimera

Your weapon of choice: Machine Gun

Special Secret Power: Invisibility

Favourite Fight scene: Gladiators

Goodie or baddie: Baddie

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96 pages


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Publication date

4th January 2010



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