Cruel Crime by Terry Deary


Cruel Crime by Terry Deary

It's history with the nasty bits left in! Want to know: \* who was sentenced to death - by coffee? \* where you could be whipped for flying a kite? \* why a cockerel was burnt at the stake? Find out the truth about brutal school beatings, test you local policeman, and see if you can escape beheading in the Tower of London game.

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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128 pages


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Publication date

5th July 2012



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