The Maid, the Witch and the Cruel Queen by Terry Deary


The Maid, the Witch and the Cruel Queen by Terry Deary

The day Queen Mary Tudor - also known as 'Bloody Mary' because she has anyone who doesn't go to church burned - came to town was the most terrifying day of young Meg's life. Everyone wants to impress Her Majesty, and what better way to show their devotion than by burning a witch themselves. But the witch in question, Old Nan, is more clever and cunning than the townspeople who hunt her. In the end, it is someone else who sparks the ferocious temper of the frightful Queen...Terry Deary's Tudor Tales explore the infamous world of the Tudors through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real monarchs and characters and take place in some of the most recognizable Tudor settings.

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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72 pages


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Publication date

11th August 2016



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