The Thief, the Fool and the Big Fat King by Terry Deary


The Thief, the Fool and the Big Fat King by Terry Deary

Every day, hapless hopefuls - or 'coneys', as the locals call them - travel to dirty and dangerous London, trying to seek their fortunes. But what and who is waiting for them when they get there? Tricksters and conmen, like young Eleanor's family, who prey on the naivety of 'coneys'. As Eleonor grows older and more aware of the goings on around her, she becomes troubled by her family's cunning and foils their plans to catch a 'coney'. Meanwhile, the fearsome King Henry VIII has some rather cruel ideas of justice ...for everyone. 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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