The Quarrelsome Celts and the Rapacious Romans by Catrin Stevens


The Quarrelsome Celts and the Rapacious Romans by Catrin Stevens

The wicked truth of history is revealed! Celts? Romans? Who were they? Well they were the quarrelsome and rapacious people whose wicked ways are revealed in this book. You'll find plenty of foul facts and terrifying tales about their fierce fighting and blood-filled battles on these pages.


Following the same style as the hugely successful Horrible Histories, this is the latest in the Wicked Wales series, containing an entertaining collection of facts and myths about the Celts and Romans in Wales, covering the period between 800BC and 400AD. Information is presented at a brisk and lively pace, broken up by quizzes, differing fonts, speech bubbles, cartoons and drawings that continuously pull the reader through the book. There are letters, interviews, magazine articles and diaries to vary the layout. It has a jokey style, and takes a light approach to the material, using puns, witty alliteration and a range of current references, including the Daleks! Where these books differ from Horrible Histories is that they focus specifically in and around Wales. My children were keen to grab this one out of my hands. It was an enjoyable and informative read, and will certainly entertain its target audience, boys and girls aged 9+. Sally Owen It is possible to use this review for promotional purposes, but the following acknowledgment should be included: A review from, with the permission of the Welsh Books Council. Gellir defnyddior adolygiad hwn at bwrpas hybu, ond gofynnir i chi gynnwys y gydnabyddiaeth ganlynol: Adolygiad oddi ar, trwy ganiatd Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru. -- Welsh Books Council

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144 pages


Catrin Stevens
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Publication date

2nd February 2015



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