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Corpse Talk: Book 1 (The Phoenix Presents) [Paperback]

Adam Murphy
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3 July 2014 The Phoenix Presents
The dead are rising! Up out of the mouldering pages of history comes the chat show that digs the dirt on some of history's most famous, infamous and downright incredible men and women. What was the secret of Cleopatra's irresistible personality? Why did Genghis Khan become obsessed with world domination? Which scientist is still radioactive, almost 100 years after her death? Join your hose, ADAM MURPHY, as he gets the answers to these questions and many more, on CORPSE TALK, the show that brings the dead famous to life!

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: David Fickling Books (3 July 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1910200018
  • ISBN-13: 978-1910200018
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 17.6 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,891 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Corpse Talk is funny, it's entertaining, it's educational and information packed. What more could you possibly want?" - Forbidden Planet International "Here then is a great strip to champion the educational side of comics - Kids and adults will learn a great deal from Corpse Talk, with a goodly dose of tongue in cheek humour and outright cheekiness." - Read it Daddy!

About the Author

Hugely talented comics artist. Mind-blowingly good illustrator. Incredible husband. Idiot savant.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Corpse Talk 26 July 2014
By Jenny, Wondrous Reads TOP 500 REVIEWER
As soon as I laid eyes on Corpse Talk I knew it was going to be good. The idea by itself is fantastic - a chat show interviewing famous dead people from history. Have you ever heard a more genius pitch than that? The fact that it's presented as a comic makes it even better, and the illustrations are some of the funniest I've seen. Kids are in for a treat with this one!

Corpse Talk host Adam Murphy, also the author and illustrator, basically interviews real dead people who had an important role to play in our history. So besides being educational, it's also highly amusing and very, very clever, packed with facts that kids nowadays probably don't even learn in their school history lessons.

Famous dead people interviewed include Tutankhamun, Florence Nightingale, Henry VIII, Abraham Lincoln and my favourites Winston Churchill and Jane Austen. The comic conversations themselves are easygoing and interesting, and Corpse Talk succeeds in making history fun, and as an added bonus you'll also learn all about Winston Churchill's power naps!

Corpse Talk is a great way to spend a couple of hours, especially in you're interested in historical figures. Even if you're not it's still an enjoyable read, packed with jokes and intelligent writing that is sure to make anyone appreciate years gone by. Oh, and the artwork is great too - you'll never look at Emmeline Pankhurst the same way again!

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