- Audio Cassette
- Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd (7 Jun. 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0563523131
- ISBN-13: 978-0563523130
- Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 10.6 x 1.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,074,562 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Horrible Histories: The Frightful First World War (BBC Radio Collection) Audio Cassette – Audiobook, 7 Jun 2004
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Terry's father (Billy) was a butcher in Hendon, Sunderland, and his mother (Freda) was the manageress of a clothing shop. He worked many years in his father's butcher shop as a boy. It was better than school where he was beaten, bullied and abused by his loathsome teachers.
Terry began his career as a professional actor in 1972 when he joined Theatre Powys in Mid-Wales. He has also worked as a theatre-director, museum manager, drama teacher, television presenter. He first acted on television in 1973 and in 2010 he made his debut in movies with a small part in a British film "Risen"
As an actor with Theatre Powys Terry began writing scripts for some of the shows. One of the most successful was a children's show called "The Custard Kid". The "Custard Kid" tour ended but Terry didn't want to lose the exciting tale so he turned it into a children's novel. That first novel was published by A & C Black who are still publishing his books 35 years later.
In 35 years as an author his writing has included fiction and popular non-fiction. He also writes TV, theatre, radio, audio and new media scripts.
In 2009 CBBC Television launched a major television series of his Horrible Histories which has gone on to win several Children's BAFTA awards. In February 2011 the TV series won a British Comedy Award for best sketch show - the first children's show ever to win a Comedy Award. The same month Terry Deary became the 10th most-borrowed author in British libraries.
In 2010 there was a computer game adaptation for Nintendo Wii, DS and PC. A series of theatre plays, 'Horrible Histories', have been created in collaboration with Birmingham Stage Company touring throughout 2006 - 2012.
His next projects are with film companies to animate a 28-part worldwide television series "Terry Deary's True Time Tales" as well as adapting his "The Fire Thief" trilogy of fiction for movies. In 2011 Terry will scriupt a movie about football called 90 Minutes.
His charity work includes being patron of Single Homeless Action Initiative in Derwentside (SHAID), Grace House Children's Hospice appeal and Integrating Children is a small charity based in North Durham providing children with disabilities the chance to take part in leisure activities and enjoy the same opportunities as the non-disabled .
Terry was awarded a degree as Doctor of Education at Sunderland University in 2000 and is an ambassador for his home city of Sunderland. In 2011 he won the Sheffield Childrten's Book award for his novel "Put out the light" - a book that was also nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Medal in 2012.
Terry has been married to Jenny since 1975 and their daughter Sara is a talented event rider who competes at international level. See her Shivers Event Team website. In June 2011 Sara had twins, Harry and Jessica, Terry and Jenny's first grand-children.
In his spare time Terry is a road runner with Derwentside Athletic Club and takes part in races from 3 miles up to the Great North Run 13.1 miles.
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Top Customer Reviews
World War I marked a period that we should never forget, and it's as important as ever for our youngsters to learn all about it. This is a great way to introduce them to the topic while entertaining them.
The usual Deary humour flows through the 136 pages packed with facts, written in a variety of type styles, and packed full of black & white illustrations/cartoons, from Martin Brown.
'Want to know how sniffing your own pee could save your life in the First World War?'
Split into chapters:
1. 1914 ~ The year of the first shot
2. 1915 ~ The year of total war
3. 1916 ~ The year of the Somme
4. 1917 ~ The year of the mud
5. 1918 ~ The year of exhaustion
with an introduction, a 'Test Your Teacher' section and an epilogue.
Read on for curious quizzes, rotten recipes, gruesome games and much more.
History has never been so horrible!'
'Why did the Great War start?
Lots of big, thick history books have been written to answer that question.
But, to put it simply, by 1914 the countries of Europe had formed themselves into two big gangs...like street gangs.
The gang called the 'Central Powers' were led by the Germans and
the gang we call the 'Allies' were led by the French and British.
The two gangs started collecting weapons, making threats and swapping insults, the way gangs do.
All it needed was for one gang member to throw the first stone and a huge punch-up would follow...'
So exactly HOW did the First World War start?
It's never one of the gang leaders that starts the fight, is it?
It's always one of the scruffy little kids that hangs around the edge.
In this case the scruffy little kid was called Bosnia in the Allies' gang...Read more ›
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We ( Year 11) used it to create a TIE piece for Y6 students. Perfect to improvise around. Loads of Horrible humour!Published 6 months ago by PYoung
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