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Horrible Histories: The Savage Stone Age (BBC Radio Collection) Audio Cassette – Audiobook, 7 Jun 2004

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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd (7 Jun. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0563523034
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563523031
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 10.6 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,742,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Terry was born in Sunderland, England, in 1946 and now lives in County Durham, in the North-east of England.

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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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Jun. 2000
Format: Paperback
An extremely funny book covering what seemed like most of the history of the Stone Age.Very good for young children and I recomend this book to anyone between the age of 5 and 15 who is interested in the Stone Age.
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'History can be horrible.
And the further back in time you go, the more horrible it becomes in some ways!
Of course not everyone believes this!
Some people would quite like the idea of time travel.
They'd like to go back in time and live in another age.
An age without homework, global warming and mad cow disease......

What you need is a book that will tell you the truth about the savagery of the 'Stone Age`.
What you need is a horrible history of `prehistoric' people - people who existed in those happy times before 'history' was invented......'

A witty, colourful cover opens to 128 pages, split over chapters:

1. Stone Age timeline
2. Awful for animals
3. Foul food
4. Groovy games
5. Batty beliefs
6. Test your teacher
7. Awful archaeologists
8. Lousy life
9. Rotten rituals
10. Stone Age spooks

with an introduction and an epilogue.

Written with the typical Deary humour and illustrations from Martin Brown throughout.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Oct. 1999
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It tells you about history in a funny way.It is very good in the way it tells you about things the teachers don't tell you. At first it will give you the creeps but when you get used to it, it is very entertaining and i was reading it for days upon end.The introduction gets you right into the book and what it's about.The epilogue at the end leads you into reading the next book in the series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Sept. 1999
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This was a very interesting book to read as it was hilarious but it also was informative at the same time. The series of "Horrible" books are very informative and I can't wait until more come out!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on 10 Jun. 2009
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This is a very good read and funny too. I found out lots of important infomation!
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A Kid's Review on 8 Jan. 2009
Format: Paperback
Do you want to know:
* What Stone Age people used instead of toilet paper?
* Why a hole in the skull is good for headaches?
* How to make a Stone Age mummy?
Discover all the foul facts about the Savage Stone Age - all the gore and more!
Read on for incredible information on nasty Neanderthals, awesome archaeologists, and curious cave paintings. Find out the truth behind Stonehenge and what sick scientists do with Stone Age excrement (poo). It's history but with all the horrible bits left in. The Savage Stone Age is a book about people with absolutely no idea about table manners but amazingly they knew how to make themselves comfy in caves; they even knew hunt wild animals for tea!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By a owen on 19 Dec. 2014
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Horrible Histories, Whats not to love. We all love reading them in our house
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Feb. 2000
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This and all of the series are my favorite books. This one in particular was really good. I liked the story at the end about the neanderthal man, it made me think about how cruel we are to others. It is a must have book. From Kieran
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