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The Slimy Stuarts (Horrible Histories) [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Terry Deary , Martin Brown
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15 Mar 1996 Horrible Histories
This history book describes the more gruesome side of the Stuart period. It tells why some Stuarts ate toads, snails and fleas, which king picked his nose and never washed his hands, and who wore fish on their feet. Facts about the revolting Roundheads and ghastly Guy Fawkes are given.

Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Scholsatic Ltd; Reprint edition (15 Mar 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590134825
  • ISBN-13: 978-1407102801
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 13 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 506,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars History made even more HORRIBLE! 21 Mar 2007
Learning without realising!

'The Slimy Stuarts tells you the foul, funny and fascinating facts about life for everyone in Stuart times, from gibbering James I to suffering school children and cunning criminals.

Want to know:-

why some slimy Stuarts ate toads, snails and fleas?
which king picked his nose and never washed his hands?
why people wore fish on their feet?

Read on for some awful information about revolting Roundheads, terrifying torture and the perilous plague.
Find out the gruesome truth about ghastly Guy Fawkes, and some tragic tales of woeful women accused of witchcraft.
History with the nasty bits left in!
History has never been so horrible!'

A humorous, colourful paperback cover opens to 127 pages, split over 19 chapters:-

* Slimy Stuart timeline
* Slimy James I
* Curious cures
* Charles I
* The Civil War
* The spooky Stuarts
* Test your teacher
* Sickly Stuart snacks
* Charles II
* Fire and plague
* James II
* Slimy Stuart crime
* Painful punishments
* William and Mary
* Slimy Stuart facts
* Stuart women and children
* Talk like a Stuart
* Stuart fun and games
* Queen Anne

with an introduction and an epilogue.

Written with typical Deary humour, in a variety of fonts, with black and white illustrations/cartoons throughout from Martin Brown. Littered with all sorts of trivia, ranging from 'Did you Know......snippets, quizzes, and 'test your teacher' questions......along.....with the odd riddle!

So what does one do with a 'lobster tail pot'?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Come on you Stuarts 6 April 2011
Horrible Histories: Slimy Stuarts.
Come On You Stuarts! By Terry Deary.

The Horrible Histories, series of books are fantastic, but in my opinion the Slimy Stuarts has to be the best.

In this amazing action packed book, you get to know all the fun facts about life in the Stuart times.

Just like every other Horrible History, it has quizzes, test your teacher and did you knows, but this is the absolute best!!!

I think everyone would enjoy the Horrible History books, especially this one. I love this book and you will too.

By Jack
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bouoght on behalf of my daughter. 1 Sep 2013
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Same comments apply as for previous purchase. I cannot supply further comment on her behalf as she has not yet opened the product.
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