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Twentieth Century (Horrible Histories Special) [Abridged, Audiobook, Box set, Illustrated, Large Print] [Paperback]

Terry Deary , Philip Reeve
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2 Jun 2011 Horrible Histories Special
Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Twentieth Century, including who shocked the world by showing her knickers, how two monkey's and a dog became astronauts and why a posh London restaurant served stewed cat. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure

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Product details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic; 1 edition (2 Jun 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1407111922
  • ISBN-13: 978-1407111926
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,572 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 20th Century - Horrible Histories 10 May 2010
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Another great book in the Horrible Histories series. Great for children and adults alike. Informative,plus a good fun read .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable history for children 24 Mar 2010
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This series of books is excellent, and this one is no exception, certainly the fun way for children to learn of history through the ages.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read 13 Jan 2012
By G. J
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Another super read my son loves these books they are full of facinating information, a brillant present for any 10 to 15 year old but even I've had a peek or two and I am diffantly over 15 xx
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great HH book! 10 Jan 2012
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My 8 year old son loves these books, and as result of reading them has become a walking encyclopaedia. This maintains the excellent standard.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More and more horrible... 5 Oct 2011
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My son has read just about every horrible history there is. I brought him back this one to Canada specially when I was visiting the UK as it's not available here. I highly recommend these books, especially for boys who tend to prefer non-fiction to reading novels. Educational and fun. Just be prepared for a barrage of facts flying at you after he reads it! :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 13 July 2014
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Book was in fantastic condition and my son is currently enjoying reading this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing! 22 April 2014
By M.D
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I found out things I didn't know before and realised my grandparents weren't over exaggerating about the war. Looking forward to a book about the Twsnty First century!
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