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4.0 out of 5 stars Terry Deary presents Edinburgh's history in a child appealing way., 15 Nov 2006
From the rock settlement of the Bronze Age to the towering tenements of the 19th Century, the Scots have battled out with bullies and fought to keep control of their capital.
Read on for a whistle-stop tour of Edinburgh's foul and fierce history....Plot your path to the past with the frightful fold-out map of the city - climb up to the cursed castle for tales of reckless raids, hit the High Street for a whole host of historical horrors and visit HolyroodHouse, the home of kidnapped kings and mysterious murders.
History has never been so horrible!'

Written with the usual Terry Deary wit, this is a superb history book dedicated to Scotland`s Capital - Edinburgh.

96 packed pages, split over 13 main chapters:-

Evil Edinburgh timeline
The cruel castle
Awful Old Town
Woe for witches
Horrible High Street
Miserable Mercat Cross
Revolting riots
Creepy churches
Terrible truths
holy rood horrors
Cruel criminals
No smoke without fire
Scrutinize a Scot

with an introduction and an epilogue.

Also includes a `frightful fold-out map', from the front cover and a fold-out from the back cover, entitled:-
`The Horrible Highlights of Edinburgh' .

Written in various fonts with numerous and humorous black and white illustrations that are sure to draw the most reluctant eye!

This is a useful partner to have with 'Bloody Scotland', from the same author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Horrible Histories - Edinburgh, 17 Mar 2012
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I believe 'Horrible Histories' are aimed at youngsters. But, as an 'oldster', I found this book to be interesting, amusing and educational. After reading through this little book, I may be tempted to read more in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fun book series, 30 Jan 2013
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I like the series, they are funny and tell some of the lesser told parts of history.
One have to remember that they are written for 10-15 year old-ish.
the author have said that it is difficult not to write something wrong, because the first constants used to be considered the truth, but by the time the rest of the book had been written, those truths had been disproved.
Also a good theme in the books is that you shouldn't always believe what a historian have written, because the winner writes the history.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Terrific, 20 July 2014
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Grandson loved it
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