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Ireland (Horrible Histories Special) Paperback – 16 Jun 2000
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Top Customer Reviews
'Ireland is the home of the Leprechauns, also known as the Little People....probably because they're.......little.
A metre and a half at most.
You'll recognise a Leprechaun man because of the feather sticking out of his green cap.
These shy creatures are nervous when humans are around so you'll be lucky to see one. But if you do............'
Sorry couldn't possibly spoil the book for you all!
Buy it and enjoy the rest of the usual unique humour of Terry Deary in one of his best books, in our opinion!
Chapters:- Old Ireland, Super Superstitions, Middle Ages Misery, Talking Irish, Tudor Terrors, Awful for Animals, Sad Stuart Times, Wild and Wonderful Women, Gruesome Georgian Times, Cheerless for Children, Nasty 19th Century, Odd Irish Quiz, Terrible 20th Century.
That said, this particular "Horrible History" loses one star for being obviously biased against the Republic of Ireland, and another because this bias can be so damaging to kids. The tensions in Northern Ireland are not at an end, and presenting a view of the area that clearly comes out on one side of the conflict is truly irresponsible.
Adults will be able to recognize this bias and take it with a grain of salt, but if you are planning to give this book to a kid or use it in a classroom, make sure you let them know that this is a complicated conflict, and that history is written by the winners.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Me I am irish .good book very weird tells about some saints were made up and I know that but saint Bridget was real .but besides that good book . Read morePublished on 26 July 2013 by Dave Whelan
This was bought for our daughter who loves history, especially the horrible history series. Another wonderful book well written for children.Published on 21 May 2013 by martin