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on 27 October 2016
Lovley product.
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on 9 March 2003
As a journalism student, I like to consume everything to do with the newspaper industry. This book is not only a great laugh - the writers from the Sun have produced front ages for all the important events from the centuries past in a tongue in cheek way - but is also educational. It would have been easy to produce a jokey book, but the professionalism is astounding. A lot of thought has gone into the front pages and stories from hundreds of years ago are told in the typical tabloid style of today. Serious historians will not learn anything from this book, but show it to a young child or teenager and the bright colours and fun speak will have them captivated. They'll soon know of all the important things to have happened in the world, and who knows - they may want to find out more from a conventional source!
The book also contains real images from the Sun's long history, but it is most worth buying for a bit of fun history. A book you will always go back to when you're bored! Highly recommended...
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on 5 October 2011
Not the first time for this idea but the first to place all the key headlines in one book
The Walker Books issued seperate ones called The Roman News,Greek News and Egyptian News the 3 I found and the ones from Usborne Publishing called The Egyptian Echo,Greek Gazette,Roman Record,Viking Invader,Mediaeval Messenger and Stone Age Sentinel.
These magazines may not now be available.
The Sun approach is to use their own style of headline which makes a joke around a word eg Henry V!!!'s 6th marriage is The Joy of SIX and the French Wars has the headline The French Are Revolting.The Sun always have to give another meaning to word.
Years ago they published a column by Jonathan King who'd had a hit single in the 60s called Everyone's Gone To The Moon.They introduced him by saying he'd now left the Moon for the Sun!!
If the price of 30p is anything to go by for a paper which is 25p more if its the Daily Mail then either they are philanthropists or the paper is the lowest seller.
But at least they never had to stoop as low as the Express who stick on their front page "10 times cheaper than the Mail and 10 times better"
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on 24 February 2009
The book is just what I wanted. Perfect for use in school! Thanks!
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on 17 September 2012
This is an amazing book! Very clever fake headlines, but also very informative and makes history more interesting to read about, with accuarte timelines and facts.
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on 5 January 2011
All the fun and nostalgia is not for the events featured in these mock up tabloids, but for the days when UK red tops were clean funny and not vindictive and x-factor obsessed. A coffee table giggle and a good tool for teaching history.
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