...this is a super book, dedicated to STRATFORD UPON AVON.
A colourful cover opens to 95 packed pages written in various type styles with humorous black & white illustrations throughout which are likely to draw the most reluctant eye.
'It may be quaint and cute today but Shakespeare's Stratford was far from pleasant. Read on for street fights and fatal fleabites, bloody battles and brutal beheadings.
Want to know:
* The rules of the orfal Olympic sport of shin-kicking? * Why locals like to lob cheese in the river? * Which of Shakespeare's characters was baked in a pie?
Plot your path to the past with the frightful fold-out map of the city ~ pay your respects at the playwright's grave, then brave spooky Sheep Street, where you'll discover one of the most haunted houses in England. History has never been so horrible!'
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.
To start, this book is great for when you are in Stratford Upon Avon, however it doesn't matter where you are in The World to read this novel. Deary offers the same amount of wit as in all of his other books. I have to say, it is a great and interesting read as well as being quite short.
For me, this books offers a large amount of insight into the history of Stratford Upon Avon. It is a great book for someone either young or old!
Horrible histories Stratford-upon-Avon is a very gruesome book and tells you all the facts about the horrible history of Stratford and the surrounding lands in the Times of great tragedies like the plagues.