Terry Deary Terrible True Tales: Romans

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Binding: Paperback

Date Published: 06 Jun 2024

From the author of the blockbuster Horrible Histories series, now a TV show and movie, who has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.

'Deary's storytelling is simple, historically accurate and compelling.' - The i newspaper on The Silver Hand

Horrible Histories author Terry Deary presents a hilarious collection of Roman tales based on thrilling true stories - four books in one! Perfect for history fans (and those who don't know they're history fans yet) aged 7+.

The Fatal Fire Mary is terrified to accompany her master into the big, scary city of Rome. Then she finds herself the only witness to a terrible crime, and suddenly there's danger at every turn...

The Captive Celt Rome is thrilled by the news that the infamous British chief Caratacus has been captured. Little does Bran, a feisty young Celtic slave, realise that this event is going to change his life.

The Goose Guards Rome is under attack and the barbarian army is now preparing to besiege the home of Brutus, a trainee priest. Will rescue ever come and will Brutus know who to trust?

The Grim Ghost Pertinax is helping his grandmother when the great Pliny himself tells him a ghost story set in the very garden they're standing in. But there's no truth in ghost stories... right?

Terry Deary's Terrible True Tales: Romans explores the wonders of the Roman Empire through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. Packed with fun illustrations by Helen Flook, these stories feature real people and take place in some of the most significant moments in Roman history. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

'A treat to savour' - Five to Eleven

About the Author

Terry Deary is the author of over 300 fiction and non-fiction books, which have been published in 40 languages. His Horrible Histories series celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2023, having sold over 30 million copies worldwide and been adapted as a movie, a television series, theatre tours and museum exhibitions. Terry's non-fiction has been consistently on the bestseller lists since 1994, and he was voted 'Outstanding children's non-fiction author of the 20th Century' by Books for Keeps magazine.

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