Dead Famous: Writers and their Tall Tales

Famous writers, eh? You’ve probably heard of a few. William Shakespeare and his prancing plays. Chaucer and his Canterbury Tales. Charles Dickens and his ghosts. But did you know that:

  • William Shakespeare stood trial accused of plotting against the Queen
  • Geoffrey Chaucer wrote lots of rude poems in oddly-spelt English
  • Charles Dickens had his clothes ripped off by his fans

Yes – even when they’re dead, writers are full of surprises!

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  • Tracey Turner

    Tracey Turner previously worked as senior commissioning editor at Scholastic. Now she has gone freelance to pursue a writing career. She has written Vile Files, A-Zs series and Dead Famous: Writers for Scholastic.

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    Winner of the Stockport Schools Book Award for Fintan Fedora.

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