Horrible Histories (TV Tie-in): Vile Victorians

The horrible book to go with the TV series!

Queen Victoria was the ultimate Victorian, and she was not amused. Luckily YOU will be splitting your sides as you discover how disgusting the Victorians really were. They may have looked all prim and proper, but don’t be fooled; really, they were a jolly naughty bunch. Lots of Victorians could be vicious and violent and villainous – VILE, in fact. So read on to see…

  • When the first public loo was flushed
  • What terrible tricks Victorian urchins played on posh people
  • Who had a gruesome glass eye for every occasion
  • How some Victorians made money from dead bodies
  • The gory and gruesome ways that Victorians died
  • The nasty things Victorians did to children

Plus you can discover the vile names Victorian kids were called, taste some rotten Victorian recipes and try out some terrible tests. History has never been so horrible!

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  • loved it

    Terry Deary has made a brilliant, educational set of books! They teach you all about how the people of the past live! I would recommend an age range of 8-12 for this book

    6 March 2013

  • its a good book

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    Terry Deary

    Terry is a former actor, theatre-director and Drama teacher and currently lives in County Durham. He has written over 150 books in the UK, including 44 Horrible Histories titles, and was voted the fifth most popular living children’s author in a 2005 Guardian survey.

    Awards

    Terry Deary won the 2001 Blue Peter Prize for Rotten Romans.

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    Martin Brown

    Martin Brown was born in Australia but currently lives in Dorset. In 1993, he illustrated the first of the HORRIBLE HISTORIES, and has now contributed to more than 60 titles in the series.

    Awards

    Blue Peter, Best Factual Book 2002 for Terrible Tudors

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