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Publication Order of Horrible Histories Books

Terrible Tudors (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Awesome Egyptians (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vile Victorians (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vicious Vikings (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rotten Romans (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Groovy Greeks (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreadful Diary (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Measly Middle Ages / Plague And Peril (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poisonous Postcards (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cut-Throat Celts (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angry Aztecs (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terrifying Tudors / Even More Terrible Tudors (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Savage Stone Age (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Woeful Second World War (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gorgeous Georgians and the Vile Victorians (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horribly Huge Quiz Book (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Incredible Incas (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horrible Christmas (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brat Pack: Measly Middle Ages (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cruel Crime And Painful Punishment (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barmy British Empire (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Terrible Tudors Awful Anniversary Pack (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruthless Romans (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wicked History Of The World (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Slimy Stuarts (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smashing Saxons (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stormin' Normans (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Villainous Victorians (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Awesome Egyptians Activity Book (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rotten Romans Sticker Book (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vile Victorians Activity Book (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mad Miscellany (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Groovy Greeks Activity Book (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vicious Vikings Sticker Book (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blitzed Brits (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frightful First World War (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gorgeous Georgians (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Loathsome London (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Measly Middle Ages Activity Book (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slimy Stuarts Sticker Book (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horribly Huge Press-Out-And-Build Book (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who's Horrible in History (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horribly Hilarious Joke Book (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horribly Huge Book Of Terrible Tudors (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tudors - A High-Speed History (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horrible Histories Frighfully Funny Quiz Book (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Awful Egyptians (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knights - A High-Speed History (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rome - A High-Speed History (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cruel Crime (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Days in History (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horrible Histories Big Fat Christmas Book (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Top 50 Kings and Queens (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terrible Timeline (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horrible Histories Christmas Sticker Activity Book (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This is a Horrible Journal (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crackin' Castles (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This is a Horrible Book of Foul Facts (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Top 50 Villains (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gruesome Great Houses (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horrible Histories 25th Anniversary Yearbook (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Up In The Air (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Diary of Henry VIII (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Diary of Queen Victoria (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Specials Books

Cruel Kings and Mean Queens (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wicked Words (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Knights and Dingy Castles (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rowdy Revolutions (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ireland (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The USA (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Awesome Ancient Quiz Book (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
France (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twentieth Century (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
England (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rotten Rulers (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wales (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scotland (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beastly Best Bits (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Novelty Books

The Mad Millennium Play (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Massive Millennium Quiz Book (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terrible Trenches Field Book (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Gory Stories Books

Shadow of the Gallows (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tower of Terror (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wall Of Woe (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Raiders And Ruins (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackout In The Blitz (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirates and Plunder (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Book Of Gory Stories (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Gruesome Guides Books

Oxford (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stratford-Upon-Avon (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
York (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Edinburgh (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
London (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dublin (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gruesome Great Houses (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Handbooks Books

Pirates (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horrible History of the World (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knights (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warriors (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witches (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Villains (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trenches (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Handbook Books

Blitz (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spies (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nasty Knights (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perilous Pirates (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wicked Witches (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Warriors (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terrible Trenches (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Horrible Histories Non-Fiction Books

Terrible Tudors Sticker Book (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Awesome Activity Book (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horrible Histories Annual 2010 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horrible Histories Annual 2011 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horrible History of Britain and Ireland (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horrible History Annual 2012 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horrible Histories Gruesome Guides: London (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horrible Histories Gruesome Guides: Edinburgh (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horrible Histories Annual 2013 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horrible Histories Annual 2014 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horrible Histories Annual 2016 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Classified Books

Breakout! (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nuclear Winter Man (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vanished! (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Philadelphia Experiment (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Discovery at Roswell (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Encounter on the Moon (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien Landing (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Comet Books

The Dream Seller (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dangerous Days Books

Dangerous Days in the Roman Empire (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Days in Elizabethan England (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Days in Ancient Egypt (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Egyptian Tales Books

The Magic And The Mummy (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Phantom And The Fisherman (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gold In The Grave (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Plot On The Pyramid (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Phantom of the Nile (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fire Thief Trilogy Books

The Fire Thief (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flight of the Fire Thief (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fire Thief Fights Back (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ganders Books

Skeleton in the Cupboard (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Bart And Billy The Brave (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Greek Tales Books

The Tortoise and the Dare (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Town Mouse and the Spartan House (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lion's Slave (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boy Who Cried Horse (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of History Mystery Books

The Real Joan Of Arc? (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Truth About Guy Fawkes? (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who Killed Kit Marlowe? (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Knights Tales Books

The Knight Of Silk And Steel (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Knight Of Spurs And Spirits (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Knight of Sticks and Straw (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Knight Of Swords And Spooks (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Master Crook's Crime Academy Books

Burglary for Beginners (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robbery For Rascals (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Classes In Kidnapping (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Safe Cracking For Students (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of 100% Horrible Books

10 Best Greek Legends Ever! (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
10 Best Shakespeare Stories Ever! (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Top Ten Arthurian Legends (By: Margaret Simpson) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Top Ten Viking Legends (By: Michael Cox,Michael Tickner) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Top Ten Irish Legends (By: Michael Tickner,Margaret Simpson) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horror Stories (By: Michael Cox,Michael Tickner) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
10 Best Ghost Stories Ever (By: Michael Cox,Michael Tickner) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Peasants' Revolting Books

The Peasants' Revolting Crimes (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Peasants' Revolting Lives (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pirate Tales Books

The Pirate Lord (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pirate Queen (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pirate Prisoner (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pirate Captain (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Roman Tales Books

The Captive Celt (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Goose Guards (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fatal Fire (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Grim Ghost (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Saxon Tales Books

The King Who Threw Away His Throne (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lord Who Lost His Head (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shepherd Who Ate His Sheep (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witch Who Faced the Fire (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shakespeare Tales Books

Macbeth (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Romeo and Juliet (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twelfth Night (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shivers Books

Disaster (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mysteries (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spooks (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Spark Files Books

Space Race (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chop and Change (By: Barbara Allen) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shock Tactics (By: Barbara Allen) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bat and Bell (By: Barbara Allen) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog Run (By: Barbara Allen) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Forces (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Light And Wrong (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magical Magnets (By: Barbara Allen) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Spark Files Flip Quiz Books

The Secrets Of Science (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How Things Work (By: Barbara Allen) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mysteries of the Human Body (By: Barbara Allen) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wonders of Maths (By: Barbara Allen) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stone Age Tales Books

The Great Cave (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Flood (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Monster (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Storm (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Terribly True Stories Books

Terribly True Spy Stories (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terribly True War Stories (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terribly True Horror Stories (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Time Detectives Books

The Witch of Nightmare Avenue (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pirates of the Dark Park (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess In Terror Tower (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King Arthur's Bones (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of True Stories Books

True Monster Stories (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Horror Stories (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Crime Stories (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Shark Stories (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Ghost Stories (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Detective Stories (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True UFO Stories (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Spy Stories (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Horror Stories / True Monster Stories / True Ghost Stories (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True War Stories (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Disaster Stories (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terribly True Crime Stories (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terribly True Disaster Stories (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terribly True Shark Stories (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terribly True Ghost Stories (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Mystery Stories (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Truly Terrible Tales Books

Writers (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inventors (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scientists (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Explorers (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tudor Terror Books

The Prince of Rags and Patches (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King in Blood Red and Gold (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lady of Fire and Tears (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Knight of Stars and Storms (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lord of the Dreaming Globe (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Queen of the Dying Light (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tudor Tales Books

The Actor, The Rebel, And The Wrinkled Queen (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prince, the Cook, and the Cunning King (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thief, the Fool, and the Big Fat King (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Maid, The Witch And The Cruel Queen (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Viking Tales Books

The Eye of the Viking God (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sword of the Viking King (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hand of the Viking Warrior (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Viking (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Battle for the Viking Gold (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Victorian Tales Books

The Fabulous Flyer (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror on the Train (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea Monsters (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twisted Tunnels (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wiggott's Wonderful Waxworld Books

Terror Train (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire Flight (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of World War I Tales Books

The Last Flight (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War Game (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bomber Balloon (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pigeon Spy (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of World War II Tales Books

The Apple Spy (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bike Escape (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Barrel Burglary (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Phantom Farm (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Real Maria Marten (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calamity Kate (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hope Street (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lambton Worm (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twist of the Knife (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Custard Kid (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walking Shadows (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wishing Well Ghost (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silent Scream (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Met Her on a Rainy Day (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Windmill Of Nowhere (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Witch in Time (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Treasure Of Skull Island (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghosts of Batwing Castle (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treasure Of Grey Manor (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Treasure Of Crazy Horse (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Joke Factory (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Father Christmas Robbery (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Play (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Town (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All About Bede (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Grott Street Gang (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who Shot Queen Victoria? (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Potty Politics (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloody Scotland (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Top Ten Greek Legends (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Top 10 Shakespeare Stories (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost for Sale (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Greek Legends (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shakespeare Stories (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Greek Legends Zeus (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hat Trick (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pitt Street Pirates (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Lion's Den (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Footsteps In The Fog (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Games (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dirty Little Imps (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boy Who Haunted Himself (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Put Out The Light (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silver Hand (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Unlikely Spy (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Spine Chilling Stories Three Stories (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knockout: Short Stories (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Truly Terrible Tales (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best Ever Shakespeare Tales (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dick Turpin: Legends and Lies (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terry Deary's Best Ever Greek Legends (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Teaching Through Theatre (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Father Christmas' Joke Book (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Fat Father Christmas Joke Book (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vile Villains (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horrible Histories Big Fat Christmas Book (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Terry Deary
Terry Deary was born in Sunderland, England in the year 1946. He is a former museum manager, theater director, and actor. He has written for radio, tv, movies, new media, and theater.

His dad (Billy) worked as a butcher in Hendon, Sunderland, and his mom (Freda) worked managing a clothing shop. As a child, Terry worked for many years in his dad’s butcher shop. It was better than going to school, where he was bullied, beaten, and abused by the loathsome instructors.

After his bad experiences in school, he has stated his dislike for schooling. Terry has stated they are no longer relevant in the 21st century. He has said that testing that all he learned was how to pass the 11-plus, and that it is the death of education.

He later joined the electricity board as a management trainee at the age of eighteen and in the year 1972, joined the Theatre Powys drama company, touring Welsh village halls to bring the theatre to kids. He qualified as an instructor at the Sunderland’s College of Education and taught drama.

As an actor with Theatre Powys, Terry started writing scripts for a few of the shows. One of his most successful was for a children’s show titled “The Custard Kid”. The tour had ended, but Terry wanted to keep the exciting story he had created so he adapted into a collection of Theatre-in-Education projects. Then it was adapted into his first kid’s novel, published as “Custard Kid” in the year 1977.

During his spare time, Terry is a road runner with the Derwentside Athletic Club and takes part in the races from three miles up to the Great Run 13.1 miles, something he has done a total of 21 times.

In the year 1976, he began writing, before becoming a full-time writer in the year 1994, when he started publishing the “Horrible Histories” series.

These books are popular among kids for interesting detail, humorous pictures, and vast information. Among adults they are popular for getting kids interested in history.

In the year 2002, CBBC Television launched a television series based off of “Horrible Histories” which has gone on to win many RTS and Children’s BAFTA awards. In 2011 and 2012, the television series won for best sketch show from British Comedy Award, and was the first children’s program to win a Comedy Award.

Terry’s books have sold more than 25 million copies in more than forty languages.

Since the year 1994, he has been one of the best selling authors in all of Britain. In the year 2012, he was the tenth most-borrowed author in British libraries, and was also voted as the Outstanding Children’s Non-Fiction Author of the 20th Century by Books for Keeps magazine.

Terry’s books are sold in 38 languages in China, Russia, Scandinavia, and Brazil. His work is aimed at children and teenagers. After 35 years, he quit writing children’s books in the year 2011.

“Put Out the Light” won the Sheffield Books award and was nominated for a prestigious Carnegie Medal.

“True Monster Stories” is the first novel in the “True Stories” series and was released in the year 1992. Impossible? Incredible? Too horrible to even imagine? Somebody, somewhere at some point in time that each of these odd stories is actually true. A paper reports of a monster guy, whose fiery breath scorched the faces of all his victims; centuries old records talk of a beached sea monster so gigantic, a guy could have drowned in it; and an American that swears to his dying day that he was kidnapped by a family of ape men or Bigfoot.

Hear accounts of the vampire, the Yeti, Morgawr, and Black Dog. Hear the facts and decide for yourself as to whether or not any of these monster tales are actually true. Even if you choose that you do not believe, do beware! These stories could linger in your thoughts and darken all your dreams.

“The Fire Thief” is the first novel in the “The Fire Thief” series and was released in the year 2005. To escape the revenge of the gods, Prometheus travels back in time to 1858 in Eden City. There, he makes a friend in an actor, young orphan, and petty criminal.

Jim runs into trouble with the law, Prometheus becomes torn. Should he use his powers to bail his friend out of trouble, he is going to betray his hiding place to the gods.

Readers found this to be a rollicking blend of narrative tradition, anarchy, and action, as well as being packed with all kinds of puns, sarcastic footnotes, and wisecracking gods. The characters never fail to amuse and the book moves at a nice quick pace.

“Dangerous Days in Ancient Egypt” is the first novel in the “The Fire Thief” series and was released in the year 2016. Think that Ancient Egypt is nothing but a load of ancient obelisks? Do not bet your afterlife on it.

Ancient Egypt should be more than dead than a lot of our yesterdays. After all it was at its height some five thousand years prior. We do still ponder about the pyramids and marvel at all the mummies. It is rather easy to forget about these people actually living, breathing, and loving, though not for too long.

These were some dangerous days for peasants and princes alike. In Ancient Egypt, a world of woes and wars, plagues and poverty, life was pretty short. Forty was a good age to reach. A Pharaoh that was eaten by a hippo wound up just as dead as a ditch digger that got stung by a scorpion. Unwrap all of the bandages and you are going to find that the Egyptians’ odd adventures in life were just every bit as fascinating as the monuments they left to their deaths.

Terry delivers a fun, dangerously witty, and interesting read. He also concentrates on the horrible tiny details that serve to bring the past to life. The book does a great job of teaching the reader, while entertaining them at the same time.

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