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Horribly Famous

 
 
Horribly Famous: Tutankhamun and His Tombful of Treasure by Michael CoxTutankhamun and His Tombful of Treasure
by Michael Cox, illustrated by Clive Goddard

Egypt's most famous pharaoh gets the Horribly Famous treatment, groaning with treasure and tombs, grave robbers and gold.

Can you survive the excitement?

ISBN: 978 1407 12966 2. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
Horribly Famous: Dickens and his Pen Pals by Tracey Turner, illustrated by Clive GoddardDickens and his Pen Pals
by Tracey Turner, illustrated by Clive Goddard

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. Get the inside story in here!

ISBN: 978 1407 12409 4. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
Horribly Famous: Sir Frances Drake and His Daring Deeds by Andrew Donkin Sir Frances Drake and His Daring Deeds
by Andrew Donkin, Illustrated by Clive Goddard

Readers might already be aware that Sir Frances Drake is horribly famous for defeating the Spanish Armada, sailing all the way round the world and being a fearless explorer. But this book will tell them the facts no other biography is likely to - that Drake was once shot and didn't even realize it, he went to sea in a pelican and was actually a bit of a pirate.

ISBN: 978 1407 12415 5. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
Horribly Famous: Julius Caesar and his Foul Friends by Toby Brown Julius Caesar and his Foul Friends
by Toby Brown, Illustrated by Clive Goddard

Readers might already know that Julius Caesar is horribly famous for conquering loads of countries, going out with Queen Cleopatra, and having some back-stabbing chums. But this book will tell them the facts no other biography is likely to tell them – that Caesar was once captured by pirates, had a month named after him and invaded his own home town.

ISBN: 978 1407 12414 8. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
 
Horribly Famous: Al Capone and His Gang by Alan MacDonald, illustrated by Philip ReeveAl Capone and His Gang
by Alan MacDonald, illustrated by Philip Reeve

Everybody knows that Al Capone was handy with his machine gun and has a few nasty associates.

But in this book risers will discover all the fascinating facts they didn’t know, such as how he lived with his mum all his life and was a trend-setter in banana-coloured suits.

Everything you wanted to know about the mean they called Scarface, in a brand new edition.

ISBN: 978 1407 12411 7. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
Horrible Famous: Boudica and her Barmy Army by Valerie Wilding, illustrated by Clive Goddard Boudica and her Barmy Army
by Valerie Wilding, illustrated by Clive Goddard

Everybody knows that Boudica went galloping into battle in a big chariot, and became angry with her Roman rulers.

But in this book readers will find out all the things they didn’t know, such as how she burned London to the ground and chopped off the emperor Claudius’s head (well, sort of).

Everything you wanted to know about the queen with the barmy army, in a brand new edition.

ISBN: 978 1407 12412 4. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
 
Horribly Famous: Elvis and his Blue Suede Shoes by Michael Cox, illustrated by Philip ReeveElvis and his Blue Suede Shoes
by Michael Cox, illustrated by Philip Reeve

PB £5.99Everybody's heard of Elvis Presley. He is horribly famous for being the King of Rock'n'Roll, having trouble fitting into his spangly white jumpsuits and causing a riot with a wiggle of his pelvis.

But not everyone knows that Elvis escaped from tornadoes by hiding in a cave, flew halfway across America for 22 giant sandwiches and had a tooth stuck in his lung... Everything you ever wanted to know about the man with the pelvis.

ISBN: 978 1407 12413 1. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
Horribly Famous: Newton and his Falling Apple by Kjartan Poskitt with illustrations by Philip Reeve Newton and his Falling Apple
by Kjartan Poskitt, illustrated by Philip Reeve

Everything you ever wanted to know about the man with the apple!

Read about how Isaac was bottom of the class and nearly got himself executed.

ISBN: 978 1407 12399 8. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
 
Horribly Famous: Joan of Arc and Her Marching Orders by Phil Robins, illustrated by Philip Reeve Joan of Arc and Her Marching Orders
by Phil Robins, illustrated by Philip Reeve

Joan of Arc is an iconic figure in women's history. Find out all the fascinating facts you didn't know, including how Joan had to prove that she wasn't a witch and how she loved writing cheeky letters to very important people. Everything you ever wanted to know about the woman with the armour.

ISBN: 978 1407 12391 2. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
Horribly Famous: Horatio Nelson and His Valiant Victory written and illustrated by Philip Reeve Horatio Nelson and His Valiant Victory
Written and illustrated by Philip Reeve

Everybody knows that Horatio Nelson won the Battle of Trafalgar and lost an arm and an eye. But in this book readers can discover all the fascinating facts they didn't know, including how Napoleon nearly got killed by a polar bear, ate rats and maggots and was found pickled in a barrel of brandy. Everything you ever wanted to know about the man on the column.

ISBN: 978 1407 12407 0. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
 
Horribly Famous: Spartacus and his Glorious Gladiators Spartacus and his Glorious Gladiators
by Toby Brown and Clive Goddard

Everybody knows that Spartacus was a great gladiator and enjoyed giving the Romans the-run around. But in this book readers will discover all the fascinating facts that they didn't know, such as how Spartacus fought for the Romans as well as against them, and once camped his army of rebel slaves inside a volcano. Everything you ever wanted to know about the man with the Free Slave Army.

ISBN: 978 1407 11195 7. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
Horribly Famous: Mary Queen of Scots and her Hopeless Husbands by Margaret Simpson, illustrated by Philip ReeveMary Queen of Scots and her Hopeless Husbands
by Margaret Simpson, illustrated by Philip Reeve

Everyone's heard of Mary, Queen of Scotts. She is horribly famous for having terrible taste in husbands, rotting away in Liz I's prison and, totally losing her head - on the chopping block. But not everyone knows that Mary was a six-foot stunner who had a charmed childhood, and got kidnapped by a murderous lord. Even though she's dead, Mary's still full of surprises.

ISBN: 978 0439 94994 1. £5.99

 
 
 
Horribly Famous: Elizabeth I and her Terrible Temper by Margaret Simpson and Philip ReeveElizabeth I and her Terrible Temper
by Margaret Simpson and Philip Reeve

Everybody knows that Elizabeth I was called the Virgin Queen, that she had lots of admirers and refused to marry and that her army beat the Spanish Armada. But in this book readers can discover all the fascinating facts they didn't know... how Liz liked to lock up her ladies for getting married and how her reputation was nearly ruined when her boyfriend's wife was found dead at the bottom of the stairs. Everything you could ever want to know about the woman with the big red wig.

ISBN: 978 1407 11188 9. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
Horribly Famous: Oliver Cromwell and his Not-So Civil War by Alan MacDonald and Philip Reeve Oliver Cromwell and his Not-So Civil War
by Alan MacDonald and Philip Reeve

Everybody knows that Oliver Cromwell gave King Charles I the chop and clobbered the Cavaliers with his Roundheads, but in this book readers will discover all the fascinating facts that they didn't know, such as how Oliver cancelled Christmas and banned swearing, and that he was actually hanged and beheaded - after he had already died! Everything you ever wanted to know about the man with the warts.

ISBN: 978 1407 11189 6. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
 
Horribly Famous: Albert Einstein and his Inflatable Universe by Dr Mike GoldsmithAlbert Einstein and his Inflatable Universe
by Dr Mike Goldsmith

Everybody knows that Albert Einstein was the smartest scientist in the universe and that he also had some very bad hair days. But now you can find out everything you didn't know, including how Albert was actually expelled from school, and how he was spied on by the Nazis and the FBI!

ISBN: 978 1407 11180 3. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
Horribly Famous: Cleopatra and her Angry Asp by Margaret SimpsonCleopatra and her Angry Asp
by Margaret Simpson

Discover everything they didn't know and never imagined, such as how Cleopatra married both her brothers and had her younger sister killed. Even though she's dead, Cleo's still full of surprises!

ISBN: 978 1407 11181 0. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
 
Horribly Famous: Inventors and Their Bright Ideas by Dr Mike Goldsmith Inventors and Their Bright Ideas
by Dr Mike Goldsmith

Even though they're dead, the great inventors in this book are still full of surprises. Everybody thinks that Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and that John Logie Baird's TV took the world by storm. But Edison didn't invent the first light bulb (although he invented a thousand other things) and Baird's TV was actually useless.

ISBN: 978 1407 11176 6. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
Horribly Famous: William Shakespeare and his Dramatic Acts by Andrew DonkinWilliam Shakespeare and his Dramatic Acts
by Andrew Donkin

You've probably heard of William Shakespeare... Now you can get the inside story with William's secret diary, find out the news of the day in the Shakespearean Sun and prepare to be amazed as the curtain is raised on Shakespeare's most dramatic acts.

ISBN: 978 1407 11177 3. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
 
Horribly Famous: Alexander the Great and his Claim to Fame by Phil Robins Alexander the Great and his Claim to Fame
by Phil Robins

Famously tutored by Aristotle, Alexander ruthlessly established himself as Macedonian king in the 300s BC, setting about continuing his father's wars against the Persian Empire (for their attacks on Greek City states 150 years before.) Astride his horse Bucephalus, he embarked on his great eastern campaigns in which he conquered most of the known world, as far as India, taking Greek language and culture with him. He never returned, dying of a fever in Babylon at the age of 32.

ISBN: 978 1407 11173 5. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
Horribly Famous: Da Vinci and his Super-brain  by Michael CoxDa Vinci and his Super-brain
by Michael Cox

Yes, even though he's dead, Leonardo's still full of surprises. Now you can get the inside story with Leonardo's lost notebook, flick through the pages of the Milan Messenger and discover dozens of the dazzling inventions the great man dreamed up in his amazing super-brain.

ISBN: 978 1407 11174 2. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
 
Pirates and their Caribbean Capers by Michael Cox  Pirates and their Caribbean Capers
by Michael Cox

Who thought piracy was all treasure maps and apple barrel plots? Six of history's most notorious high-sea hijackers are exposed in all their buccaneering badness including Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach, Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd and Anne Bonny. There's marooning and mutineering galore!

ISBN: 978 1407 11036 3. £5.99. Paperback

 
 
Horribly Famous: Darwin and other Seriously Super Scientists by Dr Mike GoldsmithRoald Dahl and His Chocolate Factory (new edition)
by Andrew Donkin

You've probably heard of Roald Dahl. He's dead famous for writing loads of brilliant books for children, telling terrifying tales of the unexpected, and creating a fantastic chocolate factory. But did you know that Roald was a fighter pilot and a spy in the Second World War, loved playing outrageous practical jokes, and nearly lost his nose... twice?

ISBN: 978 1407 10902 2. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
 
Horribly Famous: Darwin and other Seriously Super Scientists by Dr Mike Goldsmith Darwin and other Seriously Super Scientists
by Dr Mike Goldsmith

Not only did Darwin come up with the theory of evolution, but he also wrote a book about his pet worms! And Isaac Newton wasn't all that keen on science - sometimes it got on his nerves! Find out everything they ever wanted to know, and more, about their favourite seriously super scientists.

ISBN: 978 1407 11213 8. Paperback. £5.99

 
 
Horribly Famous: Queen Victoria and her Enormous Empire by Alan MacDonald Queen Victoria and her Enormous Empire
by Alan MacDonald

Everybody knows Victoria married a chap called Albert and wore black clothes - all the time. But did you know that Victoria went on her holidays in disguise, and was best pals with her rude Scottish servant? Everything you ever wanted to know about the woman with the enormous empire!

ISBN: 978 1407 11025 7. £4.99. Paperback

 
 
 
Horribly Famous: Horribly Famous: Henry VIII and his Wicked Wives by Alan MacDonaldHenry VIII and his Wicked Wives
by Alan MacDonald

Everyone's heard of Henry VIII. He's the one who had a bit of a weight problem and married six unlucky ladies. Inside readers can find out everything they don't already know about Henry and everything that makes him Horribly Famous, including the wife he accused of witchcraft, his closest friends who got the chop, and how he bricked up his bedroom door in fear for his life.

ISBN: 978 1407 10904 6. Paperback. £4.99

 
 
Horribly Famous: Horribly Famous: Winston Churchill and his Woeful Wars by Alan MacDonaldWinston Churchill and his Woeful Wars
by Alan MacDonald

You've probably heard of Winston Churchill... He's the one who raised his fingers in a V sign and smoked a massive cigar. Inside: Get to know the man behind the cigar in Winston's secret diary! Re-live events of the century in The Winston Weekly! Read how Winston led Britain to victory in the Second World War!

ISBN: 978 1407 10831 5. Paperback. £4.99

 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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