Horrible Histories Handbooks: Witches

Sinister spell-weavers – or a monstrous myth? Get the real story the Horrible Histories way! Witches don’t just exist in stories. They were burned at the stake in Britain less than three hundred years ago. But were they really cackling hags with pointy hats and black cats… or innocent women, falsely accused by murderous men? Discover the terrible truth in this hideous handbook: a book of cruel curses, evil executions, vile villains and sinister spells. Find out if wicked witches really exist – and how to tell if your teacher is one!

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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.


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

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