Horrible Histories: This is a Horrible Journal

Record your very own horrible history. This beastly book is just as nasty as you make it! Don’t settle for a nice, boring year. (Zzzz.) Make it a totally yucky year instead! This journal is full of diary dates: ones you write in yourself, and awful historical anniversaries for each day of the year. Did Charles I get the chop on your dad’s birthday? Did 21 people drown in treacle on the first day of term? Or do you share a birthday with Ivan the Terrible? (Yikes.) Scribble or doodle your own nasty notes, diary dates and wicked plans. PLUS – be repulsed by a foul fact every single day! Yikes!

  • A fill-in diary with a foul fact for each day of the year
  • Fantastic pictures, yucky info and awful anniversaries
  • See what dire deeds happened on your favourite dates
  • Write, doodle and scribble your own revolting records

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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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    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.


    Blue Peter, Best Factual Book 2002 for Terrible Tudors

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