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Oxford (Horrible Histories Gruesome Guides)

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HORRIBLE HISTORIES GRUESOME GUIDES: OXFORD takes readers on a gore-tastic tour of the streets of Oxford, exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. With the frightful full-colour map tourists can plot their path to the past - take a punt past corpse-ridden Christchurch and go skeleton-spotting at the cruel and crumbling castle. Burning bishops, blood-soaked streets and s ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Scholastic (first published February 5th 2007)
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Dans une cité médiévale comme Oxford, facile de trouver tout un tas d'histoires de pendus, de rois déchus et de cavaliers sans tête.
Une bonne introduction à l'histoire de la ville dont j'ignorais qu'elle fut épargnée par les bombes allemandes parce qu'Hitler voulait en faire la nouvelle capitale du pays, à la suite de Charles 1er.
Dans l'approche, ce bouquin me fait penser au London Dungeon: L'histoire ludique par l'horreur! So British!

There is really no better way to get kids interested in history than by giving them a Terry Deary Horrible Histories! I loved these books as a kid and I love to collect them now. Deary's take on history is hilarious and interesting. It may not all be true but you definitely learn something!
Catherine Woodman
Horrible Histories is a series of illustrated books published in the UK by Scholastic. They are designed to get children interested in history by concentrating on the trivial, unusual, gory, or unpleasant. They are exceptionally well loved by my history loving children
Kind of silly and gross, which is exactly what you'd expect. I learned some things, and found myself referencing it during a conversation, so I guess it actually has some merit besides using the word poo.
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A former actor, theatre-director and drama teacher, Deary says he began writing when he was 29. Most famously, he is one of the authors of the Horrible Histories series of books popular among children for their disgusting details, gory information and humorous pictures and among adults for getting children interested in history. Books in the series have been widely translated into other languages ...more
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