Terry Deary


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in Sunderland, England, The United Kingdom
March 04, 1946

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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 and imitated.

A cartoon series has been made of the series of books and was shown on CiTV for a period in 2002.

The first series of a live-action comedy sketch show of the same name was shown on CBBC in 2009 and a second series is due.

Terry is also known widely throughout children and adult reading groups alike for
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The Rotten Romans

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The Groovy Greeks

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The Vicious Vikings

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The Awesome Egyptians

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The Terrible Tudors

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The Frightful First World War

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The Measly Middle Ages

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The Cut-Throat Celts

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The Woeful Second World War

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“I'm not a historian, and I wouldn't want to be. I want to change the world. Attack the elite. Overturn the hierarchy. Look at my stories and you'll notice that the villains are always, always, those in power. The heroes are the little people. I hate the establishment. Always have, always will.”
Terry Deary

“The only politician ever to have entered parliament with honourable intentions, was Guy Fawkes.”
Terry Deary

“(The ‘Declaration of Independence’ begins: ‘All men are created equal’. What they really meant was ‘All men are created equal – unless they happen to be Indian, black or female’!)”
Terry Deary, USA

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