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Shadow of the Gallows

(Horrible Histories Gory Stories)

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When a boy called Bairn is rescued from his dangerous job as an Edinburgh chimney sweep, he appears to have landed on his feet. But his new job proves just as dangerous and he soon becomes caught up in a plot to kill Queen Victoria. Has he been saved from slavery only to end up swinging at the gallows? Find out in this Vile Victorian adventure, it's got all the gore and so ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 7th 2008 by Scholastic
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Charlotte Clarke
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The 'Horrible Histories' series consisted only of non-fiction books when I started reading them in primary school. In the twenty years since, their repertoire has expanded and Scholastic and now publish novels to go alongside their original range (which I can also wholeheartedly recommend!)

The strapline for Horrible Histories has always been "History with the nasty bits left in" and this book certainly delivers on that! Our hero is Bairn, and we first meet him when he's barely days old. His mother is enga
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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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