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History has never been so horrible, find out about: whose picked skin became a sought-after souvenier? - why it's alright to spit on the High Street - how the pupils of Edinburgh High School got away with murder?. Plot your path to the past with the frightful fold-out map of the city - climb up to the cursed castle for tales of reckless raids, hit the High Street for a who ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published July 15th 2005 by Not Avail (first published January 1st 2005)
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Alannah
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Read this in Edinburgh, really interesting to learn about the history!
Wayne Farmer
I like the little maps you get in these books - I used this one to help me when planning our trip to Edinburgh. These are just right for giving you a short, quick, witty, bloody, historical insight when you visit a city.
Stargazer
All Horrible Histories are brilliant. TV series is even better.
Sophie
Amusing little book (2.5/5)
thegunnersbabe
Mar 22, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2009
History can be so cruel
Uma Bharath
Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Horrible Histories series are marked by whacky humour and gore. But it can get to drag in parts.Overall, nice and funny take on history. My ten year old loved it!
Aimee
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's Horrible Histories, what more need be said? seriously though, this book was ok, not the best of ll the books due to a more narrow focus on edinburgh (which it doesn't quite stick to) but interesting none the less.
C.
Sep 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Haha! Love these books.
sabisteb
Mar 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you wanted to witness a horrid hanging or an exciting execution then Edinburgh was the place to be.

Die "Horrible Histories" sind eine erfolgreiche englische Buchreihe illustrierter, lustiger Geschichtsbücher. Ursprünglich war sie für Kinder konzipiert, um ihnen (die) Geschichte schmackhaft zu machen. Die Reihe wurde mittlerweile in 31 Sprachen übersetzt und einige Bände sind auch auf Deutsch erhältlich. Einige Bücher wurden sogar von der BBC als Dokumentation verfilmt.
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Catherine Woodman
Jul 29, 2011 rated it liked it
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
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Jan 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was witty as well as informative, making it quite entertaining.
I would recommend it to adults as well as children above a sensible age given some of the content.
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Mar 30, 2012 rated it liked it
A fun and entertaining read. A very enjoyable way to learn about this topic.
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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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