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You Wouldn't Want to be in the Great Fire of London

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by Jim Pipe
As if the plague wasn't bad enough, here comes the fiery antidote! As famous diary-keeper Samuel Pepys, you'll witness four days and four nights of fire and live to tell the tale. Find out how people lived in the London of 1666, how they coped in the aftermath and all importantly, whodunnit! - or at least who we think dunnit! "You Wouldn't Want To Be" is a constantly-growing library of exciting titles which...
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You Wouldn't Want to be A Shakespearean Actor

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by Jacqueline Morley
In 16th century London, you start work as an actor at William Shakespeare's theatre, but soon realise it won't be easy. It'll take an excellent memory, a penchant for wearing dresses and a keen eye for avoiding rotten vegetables. But against all odds, you could do well here...just watch where you're pointing that cannon! Humorous illustrations bring the characters to life, while informative captions explain...
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The Incredible London Activity Book

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by MacDonald, Fiona
Children can embark on an entertaining tour of London, taking in its many sights and sounds from Big Ben to the Beefeaters, and its rich history, as they complete all manner of exciting puzzles and games.
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How To Draw Portraits

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by Bergin/1
Every person is unique, and in this book you'll find the skills to draw each person's unique facial features, like the expression on their face or the years of experience held in their wrinkles. This books also features tips on drawing accessories like spectacles and hats. The How To Draw series takes a highly visual and practical approach to drawing, featuring step-by-step instructions for each art projec...
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Christmas - A Very Peculiar History Quiz Book

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by MacDonald, Fiona
Why is Santa's outfit red and white? Where do we get Christmas trees from? What's the snow in a snowglobe made of? What's Boxing Day all about? All these questions and many, many more are answered in Christmas, A Very Peculiar History Quiz Book. Test your knowledge of Christmas traditions, yuletide customs and festive stories from around the world in this very peculiar quiz book. Featuring quotes, quirky st...
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The Tudors a very peculiar history

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by Ian Graham
The Tudors were an odd bunch, more odd than their subjects, perhaps. When they weren't beheading wives and enemies they were threatening to, or going around earning themselves nicknames like 'Bloody Mary' and 'The 9 Day Queen'. The Tudors: A Very Peculiar History tells the story of the Tudor monarchs, their castles, their lives and their subjects in a time when it was fashionable to slash up your clothes f...
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The Beagle with Charles Darwin

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by MacDonald, Fiona
Take an incredible voyage on the Beagle with Charles Darwin. Explore its relevance to the people who built it and the lives that they led. Stunning cut-away illustrations help lead the reader through the often complex historical periods. Written in a clear, concise style. Contents, glossary, and index.
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Scottish Clans: A Very Peculiar History

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by Macdonald Fiona
Scotland! The home of the clans. All around the world, people of Scots heritage proudly claim their 'own' clan membership, name, tartan, ancestral home territory etc etc. To them and to others, the very mention of the word inspires dramatic, romantic and cinematic images. This fascinating book delves into the origins and backgrounds of key Scottish clan names which have formed a part of the country's modern...
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An Egyptian Pyramid

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by Jacqueline Morley
Step inside an ancient Egyptian building site where one of mankind's most spectacular creations is slowly taking shape. Discover how the Egyptians constructed these vast buildings with such incredible precision, without using wheels, machines or iron tools. Their aim: to preserve their pharaoh not just from tomb robbers, but from death itself. An Egyptian Pyramid is an exciting and superbly-illustrated look...
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A 16th Century Galleon - Spectacular Visual Guides

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by Richard Humble
Step aboard a 16th Century galleon and discover for yourself what it was like to live and work on one of these magnificent ships. A 16th Century Galleon details the people involved and the tools used in the ship's construction and on its maiden voyage and beyond, including information about weaponry, navigation, crew and trade. Take a closer look at history with Spectacular Visual Guides, a series that scr...
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Roman Colosseum

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by Fiona Macdonald
Step inside the Colosseum at Rome around AD80 and discover for yourself the technological wonders, the vicious weapons, the thrills and the dangers of a great Roman arena. Find out why this incredible feat of architecture was built, who paid for it and where the money came from. And then gasp at the stars, the Gladiators who fought for their lives in the ancient Roman Colosseum and made it so lucrative for ...
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The Scribblers Fun Activity Safari Sticker Book

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by Jean-Claude
Decorate each colourful safari scene with stickers from 8 pages of over 250 fantastic designs: featuring lions, elephants, crocodiles and much, much more! Children will have hours of fun accessorising these vivid pages to make them look just the way they want. Each page features things to look for, find and count, along with questions to stimulate young minds. Plus a treasure hunt activity so children can g...
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England Ii: A Very Peculiar History

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by Graham Ian
Volume II of this England Peculiar History trilogy explores the Wars of the Roses, the Industrial Revolution and everything in between. From Henry VIII and his six wives to The Great Fire of London, from The Great Plague to the sinking of the Mary Rose - this book discovers the history of England in the traditional 'peculiar hisory' style, packed full of amusing anecdotes, fascinating facts and mind-bogglin...
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London

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by Bergin, Mark
This drawing handbook features top tips for drawing well-known London landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral and Big Ben. It also introduces concepts such as light, tone, perspective and composition. With its clear step-by-step labelled drawings, this is an essential book for any budding artist who would like to master the art of drawing some of London's best-loved landmarks and icons.
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Adventures at Sea (Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe & Moby-Dick)

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by Various Authors
Including Treasure Island, Moby Dick and Robinson Crusoe, Adventures at Sea is a collection of illustrated sea-faring classics retold as exciting and fast-paced graphic novels for young readers, a format which is particularly popular with reluctant readers. Straightforward narratives in modern English accompany key excerpts from the original novels, and difficult words and phrases are explained as they occu...
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Robert Burns - A Very Peculiar History

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by MacDonald, Fiona
Taking a unique look at one of the most acclaimed and best-loved poets, Robert Burns, A Very Peculiar History provides a fascinating insight into the life and times of Scotland's national poet. We learn about his romantic, tragic life, his journey from underdog to celebrity and about his family and childhood. With much reference to his most famous works, Fiona Macdonald explores his profound, passionate po...
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Titanic

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by Pipe Jim
It boasted libraries, palm tress, swimming pools, a 50-phone switchboard and was nearly as tall as the Eiffel Tower. No, she's not a skyscraper, she's the Titanic! To commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the White Star Liner RMS Titanic in 2012, Titanic, A Very Peculiar History delves into the human stories of both crew and passengers and the incredible feats of engineering and design involved in her...
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An Ancient Roman Fort

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by Johnson, Stephen
"An Ancient Roman Fort" gives an insight into the organisation and structure of the powerful ancient Roman army. Find out what happened on a daily basis within the fort. Discover how the Roman army used ingenious techniques to defend the fort. Pull-out illustrations highlight significant parts of the artwork in greater detail. Informative captions, maps, a complete glossary and an index make this title an i...
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Avoid being a slave in Pompeii

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by Malam, John
It is AD 79 and you are a trusted slave, looking after your master's young son in a quiet and pleasant Roman seaside town. But there's something unusual about the mountain that looms over that town, and your life is about to change forever! The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to get emotionally involved with the characters, aiding their understanding of what...
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Rations -A Very Peculiar History

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by Arscott, David
When war broke out in 1939, few knew that they would soon be fighting to survive, let alone how or when it would end. "Rations: A Very Peculiar History" looks at the measures the British government took to ensure the wellbeing of its people during wartime, and how the British public dealt with it. With some stealing, some hoarding, but most just trying to get by, it was one of the bleakest periods in Britis...
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