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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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Truly Foul and Cheesy Disasters Jokes and Facts Book

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by Townsend, John
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Truly Foul and Cheesy Mummy Mania Jokes and Facts Book

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by Townsend, John
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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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Yorkshire A Very Peculiar History

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by John Malam
Yorkshire is well known for its miners, pudding and cricket, but Yorkshire: A Very Peculiar History scrapes beyond the surface and past the cliches. Featuring a host of characters from Yorkshire past and present, from Guy Fawkes to Michael Parkinson, it's not all grit and grime! Tracing Yorkshire's history back through Roman and Viking rule, to the various tribes which populated the area in prehistoric tim...
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Truly Foul and Cheesy Genius Jokes and Facts Book

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by Townsend, John
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Truly Foul and Cheesy Revolting Records Jokes and Facts Books

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by Townsend, John
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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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Truly Foul and Cheesy Romans in Britain Jokes and Facts Book

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by Townsend, John
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A 19th Century Railway Station

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by Fiona Macdonald
Step inside one of the marvels of the Victorian age! In the middle of the 19th century, steam railways were the very latest transport technology: fast, comfortable (if you could afford a first-class ticket), safe and reliable. Learn about this triumph of engineering and about the army of workers who laboured long hours to keep it going. A 19th Century Railway Station is an exciting and superbly-illustrated ...
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Killer Animals

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by Fiona Macdonald
Which frog uses poison to protect itself? What's more deadly, a mosquito or a crocodile? Find out in "Top Ten Worst: Killer Animals". Filled with nasty creatures you certainly wouldn't want to meet, this book features advice on how to avoid a shark attack and how to combat a mosquito attack, amongst other fascinating facts and vital statistics. Colourful and humourous illustrations accompany the terrifying ...
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Viking Town

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by Fiona Macdonald
Step inside a Viking town and discover for yourself what it was like to live and work in this bustling centre of long-distance trade. Admire the well-built houses before joining the town's defenders as they fight off an attack by rivals from across the sea. This is a superbly-illustrated look at the daily lives of different types of Vikings. Astounding architectural acheivements are explained and explored w...
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Whisky a very peculiar history

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by Ian Graham
'Whisky, A Very Peculiar History' takes a sideways look at this most inebriating beverage from its simplistic origins to its pride of place in the drinks cabinets of the world. When Henry VIII disbanded the monasteries and let those brewing monks out into the wilderness, he had no idea of the kind of beast he'd unleashed. Whisky was used as a medicine, giving 'the glow of apparent well-being' and even hors...
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Kings & Queens - Peculiar History

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by Mason, Antony
Which king's guards massacred a group of his supporters by mistake? Who had an oversized tongue and had to slobber when they ate food? Who was so large when they died that they had to be buried in a square coffin? Who survived seven assassination attempts? As you can tell from the bizarre questions above, it wasn't all thrones and sceptres for British kings and queens. Some of them were completely batty, a...
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Cricket. A Very Peculiar History

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by Pipe, Jim
In Cricket, A Very Peculiar History Jim Pipe uniquely explores one of this nation's greatest and the second biggest spectator sport on the planet. From the hazy bat-and-ball origins of the game to the biggest celebrity players of today, this book is a fascinating insight into the popular sport. Filled to the brim with quirky quotes, fantastic facts and surprising statistics, this is the perfect gift book fo...
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World War Two. A Very Peculiar History

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by Pipe, Jim
World War Two, A Very Peculiar History explores the most destructive event of the twentieth century, a war that defined and shaped the world we live in today. Jim Pipe introduces the nations, as well as individuals, that participated and the politics that drove them, alongside the Cherished Library-style fascinating trivia and quirky facts. In this book you can learn about mad British schemes and the atomic...
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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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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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Avoid Being a WW2 Flighter Pilot

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by Ian Graham
As an American pilot joining the RAF during World War Two, you'll experience many ups and downs, and no doubt you'll discover what a 'Mae West' is for! Get used to the lingo, commands and controls, otherwise it's time to bail out! Educational, informative and engaging, this book teaches children the risks taken and sacrifices made in World War II. The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative a...
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