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The Groovy Greeks

The Groovy Greeks

by Terry Deary and Martin Brown
Age range: + years old Publication Date: 07/05/2007

History with the nasty bits left in!

The Groovy Greeks is full of fab facts about the hip 'n' happenin' Greeks, who hung out over 2000 years ago.

Find out about horrible heroes, savage Spartan soldiers, phoolish philosophers and suffering slaves. Want to know why some groovy Greek girls ran about naked pretending to be bears, who had the world's first flushing toilet, and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax?

Read on for some amazing information on awful ancient food, groovy Greek Olympic games and the gruesome god who ate his own children. History has never been so horrible! With a bold new cover look and a heap of extra horrible bits at the back of the book, each best-selling title is sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

History & the past: general interest (Children's / Teenage)
Age range:
+ years old
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Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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Terry Deary

Terry Deary is one of the UK's most well known authors of children's books. With over 6 million copies of the Horrible Histories series sold in the UK alone, Terry Deary's name is a prominent feature on bookshelves across the land.

It was with great glee that Terry Deary realised, at the age of 13, that he could write. It took him another twenty years to discover he could be paid for it. Since then, Terry has written over 200 books!

Terry writes from his home in County Durham where he lives with his wife an d daughter. It takes him anything between six hours and six weeks to write a book! In writes for six days a week, so free time is rare. However when h e does have free time he enjoys acting, local cricket, supporting his beloved Sunderland United football team and running to half-marathon distance for charity.

The Horrible Histories series has been translated into twenty-five different languages, from Welsh to Russian! It has also been produced as a TV series on CBBC.

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