France

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Scholastic, 2002 - France - 176 pages
7 Reviews
History with the nasty bits left in! 'France' reveals the revolting truth behind the rebellious, revolutionary French, from the tortured times of the Dark Ages to the murderous moments of the 19th century. Want to know which king thought he was made of glass, why French bread was once made from broken tiles and bricks, and how to play hopscotch like a French highwayman? Read on for the dire details on a host of curious kings, quirky queens and evil emperors - and the rebels who had them butchered, beheaded and bumped off when they'd had enough of them. Find out about France's foul famines, terrible Terrors and the gruesome guillotine. History has never been so horrible!

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Review: France (Horrible Histories Special)

User Review  - Wayne Farmer - Goodreads

As we don't learn much about French History in the UK this book was just right for giving me the basics. It was particularly interesting to me as I have French ancestry with my 6xGreat Grandfather Jacques Jolin leaving France about 1740ish for the shores of Jersey. Read full review

Review: France (Horrible Histories Special)

User Review  - Wayne Farmer - Goodreads

As we don't learn much about French History in the UK this book was just right for giving me the basics. It was particularly interesting to me as I have French ancestry with my 6xGreat Grandfather Jacques Jolin leaving France about 1740ish for the shores of Jersey. Read full review

About the author (2002)

Terry Deary has authored more than 400 children's books. Some of his books have even been made into cartoons. Terry is also a professional actor and has performed in his own plays. He lives in County Durham, England, United Kingdom.

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