Dreadful Fates

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A&C Black, Mar 1, 2010 - Accidents - 112 pages
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From grisly murders to unusual funerals, Dreadful Fates provides a gruesome journey through history to present-day instances of figures who have had the misfortune of a dreadful or unusual end.

Readers can find out about everything from Aeschylus, the ancient Greek who died when a tortoise fell on his head, and the man who tripped over his own beard, to a countless number who met their end through laughing too much!

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User Review  - librarybrandy - LibraryThing

Poorly organized, and the lack of names, dates, and sources give the whole thing the feel of an urban legend chain email. It won't stop fifth-grade boys from snickering over it, but it's not one I'd recommend. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Tracey Turneris a best-selling non-fiction author. She has written Whitaker's World of Weirdfor A&C Black and her 101 Things You Need to Know

(Bloomsbury) was selected by the British Education Secretary as a top

book for teenage boys. Tracey has previously collaborated with Sally Kindberg, illustrator of Dreadful Fates, on The Comic Strip History of the World.

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