Horrible Historian's Twisted Tales Bring the Past to Life; Terry Deary Has Made History Enjoyable for Millions of Children with His Books
Byline: Peter Elson
W ITHOUT a doubt, Terry Deary would be a subversive in any age. He's made a small fortune writing Horrible Histories, an alternative history book series for children, but it's not changed his life a jot. How subversive is that?
Very much his own man, he is not prone to doing the expected. He lives in an unpretentious house in an old North East mining village and never travels abroad.What does he do with his dosh?
"I pay for my daughter, Sara, to compete in three-day horse riding events. You're up against the Zara Phillipses of this world," he says.
In other words, this unapologetic anti-establishment figure
bankrolls his daughter's expensive hobby just as The Princess Royal does with her daughter. Is this keeping up with the Royal Family, or just showing the nobs you are just as …
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Publication information: Article title: Horrible Historian's Twisted Tales Bring the Past to Life; Terry Deary Has Made History Enjoyable for Millions of Children with His Books. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Post (Liverpool, England). Publication date: January 9, 2006. Page number: 10. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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