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France [Paperback]

Terry Deary , Martin Brown
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June 21 2002 Horrible Histories Special
History with the nasty bits left in! "The Horrible History of France" reveals the revolting truth behind the rebellious, revolutionary French, from the tortured times o 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a horrible history lesson that kids love! Dec 14 2011
By Erica P
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My students enjoyed the book quite a bit as we learned about the french revolution within our french culture class. Gave them all the gruesome facts that they may not otherwise read/hear within the classroom. Good read!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad. Not great. Jan. 11 2011
By soba525 - Published on Amazon.com
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My son was enraptured with the Horrible History videos on YouTube. Because I am old fashioned, I thought a book would be good too. This one was ok. Interesting in parts, repetitive in parts. Decently written. But not inspired.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! Nov. 23 2011
By Sebastian - Published on Amazon.com
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I had ordered The Horrible Histories Box Set, HH USA, and HH France. Even though it was shipping all the way from the UK, the France book was the first to get here, and the shipping time was so fast! That was the first good thing to happen. There was one problem tough, in that I had ordered a new book (since I'm a perfectionist), and this book looked pretty used in the spine and covers, but nonetheless it was great. The book was simply amazing, I LOVED it! The only chapter that was a bit redundant was Chapter 6, Revolting France. It talked about the different revolutions, but they all began and ended the same way. The rest of the book was phenomenal, especially the last four chapters. Their summary of the French Revolution was amazingly well-done. Seriously, I cannot describe how fantastic it came out! I would highly recommend this book and can't wait for the Box Set and USA to arrive!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun¡ Sept. 29 2013
By jMan - Published on Amazon.com
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Nevera dull moment. Fun-educational¡
Who woulda thought history could be so engaging¿
Really knows his stuff e does:) n it doesn't seem like homework thats the best part
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME Aug. 14 2013
By Tashbur - Published on Amazon.com
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I really enjoy Terry.
Great Combo France and Terry.
Can not wait for another great book
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5.0 out of 5 stars FRANCE Jan. 9 2007
By Stephen B. Bacon - Published on Amazon.com
EXCELLENT! Keep this a one of the foundations of the entire Horrible Histories series!
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