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Dead Famous

This series of books follows the lives of famous people who are now dead. The collection is published by the same publisher of the Murderous Maths series, so the reader will encounter a few English spellings, English sayings, etc. As an American, I find this adds to my enjoyment of the series. Many different authors and illustrators work on these books.

The books are aimed at 7-14 year olds.


Boudica and Her Barmy Army (Dead Famous) by Valerie Wilding - Boudica is famous for...galloping to battle in a rattling chariot, being big and kinda scary, and getting very, very angry with her Roman rulers. But have you heard that Boudica...learned to use weapons when she was a little girl, chopped off the Emperor Claudius's head (well, sort of),  burned London to the ground?

Now you can get the inside story with Boudica's secret diary, get all the news from the Roman Messenger, and the British Bugle and find out just how Boudica and her barmy army seriously put the wind up the Romans.

Paper, 160 pages. 7.5"x5"x.5".

#3575 $10.25 $9.99

Henry VIII and His Chopping Block (Dead Famous) by Alan MacDonald - Henry VIII is famous for having a bit of a weight problem, marrying six unlucky wives, getting very carried away with his chopping block. But have you heard that Henry was a handsome hunk and sports star, accused his second wife of witchcraft, bricked up his bedroom door at night?

Get the inside story with Henry's secret diary, read the gossip in The Tudor Tatler and hear from Henry's victims before they lose their heads on his chopping block.

Paper, 176 pages. 7.5"x5"x.5". Click here for Henry VIII paper dolls.

#4080 $10.25 $9.99

Spartacus and His Glorious Gladiators (Dead Famous) by Toby Brown  - Sparacus is dead famous for:  being quite a good gladiator, giving the Romans the run-around, and looking an awful lot like Kirk Douglas.

But have you heard that Spartacus: fought for the Romans as well as against them, once camped his army of rebel slaves inside a volcano, cut a deal with a bunch of double-crossing pirates.

Paper, 175 pages. 7.5"x5"x.5". One copy in stock. It has a crease on the back cover, hence the extra discount.

#1873 $10.25 $8.99

William Shakespeare and his Dramatic Acts (Dead Famous) by Andrew Donkin. Shakespeare is dead famous for...writing a few plays, having a bit of a way with words, and creating characters like romantic Romeo and murderous Macbeth.

But have you heard that William: did a seven-year vanishing act, nearly had his head chopped off by the Queen, and nicked an entire theatre?

Yes, even though he's dead, William's still full of surprises. Now you can get the inside story with William's secret diary, find out the news of the day in the Shakespearean Sun and prepare to be amazed as the curtain is raised on Shakespeare's most dramatic acts.

Paper, 176 pages.

#2696 $9.99

Winston Churchill and His Great Wars (Dead Famous) by Alan MacDonald. Churchill is dead famous for:
smoking a massive cigar, leading Britain to victory in World War II, and raising his fingers in a V sign. But have you heard that Winston: was a demon bricklayer, had a fantastic collection of hats, and made a daring escape from prison? He also was very fond of animals and often pampered them.

You can get the inside story with Winston's lost diary, relive the events of the century in The Winston's Weekly and discover the vital role he played in two great wars.

Paper, 189 pages.

#7910 $9.99

Dead Famous: Scientists and Their Mind-Blowing Experiments (Dead Famous) by Dr. Mike Goldsmith - You've probably heard of a few scientists: Galileo Galilei and his telescope, Isaac Newton and his apple, Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. But have you heard that Galileo was sentenced to life in prison for his shocking ideas about the solar system, Newton wasn't all that keen on science - sometimes it got on his nerves - and Darwin wrote a book about his pet worms?

Yes, even though they're dead, scientists are still full of surprises - and the nine in this book are more surprising than most. Now you can get the inside story from their lost notebooks, read the news reports as their breakthroughs hit the headlines, and find out all about their mind-blowing experiments.

Paper, 192 pages. 7.5"x5"x.5"

#2283 $10.25 $9.99

Dead Famous Writers and Their Tall Tales (Dead Famous) by Tracey Turner - Have you heard that William Shakespeare got mixed up in a plot against the Queen? Jane Austen nearly became a Bigg-Wither? Charles Dickens had his clothes ripped off by his fans? Get the inside story on 10 writers from their secret diaries, flick through Good Day magazine for some 19th century gossip, and find out all about the writers whose tall tales have changed the world.

Paper, 192 pages. 7.5"x5"x.5".

#2290X $10.25 $9.99

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