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  • Published: 30 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781409014607
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

That's So Gross!: History


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A funny and fascinating new spin-off series from Mitch Symons - the revolting reference expert!

EnGROSS yourself with the most gruesome, filthy facts about life throughout history, such as...
why Medieval people were pelted with rotten vegetables in the stocks
what the Egyptians did to bodies to make them mummies
what wild animals gladiators were forced to fight in ancient Rome
and whether Vikings actually wore horns on their helmets!

  • Pub date: 30 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781409014607
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

About the Author

Mitchell Symons

Mitchell Symons was born in London and educated at Mill Hill School and the LSE, where he studied Law. Since leaving BBC TV, where he was a researcher and then a director, he has worked as a writer, broadcaster and journalist. He was a principal writer of early editions of the board game Trivial Pursuit and has devised many television formats. Currently he writes an award-winning column for the Sunday Express. Mitchell has won the Blue Peter Best Book with Facts Awards twice, for WHY EATING BOGEYS IS GOOD FOR YOU and DO IGLOOS HAVE LOOS?

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Praise for That's So Gross!: History

“This is just the sort of information to give children a background to history and hopefully encourage them to delve a little deeper into this fascinating subject. They will love to appal parents, friends and teachers with the gruesome facts in the book - and the illustrations are just as gruesome.”

Parents in Touch (www.parentsintouch.co.uk)

“Animals, creepy crawlies and the human body are tackled in a Horrible Histories way, and each book is packed with the sort of disgusting trivia that delights children under eight.”

Toby Clements, The Telegraph

“Mitch knows more totally useless things about useless subjects than anybody on Earth”

Chris Tarrant


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