- "How these books – there are 50 of them – passed me by until now is a mystery to rank alongside the cause of Napoleon's death. At times in their 13-year history, they have occupied all top 10 positions in the children's non-fiction chart."
Terry Deary's Horrible Histories rock. They're funny, a little gruesome and still manage to give the facts. Jardine writes,
- "But although he and his readers love gore and lavatorial humour, cartoons and appalling jokes, his books actually contain vast amounts of information and give a vivid portrait of the past: the cruelty, the characters, the grisly lot of children. "
I really wish Horrible Histories were published here and a U.S. equivalent contracted.