York : Horrible Histories : Gruesome Guides by Terry Deary
Published in 2010 by Scholastic. ISBN 9781407110790. Price £5.99.
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This book is the York edition of the Gruesome Guides series by Terry Deary. Designed for children the book captures some of the more frightening and gruesome periods of York’s history, such as the Vikings, Brigantes, the Normans as well as individuals such as Dick Turpin and Guy Fawkes. The book is written in a light-hearted way which will appeal to many children, but the historical basis is accurate and so the book is an educational tool rather than just entertainment.
The book is illustrated and is 96 pages long. The 2005 edition is the slightly older version, with the word York in blue on the front cover, the 2010 edition has a red cover with the word York in white. The contents are however otherwise nearly identical.