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Richard Brassey



Richard Brassey is the author and illustrator of a host of colourful and original non-fiction books for children, among them the bestselling Nessie the Loch Ness Monster and The Story of Scotland, which won the TES/Saltire Society Award. He lives in Essex.

Visit his website at http://www.richardbrassey.com.

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The Story of the Olympics

Richard Brassey
Authors:
Richard Brassey

Records and reputations, cheats and champs, victors and venues - here's the lowdown on the modern Olympic games, from bestselling author and illustrator, Richard Brassey. Updated to include Rio 2016.From the games of ancient Greece to the twenty-first century, and with individual tales of heroes and heroines, this is a lively, witty and entertaining guide for young readers everywhere. As always with Richard Brassey's popular books, this is packed with comic strips, fact boxes, hilarious captions and speech bubbles, plus amazing information and entertaining insight.

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The Story of Ireland

Stewart Ross, Richard Brassey
Contributors:
Stewart Ross, Richard Brassey

Comic, colourful and succinct, with short text, lots of pictures and jokey captions, this is a brilliant introduction to the story of Ireland. From its pictorial endpaper maps to the panels of 'Irish Icons' ranging from Brian Boru to the Abbey Theatre, it is packed with useful and fascinating information. A story that is often complicated and turbulent is told with sensitivity and clarity, from the first legends right up to the present day. The Story of Ireland is the follow-up to Richard Brassey and Stewart Ross's The Story of Scotland, which won the Saltire Society/TES Award for Educational Publications and the Scottish Arts Council Children's Book Award.

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The Story of England

Richard Brassey
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Richard Brassey
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The Story of World War One

Richard Brassey
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Richard Brassey
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The Story of the World Cup

Richard Brassey
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Richard Brassey
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Robin Hood

Richard Brassey
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Richard Brassey

From medieval times to the modern day, people have been fascinated by tales of the famous outlaw who allegedly robbed the rich to give to the poor. But who was Robin Hood really - aristocrat or commoner, hero or villain? Myths abound and in this book, with all the humour and affection of the bestselling NESSIE, Richard Brassey gently pokes fun at the falsehoods while pursuing the truth.

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King Arthur

Richard Brassey
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Richard Brassey
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The Queen

Richard Brassey
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Richard Brassey

Between April and July 2012, extensive celebrations will celebrate the diamond jubilee of the Queen's reign. Following the approach of NESSIE (sales approaching 250,000 copies) and GREYFRIARS BOBBY (100,000 copies sold), Richard Brassey provides insight into the life of the woman who soon will be our longest-reigning monarch - with fun facts, hilarious anecdotes and fascinating info!

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Greyfriars Bobby

Richard Brassey
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Richard Brassey
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Nessie The Loch Ness Monster

Richard Brassey
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Richard Brassey
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The Story of London

Richard Brassey
Authors:
Richard Brassey

Roman Londinium, Saxon Lundenwic, the medieval City of London, the great metropolis that has survived the Plague, the Fire and the Blitz - it's all here, along with the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Madam Tussaud's, the London Eye and all the famous landmarks. Richard Brassey has a gift for focussing on just the colourful details children will enjoy, and on each page the narrative breaks out into stories, anecdotes, jokes, fascinating facts and accounts of famous Londoners. With excitingly busy pages packed with lively pictures and witty captions, this is a brilliant introduction to London past and present.

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Henry VIII

Richard Brassey, Richard Brassey
Contributors:
Richard Brassey, Richard Brassey

The life of Henry VIII is a wonderful subject for Richard Brassey to interpret through his comic, colourful pictures and funny captions. All the essential information is there, concisely and wittily put. With its small paperback format, its 24 pages packed with pictures, it is lots of fun to read and look at and makes the perfect introduction to one of the most famous characters in British history.

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The Story Of Scotland

Richard Brassey
Authors:
Richard Brassey

The story of Scotland from the Ice Age to the Vikings, the Picts and the Romans, to Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Flora Macdonald, Sir Walter Scott, Logie Baird, Keir Hardie and many more famous Scots up to the present day. Each page is packed with colourful pictures and witty captions and speech bubbles, and a pithy text gives the facts and tells the story.This is a fun book, but it covers the material in a way that will make it attractive both to schools and to tourists. With NESSIE, THE LOCH NESS MONSTER a continuing bestseller in Scotland, Richard Brassey is the perfect author/illustrator for a book that should have a long life ahead. His co-author, Stewart Ross, is an ex-teacher with a special interest in Scottish history.