The Complete and Utter History of the World : According to Samuel Stewart Aged 9, Hardback Book

The Complete and Utter History of the World : According to Samuel Stewart Aged 9 Hardback

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When his teacher sets the class a History project, Sam cannot choose which bit of History he prefers, so decides to do ALL OF IT. His version of History is a rumbustious collection of half-remembered facts, assembled roughly in the right order, and glued together with alarmingly confident misunderstanding. And yet our endearing narrator somehow inadvertently hits the nail on the head every time - as when he sagely observes that the Suffragettes' hunger strikes paid off 'in the name of Female Emaciation', or that before Shakespeare came along 'everyone had been a bit rubbish at poetry' (notwithstanding Jeffrey Chortler, saviour of the Middle Agers').

Sam takes us from Ancient Egypt right up to Last Week with the flair of a bright-eyed nine-year-old.

Rumour has it he is now working on an even more ambitious tome, The Entire World and Everything In It.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Short Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9781780721835

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