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Shakespear's Insults - Educating Your Wit

Authors: Cynthia J Ottchen, Wayne F Hill

Publisher: Mainsail Press (1993)

this book collects the smartest stings ever to snap from the tip of an english- speaking tongue. you can use this book in a hundred ways. keep it near at hand. be ready when the need arises. shakespeare can lend you just the fulsome, dripping line you need.

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Shakespeare's Strangest Tales

Authors: Iain Spragg, Matthew Booker

Publisher: Portico (2016)

A fascinating playbill of stories from the weird and wonderful world of Shakespearean theatre through the centuries, including distinguished actors falling off stages, fluffed lines, performances in the dark, and why you must never, ever say the name of that Scottish play, especially if you are Peter O'Toole. Discover a wealth of Shakespearean shenanigans over the years, including the terrible behaviour of the groundlings at Shakespeare's Globe, how the 'rude mechanicals' in A Midsummer Night's Dream got recast as a bunch of ladies from the WI, and how Dame Maggie Smith got even with Sir Laurence Olivier. Published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this treasury of curious tales is a must-read for all Shakespeare lovers and theatre fans.

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Slimy Stuarts

Authors: Terry Deary, Martin Brown

Publisher: Scholastic (2014)

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the SLIMY STUARTS, including why some slimy Stuarts ate toads, snails and fleas, which king picked his nose and never washed his hands and why people wore fish on their feet (bleeugh!).

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Spectacular Space

Author: Ian Locke

Part of a series: Fact Attack

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (1999)

A volume of amazing facts about space, planets, stars, spaceships and astronauts.

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SPQR: A History Of Ancient Rome

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: Profile Books (2016)

Ancient Rome matters: we still judge ourselves against its history of empire, conquest and excess, and its debates about citizenship, terrorism and the rights of the individual influence how we think about civil liberty today. Covering a thousand years of Roman history, SPQR reveals in vivid detail how Rome grew from an insignificant village in central Italy to the first global superpower. As well as casting fresh light on Roman culture from running water to democracy, and from slavery to migration, Mary Beard shows us how the Romans thought about themselves and their achievements. SPQR is the Romans’ own abbreviation for their state: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus, 'the Senate and People of Rome’ – and this magnificent book is an eloquent and a definitive account of their story.

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Standard Grade History

Author: Colin Bagnall

Part of a series: Success Guides

Publisher: Leckie & Leckie (2006)

The ultimate colour revision guide! Cover the six most popular contexts taught at Standard Grade. Focus on exactly what you need to know for the exam, to make your revision effective. Remember key facts using the clear and bright information boxes. Improve your recall with colour illustrations and diagrams. Find out what the examiners are looking for with the Top Tips! Check your progress as you go with Quick Tests on every double page spread. Get ready to shine in your exams with this Leckie & Leckie Success Guide!

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Author: Anna Funder

Publisher: Granta Books (2011)

In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; shortly afterwards the two Germanies reunited, and East Germany ceased to exist. In a country where the headquarters of the secret police can become a museum literally overnight, and one in 50 East Germans were informing on their countrymen and women, there are a thousand stories just waiting to get out. Anna Funder tells extraordinary tales from the underbelly of the former East Germany - she meets Miriam, who as a 16-year-old might have started World War III, visits the man who painted the line which became the Berlin Wall and gets drunk with the legendary 'Mik Jegger' of the East, once declared by the authorities to his face to 'no longer to exist'. Written with wit and literary flair, Stasiland provides a rivetting insight into life behind the wall.

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Strictly Illegal

Authors: Munya M Mardor, HAG Shmuchklev

Publisher: Ebenezer Baylis and Son Ltd (1964)

One of the leading figures in the Jewish Army at the time of the British withdrawal from palestine in 1948 tells how the army was equipped. The author joined Haganah, the Jewish Defence Force, before WWII and carried out many daring and to the British outrageous deeds in acquiring arms. He was also involved in the sabotage of ships in which illegal Jewish refugees were being deported from Palestine

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Technology, War And Identities

Authors: Aaron Wilkes, James Ball

Part of a series: KS3 History

Publisher: Oxford University Press (2009)

This gripping and intriguing Student Book combines an enquiry-led approach with factual narrative. Written by experienced Head of History, Aaron Wilkes in an approachable and understandable style, including: relevant and fascinating facts, interesting and motivating activities, and specific sections to extend or reinforce learning. Content has been thoroughly researched and revised in this popular 2nd edition.

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The American West 1840 - 1895: The Struggle For The Plains

Authors: Martin David, Shephard Colin

Part of a series: Discovering The Past For Gcse

Publisher: Hodder (1998)

Stretch and challenge your students with SHP's longest-lived and best-selling series for GCSE History. This is an SHP Official Text which means it has been created by the Schools History Project for use with the GCSE specifications. This is part of SHP's comprehensive and authoritative range of books for the GCSE History.

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