Horrible Histories: Edinburgh


by Terry Deary

*The three questions are from the back of the book.


Want to know:

  • Whose pickled skin became a sought-after souvenir?
  • Why it’s alright to spit on the High Street?
  • How the pupils of Edinburgh High School got away with murder?

Want to know these gruesome answers? Then this is the book for you. It tells you all these gruesome facts and tales that will make your blood run cold. Even some stuff that you might not have wanted to know. In the Horrible History of…..



I am not kidding about your blood running cold. The first time I read it, I felt sick. There are some gruesome details in it. There are also some very vivid pictures, but they are all drawing but it is still very…………gross. If you are a person who has an uneasy stomach, this might not be the book for you. It might just make you that little bit worse. I personally loved it because I love learning about this type of stuff, but I am sure there are a lot of people out there who are not like me. This book is not ¬†only learning like you would in history class but this is fun history (though it is not fun to the people that it happened to.) I have read every page but I find this is not the type of book that you start at the beginning and work your way through. I just read the pages that interest me at the very moment. It is not a story in a sense but it is still very good and I am still reading it with enthusiasm.

This book has many others in the series. Just a few are…..

The Savage Stone Age

The Groovy Greeks

Loathsome London


Rotton Rulers



Some of these books will be reviewed later (once I have read them.)
Hope you enjoy the book.

Happy Reading!!!!!!