The Short and Bloody History of 5 booksKEY FEATURES
| Title||The Short and Bloody History|
| Author||John Farman|
Titles in This SetDescription title by title:Bloody History of Ghosts
Bloody History of Ghosts
Bloody History of Pirates
Bloody History of Knights
Bloody History of Highwaymen
Bloody History of Spies
Have you heard about the ghost bus that drives through London? Or seen the vampire who haunts Highgate cemetery? And would you know how to behave if you met a ghost? It's all in John Farman's spooky book of ghosts, poltegeists, vampires and things that go bump in the night!
Open if you dare?Bloody History of PiratesHave you ever wondered why pirates wore gold earrings, or where the saying 'sick as a parrot' came from? And do you know wh the cruellest pirate in history was? John Farman's got all the answers, so come aboard for his short and bloody history of the day-to-day life of pirates!Bloody History of Knights
The riveting ‘Band of Brothers’ tale of a young British journalist embedded in a US tank corps known as the Black Knights as they spearheaded the push into Baghdad in spring 2003.
Black Knights is an extraordinarily vivid, gripping and moving fly-on-the-wall account of what frontline combat action meant in the first major war of the twenty-first century. Written by a young journalist who was the only British daily newspaper reporter to be embedded with the US military during the operation in Iraq, this book unflinchingly describes the modern face of battle, and the young soldiers who fought in it.
The tank and infantry company known as the 'Black Knights' was the first unit in the US Third Infantry Division to engage in combat when, twelve hours after crossing the Kuwait border, it helped seize Tallil airfield. Eight hundred miles and almost a month later, it headed a column that fought its way through Republican Guard units on the outskirts of Baghdad and led the advance from the west into the centre of Saddam Hussein's capital.Bloody History of HighwaymenDid you know that highwaymen used to be 'as common as crows'? So where did they all come from? And what happened to them? This hilarious book will stand and deliver the terrible truth about the gentlemen of the road. What they ate, where they lived, and what happened to them if they were caught. If you've ever fancied life as a highwayman, then take a look inside!Bloody History of Spies
Listen carefully, I shall say this only once.'
John Farman has been doing some espionage of his own and has uncovered the secrets that they teach spies for their own survival. This top security information will separate the rats from the moles. Spying is an ancient profession, and there have been some very exotic characters to exercise this art. From the true, Mata Hari, to the completely fictional, James Bond, there's a glamorous aura to spies and the job they do but never fear, our intrepid author will expose the truth and as always, it's not what you would expect.