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The Dangerous Book for Boys

The Dangerous Book for Boys

CD-Audio

By (author) Conn Iggulden, By (author) Hal Iggulden, Read by Jamie Glover

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • Format: CD-Audio | 76 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 140mm x 8mm | 68g
  • Publication date: 4 June 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007259379
  • ISBN 13: 9780007259373
  • Edition: Abridged
  • Edition statement: Abridged edition
  • Sales rank: 332,452

Product description

If ever there was an audiobook to make you switch off your television set, 'The Dangerous Book for Boys' is it. Packed with fascinating facts and tantalising trivia. Includes an introduction read by Conn Iggulden. How many other books will help you identify cloud formations, list the seven wonders of the world, and recite the best quotations from Shakespeare? The Dangerous Book for Boys gives you facts and figures at your fingertips -- find out the five poems every boy should know, learn about famous battles and read inspiring stories of incredible courage and bravery. There's a whole world out there: with this audiobook, anyone can get out and explore it. The Dangerous Book for Boys is written with the verve and passion that readers of Conn Iggulden's number one bestselling novels have come to expect. This book, his first non-fiction work, has been written with his brother as a celebration of the long summers of their youth and as a compendium of information so vital to men of all ages. It's set to be a perfect gift for Father's Day and beyond. Chapters in The Dangerous Book for Boys include: The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, Famous Battles, Extraordinary Stories, A Brief History of Artillery, Sampling Shakespeare, Patron Saints of Britain, Five Poems Every Boy Should Know, The British Empire, Questions About the World, Latin Phrases Every Boy Should Know and The Origin of Words.

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Born in London, Conn Iggulden read English at London University and worked as a teacher for seven years before becoming a full-time writer. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and children. Conn Iggulden is the author of the number one bestselling Emperor series. Hal Iggulden was born in 1972. He lives in Leicester and is a theatre director with a love of astronomy, gadgets, dogs and football.

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Praise for 'The Dangerous Book for Boys' HB. 'The perfect handbook for boys and dads.' Daily Telegraph 'Full of tips on how to annoy your parents'. Evening Standard 'An old-fashioned compendium of information on items such as making catapults and knot-tying!the end of the PlayStation may have been signalled.' The Times 'Just William would be proud. A new book teaching boys old-fashioned risky pursuits!has become a surprise bestseller.' Daily Mail 'If you want to know how to make crystals, master NATO's phonetic alphabet!and build a workbench, look no further.' Time Out