John Farman

10 children’s books by the writer

John Farman attended Harrow Art School followed by the Royal College of Art. After completing his Masters degree he worked in the advertising industry until his departure to become a full-time writer and illustrator. He is the author of several children's books, including The Very Bloody History of Britain (without the boring bits), The Very Bloody History of London, C.R.A.P. (A Collection of Rotten Adult Principles) and Jesus: The Teenage Years. He lives in London.

9-11 years

The Short and Bloody History of Pirates

John Farman

The Short and Bloody History of Pirates

Ah ha me hearties. So you're thinking of running away to experience life on a gorgeous pirate galleon. Well, before you book your one-way ticket be warned - a pirates life isn't all fish and chips and treasure troves ...

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9-11 years

The Short and Bloody History of Knights

John Farman

The Short and Bloody History of Knights

Generally regarded as a gentlemanly profession, after extensive research John Farman has discovered the terrible truth about the life of your average Knight. To start with there's the uniform. A suit of armour not only cost the earth in ...

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9-11 years

The Short and Bloody History of Spies

John Farman

The Short and 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 ...

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9-11 years

The Short And Bloody History Of Pirates

John Farman

The Short And Bloody History Of Pirates

Ah ha me hearties. So you're thinking of running away to experience life on a gorgeous pirate galleon. Well, before you book your one-way ticket be warned - a pirates life isn't all fish and chips and treasure troves ...

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9-11 years

The Short and Bloody History of Knights

John Farman

The Short and Bloody History of Knights

Generally regarded as a gentlemanly profession, after extensive research John Farman has discovered the terrible truth about the life of your average Knight. To start with there's the uniform. A suit of armour not only cost the earth in ...

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9-11 years

The Short & Bloody History of Ghosts

John Farman

The Short & Bloody History of Ghosts

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 ...

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9-11 years

The Short and Bloody History of Spies

John Farman

The Short and 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 ...

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