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The Dangerous Book for Boys - Conn Iggulden

The Dangerous Book for Boys

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Published: July 2006
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UK Edition. How many other books will help you thrash someone at conkers, race your own go-cart, and identify the best quotations from Shakespeare?

The Dangerous Book for Boys gives you facts and figures at your fingertips - swot up on the solar system, learn about famous battles and read inspiring stories of incredible courage and bravery. Teach your old dog new tricks. Make a pinhole camera. Understand the laws of cricket. There's a whole world out there: with this book, 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. Lavishly designed and fully illustrated in colour and black and white throughout, 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,
Conkers,
Laws of Football,
Dinosaurs,
Fishing,
Juggling,
Timers and Tripwires,
Kings and Queens,
Famous Battles,
Spies,
Making Crystals,
Insects and Spiders,
Astronomy,
Girls,
The Golden Age of Piracy,
Secret Inks,
Patron Saints of Britain,
Skimming Stones,
Dog Tricks,
Making a Periscope,
Coin Tricks,
Marbles,
Artillery,
The Origin of Words and
The Solar System.

Praise for `The Dangerous Book for Boys' `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

Conn Iggulden

I was born in the normal way in 1971, and vaguely remember half-pennies and sixpences. I have written for as long as I can remember: poetry, short stories and novels. Itâ??s what I always wanted to do and read English at London University with writing in mind. I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St. Gregoryâ??s RC High school in London by the end of that period. I have enormous respect for those who still labour at the chalk-face. In truth, I canâ??t find it in me to miss the grind of paperwork and initiatives. I do miss the camaraderie of the smokersâ?? room, as well as the lessons where their faces lit up as they understood what I was wittering on about.

My mother is Irish and from an early age she told me history as an exciting series of stories - with dates. My great-grandfather was a Seannachie , so I suppose story-telling is in the genes somewhere. My father flew in Bomber Command in WWII, then taught maths and science. Perhaps crucially, he also loved poetry and cracking good tales. Though it seems a dated idea now, I began teaching when boys were told only girls were good at English, despite the great names that must spring to mind after that statement. My father loved working with wood and equations, but he also recited â??Vitai Lampadaâ?? with a gleam in his eye and that matters, frankly.

Iâ??ve always loved historical fiction as a genre and cut my teeth on Hornblower and Tai-Pan, Flashman, Sharpe and Jack Aubrey. I still remember the sheer joy of reading my first Patrick Oâ??Brian book and discovering there were nineteen more in the series. I love just about anything by David Gemmell, or Peter F. Hamilton or Wilbur Smith. I suppose the one thing that links all those is the love of a good tale.

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ISBN: 9780007232741
ISBN-10: 0007232748
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: July 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 19.7  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 1.02