The Maid, the Witch and the Cruel Queen

The day Queen Mary Tudor - or 'Bloody Mary', as she's called, because she has anyone who doesn't go to church burned - came to town was the most terrifying day of young Meg's life. Everyone wants to impress Her Majesty, and what better way to show their devotion than by burning a witch themselves. But "the witch", Old Nan is more clever and cunning than the townspeople and in the end, she isn't the one who sparks the ferocious temper of the frightful Queen . . . Don't miss www.teary-deary.com - the author's own fantastic website with detailed information about all our books, plus others, about Terry as a writer, as well as extracts, quizzes, games and activities. The day Queen Mary Tudor - or Bloody Mary", as she's called, because she has anyone who doesn't go to church burned - came to town was the most terrifying day of young Meg's life. Everyone wants to impress her Majesty, and what better way to show their devotion than by burning a witch?" Terry needs no introduction as one of the most popular children's authors writing today. His first book, The Custard Kid, was published by A&C Black in 1978 and has recently been re-issued in the Black Cats series, together with seven other Deary classics. Today he is best-known as the author of the Horrible Histories series, which has been translated into numerous languages, and several other historical series including the Tudor Terrors and Time Travellers.