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Brassey, Richard

Overview
Works: 43 works in 132 publications in 1 language and 3,449 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Biography  Biography‡vPictorial works  Pictorial works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: DA911, 941.0099
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Brassey
The story of Ireland by Richard Brassey( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A graphic presentation of Irish history from the breakup of Pangaea to the present
How to speak chimpanzee : a phrase book of useful everyday expressions in Chimpanzee that no human should be without! by Richard Brassey( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fun-to-read book filled with fascinating facts about the chimpanzee
The story of the Olympics : the whacky facts about the Olympics and Olympic champions down the centuries! by Richard Brassey( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quirkiest guide you will ever read to the history of the world's most famous celebration of sport. From the story of how ethos of the games of ancient Greece has been carried down and into the twenty-first century, to the individual tales of heroes and heroines, this is a lively, witty and entertaining guide for young readers everywhere. As always with Richard Brassey's popular books, there are comic strips, fact boxes, hilarious captions and speech bubbles, in a book that's packed with amazing information and entertaining insight
George and the dragon and other saintly stories by Richard Brassey( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A saint who sat on a pillar for 20 years, and another who survived being swallowed by a dragon are some of the characters in this book of saints, alongside the more famous St Francis, St George and St Christopher
Nessie the Loch Ness monster by Richard Brassey( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the Loch Ness Monster real or just a story? Read the facts and decide for yourself!
Ghosts! : the ultimate guide for ghost hunters by Richard Brassey( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kaleidoscope of hauntings from ancient Roman times to the present day, with a host of characters, including famous royals and everyday people. Includes stories of famous hauntings and explains how to go about ghost hunting, and how to tell spooky ghost stories. Cover includes hologram. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Elizabeth I by Richard Brassey( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It took Elizabeth I two hours each morning to decide which of her 3,000 dresses to wear. She drank beer for breakfast, and she swore a lot. The big events and the personal details of the British monarch's life get lively, irreverent treatment in this concise paperback biography in the Brilliant Brits series
The story of London by Richard Brassey( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the days when lions and hippos traipsed through Trafalgar Square to the bustling building of dazzling Docklands, and all the thousands of years in between, here is a lively look at one of the world's most amazing cities"--Back cover. Suggested level: primary
Britannia : 100 great stories from British history by Geraldine McCaughrean( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning nearly 3000 years, this collection presents 100 stories of Britain's past, including those of King Canute, Lady Godiva, Guy Fawkes, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and Bob Geldof's Band Aid. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Ghosts, rogues and highwaymen : 20 stories from British history by Geraldine McCaughrean( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty stories starting in the seventeenth century and finishing with the Battle of Trafalgar
Movers, shakers and record breakers : 20 stories from British history by Geraldine McCaughrean( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faster, further, higher, deeper : crashes, explosions, wrecks, disasters, failures and triumphs in transport history! by Richard Brassey( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries, all over the world, dreamers and draughtsmen have wanted to explore the unknown to go further than anyone before them, and to get there faster. No matter how vast the desert, or deep the ocean, or wide the canyon, or high the clouds someone, somewhere has been inspired to go one step beyond for good reasons and bad. This has resulted in some ingenious, dangerous, disastrous and downright weird modes of transport. Here's a book full of some of the most amazing modes of transport ever invented - from moon buggies to jet planes to walking statues - and stories about the people who dared to dream them up
The story of Scotland by Richard Brassey( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Scotland from the Ice Age to the Romans, from Robert the Bruce to Mary Queen of Scots, and from famous scots and highlanders to the Loch Ness Monster. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
The story of World War One by Richard Brassey( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It began 100 years ago. They said it would be over by Christmas. They were wrong! Read about the tanks and trenches, bombs and battlefields that make up the chilling story of World War One. Did you know that German Zeppelins were made from cow intestines, the same material as sausage skins, so sausages were banned in Germany? Or that the fighting was stopped on Christmas Day 1914, so that German and British soldiers could play football in no man's land? Discover these facts, and so much more, in this fascinating book. Richard Brassey, author of the successful THE STORY OF THE OLYMPICS, brings World War One to life in this unique take on the history and events of one of the 20th century's most important episodes. Full of wonderful, full-colour illustrations and interesting stories, this is a timely addition to existing books on the subject that will interest even the most reluctant readers
Henry VIII by Richard Brassey( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life and reign of the sixteenth-century English monarch known for effecting the separation of England from the Church of Rome and for his many wives
David Beckham by Richard Brassey( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daredevils and desperadoes : 20 stories from British history by Geraldine McCaughrean( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Daredevils & Desperadoes' includes stories about Dick Whittington, the Peasants' Revolt, the Battle of Agincourt, the murder of the Princes in the Tower, the ghost of Anne Boleyn, the wooing of Anne Cleves and the Gunpowder Plot
The story of the World Cup by Richard Brassey( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a colourful history of the World Cup. From the first tournament in Uruguay to England's legendary 1966 win and beyond, with red cards, penalty shoot-outs and goals galore, there are fun facts football fans can use to impress their family and friends"--Publisher's description
Shakespeare by Richard Brassey( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of the famous English writer, from his childhood and schooling in Stratford-upon-Avon, through his successful career as actor and playwright in London, to his death at the age of 52. Suggested level: primary
Guy Fawkes by Richard Brassey( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The story of Ireland
Alternative Names
ברסי, ריצ'רד

Languages
English (83)

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How to speak chimpanzee : a phrase book of useful everyday expressions in Chimpanzee that no human should be without!The story of the Olympics : the whacky facts about the Olympics and Olympic champions down the centuries!George and the dragon and other saintly storiesNessie the Loch Ness monsterGhosts! : the ultimate guide for ghost huntersElizabeth IThe story of LondonBritannia : 100 great stories from British history