Stories of the First World War from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. November 1916 - the war on the Home Front. Millie is being told off for breaching the blackout when a Zeppelin airship crashes over Essex. Millie, the local constable and an elderly helper must round up the armed German crew before they escape. Meanwhile the 'invaders' are worrying about accidentally setting fire to the houses they were bombing! A strange but true tale of the Home Front for 7+ from the master historical storyteller.
Terry Deary is author of more than 230 books (plus over 750 foreign editions in 40 languages). He has written fiction and non-fiction books for children aged 5 to young adult. His non-fiction has been consistently in the best-selling lists since 1994 and his historical fiction for older children, Tudor Chronicles (Orion) has been praised as a marvellous blend of fact and fiction (School Librarian). The Scotsman said, The writing is full of wit and punch, spice and pathos. The pace is terrific. And The Times Educational supplement simply said, At this rate Deary will go down in history himself. His Horrible Histories celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2013 having sold 25 million copies worldwide and been adapted as an award-winning CBBC television series, theatre tours and museum exhibitions. Terry Deary was voted Outstanding children's non-fiction author of the 20th century (Books for Keeps Magazine 1999).