Sunday, 15 January 2012

The Vile Victorians (Fact Book) by Terry Deary

I got a Kindle for Christmas! This is the first book I read on it.

This book was very interesting. I learned that Victorians loved love songs and playing them and Queen Victoria loved Albert, her husband - he was very young (42) when he died.

The book is not short but a bit too long, but it was not boring, it was actually FUNNY! There were nineteen chapters - about plays, songs also facts about Victoria, when she was on the throne, children's schools.

I loved this book, it was brilliant.

ps: This book had a quiz in it, for example:

When did Queen Victoria take the throne?

a) 1890
b) 1870
c) 1665
d) 1837

(The answer is d. And she was only 18 years old!)

In the chapter about Victorian Plays, there were some scary bits: about people dying. The Victorians found it amusing.

I would recommend this book because it tells you lots of facts and it's really interesting.