The Complete and Utter History of the World According to Samuel Stewart Aged 9

by Sarah Burton

  • Published: 05 Sep 2013
  • Price: £9.99
  • Format: Cutdown B Format Hardback
  • Extent: 144p
  • ISBN: 978-1-78072-183-5
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When his teacher sets the class a History project, Sam cannot choose which bit of History he prefers, so decides to do ALL OF IT. 

His version of History is a rumbustious collection of half-remembered facts, assembled roughly in the right order, and glued together with alarmingly confident misunderstanding.

And yet our endearing narrator somehow inadvertently hits the nail on the head every time – as when he sagely observes that the Suffragettes’ hunger strikes paid off ‘in the name of Female Emaciation’, or that before Shakespeare came along ‘everyone had been a bit rubbish at poetry’ (notwithstanding Jeffrey Chortler, saviour of the Middle Agers’).

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Sam takes us from Ancient Egypt right up to Last Week with the flair of a bright-eyed nine-year-old. Rumour has it he is now working on an even more ambitious tome, The Entire World and Everything In It.

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“From a very individual, entertaining and amusing voice...The Complete and Utter History of the World is very quotable, very much smile-raising, and certainly worth considering. Florence Nightingale will never be seen in the same light again. ”
The Bookbag
“Adrian Mole meets 1066 and All That, in a good way...It cries out to be read earnestly aloud by a smart alec sounding pre-pubsescent boy - but while you wait for the inevitable audio version, my prediction is you'll hear this little chap's voice in your head after a couple of pages.”
Amazon reader review
“A very good, very funny read...The narrator's headlong and breathless rush through the ages carried me along at breakneck speed.”
Amazon reader review

About Sarah Burton

When his teacher sets the class a History project, Sam cannot choose which bit of History he prefers, so decides to do ALL OF IT.  His version of History is a rumbustious collection of half-remembered facts, assembled roughly in the [...]