AD 113. The young boy Pertinax helps his grandmother prepare a feast in Pliny’s household. As all the workers are busy in the kitchen, the young boy keeps Pliny company in the garden. He is told a story by the great Pliny himself. The tale is of a terrifying ghost that haunted a garden. But there’s no truth in ghost stories or is there?
About the Author
Terry Deary began his writing career with fiction for A&C Black. He is now author of over 140 fiction and non-fiction books, which have been published in 32 languages. His historical fiction for older children Tudor Terror has been praised as ‘a marvellous blend of fact and fiction’ (School Librarian). His non fiction has been consistently in the best-seller lists since 1994. His Horrible Histories celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2003, having sold 10 million copies worldwide and been adapted as television animations, theatre tours and museum exhibitions. Terry Deary was voted ‘Outstanding children’s non-fiction author of the 20th Century’ by Books for Keeps magazine.