Would You Believe...Bed Testers Get Paid to Sleep?!

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A fascinating account of the world of work from prehistoric times to the present day. Covering so much more than the 9 to 5 this book looks at all kinds of work from child labour and slavery to high powered or highly dangerous jobs. Learn about the machines replacing humans in the workplace and the communities who don't even have a concept of what work is. What happens when work is scarce or people are forced to work against their will? And how many people's dreams of leaving work behind come true.

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The Cross-Section series on which Richard worked with illustrator Stephen Biesty sold more than two million copies. Pirate Diary (Walker Books) awarded a silver in the Smarties prize last year, and its predecessor, Castle Diary was shortlisted for the prestigious Kurt Maschler award, for the TES award, and the History Today award. Richard has recently acted as consultant for Meridian TV on a series of six programmes about smuggling, appearing in several of them. He was also a consultant on the forthcoming film Pirates of the Caribbean 2 starring Johnny Depp. He has written general-interest articles on topics as diverse as management and witchcraft and contributed to books for a wide variety of publishers, including Cassells, Dorling Kindersley, Harper Collins, Haymarket, Octopus, Reader's Digest and others.

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