Written in Blood: A Brief History of Civilisation (With All the Gory Bits Left In)

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Asking provocative questions about what constitutes a civilization and how human societies began, this journey through thousands of years of history is packed with entertaining true stories and lurid tales about the origins of culture. Clever, offbeat commentary is provided with humorous cartoons that poke fun at some of the most important events in human history.

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Beverley MacDonald works in children's television. Andrew Weldon is the author of I'm So Sorry Little Man, I Thought You Were A Hand-Puppet.

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a treasure trove disguised as gore MacDonald deftly introduces an amazing range of topics and issues this is reading for fun.' Gail Mahon, Australian Bookseller & PublisherI am really cranky that I did not have this sort of material around when I was going to school ... With wonderful and funny books around like this, there really is no excuse for young people to find the world boring.'Glen Innes Examinerthe most essential book for every home, office, toilet, cafe and pub ... Beverley MacDonald has written a great history lesson, and I won't forget this one'Courier Mail

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