Title: Measly Middle Ages
Author: Terry Deary
Page Count/Review Word Count: 144
I was always a big fan of the middle ages as a historical period, and so perhaps it’s no surprise that I enjoyed this. If anything, the thing that surprises me is that I didn’t get to it earlier. I would have adored this if I’d had it as a kid.
Still, even as an adult there’s some great stuff in here, although there was one line in it somewhere that dated it and which wouldn’t fly in 2018. I could let it slide though because it wasn’t exactly offensive, just kind of unnecessary. And actually, it fitted in well with the overall sense of humour in the book, it just seems a bit weird to send that kind of message to young kids.