Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Sherlock Holmes shop
Our Birmingham Shop
Books We're Talking About
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Deary still hopes for Horrible Histories theme park

29th October 2009

Bestselling children's writer Terry Deary has revealed that he still intends to open a theme park based on his work.

The author, who created Horrible Histories books such as The Vicious Vikings and The Terrible Tudors, has been planning to open a GBP 130 million tourist attraction in the north-east of England for several years.

However, the project has been beset by problems. It is yet to find a suitable location and the recession has made it difficult to secure investment.

Speaking to the Sunderland Echo, the 63-year-old said his plans have 'stalled' but are not dead and buried.

'It was proving difficult to find people with spare cash, but the feasibility study will go ahead and we'll be ready to start once the recession is over,' Deary explained.

The writer also told the newspaper that he originally intended to open the attraction by 2005, but the current deadline is 'indefinite'.

Deary is keen for his books and his theme park to help educate as well as entertain. In a recent article in BBC History Magazine, he argued that schools are failing to teach the true meaning of history because they rely too heavily on facts.

Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Forlorn Festive Fiction
09/12/2016

Jay from our Birmingham branch gets us in the Christmas mood, or gets us moody for Christmas with his Forlorn Festive Fiction picks.

#FoylesFive: Non-Fiction Picture Books
07/12/2016

Matt from our web team tells us all about his favourite Non-Fiction children's books for this Christmas and beyond.

Damian Barr Revisits a Christmas Classic
06/12/2016

It’s Christmas so this month we had to choose Dickens’s classic festive ghost story, A Christmas Carol.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd