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You'll love this because...
Your child can finally discover the stomach-turning truth about the Rotten Romans.
Your child’s Name appears on the cover
Write a special Message on the title page
Hand-drawn illustrations on every page
Meet Rotten Roman Leaders, Cut-Throat Celts, Battling Britons and more!
Add a luxury gift box for a thoughtful finishing touch
Ready for a history lesson with a terrifying, gruesome twist? Strap yourself in, because this time we’re heading back 2000 years to uncover the Horrible truth about the Roman Empire. This Rotten Romans book includes loads of fiendish facts about the best (or worst, depending how you look at it!) Roman leaders, namely Julius Caesar, Nero and Claudius. Attention is also given to their enemies, the Cut-Throat Celts and the Battling Britons, and there are even some disgusting secrets about the Romans’ way of life, like the fact that rich people had a designated room which they called “the Vomitorium”!
Best of all, you can personalise this Horrible Histories book with your child’s name on the cover and a message to them inside, making this funny and educational present just that extra bit special.
How to Personalise
Personalise your book with your child’s name, which will be printed on the cover and the title page. Then add a special message of up to 80 characters and two lines, which will also feature on the title page. There is also the option to present your book in a luxury gift box.
When entering your personalisation, please note that accents, emojis and other symbols can’t be used as our system doesn’t support these. Make sure to double check your spelling!
Number of pages: 137
🌲 Our books are made from responsibly sourced paper from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper manufacturers. 🌎
In The Book wouldn’t be here without its terrific customers. That’s why we care about what you have to say.
We’re constantly researching new materials to create more personalised books, so what you think matters! Tell us your feedback. From finding the book you were looking for to how easy your chosen book was to personalise – every little detail is important, so we can perfect your shopping experience the next time you return!
"Joyce Kitching"5 May 2020
As my grandaughter loves horrible histories she is really enjoying the book
Very pleased with the quality of the book and the embossing added a great touch.
Well packaged and quick delivery.
Also great customer service re my questions.
Would recommend 😃
- Joanne Blyth
J M Turner15 Apr 2021
A beautiful book with original…
A beautiful book with original illustrations delivered promptly - just what I had been hoping for.
Wendy15 Apr 2021
Great gift for a football enthusiast.
Great gift for a football enthusiast.
Mr Birch14 Apr 2021
Fantastic gift for a birthday and good…
Fantastic gift for a birthday and good value for money.
Ann14 Apr 2021
Dinosaur book review
Really pleased with the personalised dinosaur book I had for my 1yr old neighbour! It’s so colourful and having his name everywhere possible is absolutely brilliant. I’m sure he will love it for many years to come.
Bruce Evans14 Apr 2021
Excellent book including further items…
Excellent book including further items I was not expecting, but were brilliant and very exciting to read, my friend who I bought the book for was in tears reading it. Well worth it and would recommend it
Annette O Connor14 Apr 2021
I bought 2 books for my grandchildren…
I bought 2 books for my grandchildren which I am delighted with. I love the personalisation of them. I knew they were going to be personalised but not to the extent that they were with their names on every page. The quality of the books is great as well. Each page is a lovely quality and hopefully childproof!! I received them very quickly in the post as well. I had both of them within 10 days and that included Easter and a weekend. Many thanks
margaret macnamara13 Apr 2021
Really really happy with book.......and…
Really really happy with book.......and i am sure as our great grandaughter grows up she will love it as well...so its off on its travels to denmark soon.
Felicity Jackson13 Apr 2021
Nice product but too late
The product is nice but the book arrived several days after the last delivery date it was supposed to (and without an apology or warning), so I missed occasion, despite having ordered it in plenty of time.
In the Book Team15 Apr 2021
Thank you for your review.
We are sorry to hear that your item was not delivered when stated.
Looking at your order, we can see that your item was dispatched on the 3rd working day of ordering on your chosen shipping service, Royal Mail 48. Due to the pandemic, Royal Mail have confirmed on their website that there are currently some disruptions in certain areas and therefore parcels might be delayed. To be in line with Royal Mail, we have stated on email confirmations that there is a slight possibility you may experience some orders being 1 or 2 days late during this pandemic. We do apologise for this, unfortunately this is something that is out of our control.
From your tracking information, this confirms that your item was delivered 2 working days later than we had originally quoted.
We hope upon receipt, you were happy with the product ordered.
Please do accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.
The In The Book Team
Claire Johnstone13 Apr 2021
Excellent easy to use website
Excellent easy to use website, book came quickly and looks amazing. Gave as a 70th present and they were very happy with it
Customer Helen12 Apr 2021
A special gift for the sports fan in your life
This is the second book I have bought as gifts and they have been a huge success. They are good quality, fast service and a very interesting different gift for an enthusiast.