Erasmus Hobart and the Golden Arrow

Erasmus Hobart and the Golden Arrow

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by Andrew Fish
     
 

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In this time-travelling romp, Andrew Fish brings a new slant to the classic legend. Erasmus Hobart is the perfect new adventurer for fans of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett.Robin Hood was a crook! But was he as good a crook as the legends suggest? That's what Erasmus Hobart – school teacher, history fanatic, time-traveller – wants to find out. In this,

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In this time-travelling romp, Andrew Fish brings a new slant to the classic legend. Erasmus Hobart is the perfect new adventurer for fans of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett.Robin Hood was a crook! But was he as good a crook as the legends suggest? That's what Erasmus Hobart – school teacher, history fanatic, time-traveller – wants to find out. In this, his first adventure, Erasmus takes his time-travelling privy back to mediaeval Nottingham in his quest for knowledge. But with homicidal knights, amorous female outlaws and mischievous squirrels complicating his investigation, will he uncover the truth in time to get back and mark 4A's history homework?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007510825
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/06/2012
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HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
File size:
2 MB

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Erasmus Hobart And The Golden Arrow 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very slow start. I thought I would like this more because of the comparrisons to Adams. Instead, I found the humor contrived. Eventaully the story picked up and I was able to finsh the book with no regrets.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Humorous adventure story about a schoolteacher. Erasmus Hobart teaches history and physics to adolescent boys, and has an interest in medieval England. Using apparatus he has built in secret, Erasmus conducts an unorthodox research project on the Nottingham area in the time of Prince John. As a history teacher, Erasmus is not surprised to find that some things in the past are not exactly as we have been told. But when a couple of important events and relationships are the exact opposite of folklore, Erasmus wonders whether he can nudge history back onto the right course. The most amusing incidents involve a pair of information brokers who hold down the corner table in a rough roadside tavern. This is a short book, and a quick read. I found it enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The comparisonwith douglas adams are apt. This is witty and fun book.