I know I am not the target audience but I absolutely adore Horrible Histories the tv series and was utterly devastated when it finished. Fortunately, most episodes can be found on YouTube. Yay!
Anyways, as a fan, I thought I'd pick up this installment about the Victorians. True to its Horrible Histories roots it features a lot about crime and punishment but somehow focuses on the punishment of children rather than crime and punishment in general. And even more unfortunate, in this book Deary turns to social commentary and outright advocacy of a somewhat political nature, which - considering the intended readership - spoiled the book.