Series: Horribly Famous

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Cleopatra And Her Angry Asp by Margaret Simpson
Darwin and Other Seriously Super Scientists by Dr. Mike Goldsmith
Elizabeth I and Her Conquests by Margaret Simpson
Elizabeth I and Her Terrible Temper (Horribly Famous) by Margaret Simpson
Henry VIII and his Wicked Wives by Alan MacDonald
Inventors and Their Bright Ideas (Horribly Famous) by Dr. Mike Goldsmith
Julius Caesar and His Foul Friends by Toby Brown
Oliver Cromwell and His Not-So Civil War by Alan MacDonald
Pirates and Their Caribbean Capers by Michael Cox
Queen Victoria and Her Enormous Empire by Alan MacDonald
Sir Francis Drake and His Daring Deeds by Andrew Donkin
Tutankhamun and His Tombful of Treasure by Michael Cox
Winston Churchill and His Woeful Wars by Alan MacDonald

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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