Master Crook's crime academy, by the creator of Horrible Histories, Terry Deary. This is a story happened in 1837, that was the year the old queen came to the throne. Here is how the narrator described the old queen: It was quite a large throne because she had a large bottom, of course. In fact she was a short but wide young lady at the time. She grew wider as years passed. Several people tried to shoot her, as you know. They all missed. How they missed such a w-i-d-e target I'll never know. This book is quite funny, just as one of the reviewer said: a book this funny should be against the law!