Julia Golding's award-winning adventure series is perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory, Katherine Woodfine and Robin Stevens. This Modern Classics edition features special bonus material.
Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award.
'I am Cat Royal - Orphan, Adventurer, Actress . . .
'Reader, you are set to embark on an adventure about one hidden treasure, two bare-knuckle boxers, three enemies and four hundred and thirty-eight rioters. I was brought up in Drury Lane, so I have become accustomed to a life less than ordinary. But this turn of events, I have to say, surprised even me. Follow me, and I will show you in The Diamond of Drury Lane.'
Exciting, funny and packed with adventure . . . Cat Royal never fails to stir up trouble wherever she goes. Julia Golding's award-winning adventure series has all the ingredients of a Philippa Gregory book for children aged 9 years and up.
This Modern Classic edition features new cover artwork by Chloe Bonfield and special bonus material:
Q&A with Julia Golding
Journey with Cat through 1790s London
Cat's Slang: the origins of some of the unusual language found in the book
Fascinating facts about the use of special effects in the 18th-century theatre
Have you read all of Cat's extraordinary adventures?
The Diamond of Drury Lane
Cat Among the Pigeons
Den of Thieves
Cat O'Nine Tails
Black Heart of Jamaica
Look out for Julia's fantastic new historical titles:
Mel Foster and the Demon Butler
Mel Foster and the Time Machine
Julia Golding is the author of the award-winning Cat Royal and Girl on the Run series. Julia Golding read English at Cambridge before completing a doctorate in Literature of the Romantic Period at Oxford. She has won the Nestle Children's Book Prize, the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and been shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award.
Julia Golding is a multi-award winning writer for children and young adults. She also writes under the pen names of Joss Stirling and Eve Edwards. She has now published over thirty novels in genres ranging from historical adventure to fantasy. Her first novel, The Diamond of Drury Lane, set in 1790 and starring intrepid heroine Cat Royal, went on to win the Ottakar's (Waterstones) Children's Book Prize 2006 and the Nestle Children's Book Prize 2006 (formerly known as the Smarties Prize). Julia lives in Oxford, UK.