Julia Golding

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Julia Golding (born March 1969) is a British novelist. Born in London, she grew up on the edge of Epping Forest. She originally read English at the University of Cambridge.[1] She then joined the Foreign Office and worked in Poland.[2] Her work as a diplomat took her many places including the Tatra Mountains and the bottom of a Silesian coal mine.[3]

Upon leaving Poland, she turned her attention to academic studies and took a doctorate in English Romantic Period literature at Oxford University.[1][2] She then worked for Oxfam as a lobbyist on conflict issues, campaigning at the United Nations and with governments to lessen the impact of conflict on civilians living in war zones.[2][3]

Golding lives in Oxford and works as a freelance writer. She is married with three children.[4] The Diamond of Drury Lane is her first novel, the first of the Cat Royal series. Also Julia Golding has written a series of four novels called The Companions Quartet.

In 2007 she was selected by Waterstone's as one of the 25 Authors of the Future.[5]

Golding also publishes under two pen names: Joss Stirling and Eve Edwards.[6]

Novel series[edit]

Cat Royal
  1. The Diamond of Drury Lane
  2. Cat among the Pigeons
  3. Den of Thieves
  4. Cat O'Nine Tails
  5. Black Heart of Jamaica
  6. The Middle Passage
  7. Cat's Cradle
The Companions Quartet
  1. Secret of the Sirens
  2. The Gorgon's Gaze
  3. Mines of the Minotaur
  4. The Chimera's Curse
Darcie Lock
  1. Ringmaster
  2. Empty Quarter
  3. Deadlock
  1. Dragonfly
  2. The Glass Swallow
Universal Companions
  1. The Water Thief
Young Knights
  1. Round Table
  2. Pendragon
  3. Merlin

Writing as Joss Stirling[edit]

  1. Finding Sky, 2010, publisher: Oxford University Press
  2. Stealing Phoenix, 2011, publisher: Oxford University Press
  3. Seeking Crystal, October 2012, publisher: Oxford University Press
  4. Challenging Zed, February 2013: Oxford University Press

Writing as Eve Edwards[edit]

  1. The Other Countess
  2. Tudor Fortune Hunters
  3. The Queen's Lady
  4. The Rogue's Princess


  1. ^ a b Julia Golding – Info
  2. ^ a b c Tanner, Nick (13 December 2006). "Former diplomat's sparkling debut wins Nestle prize". The Guardian (UK). Retrieved 21 August 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Byrne, Ciar (27 January 2006). "Book prize for orphan's tale of Georgian city wins prize". The Independent (UK). Retrieved 21 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Author wins top prize at awards". BBC News. 27 January 2006. Retrieved 21 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "UK authors of the future unveiled". BBC News. 17 May 2007. Retrieved 21 August 2009. 
  6. ^ Julia Golding (31 October 2011). "Ask". juliagolding.co.uk. Retrieved 4 November 2011. "…you say you have two pen names, Joss Stirling and Eve Edwards… They are all me. I link Eve and Joss as it is the same age group - teen." 

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