I am Cat Royal - Orphan, Adventurer, Actress ...Meet the feistiest heroine in children's historical fiction. My life has taken many unexpected turns, but this one is the most astonishing of all. The Caribbean is as far removed a place from London as one can possibly imagine, and I soon find myself amid slave revolts and swashbuckling pirates. Actresses must keep their calm at all times but this adventure will test my mettle more than any challenge I have yet faced. Exciting, funny and packed with adventure ...Cat Royal never fails to stir up trouble wherever she goes. Julia Golding's award-winning adventure series for girls has all the ingredients of a Philippa Gregory books for 9+ girls.
a diplomat - which took her from the high point of town twinning in the Tatra Mountains to the low of inspecting the bottom of a Silesian coal mine; a pea-picker, an office temp, an Oxfam policy adviser and latterly as a freelance writer living in Oxford. Through her books for children 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.