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Julia Golding (1) (1969–)

Autor(a) de The Diamond of Drury Lane

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Julia Golding (1) foi considerado como pseudónimo de Joss Stirling.

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Obras por Julia Golding

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como Joss Stirling.

The Diamond of Drury Lane (2006) 442 exemplares
Secret of the Sirens (2006) 333 exemplares
Dragonfly (2008) 330 exemplares
Cat Among the Pigeons (2006) 205 exemplares
The Gorgon’s Gaze (2006) 196 exemplares
Mines of the Minotaur (2007) 179 exemplares
Den of Thieves (2007) 168 exemplares
The Chimera’s Curse (2007) 160 exemplares
Cat O'Nine Tails (2007) 128 exemplares
The Middle Passage (2012) 86 exemplares
The Glass Swallow (2010) 77 exemplares
Black Heart of Jamaica (2008) 67 exemplares
Wolf Cry (2009) 62 exemplares
Ringmaster (2007) 56 exemplares
The Ship Between the Worlds (2007) 44 exemplares

Associated Works

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como Joss Stirling.

Mystery & Mayhem: Twelve Deliciously Intriguing Mysteries (2016) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Vereinigtes Königreich
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK



Everything about this book was fantastic. I can imagine my middle school self, holing up in my bedroom for hours devouring its pages. It conjures up the best of books in similar genres, the museum is just as mysterious and vast as Hogwarts. The animal companions read like the daemons in The Golden Compass. However, this story lends a credible note as it doesn’t deal with magic, but is more of an alternate reality with a dystopian twist.

Each and every character, including the furry and feathered ones, are brought to life with vivid detail. Ree, spunky and independent female lead character in a male dominated world speaks to “girl power” without the disrespect that often accompanies that attitude. Henri, the perfect level-headed complement to Ree, is intelligent and thoughtful, a voice of reason in a world of pseudo-science. The menagerie of now extinct animals gives the entire tale a humorous element, Phil the Dodo my obvious favorite. I can just imagine his playful nips and smell the down as he ruffles his feathers.

The wide range of topics touched on by this story are made age appropriate and easy to understand, while remaining true to the message. Finding a harmonious balance between science and religion is something we’re made to face early on in life, and the author is successful in finding a middle ground that is neither blasphemous or offensive. Focusing on the respecting of other’s values, the equality of intellects and abilities between men and women, and the importance of every profession, whether menial or cerebral, artistic or everyday maintenance. All points are dealt with gracefully and playfully, without malice or contempt.

Kudos to this author for creating a masterpiece of humor and depth for the middle school set. It’s an intelligent addition to a market often saturated with twaddle.
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LiteraryGadd | 1 outra crítica | Jan 16, 2023 |
Note: I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
fernandie | Sep 15, 2022 |
I really enjoyed this. It might not be a masterpiece but it was good fun, with lots of action, and times when Cat and her friends have to use their ingenuity to get out of a bad situation. The characters were pretty well-drawn and likeable (the ones we're supposed to like) and overall I thought it was a very good story. I look forward to reading later instalments in the series.
Rusty37 | 18 outras críticas | Jul 20, 2017 |
For some reason, I find it condescending when an author puts "dear reader" at least once in every chapter. Aside from that HUGE annoyance, it was okay.
Allyanaz | 18 outras críticas | Dec 15, 2016 |



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