A tale full of full of real emotions and fairytale echoes
Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford in 1970. After studying English Literature at York University, he moved to London, where he worked as an editor in a publishing firm. He is the author of the best-selling BARTIMAEUS sequence, which is published in 35 languages and has sold 6 million copies worldwide, and also of four other novels: HEROES OF THE VALLEY, THE LAST SIEGE, THE LEAP and BURIED FIRE. Jonathan lives in Hertfordshire with his family.
"Compelling reading . . . Sensitively depicted" * Guardian * "Atmospheric and intriguing . . . The quality of the writing never flags" * Daily Telegraph * "This novel braids the fantastic and the everyday together into a very skilful and readable story, full of real emotions and fairytale echoes" * Carousel * "A finely choreographed novel of displacement, death and friendship" * Oxford Times *