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Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford and grew up in St Albans. He studied at York university. He has a strong background in children's books -working at Walker, in their Game Book and Non-Fiction departments and Kingfisher Publications, editing children's non-fiction. He has written and edited a number of game books and non-fiction titles for Walker Books. Jonathan now lives in St. Albans with his wife.

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Bartimaeus 3: Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud
Bartimaeus 3: Ptolemy's Gate
Jonathan Stroud
Three years on from the events in The Golem's Eye, the magicians' rule in London is teetering on a knife-edge, with strikes, riots and general unrest. The Prime Minister is largely controlled by two advisers, one of whom is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2010
Bartimaeus 2: Golem's Eye by Jonathan Stroud
Bartimaeus 2: Golem's Eye
Jonathan Stroud
Two years have passed since the events of The Amulet of Samarkand and the young magician Nathaniel is rising fast through the government ranks. But his career is suddenly threatened by a series of terrifying crises. A dangerous golem...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2010
Bartimaeus 4: The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud
Bartimaeus 4: The Ring of Solomon
Jonathan Stroud
Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2010.Costa Book Awards 2010 Judges' comment: "Fast, playful and lyrical, this deliciously irreverent book was sheer delight." Magic and wit make perfect partners in this highly entertaining new story...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/10/2010
Bartimaeus 1: The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
Bartimaeus 1: The Amulet of Samarkand
Jonathan Stroud
This is the first in an unforgettable fantasy sequence called Bartimaeus, every one of which is full of magical intrigue, murder and rebellion. When Bartimaeus is packed off against his will by Nathaniel, a young magician’s apprentice to steal the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/09/2010

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