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Julia Golding is a multi-award winning writer for children and young adults.  She also writes for a YA audience as Joss Stirling and Eve Edwards.  Former British diplomat and Oxfam policy adviser, she has now published over thirty books in genres ranging from historical adventure to fantasy.  Read carefully and you’ll spot all sorts of material from her diplomatic and Oxfam careers popping up in unexpected places.  She has a doctorate in English literature from Oxford.  Over half a million of her books have been sold worldwide and been translated into over twenty languages.



The Young Knights have travelled to San Francisco to track down Merlin – the only wizard powerful enough to help them create a new magical Round Table. But Merlin is determined to remain incognito, and has reinvented himself as the head of Pip Enterprises: the greatest innovator of the digital age.

Meanwhile, the merciless ruler of the Fey realm, King Oberon, is rallying his magical armies for a final assault on Earth. It’s only a matter of time before the human world is completely destroyed by hobgoblins, ogres, and dragons.

Unless the Young Knights can use all their courage, skill, and cunning to stop Oberon before it’s too late

Young Knights: Merlin (as Julia Golding) was published by Oxford University Press.


Dawn is the sequel to Dusk, the epic wartime romance by Eve Edwards


Paddington Station

22 October 1916

Sebastian reached in his pocket for the portrait of Helen he had drawn only last year. ‘I’m looking for a young lady who came through here late last night.’

In the midst of the First World War Helen Sanford, a young nurse, has disappeared. Sebastian Trewby is determined to find her so that he can protect her before his flight squadron calls him back for duty.

Helen knows that if Sebastian discovers her it could ruin him. Society wants to persecute her for her German heritage and she is threatened at every turn. Her only hope lies with those that love her, and the authorities are closing in…

Dawn (as Eve Edwards) was published by Penguin.


Misty is a one-girl disaster zone. Born with a Savant ‘gift’ that means she can never tell a lie, her compulsive truth-telling gets her into trouble wherever she goes.

So when she meets Alex: gorgeous, confident, and impossibly charming, Misty instantly resolves to keep her distance . . . Someone so perfect could never be hers, surely?

But a dark shadow has fallen across the Savant community. A serial killer is stalking young people who have these special mental powers. Soon one of them will be taken to the edge of death . . . and beyond.

Misty Falls (as Joss Stirling) was published by Oxford University Press.

Very timely – I feel like a car put in for annual service and coming out having passed MOT.