Jonathan Stroud (1970- )

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Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford, England and grew up in St Albans. He always had a burning desire to write a full-length work of fiction which he would have wanted to read when he was younger, and so after graduating from York University he embarked on a publishing and writing career in the game book and non-fiction department at Walker Books. He moved to Kingfisher Publications to edit children's non-fiction, and for a time juggled working with writing; but Jonathan is now a full-time writer.

In May 1999, Jonathan burst onto the children’s book scene with his first novel.   




Buried Fire

The Leap  

The Last Siege  

The Amulet of Samarkand

The Golem's Eye

Ptolemy's Gate




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