Julia Golding is a multi-award winning writer for children and young adults. 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.