Guest Editor - Jonathan Stroud Guest Editor - Jonathan Stroud

Best known for the fantasy Bartimaeus series, Jonathan Stroud has been a full time writer since 2001. Find out more about his novels as well as some of his favourite books and those which have influenced him.


Guest editor's featured books

Bartimaeus: The Ring of Solomon
Jonathan Stroud
Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book of the Year Award 2010. Magic and wit make perfect partners in this highly entertaining new story - a prequel to the author's Bartimaeus trilogy - about an unusually quick-witted djinni who has an...
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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 17-year-old...
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Bartimaeus 2: The 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 makes...
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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...
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Guest editor's chosen books

The Ogre Downstairs
Diana Wynne Jones
Jonathan Stroud, November 2010 Guest Editor, celebrates a favourite children's author: "A generation before the arrival of a certain boy wizard, Diana Wynne Jones had already perfected the art of comic fantasies: stories in which ordinary children must contend with...
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Which Witch?
Eva Ibbotson
A favourite of November 2010 Guest Editor Jonathan Stroud: "Arriman the Awful, master of black magic and great Wizard of the North, needs an heir. And that means he has to get married. Trouble is, wicked wizards have to marry...
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The Wizard Of Earthsea
Ursula K Le Guin
This tale of wizards and dragons features the character of Sparrowhawk. Tempted by pride to try spells beyond his powers, Sparrowhawk lets loose an evil shadow-beast. Only he can destroy it and so he begins a quest which leads him...
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Biggles Flies East
W.E. Johns
Jonathan Stroud, November 2010 Guest Editor, of a classic 'boy's own adventure': He may seem a bit out-dated now, but Biggles was one of the very greatest fictional heroes of my childhood, and I'm still a huge fan. He's an...
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Asterix and Cleopatra
Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Philip Reeve, June 2012 Guest Editor, chose this book: "The Asterix books, by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, were huge favourites of mine when I was growing up, and they inspired me to start writing and drawing my own comic...
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