Calling all my readers within reach of London, there’s a special (and rare) chance to meet me at a free public event on 29th January 6pm Royal Institution. I’m there talking about the stories in the history of science and my new novel (The Curious Crime – a Victorian whodunnit) and there will be a reception afterwards where you have a chance to meet me (plus free refreshments!). See the invitation below for details as it would be helpful to have an RSVP. … See more
Just out on Audible is the new audiobook of Secret of the Sirens. If you have a long journey over the holidays, or just like listening, why not check it out? Here’s a little of what it is about: When 11-year-old Connie is sent to live with her eccentric aunt by the sea, she’s not expecting anything great – not to make friends with Col, the coolest guy in town, and certainly not to discover that mythical creatures still exist, that an ancient society has protected them for centuries, and that a dark and treacherous force is lurking in their midst. Most of all, she doesn’t expect to learn that she has the rarest of talents, greater even than her secret ability to communicate with animals. With Col’s help, she could achieve unimaginable power – and face the terrifying choices that come with it. In the tradition of Eragon, A Wrinkle in Time, and The Golden Compass, the first book in the Companions Quartet is a boldly original adventure that will ignite the imaginations and emotions of fantasy readers everywhere. … See more
Check out this great listen on Audible.com. “Col felt a stab of fear in his stomach. The Sirens were now close enough for him to see their crimson mouths open in a scream, pale faces blazing with white-hot anger, their bird claws tearing at the air.” When 11-year-old Connie is sent to li… … See more
I love it when I get reviews that make me realise I’ve mind-melded with a reader! https://stayathomecraziness.weebly.com/blog/book-review-the-curious-crime-by-julia-golding
Great fun last night at The Curious Science Quest launch. I was very proud to show the premier of our cartoon book trailer. Here it is for those who couldn’t come. Lion Childrens https://youtu.be/uRfxbHezcoE … See more
Book trailer for The Curious Science Quest. Travel with Harriet the tortoise and Milton the cat to see the most exciting events in the history of science.
If you like cake, dinosaurs and jazz (who doesn’t?), come along to the Oxford Natural History Museum tonight at 7pm for my book launch and have a slice!
Come and join me if you can tomorrow (Tuesday) at Waterstones in Cambridge. I’d love to see you there!
Lovely thoughtful review here of The Curious Crime. Thanks, Ruth!
What would life be like if British society had taken a different path in the mid-nineteenth century? What if science was seen as having all the answers, subjects like phrenology continued to be tak…
If you like voting for your favourite books, you might like to join in with this one. The Curious Crime is featured and this blog post gives easy instructions how to get involved.
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Here’s a little widget about The Curious Crime if you are doing some Christmas shopping. It includes a sample and links to reviews.
Is curiosity a crime? Ree discovers the unfairness of being a girl in a maledominated scientific world, where alternative ideas are swiftly squashed. Enter a fantasy island where Phil the dodo and other unusual wild animals roam corridors, great halls, and the underground network of passages inside…. … See more
This is for my readers in the Cambridge area. Interested in how fiction, faith and science can all get along – or maybe they can’t – that’s the question, isn’t it? I’m appearing with Dr Amy Unsworth, expert in the public reception of science, at Waterstones Cambridge 6pm 27th November. It’s a free public event to mark the launch of my science inspired children’s novel, The Curious Crime. Come with your questions and points of view for what I hope will be a fun evening discussing everything from Darwin to dodos. RSVP appreciated. … See more