The Diamond of Drury Lane


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Winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award.

‘I am Cat Royal – Orphan, Adventurer, Actress . . .

‘Reader, you are set to embark on an adventure about one hidden treasure, two bare-knuckle boxers, three enemies and four hundred and thirty-eight rioters. I was brought up in Drury Lane, so I have become accustomed to a life less than ordinary. But this turn of events, I have to say, surprised even me. Follow me, and I will show you in The Diamond of Drury Lane.’

Exciting, funny and packed with adventure . . . Cat Royal never fails to stir up trouble wherever she goes. Julia Golding’s award-winning adventure series has all the ingredients of a Philippa Gregory book for children aged 9 years and up.

This Modern Classic edition features new cover artwork by Chloe Bonfield and special bonus material:

Q&A with Julia Golding
Journey with Cat through 1790s London
Cat’s Slang: the origins of some of the unusual language found in the book
Fascinating facts about the use of special effects in the 18th-century theatre




448 pages


Julia Golding



The Diamond of Drury Lane