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Jonathan Anthony Stroud is an author of fantasy books, mainly for children and youths.

Stroud grew up in St Albans where he enjoyed reading books, drawing pictures, and writing stories. Between the ages seven and nine he was often ill, so he spent most of his days in the hospital or in his bed at home. To escape boredom he would occupy himself with books and stories. After he completed his studies of English literature at the University of York, he worked in London as an editor for the Walker Books store. He worked with different types of books there and this soon led to the writing of his own books. During the 1990s, he started publishing his own works and quickly gained success.

In May 1999, Stroud published his first children's novel, Buri
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I’m a big fan of SF’s Varjak Paw and can’t wait to get my teeth in to this beautiful new tome, wonderfully illustrated by Dave McKean. JS
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My daughter loved this book over the summer, one of the classics I’ve never read and it’s now firmly on my To Read list. JS
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The only graphic novel on my list. A beautifully drawn account of modern adolescent awkwardness, being an outsider… and having a ghost on hand to help you out. JS
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Witty, elegant and twisted tales of many types. JS
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Quite siply the finest vampire novel ever and wonderfully short! JS
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Simply the best, goulish and ghastly tales by the master. JS
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Superbly chilling ghost stories to scare young and old. JS
In a Glass Darkly by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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Spectural monkeys, seductive vampires, this one has it all. JS
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
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The most brilliantly ambiguous ghost story ever written. JS
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“According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking.”
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“One magician demanded I show him an image of the love of his life. I rustled up a mirror.”
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“A dozen more questions occurred to me. Not to mention twenty-two possible solutions to each one, sixteen resulting hypotheses and counter-theorems, eight abstract speculations, a quadrilateral equation, two axioms, and a limerick. That's raw intelligence for you.”
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Judith Thank you so much for accepting my friendship request, Jonathan.
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