- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd; 1st Edition edition (5 Feb. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405228180
- ISBN-13: 978-1405228183
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 3.7 x 18.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,014,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Den of Thieves (Cat Royal) Hardcover – 5 Feb 2007
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About the Author
Julia Golding read English at Cambridge then joined the Foreign Office and served in Poland. Her work as a diplomat took her from the high point of town twinning in the Tatra Mountains to the low of inspecting the bottom of a Silesian coal mine. On leaving Poland, she exchanged diplomacy for academia and took a doctorate in the literature of the English Romantic Period at Oxford. She then joined Oxfam as a lobbyist on conflict issues, campaigning at the UN and with governments to lessen the impact of conflict on civilians living in war zones. Married with three children, Julia now lives in Oxford and works as a freelance writer. Den of Thieves is the third book in the brilliant Cat Royal series.
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Top Customer Reviews
I couldn't put it down and if you've read the first two books, - The Diamond of Drury Lane and Cat Amongst the Pigeons, you just have to read this one as well.
The time era of the book is set is the time of the French revolution. The main part of the story in France involves the King fleeing the country and Cat being stuck in the middle of the political scandal trying to find out what the common people think. She starts to understand the power of the people in the Kings absence and realises that the impossible may be possible. During her time in Paris, the Duke, Duchess, Lizzy and Frank are also present, as well as Pedro and Johnny. As an undercover spy acting as a ballerina, Cat along with Frank and his loyal servant Joseph, end up in the middle of the den of thieves with JF as the witty leader.Read more ›
With a strange mix of the top drawer and the hoi polloi of London and Paris, with the theatre as the thing which binds it and them all together, teenage orphan adopted by Drury Lane theatre folk Cat Royal is, rather suddenly cast adrift on to London's harsh unforgiving streets after her combined home and work place, the Drury Lane theatre is knocked down to make way for a brand new building. However, her homelessness is partly the fault of usually good solid friends assuming she will be ok as she usually is during hard times, and Cat's own pride which prevents her uttering, 'What about me? Where do I go?' etc.
Her penchant for writing tales based on her own experiences and those of her friends, and for good measure, enemies and others within her limited London stamping ground, may provide a glimmer of hope. She hawks her precious manuscripts around the small publishing houses to see if she can earn money from them. It is here the tale really begins, so will have to rein in the spoilers, but basically, after being ill-used by one dubious character, and threatened by another, her friends finally show the level of concern previously amiss. Not too long after, Cat is in Paris as a correspondent for theatre impresario, Mr Sheridan. Cat blunders into Paris at the worst possible time, and is soon embroiled in all sorts of fixes.
Cat is a delightful character.Read more ›
goes to paris at the height of the french revoluntion, as a english
spy and a ballerina!
this book is just as good as the last and not to be missed, if your like me you might have clue what will happen in the next book. excellent and hilerious.
It was amazingly different from the types of books I've read in a very good and clear for people who have problems to understand some speech.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this series it is defitnatley worth the readPublished 5 months ago by journalist and conservationist
This is a great book!! I would recommend it to people who enjoy adventure and humour! It is an amazing story!Published 11 months ago by Jessica Cowan
one of the best in the series
cat travels to Paris!!
3rd in series and amazeballs
I love this book
Again a good book for young and old. Colourful descriptions of life and Cat's encounters. The story has good pace and is a good easy read.Published 20 months ago by andy
All starts with not wearing cokades in France then leads to trying to get her best friends out of prison. Amazing. Cat royal strikes aginPublished on 5 May 2013 by Paul