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Biography

Schoolteacher and journalist Julia Jarman has written over 80 books for children. She lives near Bedford and has three grown-up children. She now devotes a lot of time to school and library visits.

Books

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Roman Eagle

Julia Jarman

Ka, the time-travelling cat, has vanished again, leaving Topher a clue in the form of a Roman word on his computer: Ca;;LLevA.
At first Topher isn't worried. Surely she's safe among the cat-loving Romans? But when he follows her to Roman Britain, they're both soon swept up in a conflict. As oppressed Britons fight the Romans, Topher faces a desperate choice - to help his British brother or his Roman friend?

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Aztec Sacrifice

Julia Jarman

Topher is desperate to find his beloved cat Ka when she disappears, leaving a single clue on his computer:
TENOCHT*I*TLaN.
When Topher follows Ka back in time, finds himself in the dangerous world of the Aztecs. The people of the wondrous, floating city of Tenochtitlan believe Ka is one of their gods, but El Sol, a piratical Spanish conquistador, thinks she is a witch.
Can Topher save Ka from El Sol, rescue Pima, a girl the Aztecs want to sacrifice, and escape from Tenochtitlan before it is destroyed?

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Viking Terror

Julia Jarman

Topher is planning a trip to London to visit his friend Ellie - but there have been bomb threats, which makes him worry.
What's more, his beloved cat, Ka, has going travelling again. Topher doesn't want to lose her. And sure enough, in the middle of a big bomb alert, Topher is called away - to a Saxon village threatened by Norsemen. Now he must get the villagers to heed his warning and foil the aggressors led by the terrifying Viking, Ingwar the Boneless, infamous for his cruelty and devious tricks. Can Topher save the village in time?

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess

Julia Jarman

Topher and his father are trying to get over the death of Topher's mother, an Egyptologist, when they take in a stray cat. This cat bears an uncanny resemblance to a cat ornament given to Topher by his mother and so they name it 'Ka', meaning 'double'. Topher becomes very attached to Ka and is puzzled by her mysterious absences. One day when he is playing a computer game with an Egyptian theme, Ka jumps on the keys and spells out the name Bubastis, which was the centre of cat worship in Ancient Egypt. Could Ka really be leading a double life and what is she trying to tell Topher?

Time-Travelling Cat and the Great Victorian Stink

Julia Jarman

Topher's amazing cat, Ka, has time-travelled again and left him yet another mysterious clue. Following his nose, Topher finds himself in Victorian London where disease is rife and the Thames is clogged with stinking sewage!
There he discovers a plot to kill Joseph Bazalgette, the man who is trying to save the city. Determined to foil this foul plan, Topher must first escape from an arch-criminal and his den of thieves.

A thrilling historical fantasy which explores the intriguing hidden details of times past.

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Tudor Treasure

Julia Jarman

Ka, the time-travelling cat, has disappeared, leaving just one clue. Topher soon realises that she has gone back to Elizabethan England, and he fears that Ka is in terrible danger. Cats were tortured in Tudor England, so Topher must try to find her before it is too late. In doing so, he meets Queen Elizabeth and Doctor Dee, the court magician and astronomer, who thinks Ka can help him find the elusive Philosopher's Stone.

An exciting and transporting fantasy, exploring both contemporary and ancient issues.

Friends Forever

Julia Jarman

Meet sporty Erika, friendly Daisy and artistic Phoebe, three best friends who all go to primary school together. These are three fun-packed stories about the ups and downs of being best friends forever!

New Friend Old Friends

Julia Jarman

Phoebe, Daisy and Erika are very excited – a new girl is joining their class! But when Shazia starts school, the three girls compete to be her friend. Shazia comes from Pakistan and everything is new for her. She is eager to fit in and when her adventurous plans go wrong, the three old friends have to work together to help their new friend.

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