Rob Lloyd Jones Interview

We were thrilled to have Rob Lloyd Jones sit down with us and the students of Royal Grammar School Guildford for an interview at the Guildford Book Festival 2017. Rob is the author of three brilliant children's novels, including Wild Boy and Jake Atlas, as well as children's non-fiction books on a wide variety of topics including space and the First World War. Plus, he has also written adaptations of classic novels for children, including The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

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As well as being an incredible author, Rob is also a historian and studied Egyptology at university. In our interview you can hear him talk about how his interest in history has inspired his story ideas. You can also find out what drew Rob to a career in writing, why he writes for children and which 5 fictional characters he'd invite to a dinner party in the interview below.

To treat your children to some heart-pounding historical fiction, check out Rob fantastic novels:

Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake

Wild Boy

Wild Boy and the Black Terror

Or if you're more interested in Rob's fascinating non-fiction for children, take a look through all our Rob Lloyd Jones books on our website.

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    This is a fiendishly pacy mystery-adventure story for 9+ readers, set in the seamy, smoggy underworld of Victorian London. London, 1841. A boy covered in hair, raised as a monster, condemned to life in a travelling freak show. A boy with an extraordinary power of observation and detection. A boy accused of murder; on the run; hungry for the truth. Behold the savage spectacle of Wild Boy. Ladies and Gentlemen, take your seats. The show is about to begin! Dripping with atmosphere and gothic gore, Wild Boy will appeal to fans of Sherlock Holmes, gothic horror and all things murderous and mysterious. It is the first novel from a confident new voice in children's fiction. There is early interest in film rights for Wild Boy. The sequel title: WILD BOY AND THE BLACK TERROR, to follow.
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    A new sensation grips London - a poisoner who strikes without a trace, leaving victims mad with terror ...and then dead. Is there a cure for the black terror? To find out, Wild Boy and Clarissa must catch the killer. Their hunt will lead them from the city's vilest slums to its grandest palaces, and to a darkness at the heart of its very highest society.
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    Jake Atlas - tomb robber, treasure hunter, troublemaker! When Jake's parents vanish, Jake and his sister team up with shady tomb robbers to find them in the Egyptian desert in this riveting page-turning adventure by award-winning author Rob Lloyd Jones. The Atlas family is in trouble: Jake hides an addiction to stealing; his twin sister, Pan, has to conceal her genius, for fear of bullies. The siblings can't stop fighting - with each other and with their parents, stuffy professors of Ancient History. But Jake's and Pan's lives take a dramatic turn the day they discover the truth about their boring mum and dad. When the family go to Cairo on holiday, and Jake and Pan's parents mysteriously vanish, it's up to the twins to find them. They team up with shady tomb robbers, master high-tech gadgets and locate a lost tomb in this story of a family that finds itself in the deserts of Egypt.