Julia Golding

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Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Nestle Children's Book Prize. Now out as a Modern Classic!

At the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane, Covent Garden,
This present day, being 1st January, 1790,

Will be presented the COMEDY, of

The Diamond of Drury Lane
(A comedy written in five acts by Miss Cat Royal.)

Cat Royal, orphan, adventurer and ward of the Theatre Royal, lives among the most gifted actors and musicians of the age. She rubs shoulders with the highest in society, and plays in the gutter of Covent Garden with the lowest. We are pleased to present to you her story, a tale of one hidden diamond, two bare-knuckle boxers, and three dread enemies...

With a New Musical INTERLUDE by Mr Pedro Hawkins, late of Africa.

To which will be added a farce, called The Mogul’s Tale
In which a hot air balloon will land on stage.

Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. First Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. Places for the boxes to be had from Mr. Smith at the stage-door of the
No Persons to be admitted behind the Scenes without permission, nor any Money to be returned after the Curtain is drawn up. Vivat REX.

What readers are saying:

'I have read this book three times before and every time it seems like a new book. I never will get bored of reading this book.' Claire

'The story of Cat Royal is really amazing and it tells u alot. I can really feel her strengths and weaknesses, hurts and pains but most of all her feelings. I would really recommend this book to any teenager who likes a mystery book.' Sam