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Thomas Leeds Author Visit 
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We are thrilled to be bringing the wonderful Thomas Leeds, author of Jayben and the Golden Torch, on his Southend Schools Tour on the 31st of January and the 1st of February 2023! Jayben and the Golden Torch is the first book of an already celebrated, brand new fantasy adventure series!

We know that author visits often inspire children to want to read the author's books and following the event there will be an opportunity for children to meet Thomas and have copies of his book personalised and signed. Please use this form to pre-order books and guarantee availability.


Please choose School Event as the delivery option at the checkout.


The following book is available to order:

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Jayben and the Golden Torch

Can one boy with no memories save the world?


In the Earth world, a boy dreams of faraway lands to escape life with his horrible aunt. In the Elf world, he wakes up with a mysterious golden torch but without any clue who he is... except for the compass he pulls from his pocket, engraved with one name: JAYBEN


Jayben discovers that many moons ago, a giant put a dark spell on the golden torch, and the elves forgot everything that had come before. Now they hang precious memories in jars on trees, just to try to remember. But a new darkness grows among them. An evil villain called Null is burning down the forests, hellbent on finding the torch and becoming the most powerful being ever to live.

If Jayben can find his own magic and ignite the torch with its fierce violet flame, his power will be unstoppable... Can Jayben save the world before the lights go out forever?


A story of courage, hope and friendship. Whatever pages are missing in your story, you can be the hero on the next page.

Jayben and the Golden Torch


All books will be delivered into school.

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