10 Things You Didn’t Know about Sophie & Josh Newman

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British Cover to The Necromancer The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel It has always surprised me that the characters readers were most interested are not Dee, Mars Ultor or, indeed, Flamel but Josh and Sophie Newman. So here are ten random things you did not know about Sophie & Josh Newman from The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.

  1. Sophie and Josh were born in Providence, Rhode Island on Dec 21, 1991 at 7:10AM (Josh was born 28 seconds later)
  2. Josh is phobic about snakes, rats, spiders and scorpions.
  3. Sophie’s favorite ice-cream is chunky monkey; Josh hates it. He prefers sorbet to ice cream.
  4. The twins parents have never allowed them to have a pet – Sophie would love a cat, while Josh wants a dog.
  5. Josh recently starting singing (badly) in his friend’s band, called The Really Bad Band.
  6. Both Sophie and Josh have red belts in tae kwon do.
  7. Sophie’s favourite color is purple and her favourite stone is amethyst.
  8. Josh hasn’t got a favourite color, but he never wears white (gets dirty too quickly.)
  9. Sophie can scream so loudly it is painful, and Josh cannot whistle.
  10. They both agree that their holiday to Egypt, four years previously, was one of the best holidays they’d ever had. Not only did they see the pyramids and sphinx, but they were taken to see the Pyramid of Unas and the Abu Rawash Pyramid of Djedefrer at Abu Rawash.
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