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Philip Pullman - Author

About the Author

Philip Pullman is the author of the multi-award winning fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials. He has won numerous awards for his children’s books, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Book Award, the Smarties Prize, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and a CBE. In 2008, The Times named Pullman as one of the 50 greatest writers since 1945. Philip Pullman lives in Oxford with his wife, and has two sons. Read more the author here.

 

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Other books by Philip Pullman

Four Tales

Four Tales

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

Four stories of myth, magic and adventure from the master teller of tales The Firework Maker's Daughter I Was A Rat! Clockwork The Scarecrow and His Servant A devilish inventor, a girl who must face a Fire Fiend, a scarecrow brought to life by a bolt of lightning, and a boy who can only say the words 'I Was a Rat!' . . . Drawing on the rich tradition of fairytales, these are four incredible stories that will obsess and enchant readers. Includes a prologue and epilogue from the uniquely talented Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials 'Exciting, scary, romantic and deliciously readable' Guardian 'Full of hilarious, loveable characters' Sunday Times

The Tin Princess

The Tin Princess

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

The final book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition. Jim Taylor, Sally Lockhart's oldest friend, is engaged as bodyguard to a princess. But Crown Princess Adelaide of Razkavia is not what you'd expect. She's the slum-girl Jim has been searching for ever since she vanished ten years ago. Now her life is in mortal danger, and together they must battle against unknown enemies in a country where no one can be trusted.

The Tiger in the Well

The Tiger in the Well

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

The third book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition. Sally Lockhart is 25, and somebody wants to destroy her. She receives divorce papers from a man she has never met, let alone married - yet this trap is so well laid that she is powerless to prove otherwise. When custody of her precious daughter is awarded to this evil stranger, it is the beginning of a terrifying struggle in which Sally will have to fight, and kill if necessary, for the freedom of her family.

The Shadow in the North

The Shadow in the North

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

The second book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition. Sally Lockhart is twenty-two, and running her own financial consultancy - a thoroughly modern woman in a world of pompous men - but she's about to be thrown headlong into a vicious web of murder, mystery and pure evil. When a client's lost investment appears suspicious, Sally investigates. Soon she is ensnared in a whirl of high-society danger and deceit, which can lead her in only one direction - to the terrifying secret of the Shadow in the North.

The Ruby in the Smoke

The Ruby in the Smoke

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

The first book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition. Soon after Sally Lockhart's father drowns at sea, she receives an anonymous letter. The dire warning it contains makes a man die of fear at her feet. Determined to discover the truth about her father's death, Sally is plunged into a terrifying mystery in the dark heart of Victorian London, at the centre of which lies a deadly blood-soaked jewel. Philip Pullman's ever-popular, action-packed Victorian melodramas are rejacketed for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in 2012.

Once Upon a Time in the North

Once Upon a Time in the North

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

A mesmerising episode from the universe of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust, giving us an extraordinary insight into this world and its characters. When Lyra is studying at Oxford University, she comes across the story of Lee Scoresby and Iorek Byrnisson's first meeting, many years ago, along with much evidence of the adventure that brought them together. She discovers that when a young Texan balloonist Lee came down to earth in the harbour of an Arctic town in the North, little did he realise that he is about to be caught in a war between the residents of the town and the huge arctic bears that also live there. And when Lee meets one of these bears - Iorek - for the first time, they cement a friendship that will continue throughout their lives, as the tensions in the town threaten to erupt ... Another wonderful tale from a master story-teller, which includes beautiful illustrations and maps.

His Dark Materials Wormell slipcase

His Dark Materials Wormell slipcase

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Philip Pullman's bestselling trilogy in one slipcase. Since the first volume was published in 1995, and has now been filmed as THE GOLDEN COMPASS, the trilogy has been acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, and has won the UK's top awards for children's literature. Today, the fabulous story of Lyra and her daemon is read and loved by adults and children alike.

His Dark Materials: Northern Lights

His Dark Materials: Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Without this child, we shall all die. Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... The first volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris Wormell to celebrate the publication of THE BOOK OF DUST.

His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife

His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Without this child, we shall all die. Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... The first volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris

His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass

His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Without this child, we shall all die. Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... The first volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris

Count Karlstein

Count Karlstein

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

The very first children's novel by Philip Pullman, Count Karlstien is a deliciously terrifying, wickedly funny adventure, beautifully illustrated by Peter Bailey. All Souls' Eve is a night when nobody in the village of Karlstein dares to leave their homes. For that is the night that Zamiel, the Demon Huntsman, prowls through the forests in search of his prey . . . This year, however, the Huntsman doesn't need to go searching. He knows exactly where to find his human prey. Ten years ago, he made a deal with the Count of Karlstein - and now the Demon Huntsman has come to collect his prize . . . Count Karlstien has offered up the lives of his two young nieces, Lucy and Charlotte. Lucky for the orphaned sisters, the Count's maid, Hildi, has heard his evil plan and is determined that they will not be this year's prey - not on her watch . . .

Spring-Heeled Jack

Spring-Heeled Jack

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

A fun, thriller of an adventure told in words and pictures from master storyteller, Philip Pullman, including beautiful cover illustration by Peter Bailey and sumptuous illustrations throughout by David Mostyn. Rose and Lily and their little brother Ned live in an orphanage - a terrible place, where the porridge is thin and cold, and nobody smiles. One dark and stormy night, they decide enough is enough, and they run away. But hiding in the shadows, as they make their way through the dangerous back streets of London, is Mack the Knife: the most villainous of villains . . . Hiding above the streets, leaping through the air, is Spring-Heeled Jack. He dresses like the devil and his name creates shivers in people, but he is ready for action against the evil-doers and scallywags of the city's dark streets - Mack the Knife included - and he might just be able to save the orphans.

The Firework-Maker's Daughter

The Firework-Maker's Daughter

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

From the author the His Dark Materials trilogy and La Belle Sauvage. Featuring wonderful new illustrations from Peter Bailey this beautiful fairytale is perfect for readers young and old. Lila doesn't just want to be a Firework-Maker's daughter, she wants to be a Firework Maker herself. But although she's learned a lot she still must get through the most difficult and dangerous part of her apprenticeship - and her father won't tell her what it is. In search of this final Firework-Making secret, Lila heads off alone on a journey. It is a journey filled with dangers beyond anything she could have imagined, a journey on which she will learn so much more than the one secret she set out to find . . .

His Dark Materials bind-up

His Dark Materials bind-up

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Philip Pullman's classic trilogy is now available as a stunning bind-up edition with a new cover by acclaimed illustrator Chris Wormell. Since the first volume was published in 1995, and has been filmed as THE GOLDEN COMPASS, the trilogy has been acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, and has won the UK's top awards for children's literature. The Book of Dust, the long-awaited follow-up, was named Waterstones Book of the Year 2018. Today, the story of Lyra and her daemon is read and loved by adults and children alike.

The Scarecrow and His Servant

The Scarecrow and His Servant

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Featuring wonderful new illustrations from Peter Bailey, this brilliantly funny and moving tale by multi-award winning Philip Pullman, is perfect for readers young and old. One night, during a terrible thunderstorm, a boy named Jack shelters in a barn. The following morning he is confused to find a scarecrow with a turnip head calling out to him. For a moment he thinks he is imagining it. But he isn't, the scarecrow has been struck by lightning in exactly the right way to bring him completely to life. Jack becomes the scarecrow's personal servant and together they decide to set out and see the world. It is a journey that neither of them could have possibly imagined, filled with adventure - and it will change them both in ways they never expected . . .

Clockwork or All Wound Up

Clockwork or All Wound Up

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Tick, tick, tick, tock. Once you've wound some things up nothing can stop them . . . It is a cold winter's night when Karl enters the White Horse Tavern looking like he's swallowed a thundercloud. His final task as a clockmaker apprentice is to make a new figure for the great clock of Glockenheim. He has not made the figure - or got any idea of what it could be, and the unveiling is tomorrow. Fritz is also in the tavern; there to read aloud his new spooky story. Like Karl, he hasn't finished. Well, he knows how the story starts and he knows it's called Clockwork - so, with the snow swirling down outside, he sets his story going and just has to hope that the ending will come to him as he tells it. Suddenly, Fritz's story and real life merge in a completely sinister way - and just like clockwork it can't be stopped . . .

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2017

The incredible story of Lyra Belacqua will begin in La Belle Sauvage - the first volume of The Book of Dust. Now you have the opportunity to revisit her adventures in Northern Lights, with this graphic novel adaptation of a masterpiece, which comes to life with incredible full-colour art. Follow Lyra's story once again in a way you've never experienced it before, as the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle - a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armoured bears. Lyra hurtles toward danger in the cold far North, never suspecting the shocking truth, that she alone is destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle. This edition combines all three illustrated volumes of the story, now available for the very first time in hardback.

The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

The third volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris Wormell to celebrate the publication of THE BOOK OF DUST. First published in 1997, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, it won the UK's top awards for children's literature. First published in 2000, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, it won the UK's top awards for children's literature. We're going to the land of the dead and we're going to come back. Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned...

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

The second volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris Wormell to celebrate the publication of THE BOOK OF DUST. First published in 1997, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, it won the UK's top awards for children's literature. What is he? A friend, or an enemy? He is a murderer. Will has just killed a man. He's on the run. His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of a deserted city, and to a girl, Lyra. Her fate is strangely linked to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon in all the worlds...

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

Author: Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 19/10/2017

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua ...

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

Without this child, we shall all die. Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... The first volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris Wormell to celebrate the publication of THE BOOK OF DUST.

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 19/10/2017

The British Book Awards Audiobook of the Year 2018. Penguin presents the audio download edition of La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman, read by Michael Sheen.Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . . ."e;As a reader and a fan, I was hugely excited on hearing that Phillip was returning to the story of Lyra and Dust and challenging the Authority. And, as an actor, it was a true privilege to be asked to record La Belle Sauvage, the first book of this new work."e; Michael Sheen "e;The best piece of narration I've ever heard"e; - The Bookseller"e;Michael Sheen's narration of Philip Pullman's new novel is better than an army of voice actors his voice is impressive, from the crisp, definitive consonants of its higher registers to the rumbly bass notes Sheen summons when some menace enters the scene, to the vast, buttery expanse of his middle range."e; Slate

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . . .

Lyra's Oxford

Lyra's Oxford

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/06/2017

This book contains a story and several other things. The other things might be connected with the story, or they might not; they might be connected to stories that haven't appeared yet . . . Two years after the conclusion of The Amber Spyglass, Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon sit high on the roof of Jordan College, gazing down on the streets of Oxford. But their peace is shattered by a flock of enraged starlings, who seem intent on knocking another bird out of the sky - a bird that Lyra and Pan quickly realise is a witch's daemon. The daemon carries worrying tidings of a terrible sickness spreading in the north, and claims that only Lyra can help him - but is he really friend, or foe? Illustrated throughout with exquisite wood-cut engravings by John Lawrence, this beautifully packaged story also contains an extract of Pullman's second short story set in the His Dark Materials world, Once Upon a Time in the North, a map and other missives that seem to have slipped from Lyra's world into our own.

Lyra's Oxford

Lyra's Oxford

Author: Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/06/2017

This is a wonderful new episode from the world of Philip Pullman's bestselling trilogy, His Dark Materials. In Lyra's Oxford the reader will share the huge excitement of discovering a small bundle of material that has somehow slipped between Lyra's universe and our own. This is a dramatised audio with production by Garrick Hagon and narrated by Philip Pullman with a full cast.

The Butterfly Tattoo

The Butterfly Tattoo

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2017

A devastating story of love, betrayal and revenge, The Butterfly Tattoo is a gripping early novel from Carnegie Medal-winning author, Philip Pullman. Chris falls in love with Jenny the moment he sets eyes on her at an Oxford ball. She's beautiful but secretive and he can't help but want to be with her. But fate is cruel and, as their relationship blossoms, tragedy and violence wait in the wings. Chris's boss has a shady past that won't stay hidden. And his ruthless enemies will use two innocent teenagers to exact their revenge on him . . . *The Butterfly Tattoo was originally published as The White Mercedes.

The Broken Bridge

The Broken Bridge

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2017

The Broken Bridge is an insightful and heartfelt story of a teenager's search for her own identity in the face of heartbreaking family secrets by Philip Pullman, author of the award-winning Northern Lights. Sixteen-year-old Ginny's life is secure. Her mother is dead, but she's inherited her outstanding artistic talent, and she loves her life with her father in a seaside village in Wales. But the day a social worker arrives and old files are re-opened, Ginny's world cracks apart. Everything her father has told her about her family is a lie. And Ginny must uncover the hidden secrets of the past on a journey that will ultimately lead her to the mother she's never known . . .

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel Volume 2

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel Volume 2

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Lyra and Pantalaimon have journeyed north, in search of the missing children and Lord Asriel. But the frozen wilds are harsh and unhospitable, and fearsome enemies are waiting at every turn. If Lyra is to succeed in her quest, she must enlist the help of unexpected allies: an armoured bear and a witch queen. The path ahead will lead to dark truths and grave danger . . . The second book in a stunning three-volume graphic novel adaptation of Northern Lights, the first of which won the Prix Jeunesse du Festival d'Angouleme.

His Dark Materials: The Complete Trilogy

His Dark Materials: The Complete Trilogy

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2015

Set against the dreaming spires of Jordan College and the dangerous wilderness of the frozen north, Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials trilogy offers an intoxicating blend of imagination, science, theology and adventure.This special collection features all three titles in the award-winning trilogy: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.Northern LightsLyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armoured bears. The Subtle KnifeLyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld Citt gazze, where soul-eating Spectres stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: twelve-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm.On a perilous journey from world to world, Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. And with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat and the shattering truth of their own destiny.The Amber SpyglassWill and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned . . .

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel Volume 1

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel Volume 1

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

`Without this child, we shall all die.' Lyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle - a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armoured bears. As she hurtles towards danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win, or to lose, the biggest battle imaginable. The first book in a stunning three-volume graphic novel adaptation of Northern Lights.

Collectors: A His Dark Materials Story

Collectors: A His Dark Materials Story

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2015

*****Just announced!THE BOOK OF DUST,the long-awaited new work from Philip Pullman, set in the world of His Dark Materials, will be published as a work in three parts, with the first volume to arrive in October 2017! *****The Collectors is a brand-new e-short, set in the world of Philip Pullman's beloved and bestselling His Dark MaterialsIn this darkly delicious sliver of a tale, Philip Pullman offers a glimpse of the enigmatic girl who will become the sinister Mrs. Coulter. On a cold winter's night, two art collectors are settled before a fire in the Senior Common Room of a college in Oxford, discussing the unusual pieces one has recently added to his collection. What the two men don't know is that the portrait of a striking young woman and the bronze sculpture of a fearsome monkey are connected in mysterious ways. How could they imagine that they are about to be caught in the cross-fire of a story which has traveled time . . . and worlds. Published in 40 countries with over 17 million copies sold, The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass are renowned for their engrossing storytelling and epic scope. This new short tale will delight the many fans eager for any new glimpse into the world of His Dark Materials.

The Adventures of the New Cut Gang

The Adventures of the New Cut Gang

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Benny, Thunderbolt, Bridie, Sharky and the Peretti twins are a mixed bunch of vagabonds and urchins who come together to form the New Cut Gang in two comic tales of stolen silver and skulduggery. Fake coins are turning up all over Lambeth and the finger of suspicion is pointing at Thunderbolt's dad - could he really be the forger? The crime-busting New Cut Gang come to the rescue! And when just two clues - a blob of wax and a Swedish match - are discovered at the scene of a break-in, the children find themselves on the trail of an extremely cunning criminal. Set in late Victorian London, these gripping thrillers have now been put together in a single volume - with new illustrations throughout from Horrible Histories illustrator, Martin Brown.

Collectors

Collectors

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2015

But the thing is, said Horley, they didn t know each other at all. Never heard of each other. It wasn t about the makers. Only about the works. On a dark winter s night in 1970, Horley and Grinstead huddle for warmth in the Senior Common Room of a college in Oxford. Conversation turns to the two impressive works of art that Horley has recently added to his collection. What the two men don t know is that these pieces are connected in mysterious and improbable ways; and they are about to be caught in the cross-fire of a story which has travelled time and worlds.A His Dark Materials story.

Northern Lights: His Dark Materials 1

Northern Lights: His Dark Materials 1

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2015

Without this child, we shall all die. Lyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon, Pantalaimon, always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armoured bears. As she hurtles towards danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win, or to lose, the biggest battle imaginable.

Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials 2

Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials 2

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2015

She had asked: What is he? A friend or an enemy?The alethiometer answered: He is a murderer.When she saw the answer, she relaxed at once.Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld Citt gazze, where soul-eating Spectres stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: twelve-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm.On a perilous journey from world to world, Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. And with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat and the shattering truth of their own destiny.

Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials 3

Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials 3

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2015

We re going to the land of the dead and we re going to come back. Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned . . .

The Shadow in the North

The Shadow in the North

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

The second book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition to celebrate the 30 year anniversary. Sally Lockhart is twenty-two, and running her own financial consultancy - a thoroughly modern woman in a world of pompous men - but she's about to be thrown headlong into a vicious web of murder, mystery and pure evil. When a client's lost investment appears suspicious, Sally investigates. Soon she is ensnared in a whirl of high-society danger and deceit, which can lead her in only one direction - to the terrifying secret of the Shadow in the North.

The Tin Princess

The Tin Princess

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

The final book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition to celebrate the 30 year anniversary. Jim Taylor, Sally Lockhart's oldest friend, is engaged as bodyguard to a princess. But Crown Princess Adelaide of Razkavia is not what you'd expect. She's the slum-girl Jim has been searching for ever since she vanished ten years ago. Now her life is in mortal danger, and together they must battle against unknown enemies in a country where no one can be trusted. This dramatic story of love, loyalty and adventure is the final novel in the quartet. Philip Pullman's ever-popular, action-packed Victorian melodramas are rejacketed for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in 2012.

Scarecrow and his Servant

Scarecrow and his Servant

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2013

One night there was a thunderstorm. A tattered scarecrow stood in the wind and rain, taking no notice . . . until a bolt of lightning struck his turnip head. The scarecrow blinked with surprise and came to life.So begins the story of the Scarecrow, a courteous but pea-brained fellow with grand ideas. He meets a boy, Jack, who becomes his faithful servant, and they set out to journey to Spring Valley together. Along the way there's no end of excitement - battle and shipwreck, brigands and tricksters - and it's up to Jack time after time to save the day.

Oxford Playscripts: Sherlock Holmes and the Limehouse Horror

Oxford Playscripts: Sherlock Holmes and the Limehouse Horror

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2013

Two Crafty Criminals!

Two Crafty Criminals!

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2012

Benny Kaminsky and Thunderbolt Dobney lead a rag-tag gang of neighborhood rowdies. Their territory is the New Cut on London's South Banka place bristling with swindlers, bookies, pickpockets, and the occasional policeman. And their aim is to solve crimes.When counterfeit coins start showing up in their neighborhood, Thunderbolt fears his own father may be behind the crime. But his friends devise a way to trap the real culprit. Then the gang takes on the case of some stolen silver. They have just two cluesa blob of wax, and an unusually long match. But even this slippery thief is unmasked by the determined kids of the New Cut. Filled with silly sleuthing, improbable disguises, crazy ruses, and merry mayhem, these stories are action-packed romps from one of the best storytellers everPhilip Pullman.From the Hardcover edition.

The Adventures of the New Cut Gang

The Adventures of the New Cut Gang

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2012

Benny, Thunderbolt, Bridie, Sharky and the Peretti twins are a mixed bunch of vagabonds and urchins who come together to form the New Cut Gang in two comic tales of stolen silver and skulduggery. Fake coins are turning up all over Lambeth and the finger of suspicion is pointing at Thunderbolt's dad - could he really be the forger? The crime-busting New Cut Gang come to the rescue! And when just two clues - a blob of wax and a Swedish match - are discovered at the scene of a break-in, the children find themselves on the trail of an extremely cunning criminal. Set in late Victorian London, these gripping thrillers have now been put together in a single volume - with new illustrations throughout from Horrible Histories illustrator, Martin Brown.

The Ruby in the Smoke

The Ruby in the Smoke

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Soon after Sally Lockhart's father drowns at sea, she receives an anonymous letter. The dire warning it contains makes a man die of fear at her feet. Determined to discover the truth about her father's death, Sally is plunged into a terrifying mystery in the dark heart of Victorian London, at the centre of which lies a deadly blood-soaked jewel. Philip Pullman's ever-popular, action-packed Victorian melodramas are rejacketed for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in 2012.

The Shadow in the North

The Shadow in the North

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Sally Lockhart is twenty-two, and running her own financial consultancy - a thoroughly modern woman in a world of pompous men - but she's about to be thrown headlong into a vicious web of murder, mystery and pure evil. When a client's lost investment appears suspicious, Sally investigates. Soon she is ensnared in a whirl of high-society danger and deceit, which can lead her in only one direction - to the terrifying secret of the Shadow in the North. Philip Pullman's ever-popular, action-packed Victorian melodramas are rejacketed for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in 2012.

The Tiger in the Well

The Tiger in the Well

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Sally Lockhart is 25, and somebody wants to destroy her. She receives divorce papers from a man she has never met, let alone married - yet this trap is so well laid that she is powerless to prove otherwise. When custody of her precious daughter is awarded to this evil stranger, it is the beginning of a terrifying struggle in which Sally will have to fight, and kill if necessary, for the freedom of her family. Philip Pullman's ever-popular, action-packed Victorian melodramas are rejacketed for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in 2012.

The Tin Princess

The Tin Princess

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Jim Taylor, Sally Lockhart's oldest friend, is engaged as bodyguard to a princess. But Crown Princess Adelaide of Razkavia is not what you'd expect. She's the slum-girl Jim has been searching for ever since she vanished ten years ago. Now her life is in mortal danger, and together they must battle against unknown enemies in a country where no one can be trusted. This dramatic story of love, loyalty and adventure is the final novel in the quartet. Philip Pullman's ever-popular, action-packed Victorian melodramas are rejacketed for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in 2012.

His Dark Materials slipcase

His Dark Materials slipcase

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2011

Philip Pullman's bestselling trilogy in one slipcase. Since the first volume was published in 1995, and has now been filmed as THE GOLDEN COMPASS, the trilogy has been acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, and has won the UK's top awards for children's literature. Today, the fabulous story of Lyra and her daemon is read and loved by adults and children alike.

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2011

Will has just killed a man. He's on the run. His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of a deserted city, and to a girl, Lyra. Her fate is strangely linked to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon in all the worlds...

Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2009

'Written with masterly ease from the reigning master of children's literature' - The Daily Telegraph 'Wonderful story ...illustrations add terrific atmosphere and drama' - Booktrusted News 'Perfect' - Guardian A cut well above other fairy-tale books. Philip Pullman's wry wit and award-winning talent brings much to this rich, dark and uplifting story. Prestigious illustrator, Sophy Williams, creates a detailed and vibrant world in this special rendition of the classic tale 'Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp'.

The Tin Princess

The Tin Princess

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2009

Jim Taylor, Sally's oldest friend, is engaged as bodyguard to a princess. But Crown Princess Adelaide of Razkavia not what you'd expect. She's the slum-girl Jim has been searching for ever since she vanished ten years ago. Now her life is in mortal danger, and together they must battle against unknown enemies in a country where no one can be trusted. This dramatic story of love, loyalty and venture is the final novel in the quartet.

The Shadow in the North

The Shadow in the North

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2009

Sally is now twenty-two, and running her own financial consultancy - a thoroughly modern woman in a world of pompous men - but she's about to be thrown headlong into a vicious web of murder, mystery and pure evil. When a client's lost investment appears suspicious, Sally investigates. Soon she is ensnared in a whirl of high-society danger and deceit, which can lead her in only one direction - to the terrifying secret of the Shadow in the North.

The Tiger in the Well

The Tiger in the Well

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2009

Sally is 25, and somebody wants to destroy her. She receives divorce papers from a man she has never met, let alone married - yet this trap is so well laid that she is powerless to prove otherwise. When custody of her precious daughter is awarded to this evil stranger, it is the beginning of a terrifying struggle in which Sally will have to fight, with a gun if necessary, for the freedom of her family. The third instalment of the quartet.

His Dark Materials Trilogy Northern Lights, Subtle Knife, Amber Spyglass

His Dark Materials Trilogy Northern Lights, Subtle Knife, Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2008

Philip Pullman's classic trilogy is now available as a stunning, large-format, bind-up edition. Since the first volume was published in 1955, and has now been filmed as The Golden Compass , the trilogy has been acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, and has won the UK's top awards for children's literature. Today, the fabulous story of Lyra and her daemon is read and loved by adults and children alike. The extraordinary story moves between parallel universes. Beginning in Oxford, it takes Lyra and her animal-daemon Pantalaimon on a dangerous rescue mission to the ice kingdoms of the far north, where she begins to learn about the mysterious particles they call Dust - a substance for which a terrible war between different worlds will be fought...'This trilogy is one of the great imaginative works in the English Language. And it contains one of the best villains in all literature' - Terry Jones. Phillip Pullman has won the CILIP Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Children's book of the Year - British Book Awards, the Whitbread Book of the Year, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Astrid Lindgren Award.

Once Upon a Time in the North: His Dark Materials

Once Upon a Time in the North: His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2008

Another mesmerizing episode from the universe of His Dark Materials set in the far frozen Arctic, including the very first meeting of those two legends and friends Lee Scoresby, the Texan balloonist, and Iorek Byrnison, the armored bear.

Sally Lockhart Quartet: Shadow in the North

Sally Lockhart Quartet: Shadow in the North

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2007

Sally is now twenty-two, and running her own financial consultancy - a thoroughly modern woman in a world of pompous men - but she's about to be thrown headlong into a vicious web of murder, mystery and pure evil. When a client's lost investment appears suspicious, Sally investigates. Soon she is ensnared in a whirl of high-society danger and deceit, which can lead her in only one direction - to the terrifying secret of the Shadow in the North.

Whodunnit? Utterly Baffling Detective Stories

Whodunnit? Utterly Baffling Detective Stories

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2007

Unexplained disappearances, daring thefts, perplexing mysteries and the greatest sleuths of all time combine to make this a page-turning read. From Sherlock Holmes to Hercule Poirot, these detectives puzzle their way through a maze of alibis and motives in the very best of classic and contemporary crime fiction.It includes: The Speckled Band - Arthur Conan Doyle; Cold Money - Ellery Queen; The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb - Agatha Christie; Emil and the Detectives - Erich Kastner; The Inspiration of Mr Budd - Dorothy L. Sayers; From the Files of Inspector Craig - Raymond Smullyan; Butch Minds the Baby - Damon Runyon; Murder at St Oswald's - Michael Underwood; The Cross of Lorraine - Isaac Asimov; The Newdick Helicopter - Leslie Charteris; The One-Handed Murderer - Italo Calvino; The Little Mystery - E. C. Bentley; Fingerprinting a Ghost - Tony Fletcher; It's a Hard World - Andrew Vachss; and Maddened by Mystery - Stephen Leacock.

Northern Lights Filmed as The Golden Compass

Northern Lights Filmed as The Golden Compass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2007

There are worlds beyond our own - the Compass will show the way...The first novel in Philip Pullman's epic His Dark Materials trilogy is now the stunning motion picture The Golden Compass , made by New Line Cinema and Scholastic Media. When Lyra is given the strange and secret alethiometer, she begins an extraordinary journey that will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. The destiny that awaits her will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world...'Spellbinding writing, brilliant storytelling' - Scotsman .

The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2007

There are worlds beyond our own - the Compass will show the way. This is the third novel in Philip Pullman's epic His Dark Materials trilogy. The first, Northern Lights , is now the stunning motion picture The Golden Compass , made by New Line Cinema and Scholastic Media. The terrible war foretold by the witches is coming. Will is the bearer of the subtle knife, the most powerful weapon in all the worlds, and must deliver it to Lord Asriel. But he faces his dangerous journey alone, for Lyra has disappeared. 'An extraordinary masterpiece' - Daily Mail .

His Dark Materials Trilogy: Northern Lights, The Amber Spyglass, The Subtle Knife

His Dark Materials Trilogy: Northern Lights, The Amber Spyglass, The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2007

Philip Pullman's classic trilogy is now available as a stunning bind-up edition. Since the first volume was published in 1995, and has now been filmed as The Golden Compass, the trilogy has been acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, and has won the UK's top awards for children's literature. Today, the fabulous story of Lyra and her daemon is read and loved by adults and children alike. The extraordinary story moves between parallel universes. Beginning in Oxford, it takes Lyra and her animal-daemon Pantalaimon on a dangerous rescue mission to the ice kingdoms of the far North, where she begins to learn about the mysterious particles they call Dust - a substance for which a terrible war between different worlds will be fought... This trilogy is one of the great imaginative works in the English language. And it contains one of the best villains in all literature. - Terry Jones Philip Pullman has won the CILIP Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Children's Book of the Year - British Book Awards, the Whitbread Book of the Year, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Astrid Lindgren Award.

His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2007

This is Philip Pullman's classic trilogy in one slipcase. Since the first volume was published in 1995, and has now been filmed as The Golden Compass , the trilogy has been acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, and has won the UK's top awards for children's literature. Today, the fabulous story of Lyra and her daemon is read and loved by adults and children alike.

The Shadow in the North

The Shadow in the North

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2007

Sally is now twenty-two, and running her own financial consultancy - a thoroughly modern woman in a world of pompous men - but she's about to be thrown headlong into a vicious web of murder, mystery and pure evil. When a client's lost investment appears suspicious, Sally investigates. Soon she is ensnared in a whirl of high-society danger and deceit, which can lead her in only one direction - to the terrifying secret of the Shadow in the North.

Sally Lockhart Quartet: Tin Princess

Sally Lockhart Quartet: Tin Princess

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2007

Jim Taylor, Sally's oldest friend, is engaged as bodyguard to a princess. But Crown Princess Adelaide of Razkavia not what you'd expect. She's the slum-girl Jim has been searching for ever since she vanished ten years ago. Now her life is in mortal danger, and together they must battle against unknown enemies in a country where no one can be trusted. This dramatic story of love, loyalty and adventure is the final novel in the quartet.

The Tiger in the Well

The Tiger in the Well

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2007

Sally is 25, and somebody wants to destroy her. She receives divorce papers from a man she has never met, let alone married - yet this trap is so well laid that she is powerless to prove otherwise. When custody of her precious daughter is awarded to this evil stranger, it is the beginning of a terrifying struggle in which Sally will have to fight, with a gun if necessary, for the freedom of her family. This is the third instalment of the quartet.

The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2007

'We're going to the land of the dead and we're going to come back' - Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no-one has ever returned...

The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2007

Will is the bearer of the subtle knife. He has promised his dying father that he will deliver the terrible blade to Lord Asriel.ar is coming, the greatest war there has ever been, and the knife is the only weapon that can defeat the enemy. A stranger in a wrld that is not his own, Will sets out on a perilous journey. But how can he fulfil his promise when Lyra, his brave companion, hs disappeared...?

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2007

'Without this child, we shall all die'. Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world...

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2007

When Lyra's friend Roger disappears, she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, set out to find him. They travel to the ice kingdoms of the North, where armoured bears rule and witch-queens fly through frozen skies. Lyra possesses a device that will aid their quest - if she can decipher its mysterious messages. But it knows terrifyig secrets about their journey, and the dangers that await them in worlds far beyond their own

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2007

'What is he? A friend, or an enemy'? 'He is a murderer'. Will has just killed a man. He's on the run. His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of a deserted city and to a girl, Lyra. Her fate is strangely linked to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon in all the word.

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2007

Will is twelve, and he's just killed a man. Now he's on the run, determined to discover the truth about the father he's never known. Then he steps through a window into another world - where soul-eating Spectres haunt the streets of a city, and a strange girl called Lyra is searching for Dust. His mission and hers are mysteriously linked, and together they must find a powerful and secret object that people from many worlds would kill to possess.

Sally Lockhart Quartet: Ruby in the Smoke

Sally Lockhart Quartet: Ruby in the Smoke

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2006

Soon after Sally Lockhart's father drowns at sea, she receives a strange anonymous letter. The dire warning it contains makes a man die of fear at her feet. Determined to discover the truth about her father's death, Sally is plunged into a terrifying mystery in the dark heart of Victorian London, at the centre of which lie a deadly blood-soaked jewel.

Lyra's Oxford: His Dark Materials

Lyra's Oxford: His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

*****THE BOOK OF DUST,the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials and narrated by Michael Sheen, has beenhailed by theNew York Timesas "e;a stunning achievement."e;Find it on audio from Listening Library.*****An exciting tale set in the world of Philip Pullman'sHis Dark MaterialssagaLyra's Oxfordopens in the thrilling comfort and familiarity of Jordan College, where Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon sit on the sun-drenched roof looking out over all of Oxford. But their peace is shattered when a strange bird (a witch's daemon, on its own) tumbles out of the sky. It is Ragi, daemon of Yelena Pazhets, and he seeks a healing elixir from an infamous Oxford alchemist (and rumored man-slaughterer) to cure his witch of a strange new disease from the South. Lyra and Pan decide to help and guide him (witches are friends, of course) but the closer their winding walk leads them to the alchemist's house, the stronger Lyra's sense that she's walking into a deadly trap.

Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials

Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 15/08/2006

Read by the author and a full cast8 hours 55 minutes, 8 cassettesThe universe has broken wide, and Lyra's friend lies dead. Desperate for answers and set on revenge, Lyra bursts into a new world in pursuit of his killer. Instead, she finds Will, just twelve years old and already a murderer himself. He's on a quest as fierce as Lyra's, and together they strike out into this sunlit otherworld.On this journey marked by danger, Will and Lyra forge ahead. But with every step and each new horror, they move closer to the greatest threat of alland the shattering truth of their own destiny.In this stunning sequel to The Golden Compas, Philip Pullman continues His Dark Materials trilogy and confirms it as an undoubted and enduring classic.AWARDS AND HONORSALA Best Books for Young AdultsPublishers Weekly Best Book of the YearHorn Book Fanfare Honor BookBulletin of the Center for Children's BooksBlue Ribbon BookBook Links Best Book of the YearParents' Choice Gold Book AwardAmerican Bookseller Pick of the Lists

Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials

Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

*****THE BOOK OF DUST,the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, has been hailed by the New York Times as "e;a stunning achievement."e;*****The unforgettable His Dark Materials trilogy that began with The Golden Compassthe modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an "e;All-Time Greatest Novel"e; and Newsweek hailed as a "e;Top 100 Book of All Time"e;and continued with The Subtle Knife, reaches its astonishing conclusion with The Amber Spyglass.Throughout the worlds, the forces of both heaven and hell are mustering to take part in Lord Asriel's audacious rebellion. Each player in this epic drama has a role to playand a sacrifice to make. Witches, angels, spies, assassins, tempters, and pretenders, no one will remain unscathed.Lyra and Will have the most dangerous task of all. They must journey to a gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone and from which there is no escape.As war rages and Dust drains from the sky, the fate of the livingand the deadcomes to depend on Lyra and Will. On the choices they make in love, and for love, forevermore.A #1 New York TimesBestsellerWinner of the Whitbread AwardWinner of the British Book Award (Children's)Published in 40 Countries"e;Masterful.... This title confirms Pullman's inclusion in the company of C.S. Lewis and Tolkien."e; Smithsonian Magazine"e;Pullman has created the last great fantasy masterpiece of the twentieth century. An astounding achievement."e; The Cincinnati Enquirer"e;War, politics, magic, science, individual lives and cosmic destinies are all here . . . shaped and assembled into a narrative of tremendous pace by a man with a generous, precise intelligence. I am completely enchanted."e; The New York Times Book Review"e;Breathtaking adventure . . . a terrific story, eloquently told."e; The Boston Globe

Golden Compass: His Dark Materials

Golden Compass: His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

*****THE BOOK OF DUST,the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, has beenhailed by the New York Times as "e;a stunning achievement."e;*****The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an ';All-Time Greatest Novel' and Newsweek hailed as a ';Top 100 Book of All Time.' Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach.Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal--including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want.But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other...A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which continues with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.A #1 New York TimesBestsellerWinner of the Guardian Prize for Children's FictionPublished in 40 Countries"e;Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years."e; The Washington Post "e;Very grand indeed."e; The New York Times"e;Pullman is quite possibly a genius."e; Newsweek

Count Karlstein

Count Karlstein

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

Can you hear the distant howling of hounds and the thunder of ghostly hooves? It's All Souls' Eve and Zamiel the Demon Huntsman has come to claim his prey! He's headed straight for Castle Karlstein, where the evil count has hatched an evil plan; he'll sacrifice his two young nieces to save himself. Can Lucy and Charlotte outwit their uncle and his oily henchmen to escape their dreadful fate? From the award-winning author of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife comes a spooky, funny thriller just right for those middle-grade readers looking for horror--and humor.

Scarecrow and His Servant

Scarecrow and His Servant

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

A tattered scarecrow stands in the middle of a muddy field, taking no notice of the violent thunderstorm around him. But when a bolt of lightning strikes him, fizzing its way through his turnip head and down his broomstick, the Scarecrow blinks with surpriseand comes to life. So begins the story of the Scarecrow, a courteous but pea-brained fellow with grand ideas. He meets a boy, Jack, who becomes his faithful servant. Leaving behind his bird-scaring duties, the Scarecrow sets out for Spring Valley, with Jack at his side. As the valiant Scarecrow plunges them into terrifying dangersbattles, brigands, broken hearts, and treasure islandshe never realizes hes being followed by the one family who desperately wishes hed never sprung to life. Will the Scarecrow discover the secret to his past before the crooked Buffalonis close in on him?From the Hardcover edition.

The Scarecrow and his Servant

The Scarecrow and his Servant

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2005

One night there was a thunderstorm. A tattered scarecrow stood in the wind and rain, taking no notice . . . until a bolt of lightning struck his turnip head. The scarecrow blinked with surprise and came to life. So begins the story of the Scarecrow, a courteous but pea-brained fellow with grand ideas. He meets a boy, Jack, who becomes his faithful servant, and they set out to journey to Spring Valley together. Along the way there's no end of excitement - battle and shipwreck, brigands and tricksters - and it's up to Jack time after time to save the day.

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2005

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2005

When Northern Lights was published in 1995, the adventures of Lyra and her daemon was immediately recognised as a masterpiece of children's fiction. It won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Fiction Award, and has gone on to sell in its millions to children and adult readers across the world.

The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2005

The Amber Spyglass is the triumphant conclusion to Philip Pullman's groundbreaking fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials , hailed around the world as a modern masterpiece. Together, Will and Lyra approach the most dangerous stage of their epic journey, as the worlds prepare for the greatest war that has ever been known, in the novel that won the 2001 Whitbread Book of the Year.

His Dark Materials Part 2: The Subtle Knife (Radio Full-Cast Dramatisation)

His Dark Materials Part 2: The Subtle Knife (Radio Full-Cast Dramatisation)

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2004

A breathtaking epic, the award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy spans a multitude of worlds. The second instalment, The Subtle Knife, introduces Will Parry - a young boy in search of his long-lost explorer father. Will's discovery of an extraordinary 'window in the air' near the Oxford ring road leads him out of our world and into the strange and unsettling Cittagazze. There he meets Lyra, a girl who is herself searching for something: the secret of the mystical substance Dust. Moving back and forth through the portal, Will and Lyra join forces in their quest. As they make allies and enemies along the way, they also learn of the subtle knife. An object which many would kill to possess, the knife has incredible powers, and Will finds himself reluctantly in a fight for its possession. Ray Fearon, Emma Fielding, Peter Marinker and Jack Klaff are amongst the cast in this gripping dramatisation.

His Dark Materials Part 1: Northern Lights

His Dark Materials Part 1: Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2004

The award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy is a breathtaking epic adventure spanning a multitude of worlds. Northern Lights, the opening instalment, sees Lyra and her shape-changing daemon embark on a dangerous quest. In Oxford, Lyra learns that children are being kidnapped by the mysterious Gobblers. When her friend Roger vanishes she determines to find him, and is given a powerful alethiometer which can reveal the truth in all things. After discovering that the adults around her are not what they seem, Lyra and Pantalaimon join forces with a band of Gyptians. Travelling north they encounter witch-queens and armoured bears, before being captured and taken to Bolvangar - where children are being used in terrible and secret experiments... Gripping, full of suspense and often funny, this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation has an all-star cast including Terence Stamp, Emma Fielding, Bill Paterson, Kenneth Cranham, and Ray Fearon.

His Dark Materials Part 3: The Amber Spyglass

His Dark Materials Part 3: The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2004

The award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy is a breathtaking epic adventure spanning a multitude of worlds. In The Amber Spyglass, the third and final instalment, the war between good and evil reaches a shattering conclusion. Lyra and Will are helped by friends old and new as they continue their perilous journey. The great armoured bear Iorek Byrnison reappears, as does Dr Mary Malone, creator of the amber spyglass. Then there are the tiny, dragonfly-riding Gallivespians, and the wheel-borne Mulefa with their ability to see the mysterious substance Dust. As childhood slips away from them, Lyra and Will face new dangers - including the daemon-destroying Spectres and a journey into the world of the dead. The pair must play their part in the climax of a war for the future of all worlds. Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year, The Amber Spyglass is an exciting full-cast drama starring Terence Stamp, Ray Fearon, Emma Fielding and Philip Madoc.

Clockwork

Clockwork

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2004

Tick, tock, tick, tock! Some stories are like that. Once you've wend them up, nothing will stop them ...A tormented apprentice clock-maker, a deadly mechanical knight in armour - and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil ...Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter's evening, with the snow swirling down, and suddenly life and the story begin to merge in a peculiarly macabre - and unstoppable - way. Almost like clockwork ...

The Scarecrow and his Servant

The Scarecrow and his Servant

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2004

A wonderful new tale of two friends: a scarecrow made of straw and turnip, and his servant, a clever little boy named Jack. Their journey of discovery takes them into hilarious situations and terrifying dangers, but Jack's common sense always saves the day. This fantastic story of friendship and love is the first book for younger readers from Philip Pullman since I Was A Rat, and his first full-length book since The Amber Spyglass.

Life and Death A Collection of Classic Poetry and Prose

Life and Death A Collection of Classic Poetry and Prose

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2004

Includes poems by Matthew Arnold, William Cowper, Byron, Donne, Robert Frost and Keats, as well as extracts from Wuthering Heights, The Divine Comedy and The Pilgrim's Progress.

The Tiger in the Well

The Tiger in the Well

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2004

A terrifying thriller set in Victorian London. Sally Lockhart is content - her business is thriving, she has a comfortable house, and her adored baby daughter Harriet. But her life is about to change - or rather someone has already changed it. Sally's history has been altered, and her child is suddenly no longer hers. To save Harriet, Sally must abandon her comfortable existence and hide - until it's time to fight back.

The Ruby in the Smoke

The Ruby in the Smoke

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2004

A gripping mystery from an incedibly talented author. Sally Lockhart is living quietly in London with her obnoxious cousin, after her father's tragic death at sea. But the peaceful, if hateful, existence is about to end. Sally's father left her a message, and deciphering it will lead her into a world of danger and excitement such as she's never known...

The Tin Princess

The Tin Princess

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2004

Sally Lockhart's friend and partner-in-adventure Jim Taylor has just solved a mystery. For years he's been searching for Adelaide, the little girl enslaved by toothless crone Mrs Holland in The Ruby in the Smoke. And now he's found her - just as she's about to become a princess. Crown Princess of Razkavia, to be exact, and a princess in danger. Her future husband is desperate to protect his bride, and employs Jim as their bodyguard - Razkavia's quaint little streets are full of danger.

The Shadow in the North

The Shadow in the North

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2004

A fast-paced thriller set in the underworld of Victorian London. A financial disaster for one of her clients leads Sally Lockhart into the the depths of a dangerous mystery. Who is financier Axel Bellmann? What is behind the mysterious bad luck that's hit the Anglo-Baltic shipping line? And why is Bellmann so keen to stop Sally digging into his affairs...

Lyra's Oxford

Lyra's Oxford

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2003

This is a wonderful new episode from the world of Philip Pullman's bestselling trilogy, His Dark Materials. In Lyra's Oxford the reader shares the huge excitement of discovering a small bundle of material that has somehow slipped between Lyra's universe and our own. The book includes a wonderful new story by Philip Pullman, fully illustrated intricate maps and other ephemera from Lyra's universe. The text is illustrated throughout in beautiful black and white wood-blocks by the highly acclaimed engraver, John Lawrence, together with specially printed three-colour pull out maps of Lyra's Oxford. This publication could have come from a parallel universe. The short story contained within Lyra's Oxford finds Lyra with her daemon Pantalaimon a couple of years after the end of The Amber Spyglass. Sitting on the roofs of Oxford she sees a bird, the daemon of a witch, a storm petrel flying towards her pursued by a huge and angry flock of starlings. Birds play a big part in this story. And gradually a mystery unfolds-

His Dark Materials Trilogy (Box Set) Three BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations

His Dark Materials Trilogy (Box Set) Three BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations

Author: Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/01/2003

A breathtaking epic, the award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy spans a multitude of worlds. The opening instalment Northern Lights is set in a parallel world like, yet very unlike, our own. Twelve-year-old Lyra, whose daemon Pantalaimon is part of her very self, is growing up in an ancient, ritual-haunted Oxford. She becomes involved in a quest to find her father and rescue her friend Roger from evil kidnappers, aided by armoured bears, Gyptians and a witch-queen. The second instalment, The Subtle Knife, introduces us to Will Parry - a young boy with a dangerous mission to fulfil. When he and Lyra cross paths, they decide to help each other, but the world of Cittagazze is a strange and unsettling place, where deadly soul-eating Spectres roam... The concluding instalment, The Amber Spyglass, brings the saga to a thrilling close. Lyra and Will are aided by friends old and new as they continue their perilous journey. As childhood slips away, they face further dangers - including a terrifying voyage to the world of the dead. Mixing science, theology and magic to fantastic and exciting effect, Pullman's gripping trilogy was an international bestseller, and these thrilling full-cast dramatisations bring Philip Pullman's masterpiece to vivid life. 6 CDs. 7 hrs 30 mins.

Northern Lights WITH Subtle Knife AND Amber Spyglass

Northern Lights WITH Subtle Knife AND Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/11/2001

Puss In Boots

Puss In Boots

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2001

Imagine how Jacques feels when he learns that his older brothers have inherited the mill and the donkey, and all he's got is the CAT! Well, he's not fed up for long, because he soon discovers that Puss is no ordinary cat... Not only can he talk (which is pretty unusual for a cat), but he's also got brains. And he's got a plan - a plan that involves Jacques, a Royal Princess and a very large fortune! However, there are some things that Puss hasn't included in his plan, such as a very hungry Ogre, some sleepless Ghouls and more than a touch of magic . . .

The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2001

Lyra lies sleeping in a cave near a rainbow, drugged into unconsciousness by her mother, Mrs Coulter, whose love for her daughter closely rivals her own ruthless ambition. Now, the latter threatens to overcome the former, as she strives to prevent the events which are dependent on the decisions Lyra is fated to make. Meanwhile, Will-scarred and traumatised after his last, fatal meeting with his father-seeks blindly for her, with only two of Lord Asriel's angels as companions on his dangerous search. The two are fated to meet once more, however, and begin their most treacherous journey. For Lyra owes a great debt, and she must repay it-she must rescue her friend from the Land of the Dead. Neither are prepared for the terrible sacrifice they must endure, or for the universal consequences of their actions. Lyra and Will must play their part in the war between the worlds and heaven...

The Butterfly Tattoo

The Butterfly Tattoo

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2001

Chris falls in love with Jenny the moment he sets eyes on her at an Oxford ball. She's beautiful but secretive and he can't help but want to be with her. But fate is cruel and, as their relationship blossoms, tragedy and violence wait in the wings. Chris's boss has a shady past that won't stay hidden. And his ruthless enemies will use two innocent teenagers to exact their revenge on him . . .

The Broken Bridge

The Broken Bridge

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2001

Sixteen-year-old Ginny's life is secure. Her mother is dead, but she's inherited her outstanding artistic talent, and she loves her life with her father in a seaside village in Wales. But the day a social worker arrives and old files are re-opened, Ginny's world cracks apart. Everything her father has told her about her family is a lie. And Ginny must uncover the hidden secrets of the past on a journey that will ultimately lead her to the mother she's never known . . .

I Was a Rat! Or, the Scarlet slippers

I Was a Rat! Or, the Scarlet slippers

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2000

The New Cut Gang The Gas-Fitters' Ball

The New Cut Gang The Gas-Fitters' Ball

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/1998

The New Cut Gang is a group of urchins ranging from six-year-old Sharky Bob to thirteen-year-old Bridie Malone. They inhabit the streets around Lambeth Walk and the New Cut, in 1892. In this second adventure, GBP10,000 worth of silver is stolen from the Gas-Fitters' Hall and the New Cut Gang are immediately on the case. They enlist the help of Orlando, the strongest man in the world, and the Gas-Fitters' Ball provides them with the perfect opportunity to expose the villain.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/1998

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/1998

Count Karlstein: or The Ride of the Demon Huntsman

Count Karlstein: or The Ride of the Demon Huntsman

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/1992

Who would dare venture outdoors on All Souls' Eve knowing that Zamiel the Demon Huntsman is on the prowl? But evil Count Karlstein has struck a bargain with Zamiel - and his two young nieces Charlotte and Lucy stand to lose out in the pact. What can the girls do to escape their fate? Brilliantly informed by a variety of classic, and not so classic, sources, this tale gallops along at high speed and is a highly visual and very unusual book.

Spring-Heeled Jack

Spring-Heeled Jack

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/1991

Deep in the murkiest back streets of old London town, three children are escaping from an orphanage. But lurking in the fog, watching Rose, Lily and Ned, is a king among villains - Mack the Knife! A dreadful fate looks certain until, from out of nowhere, a figure with glowing, red eyes appears. He leaps through the air like a firework - it's Spring-Heeled Jack, scourge of evil-doers!

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