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Philip Pullman - Author

About the Author

Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England, in 1946 and grew up in Zimbabwe and Wales. He has won many awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Book Award and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. His acclaimed trilogy, His Dark Materials, has been published in thirty-nine languages and sold tens of millions of copies. He lives in Oxford with his wife, and has two sons.

 

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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 . . .

The Firework-Maker's Daughter

The Firework-Maker's Daughter

Author: Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/09/2016

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.

The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/08/2016

The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/08/2016

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/07/2016

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/07/2016

Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales (stage version)

Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales (stage version)

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

What is that, trailing your footsteps, breathing softly down your neck? Rediscover the magic and wonder of the original Grimm Tales, retold by master-storyteller Philip Pullman. In this stage version by Philip Wilson, you'll meet the familiar characters - Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel - and some unexpected ones too, such as Hans-My-Hedgehog, the Goose Girl at the Spring and the remarkable Thousandfurs. Full of deliciously dark twists and turns, the tales come to life in all their glittering, macabre brilliance - a delight for children and adults alike. These Grimm Tales were first performed as immersive storytelling experiences underneath Shoreditch Town Hall, London, in 2014, and Bargehouse on the South Bank in 2015. They also offer plentiful opportunities for youth theatres, schools and amateur companies looking for a vivid new version of the classic fairytales.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/05/2016

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/05/2016

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 Shadow in the North

The Shadow in the North

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/06/2015

The Ruby in the Smoke

The Ruby in the Smoke

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/06/2015

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.