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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 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.

His Dark Materials: Der Goldene Kompass - Die Trilogie (Gesamtausgabe)

His Dark Materials: Der Goldene Kompass - Die Trilogie (Gesamtausgabe)

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2014

Die Waise Lyra, Hauptfigur in "e;Der Goldene Kompass"e;, lebt in einer Parallelwelt - der unseren ganz ahnlich -, in der Wissenschaft, Theologie und Magie eng miteinander verwoben sind. Als ihr bester Freund verschwindet, macht Lyra sich auf die Suche nach ihm und kommt einer finsteren Verschworung auf die Spur. Sie muss herausfinden, was es mit dem seltsamen "e;Staub"e; auf sich hat. In "e;Das magische Messer"e; bekommt sie dabei Unterstutzung von Will, der ein besonderes Messer besitzt: Mit ihm kann er Fenster zwischen den Welten offnen. Nach und nach entdecken Lyra und Will die Wahrheit uber Lyras Herkunft. Und uber ihre Rolle in der groen Schlacht, die nicht nur eine Welt umfasst und die in "e;Das Bernstein-Teleskop"e; ihren spannenden Abschluss findet.Drei groartige Bande in einer E-Box - Fantasie, Spannung und Lesespa pur!

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.

Grimms Marchen

Grimms Marchen

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2013

"e;Es war einmal ..."e; - mehr braucht es nicht und schon geht es los! Philip Pullman bringt das Herz der Grimm'schen Marchen zum Schlagen. Der britische Bestsellerautor leiht den Marchen seine Stimme und teilt mit seinen Lesern nicht nur seine Begeisterung fur das Grimm'sche Werk, sondern offenbart ein Wissen uber dessen Entstehung und Hintergrunde, das - zusammen mit den einmaligen Skulpturen des australischen Ausnahmekunstlers Shaun Tan - einen unwiderstehlichen Marchenkosmos schafft.

Lyra's Oxford

Lyra's Oxford

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 04/04/2013

A BEGUILING NEW EPISODE FROM THE UNIVERSE OF HIS DARK MATERIALSLyra's Oxford opens two years after the conclusion of Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass in the 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 it's own - tumbles out of the sky, in search of a healing elixer to cure his witch of a strange new disease. Lyra and Pan decided to help - witches are friends, of course - but the closer their winding walk leads them towards the infamous Oxford alchemist, the stronger Lyra's sense that something is amiss.INCLUDES FOLDOUT MAP AND OTHER MATTER NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN THIS WORLD

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.

The Butterfly Tattoo

The Butterfly Tattoo

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/10/2011

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

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

NOW A MAJOR, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BBC/HBO TV SERIES 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... The second volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, acclaimed as a modern masterpiece.

White Mercedes

White Mercedes

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2011

A chance meeting with Jenny at an Oxford party leaves seventeen-year-old Chris with hope for a summer romance - and no premonition of trouble. Busy with his job and soon in love with Jenny, whose cheerful surface belies the dark uncertainty of her past, Chris misses all the signs of danger. Before he knows it, he's caught in the sinister web of a criminal whose desire for revenge crushes all those who stand in his way.