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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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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 Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2015

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 incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy

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.

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

His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2012

Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, is now in a paperback bind-up edition. The series is now a thrilling, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO television series. First published in 1995, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, the first book in the series, Northern Lights, won the UK'stop awards for children's literature. Today, the story of Lyra and her daemon is read and loved by adults and children alike. This bind-up contains all three books in the series: Northern Lights The Golden Compass The Amber Spyglass

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.