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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 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.

Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

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

Philip Pullman's wry wit and award-winning talent brings much to this rich, dark and uplifting rendition of the classic tale ALADDIN AND THE ENCHANTED LAMP. With magic and mischief in equal measure, it will captivate readers of all ages.

The Butterfly Tattoo

The Butterfly Tattoo

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

The Broken Bridge

The Broken Bridge

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/08/2011

The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass

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

The third volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, now a thrilling, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO television series. We're going to the land of the dead and we're goingto come back. Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyondtheir 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 placefrom which no one has ever returned...

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.

Broken Bridge

Broken Bridge

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

Although she has been raised by her father, sixteen-year-old Ginny has always felt a bond with her mother, a Haitian painter whom she has never known. Like her mother, Ginny is a talented and passionate artist. As the only mixed-race teen in a small Welsh village, Ginny hasn't always had an easy life, but her love for art has always helped her get along. Then her world is turned upside down. First she learns that she has a white half brother, the child of her father's first marriage. Then she uncovers some startling news about her mother. Suddenly, her whole life seems like a lie. Desperate and confused, Ginny sets off on an urgent quest to find the truth about her past - and lay claim to her true identity.

The Firework Maker's Daughter

The Firework Maker's Daughter

Author: Philip Pullman, Stephen Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2010

The Firework-Maker's Daughter, is award winning children's writer Philip Pullman's brilliant and inspiring story about Lila, who dreams of becoming a firework-maker just like her father.

The Butterfly Tattoo

The Butterfly Tattoo

Author: Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/11/2010

Four Tales

Four Tales

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2010

Four Tales brings together four of Philip Pullman's classic fairy tales for younger readers: The Firework-Maker's Daughter, I Was a Rat!, The Scarecrow and his Servant and Clockwork. This beautiful gift edition contains a prologue and epilogue from the author, as well as stunning illustrations from Peter Bailey. The Firework-Maker's Daughter: Lila is determined to become a firework maker like her father. But can she convince Razvani, the Fire Fiend who lurks in Mount Merapi, that girls have what it takes, too? I Was a Rat!: When a small boy turns up on the doorstep of old Bob the cobbler and Joan the washerwoman, all he can tell them is 'I was a rat!'. But who is he really, and where has he come from? A wonderful, surprising and sharply-observed re-telling of Cinderella. The Scarecrow and his Servant: After a bolt of lightning hits him, a scarecrow is brought magically to life... but without many brains. Young Jack becomes his faithful ally, and an exciting and adventure-packed journey begins. Clockwork: A tormented apprentice, a deadly mechanical knight, a girl with a perhaps too-tender heart, and an inventor who some say is the devil... all wrapped up in a Gothic story-within-a-story, as elegantly crafted as the most intricate clockwork.

Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 20/05/2010

This is a story.In this ingenious and spellbinding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman revisits the most influential story ever told. Charged with mystery, compassion and enormous power, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ throws fresh light on who Jesus was and asks the listener questions that will continue to reverberate long after the final word is spoken. For above all, this audiobook is about how stories become stories.

His Dark Materials 1: Der Goldene Kompass

His Dark Materials 1: Der Goldene Kompass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2010

Lyra lebt in einem College in Oxford und bekommt eines Tages Besuch von ihrem Onkel Asriel, der dort fur eine Expedition in den hohen Norden werben will. Er zeigt den Wissenschaftlern unglaubliche Bilder von dem, was er dort zu finden glaubt: eine ganz andere, fantastische Welt! Kurz nach seiner Abreise geschehen merkwurdige Dinge: Ein Kind nach dem anderen verschwindet. Ob das etwas mit der Expedition zu tun hat? Als es auch Lyras besten Freund betrifft, macht sie sich selbst auf in den Norden und findet tatsachlich die Brucke zwischen den Welten. Mutig wagt sie den ersten Schritt ...Dies ist der erste Band der unvergleichlichen Fantasy-Serie "e;His Dark Materials"e;.Alle Bande des epischen Meisterwerks:Der goldene KompassDas magische MesserDas Bernstein-TeleskopDie "e;His Dark Materials"e;-Serie ist abgeschlossen.