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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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Featured books by Philip Pullman

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The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

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

There are worlds beyond our own - the Compass will show the way... The second 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 SUBTLE KNIFE brings Lyra to an eerie city where she meets a mysterious boy - a murderer. Will's fate is strangely linked with hers, and together they must find a powerful and secret object which people from many worlds would kill to possess. A work of genius TIME OUT


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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...


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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...?


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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...


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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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Sally Lockhart Mystery: The Tiger In the Well

Sally Lockhart Mystery: The Tiger In the Well

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 24/10/2006

Sally Lockhart, trying to put her troubled past behind her after her fiance's death, has settled into a comfortable life with her daughter, Harriet, her career, and her London friends. But her world comes crashing down around her when a complete stranger claims to be both her husband and Harriet's father, casting doubt on her spotless reputation. Seeking the answers to this terrible dilemma, Sally realizes with growing horror that there is a guiding hand behind all this deceit; someone who hates her so passionately that he has devoted years to bringing about her ruin. She has no choice but to escape with her child into the crime-ridden slums of London's East End. Suddenly it isn't only Sally's reputation that is in danger.


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Sally Lockhart Mystery: The Ruby In the Smoke

Sally Lockhart Mystery: The Ruby In the Smoke

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

"e;Beware the seven blessings. . . ."e;When she first utters these words, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart doesn't know their meaning. But when an employee of her late father's hears them, he dies of fear. Thus begins Sally's terrifying journey into the seamy underworld of Victorian London, in search of clues that will solve the puzzle of her father's death. Pursued by villains and cutthroats at every turn, she at last uncovers two dark mysteries. One involves the opium trade; the other, a stolen ruby of enormous value. Sally soon learns that she is the key to bothand that it's worth her very life to find out why.From the Whitbread Awardwinning author of The Amber Spyglass comes a feverishly paced Victorian thrillerand the acclaimed debut of an unforgettable young heroine.


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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.