‘The Book of Dust’ midnight launch

Last night I went to the Bristol Waterstones midnight launch of Philip Pullman’s new book, The Book of Dust. That’s right, after all that anticipation, I now have my hands on a copy!

The whole night was just lovely. First up, I was given a rather snazzy wristband:

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Then there was a quiz, and I came joint third and won a T-shirt! (The answers were mostly A.)

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Then midnight rolled around, we did a countdown and I went and collected my book!

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There was even a special book launch stamp that I put on the first page!

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Now I’m settling down for a full day of reading The Book of Dust, AND I’ve just booked a ticket to go and see Philip Pullman in Cardiff this Sunday. Hopefully I’ll get my book signed too!


Did you also go to a midnight launch for The Book of Dust? Are you as excited as I am to read it? Let me know with a comment down below!

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