Tag: his dark materials

Philip Pullman in conversation with Horatio Clare

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to go and see Philip Pullman, the creator of His Dark Materials, in conversation with travel and nature writer Horatio Clare in Cardiff’s Millennium Centre. The two of them talked, …

42. ‘The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage’ by Philip Pullman

I’ve been waiting for The Book of Dust for a long time. Of course, you know this, because I’ve been banging on about it for quite a few months now! Earlier this week I went to the midnight launch of …

41. ‘Darkness Visible’ by Nicholas Tucker

The Book of Dust, the ‘prequel’ to Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, is finally being released next week. I’m extremely excited, and in preparation I’ve read Nicholas Tucker’s analysis of Pullman and his groundbreaking trilogy, Darkness Visible. [This book was …

33. ‘Lyra’s Oxford’ by Philip Pullman

As you know, I have been rereading Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy in preparation for The Book of Dust coming out in October. So imagine my delight and surprise when Penguin Random House gave out free audiobook copies of Lyra’s …

His Dark Materials is my Harry Potter

Last week I said that I don’t fall in love with book characters, but there is one exception that comes close: I fell in love with Lyra and Will in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. This isn’t news to …