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Philip Pullman & His Dark Materials

Philip Pullman & His Dark Materials

'Scoundrel Christ' book is latest scoop for Scots publisher

THE Scottish publishing house responsible for securing the rights to books written by United States President Barack Obama has pulled off another coup.

Philip Pullman interview: Chapter and verse

NOT SO long ago, the author Philip Pullman was taking a stroll past a bench in Oxford's Botanic Gardens, the site of deeply affecting pivotal scenes between Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, the young heroes of his bestselling trilogy, His Dark Materials, when something unusual caught his eye.

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Fantasy tale is 'best book for children in 70 years'

NORTHERN Lights, the first instalment in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, was last night voted the best children's book of the past 70 years.

British director picked for first film in Dark Materials trilogy

HOLLYWOOD has chosen a lesser known Briton to direct the first instalment of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials.

Children's writer told £200,000 prize is no fantasy

BRITISH novelist Philip Pullman, the author of the acclaimed His Dark Materials fantasy trilogy, was awarded a prize bigger yesterday than most of the country’s top literary awards put together.

Honour for top writer

AWARD-WINNING children’s author Philip Pullman has become an honorary member of a city science society.

A rime with good reason

THE nation owes something to Philip Pullman’s English teacher. A lesser man would have had the class pore over The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and asked them to find three similes in it, or perhaps just tell them about metaphors. The eight-year-old Pullman’s teacher didn’t do that, he just read it to them.

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