Author of the Month: Philip Pullman

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman’s La Belle Sauvage will be released on 19th October, the first in his new trilogy The Book of Dust. Set 10 years before Northern Lights, Pullman describes it as an ‘equel’, a new story that stands beside his first trilogy, featuring characters old and new.  In anticipation we have decided to share some of our favourites from His Dark Materials.

Alice, Emily and Olivia xxx

Olivia 💁🏼:

Favourite Book: The Amber Spyglass

Childhood Memory: Searching for ‘Cloud Pine’ trees so that I could be like Serafina and fly…still looking to this day #nevergoingtogivethisdreamup

Favourite Character: Serafina Pekkala

Favourite Place: Cittàgazze

Terrified of: Mrs Coulter

Favourite Quote:“Argue with anything else, but don’t argue with your own nature” – The Amber Spyglass


Alice 💁🏻:

Favourite Book: The Subtle Knife

Childhood Memory: Hoping I would find a door into another magical world.

Favourite Character: Lady Salmakia

Favourite Place: The Mulefa World

Terrified of: Spectres

Favourite Quote: “We shouldn’t live as if [other worlds] mattered more than this life in this world, because where we are is always the most important place.” – The Amber Spyglass


Emily 💁🏼:

Favourite Book: Northern Lights

Childhood Memory: Imagining what daemon I would have (ideally a pig).

Favourite Character: Iorek Byrnison

Terrified of: Intercision

Favourite Quote: “You cannot change what you are, only what you do” – The Golden Compass

Illustrations by Olivia Dueser

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