Philip Pullman

First Name: 
Philip
Last Name: 
Pullman

PHILIP PULLMAN was born in Norwich on 19th October 1946. The early part of his life was spent travelling all over the world, because his father and then his stepfather were both in the Royal Air Force. He spent part of his childhood in Australia, where he first met the wonders of comics, and grew to love Superman and Batman in particular. After he left school he went to Exeter College, Oxford, to read English. He did a number of odd jobs for a while, and then moved back to Oxford to become a teacher. He taught at various middle schools for twelve years, and then moved to Westminster College, Oxford, to be a part-time lecturer. He taught courses on the Victorian novel and on the folk tale, and also a course examining how words and pictures fit together. He eventually left teaching in order to write full time. Philip lives in Oxford, and he writes in a shed at the bottom of his garden. The shed contains two comfortable chairs (one for writing in, one for sitting at the computer in), several hundred books, a six-foot-long stuffed rat which took a part in his play Sherlock Holmes and the Limehouse Horror, a guitar, a saxophone, as well as the computer, decorated with dozens of brightly coloured artificial flowers attached to it by Blu-Tack.

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Book of Dust

La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

"Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait:The Book of Dust is one of them." The Washington Post

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Daemon Voices

On Stories and Storytelling
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From the internationally best-selling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, a spellbinding journey into the secrets of his art--the narratives that have shaped his vision, his experience of writing, and the keys to mastering the art of storytelling.

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Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm

A New English Version
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$19.00 CAD
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Golden Compass

His Dark Materials
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Paperback Book

Lyra Belacqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jodan College, with her daemon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible strugglea struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armored bears.

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Golden Compass

His Dark Materials
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Mass Market Paperback Book

Lyra Belaqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar Pantalaimon always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible strugglea struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armored bears.

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Lyra's Oxford

His Dark Materials
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Mass Market Paperback Book

*****THE BOOK OF DUST,the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, has beenhailed by the New York Times

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Subtle Knife

His Dark Materials:His Dark Materials
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In this stunning sequel to The Golden Compass, the intrepid Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworldCittagazze, where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky.

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