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Tag: philip pullman


The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage

When Philip Pullman’s new trilogy was announced, he told us it wasn’t a prequel, but the first book, The Belle Sauvage, is definitely a prequel to His Dark Materials. If you haven’t read the original books I would do so first, as even though this…


The Amber Spyglass

I’ve finished my His Dark Materials re-read and I’m so glad I did pick them up again. They’ve made me look forward to La Belle Sauvage so much more. The Amber Spyglass is the final part of the trilogy but probably my least favourite. Maybe…

5 Star, Fantasy, Young Adult

The Subtle Knife

D’you know how embarrassing it is to mention good and evil in a scientific laboratory? One of the reasons I became a scientist was not to have to think about that kind of thing. This instalment of His Dark Materials partly takes place in this…

5 Star, Young Adult

Northern Lights

It was a very long time ago when I first read Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, and with The Book of Dust on the horizon, I thought it was about time I refreshed my memory. I enjoyed Northern Lights even more the second time round…