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“We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of do’s and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but 

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The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials #2)

Philip Pullman (1997)



Thoughts: The shortest of the trilogy, The Subtle Knife, picks up after the tragic ending of The Golden Compass, and continues with Lyra’s adventures into new and unknown worlds. 659 more words


Willy Wonka and Other Psychopaths

I’ve shown my book to a few people recently and one of the things people have picked up on is that my main character Tyger might be a little hard to warm to, not always that likeable perhaps. 903 more words

Roald Dahl

'Wonder tales': Philip Pullman and Philip Wilson on staging the Grimm Tales

For Philip Pullman, working on a new version of the Grimm Tales was a ‘dream job’.  Here, he explains why they work so well on the stage, while below, theatre director Philip Wilson describes how he adapted and staged the Tales, and what to consider when staging them yourself… … 1,965 more words


The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1)

Philip Pullman (1995)


Thoughts: The Golden Compass is perhaps best known for its atheist rhetoric, an unusual theme in children’s literature. 805 more words


Book review: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Rating: ★★★★★

Northern Lights is the first book in the His Dark Materials fantasy trilogy by Philip Pullman. The first book is also known as… 1,082 more words


{Fireside Fridays} The Wand in the Word

Howdy, folks. I apologize for missing last week’s Fireside Fridays—last week was one of the most stressful yet, and it’s been a stressful year. However, much of the stress-inducing events are behind me, and summer beckons. 1,974 more words