The Times release exclusive extract from La Belle Sauvage
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To celebrate The Sunday Times Magazine’s interview with Philip Pullman tomorrow, they have released an exclusive extract from La Belle Sauvage that you can read here.

(The extract is behind a paywall, but you can access two articles a week for free if you sign up with your email address.)

What do you think of the extract? Please let us know in the comments, our facebook page, or even our forum!



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Philip Pullman talking about storytelling in Bath
Posted on by Jaya

Philip Pullman will be doing a talk about Storytelling in Bath on 4th November. He’ll be talking about his new collection of essays, Daemon Voices, which reflects a lifetime of writing with each carefully curated story a meditation on the power and importance of storytelling.

You can book tickets here on the Topping Books website.



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London Waterstones to be transformed into Lyra’s Oxford
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Waterstones in Tottenham Court Road is set to be transformed into Lyra’s Oxford the night before the release of La Bell Sauvage, the first volume in the Book of Dust.

The event on 18th October will be attended by Caitlin Moran, Mark Grist and “other special guests”.

Tickets are available on the Waterstones website for £5 and the price of the event is often redeemable against the cost of the book that the event promotes.



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The Firework-Maker’s Daughter to be animated feature
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The Weinstein Company has launched an animated label called Mizchief. Harvey Weinstein has said that his new animation label is developing two feature projects, one of which is an adaptation of Pullman’s The Firework-Makers Daughter. 

 

Source: The Bookseller



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La Belle Sauvage audiobook narrated by Michael Sheen
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Michael Sheen is narrating the audiobook version of La Belle Sauvage, which will be released later this year.

It turns out Michael Sheen is a big HDM fan! He said “The His Dark Materials trilogy had a profound effect on me…. It was a true privilege to be asked to record La Belle Sauvage, the first book of this new work. It was genuinely one of the most thrilling and enjoyable experiences I’ve had”

Pullman also said he’d long admired Michael Sheen and was pleased that he was willing to read the audiobooks.

You can read more about this and hear an extract of Michael Sheen’s reading here on Penguin’s website.



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