Author Archives: Aletheia Dolorosa

Essay about His Dark Materials on Smart Pop Books
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Smart Pop Books is running a series of essays, ‘Navigating the Golden Compass’, on all aspects of Philip Pullman’s trilogy. The latest, ‘Dismembered Starlings and Neutered Minds’ by Naomi Wood, looks at Pullman’s treatment of notions of innocence and experience, … Continue reading



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Enthusiastic reception for Pullman’s library speech
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Philip Pullman’s January 20 speech defending public libraries against government cuts (first reported on BridgetotheStars here has met with a rousing reception online. An article published in The Guardian today notes that an online version of the speech has been … Continue reading



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Review of ‘The Firework-Maker’s Daughter’ play in The Guardian
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Lyn Gardner has reviewed the Birmingham Stage Company’s production of The Firework-Maker’s Daughter in The Guardian. Gardner praises the set design and other aspects of the production, but has some reservations about the acting itself, describing the river pirates as … Continue reading



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World Book Night
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Northern Lights will be among one million books given away across the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of an initiative to encourage people to read books. World Book Night, which will take place on Saturday 11 March, 2011, will … Continue reading



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Oxfam auctioning a signed first edition of The Amber Spyglass
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The charity Oxfam will be auctioning a signed British first edition of The Amber Spyglass. It is a used copy and is described on eBay as having black boards and gold lettering, and being in good condition. The auction starts … Continue reading



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