Philip Pullman writes that one of the chapters from Northern Lights, ‘A Outrance’ (‘Mortal Combat’ in US editions) has been released as an illustrated letterpress book by small publisher Oaktree Fine Press. This is the chapter in which Iorek Byrnison fights Iofur Raknisson for kingship of the armoured bears.
The books are illustrated with engravings and signed by the artists and Pullman. They will be available in three editions, details of which can be found on the Oak Tree website. The proceeds will go to children in Africa with HIV/AIDS.
The books will be on display in the Bodleian Library in Oxford on 15th December.