Chichester Festival Youth Theatre present Philip Pullman’s GRIMM TALES – FOR YOUNG AND OLD
Posted by Jaya on July 17, 2017 in Adaptions, Grimm Tales

This August, Chichester Festival Youth Theatre is performing Pullman’s retelling of Brothers Grimm tales. The performance has been adapted by Philip Wilson and is directed by Dale Rooks.

It will be performed at the Cass Sculpture Foundation on the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, England from 4th to 19th August 2017. Tickets start at £25 and can be bought here.

Pullman raises £30,000 in Grenfell Tower charity auction
Posted by Jaya on July 7, 2017 in Book of Dust, Philip Pullman

Following the Grenfell Tower fire in London, in which over 80 people lost their lives, Pullman joined other authors and celebrities in a charity auction to raise money for the affected residents.

For his lot, Pullman offered to name a character in Volume 2 of The Book of Dust, and this raised £32,400 after James Clements, a teacher of a pupil who died in the fire, suggested the character should be named in memory of his former pupil: Nur Huda el-Wahabi.

Read more about the auction in The Guardian.

Read reviews of THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN BLAKE: Mystery of the Ghost Ship
Posted by Jaya on July 5, 2017 in David Fickling Comic, Reviews

Last month, Pullman released his first graphic novel, illustrated by Fred Fordham. We’ve collated a few reviews so you can see what some people have thought about Pullman taking on this new medium.


Read it already? Let us know what you thought in the comments below!

Cover art for The Book of Dust
Posted by Jaya on July 5, 2017 in Book of Dust, Book of Dust 1: La Belle Sauvage, coverart

Penguin Random House has revealed the US and UK covers for The Book of Dust (Volume One). Both have been illustrated by Chris Wormell. You can see his wood carvings and read an interview with Pullman on Entertainment Weekly.

The latest Book of Dust updates
Posted by Jaya on July 3, 2017 in Book of Dust, Book of Dust 1: La Belle Sauvage, Philip Pullman

If you’ve missed the news, there’s been quite a few updates on the first installment of The Book of Dust, including the title of the first book being revealed as La Belle Sauvage. We know that “some of the story is set during a massive flood” and that “Lyra is at the centre of the story”.

The hardback will be released on 19th October 2017, Pullman’s birthday. Following the release, Pullman will also be appearing at the at the Southbank Centre as part of the London Literature Festival (20th October 2017). He’ll be revealing why he has come back to Lyra’s world 22 years after the release of Northern Lights/The Golden Compass. Tickets are £20-£45 and will be on sale soon.

Don’t forget you can pre-order the book on Amazon UK here or here (US cover).

You can read an extract from chapter 10 of La Belle Sauvage below the cut or on The Guardian’s website where it was released. The extract is set shortly after Lyra’s birth, identifies our new hero, Malcolm Polstead, and reveals just who is La Belle Sauvage….

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