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Philip Pullman talking about storytelling in Bath
Posted by Jaya on August 28, 2017 in Other books, Philip Pullman

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.




London Waterstones to be transformed into Lyra’s Oxford
Posted by Jaya on August 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

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.




The Firework-Maker’s Daughter to be animated feature
Posted by Jaya on August 28, 2017 in The Firework-Maker's Daughter

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




La Belle Sauvage audiobook narrated by Michael Sheen
Posted by Jaya on August 17, 2017 in Audio Editions, Book of Dust 1: La Belle Sauvage

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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Pullman signing copies of La Belle Sauvage in Oxford
Posted by Jaya on August 12, 2017 in Book of Dust 1: La Belle Sauvage, Philip Pullman

If you want to get your copy of La Belle Sauvage signed, Pullman will be at Blackwell’s Bookshop on Broad Street in Oxford at 3.30pm on 19 October.

Pullman revealed that Oxford’s rivers and canals are a key part of the story and that the ruined 12th century Godstow Abbey has been brought back to life.

He joked that he set the book in Oxford because he is “lazy” and “didn’t want to research anywhere else.”

Sources:

The Oxford Mail: Oxford author Philip Pullman to launch new Book of Dust in his hometown – and reveals key local locations 

The Oxford Times: Oxford author Philip Pullman to launch new Book of Dust in his hometown – and reveals key local locations




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