Author Archives: Aletheia Dolorosa
[One paragraph in this review contains a fairly minor spoiler. This will be warned for with bold text reading BEGIN SPOILER and END SPOILER.] It’s a good thing His Dark Materials fans are patient. It has been a long wait … Continue reading
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
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
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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