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Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL (born 19 October 1946) is an English writer from Norwich. He is the author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials and the fictionalised biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ.

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Philip Pullman: professional writers set to become 'an endangered species' | Books | The Guardian
“Tender little ice-cream clouds in a wide orange sky”― Philip Pullman. We love this snap by t…
Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever. Philip Pullman. Nina Leen .
“Without stories, we wouldn't be human beings at all” ― Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials
Philip Pullman congratulates pupil from Letchworth's Fearnhill School on becoming 'word millionaire' -
Author Philip Pullman congratulates pupil from Letchworth’s Fearnhill School on becoming ‘word millionaire’ with 1…
I did a whole book report presentation at school on Philip Pullman's The Sub-tal Knife.
Philip Pullman His dark materials series. Taught me how to question.
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Philip Pullman and Jacqueline Wilson have both been writing for a lo...
Come get a copy of THE BEDLAM STACKS its Philip Pullman meets Lost City of Z.
“I am a strong believer in the tyranny, the dictatorship, the absolute authority of the writer.” Philip Pullman
"attacks 'barbarian' downgrading of UK arts education"
On page 353 of 522 of The Amber Spyglass, by Philip Pullman
Someone (thank you, just compared to Philip Pullman and I'm like
5 of 5 stars to Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
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Philip Pullman wrote The Golden Compass. It does not end at the golden door of America. We will never recover our nat'l honor.
Adam and Eve are like imaginary numbers, like the square root of min...
On page 80 of 379 of Luces Del Norte, by Philip Pullman
On page 247 of 399 of The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman
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- “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ― P…
Closed mind? Like my s-i-l when asked if she'd read any Philip Pullman - 'Oh no! he's the antichrist!' Now that's scary!
Men pass in front of our eyes like butterflies, creatures of a br...
Q) What links Radiohead, Philip Pullman, Shed Seven and Matthew MacFayden? . A) A team of fans from fiction…
After the success of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Philip Pullman's...
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman & A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman named as patron of Literature Wales -
A11: Oh goodness. The most formative authors for me were Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, and Susanna Clarke.
It's lost in the mists of time! Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld and Extraordinary Gentlemen, I think! :)
85. The Tiger in the Well by Philip Pullman. A representative of all the Sally Lockhart. Helped build feminism before I called it that.
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84. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman. These books are a part of me. The end of this trilogy tore me in two.
82. Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. Of course. Another all time favourite. These books changed me profoundly as a person and a reader.
Yes, Radio Silence is good. I'm a big fan of Philip Pullman too
On page 42 of 325 of The Subtle Knife, by Philip Pullman
Why today is Tolkien Reading Day. Then read Philip Pullman as counterbalance.
I cannot wait! Dark Materials series to 'sound every note' in Philip Pullman’s novels
Cozy and nostalgic. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
. I'm into "kids books" at the moment .Philip Pullman 'his dark materials'. Better than adult reading☺
"...a professional writer is someone who writes just as well when they’re not inspired as when they are” Philip Pullman
7/ effectively than moral precepts and instructions". Philip Pullman, author of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy, speaking in
Philip Pullman chats with Stuart Kelly at our first ever 10 years ago!
Shaun Tan's stunning sculptural illustrations for the Brothers Grimm fairy tales
And before I'd got to the end of the first paragraph, I'd come up slap bang...
I'd recommend His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman, War of the Worlds by H.G Wells and Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Nietzsche
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Craig Hazen reviews The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman | via
I've read great combinations in that vein. Doctor Who, Philip Pullman, even stuff like Madeleine L'engle
Once upon a time lasts forever. Philip Pullman
You're in luck... BBC announced last fall that they are doing it as a series, with Philip Pullman's blessing. :D
Decided to reread Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy. I'd forgotten how GOOD these books are. Get better each time I read them!
Picked up some good charity shop bargains, Philip Pullman trilogy for 50p each!
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You cannot change what you are, only what you do.” Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass
5) The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman: a re-read, but I guess I should throw a bone to male authors. Loved this as a kid and it holds up.
Philip Pullman's Northern Lights/The Golden Compass. I love Mrs. Coulton as an evil, ruthless mom!
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Philip Pullman, the BBC. The BBC, His dark Materials. Not sure whether to be happy or worry a lot.
Philip Pullman says tests and league tables have left arts education in a ‘terrible state’
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Philip Pullman decries 'terrible state' of children's education in the arts
Philip Pullman, on the new British grammar standards for teachers: “I think this is a brutal piece of stupidity.”.
Pmfji but you may be interested to read what Philip Pullman wrote about present tense:
"But we're never content with living well if we think we can live better.". - Philip Pullman, Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm
Just finished Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series, and started rereading Bel Canto by Ann Patchett - all so wonderful!
“Destroying intellectual freedom is always evil, but only religion makes doing evil feel quite so good.” - Philip Pullman
i cant believe sasha is trying to fight my Father philip pullman im kicking her out of the group for good this time
My is The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. Is anyone else terrified by this book?
But we will only forgive them for abandoning us for Bath Spa if they promise to bring and Philip Pullman back t…
"The balance of fairness is tilted the wrong way," Philip Pullman on author's contracts.
"There are some themes, some subjects, too large for adult fiction" - Philip Pullman
Philip Pullman has backed a campaign for better author contracts from the Society of Authors
Philip Pullman backs Society of Author's call for better contracts
Bar far, Philip Pullman - his dark materials are the best books I've ever read.
With visits from Margaret Atwood, Jeanette Winterson and Philip Pullman, this year's books programme is bigger than ever!
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Well done! Next is Northern Lights - Philip Pullman. Think you'll like it! Xx
The inseparable Golden Monkey & Mrs Coulter in one short story by the talented Philip Pullman
Sadly Philip Pullman couldn't make it to but he set his daemon.
And the award for weakest narrative and most obvious agenda goes to... Philip Pullman.
I added a video to a playlist Philip Pullman *** !!
An all time epic, Northern Lights by Philip Pullman, will literally take you to another world
Arriving for Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales at the Oxo Tower Wharf. I don't know what to expect.
"I don't know where my ideas come from, but I know where they come to." -Philip Pullman
On page 491 of 548 of The Amber Spyglass, by Philip Pullman
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One of my favourite headshots, Richard Mark - an incredible actor currently appearing in Philip Pullman's Grimm...
Completely missed this! New story from The wait for continues...
Good morning. Today's book is 'Lyra's Oxford' by Philip Pullman. There's a fold out map in this book and it is gorgeous.
Fireworks aren't only for the 5th of November! Immerse yourself in the world of The Firework Makers Daughter
Philip Pullman joins the call to scrap baseline tests
Philip Pullman said this is the best thriller he has ever read. Wow!.
Next up: Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. Been meaning to reread this trilogy since high school. Now is the time!
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It's by Philip Pullman's own admission. He said in an interview that his books were about undermining the faith of Christians.
Props from Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales at the Oxo tower South bank ...
Just coming out of the most inspiring performance. Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales at the Oxo tower…
71% done with His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman: The gender roles and stereotypes in t...
I want to go to Svalbard purely because of Philip Pullman's Northern Lights trilogy 📖🌌
Philip Pullman's books are already classics. If your article about "new" classics incl his books I am going to assume you don't read widely.
On page 87 of 288 of The Subtle Knife, by Philip Pullman
Waiting for my red hooded tormenter last night grimmtales_uk @ Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales At…
Last chance! There are only a few days left to experience the immersive performances of Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales:
Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials Trilogy should be required reading for every tween, teen & even adult.
"True education flowers at the point when delight falls in love with responsibility" -Philip Pullman
Bargehouse won’t be home to a world of twisted fairytales much longer…you have been warned -->
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Another thing, for the record - it’s pronounched LEER-RAH, not LIE-RAH. I hated Philip Pullman for that.
Philip Pullman on censorship and free speech -- pithy and wonderful
4 of 5 stars to His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
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"Reading is a democracy, but writing is totalitarian." Philip Pullman:
Thanks for the nice review of Seeker. A comparison to Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials!! :)
60% done with His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman: *** Angels? A girl can dream.
England: calls to scrap baseline tests for four and five-year-olds
On page 267 of 399 of Northern Lights, by Philip Pullman
On page 269 of 544 of The Amber Spyglass, by Philip Pullman: This feels so bloated and unn...
On page 168 of 399 of Northern Lights, by Philip Pullman
The Spiderwick Chronicles; the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy by Philip Pullman, The Bewilderwood Series, and Private Peaceful.
I went last Saturday to the Sheldonian Theatre and saw Philip Pullman for the Lit Fest :) It was a great day
Philip Pullman: What I would do if I were PM
Completely agree with Philip Pullman … We should never castigate people of benefits
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I would like to live in the country that the amazing author Philip Pullman would govern were he PM. READ THIS: .
I'll let Philip Pullman do it for me: PLEASE take note!!
Where do I sign up? RT: Another reason to love Philip Pullman: what he'd do if he was prime minister
I'm voting for Philip Pullman all need to have a read.
If I were PM I would reclaim all the privatised parts of the NHS, says Philip Pullman
If I were PM I'd end comparing people on benefits with the 'hard-working', says Philip Pullman http:…
"I pay far too little tax for the income I have"- the great Philip Pullman's manifesto: What I would do if I were PM http…
Re-read some Philip Pullman. A man who says in three sentences what Tolkien would say in three chapters. Or Peter Jackson three films.
Books for free! Thank you Pearson for promoting reading and education. Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman, Mark Haddon:.
Philip Pullman releases a new short story in the world of HIS DARK MATERIALS. Read by Bill Nighy:.
Philip Pullman returns to the world of Northern Lights in new short story
Carol Ann Duffy, Philip Pullman and other writers rejoice at ruling against ‘cruel and ludicrous’ prison books ban
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Just finished audiobook on way to work thus a.m. of His Dark Materials Trilogy read by Philip Pullman & cast. Distraught but perfect ending.
Wish I could just live with little Philip in pullman 😔😔
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Philip Pullman got the idea for the "subtle knife" from seeing that pass from Yaya Toure.
Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy - so charmingly submissive it's deadly!
"Stories aren't written with a theme in mind, exam questions are."~Philip Pullman, podcast at the Story Museum, Oxford.
I think I'm going to read that solely because it's got Philip Pullman vouching for it 😍
"People are too complicated to have simple labels." - Philip Pullman
4 of 5 stars to The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
3 of 5 stars to The Golden Compass - Kompas Emas by Philip Pullman
Philip Pullman has a great way to get kids to read books.
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I should one day try dressing up as one of the witches from Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. But I'd need a daemon.
My would be the influence of classical epic on Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy
The philosophy in philip pullman's works, was indeed hard to understand for kiddos like me at that time.
Never thought that i will read philip pullman's works again after such a long time.
It's time for my annual reread... In the name of the father, the son and the Philip Pullman
“I have stolen ideas from every book I have ever read.” . ― Philip Pullman,
Part of my is sad I won't be here to go to the Halloween party with my friends but part of me is happy I'll be in pullman with Philip :-/
one of my absolute faves is the Philip Pullman trilogy because I get so absorbed in those other worlds
“For a human being, nothing comes naturally,' said Grumman. 'We have to learn everything we do.” . ― Philip Pullman,.
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But on the bright side I'll be in pullman cuddling with Philip, 2 more sleeps.
What is Philip Pullman up to, I wonder.
9yo enjoying a Philip Pullman book. Too early for His Dark Materials?. Reckon book 1 is OK. Book 3, not so sure...
Ug. Still cold through. Retiring to bed w hot water bottle and The Tiger in the Well (Philip Pullman) for half hour in hopes of thawing
Philip Pullman recalls the first time he read Dylan Thomas.
Preloved books rush sale! PM me for details..(Prices are indicated beside the title) The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman 60 Airman by Eoin Colder 150 Storm Warning by Jack Higgins 130 Dexter: An omnibus by Jeff Lindsay 150 Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy 160 Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz 70 Brother Odd by Dean Koontz 80 Day of Judgment by Jack Higgins 100 Revelation by CJ Sansom 120 Lie down with the lions by Ken Roller 70 One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson 100 Fever by Maya Banks 80 The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks 80 Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad 80 Tripwire by Lee Child 100 The Girl who kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larsson 100 Prey by Michael Chrichton 90 Thank You!!!
Read more than 6 out of these 100 books? The BBC doubts you will, but then this is the BBC's list November 20, 2010 at 6:47pm  Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here.  Instructions:  Copy this into your NOTES. Bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish or read an excerpt. Tag 25 bookish nerds. Tag me as well so I can see your responses!   1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen 2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien 3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte 4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling  5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee 6 The Bible 7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte 8 Nineteen Eighty-four- George Orwell 9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman 10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens 11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott 12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy 13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller 14 Complete Works of Shakespeare 15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier 16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolk ...
Currently adoring the heck out of reading Philip Pullman's Grimm fairy tales collection to the kids at bedtime. Best gift ever.
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness and Madaddam books by Maragaret Atwood
to ban Fiddler on the Roof, *** Tracy, Moll Flanders, Free Willy, Flash Fiction & anything by Philip Pullman
Blown away by the quotes about my new book, The Establishment, from Irvine Welsh, Philip Pullman and Russell Brand
On page 163 of 413 of Northern Lights, by Philip Pullman: I have been trying to read this ...
Philip Pullman as Long John Silver,Terry Jones as Rupert the Bear: authors dress up as favourite literary characters
To make the day a little less horrible, here's Neil Gaiman as a badger and Philip Pullman as Long John Silver:
The Authority's Jack Hawksmoor was named after Nicholas Hawksmoor--who is also loved by Alan Moore and Philip Pullman: ht…
3 of 5 stars to Grimm Tales by Philip Pullman
What's on my pile of "Books I'm Going to Read, Dammit"? Here's what I remember, off the top of my head. **JRR Tolkien, translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight **JRR Tolkien, "The Children of Hurin" **Jimmy Carter "An Hour Before Daylight"..this has been on my pile for at least 3 years. **Douglas Oliver "The Pacific Islands"...which is an anthropological review of Micronesia and Polynesia **The Golden Compass...or Northern Lights trilogy by Philip Pullman **Nathaniel Philbrook ... "Sea of Glory"..which is an accounting of the United States Exploring Expedition. This formed the basis of the collections which became the Smithsonian Institution. This was a Christmas present to me in 2011! Ouch. ** English translation of the Qu'ran... this was a Christmas present to me in 2012. Problem is, I do a lot of reading on the plane, travelling places and I don't think it's terribly wise to be taking a Qu'ran on the plane! .which is really sad and just wrong, but there you go. Better to be realistic. Wha ...
“We all need stories, but children are more frank about it.” ―Philip Pullman
On page 170 of 405 of Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm, by Philip Pullman
English lesson highlights from our websites (11 April 2014) Larry Ferlazzo - Creating The Conditions For Self-Motivated Students Read our latest blog post by TeachingEnglish associate Larry Ferlazzo, who looks at creating the right conditions for students to become self-motivated learners. You can then blog your own ideas on how you help your learners motivate themselves. Read more - is Great Are you a Harry Potter fan? Do you recognise the place in this picture? Join Richard in Literature is Great as he visits a magical place to find out about contemporary British literature! Read more - are Easter eggs made? Have you ever eaten an Easter egg? Watch this video to find out how they are made! Read more - Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee To Kill A Mocking Bird is always on those lists of ‘books you must read before you die’. Have you read 'To Kill a Mockingbird'? Would you like to? Read more - Dark Materials Ever heard of Philip Pullman? He is an English writer who is widely considered as a brilliant. H ...
3 of 5 stars to The Good Man Jesus & the Scoundrel Ch... by Philip Pullman
Philip Pullman on ban on sending books to prisoners: "disgusting,mean, vindictive act of a barbaric government." Shame on Chris Grayling.
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"Nobody has the right to demand they’ll never be offended." on banned books and failed film adaptions:
Philip Pullman has the only words for British ban on books for prisoners: LOATHSOME & REVOLTING. reports:
Second part to the 'Intro to Humanism' video. This video explores the role of the BHA and asks further questions on Humanism as a whole. Including interviews with: Richard Dawkins, A C Grayling, Tim Minchin, Andrew Copson, Polly Toynbee, Rumi Hassan, Philip Pullman, & Zoe Margolis.
Philip Pullman says MoJ ban on books to prisoners "one most disgusting mean vindictive acts of barbaric government ".
Nick Roberts is playing with OSJ in our Oxford Literary Festival concert on Wednesday - An evening with Philip Pullman, 7pm at the Sheldonian Theatre
Whoever would have thought I'd agree with Philip Pullman about anything? :) (I signed the petition)
'Writers including Philip Pullman have criticised a Ministry of Justice ban on books sent to prisoners.' What do you think of this rule?...
Award-winning author Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales are brought to life in an immersive storytelling experience. .
It isn't every day that I have the chance to agree wholeheartedly with Philip Pullman.
"One of the most disgusting, mean, vindictive acts of a barbaric government": Philip Pullman on the prison books ban ht…
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“I stopped believing there was a power of good and a power of evil that were outside us. And I came to believe that good and evil are names for what people do, not for what they are.” ― Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass
7 Signs of Hypocrites & The People They Target by Peace Published on 01-29-2014 08:10 AM 42 Comments Comments “Being a practiced liar doesn't mean you have a powerful imagination. Many good liars have no imagination at all; it's that which gives their lies such wide-eyed conviction.” — Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass Hypocrites groom you to become hyper-aware of your own minor (or non-existent) wrongdoings, while actively dismissing anything that they themselves are doing wrong. First they relocate blame—then, your conscience does the rest of the work for them. Hypocrites are experts at blaming others, while empathetic people are experts at blaming themselves. The more of their poison you absorb, the more you start to doubt yourself, thereby making you more vulnerable to more poison. These dynamics leave you feeling self-conscious, inferior, insecure, and like nothing you do will ever be good enough—like someone is always judging you. You become a perfectionist, terrified that you might have ...
If there is a war to be fought, we don’t consider cost one of the factors in deciding whether or not to fight. Philip Pullman
I have a few books on my shelf that I'd be interested in doing with the group. I think we should try to decide our book for May ASAP to give people the best chance of buying and reading it in the meantime. (April's book is the latter half of That Hideous Strength.) I have The Once and Future King by T H White, but I'd like to try Thomas Mallory's Le Morte d'Arthur first. I also have The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny, Grimm Tales by Philip Pullman, Swords and Dark Magic (anthology), Strange Dreams (another anthology). I'd also be up for reading something else by a lesser known fantasy author (or at least one that I haven't read much). What think you?
21 books to read before you're 21...or 91 At Indigo we know that teen books aren't limited to just teens --the huge success of books like Harry Potter, Twilight, and the Hunger Games show that there's a wide audience for YA fiction. We've curated a list of "21 books you should read before you're 21," but anyone who's missed out on these great titles should be sure to catch up before they're 91! Some favourites on this list include: Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell: the heartbreaking and uplifting love story of two teenage misfits in Omaha, Nebraska A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray: the first in a series, set in a Victorian girls' boarding school that's harbouring dark, magical secrets The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman: also the first in a series, in an alternate universe version of Oxford, England, where a battle over good, evil, and the nature of the universe is about to begin Want more great YA recommendations? Check out our new Teen Tumblr!
His Dark Materials is a trilogy of fantasy novels, coming together to form an epic, by Philip Pullman comprising Northern Lights (1995, published as The Golden Compass in North America), The Subtle Knife (1997), and The Amber Spyglass (2000). It follows the coming-of-age of two children, Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, as they wander through a series of parallel universes against a backdrop of epic events. The three novels have won various awards, most notably the 2001 Whitbread Book of the Year prize, won by The Amber Spyglass. Northern Lights won the Carnegie Medal for children's fiction in the UK in 1995. The trilogy as a whole took third place in the BBC's Big Read poll in 2003. The story involves fantasy elements such as witches and armoured polar bears, and alludes to a broad range of ideas from such fields as physics, philosophy, and theology. The trilogy functions in part as a retelling and inversion of John Milton's epic Paradise Lost; with Pullman commending humanity for what Milton saw as its mos ...
FOR SALE 1.) His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman -sold as set for P350 *The Northern Lights *The Subtle Knife *The Amber Spyglass 2.) The Vampire Assistant by Darren Shan for P100 3.) Frostbite by Richelle Mead for P100 4.) The Manga Bible for P150 5.) P50 each - Conan the Barbarian - The Friday Night Knitting Club - The Adventures of Huckleberry and Finn 6.) The Nanny Diaries for P30 7.) Happiness: How to Find it and Keep it for P75
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From Wikipedia...Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery,[1] especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West", in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has regained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. Steampunk perhaps most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era's perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Such technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the modern authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld, Stephen Hunt and China Miéville. Other examples of steampunk contain alternative history-style presentations of such t ...
Selling the following books for $5 each: POOS - Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang - Beauty and the Beast by Marie Le Prince de Beaumont - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman - Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson - Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The 'problem of Susan' has concerned a wide array of people across the last half century. The treatment of Susan Pevensie in The Last Battle has been condemned by authors such as Philip Pullman and J.K.Rowling,has inspired a short story from Neil Gaiman and has, unsurprisingly, provided fuel for numerous blogs and forums. This being the case, I must apologise for my presumption in thinking that my writing can add anything to the wealth of debate already out there. However, I do write, because the problem lies at the heart of one of my favourite author's works and, to give it an immediate cause, I read an article which explored the woman Susan might become. The problem matters. But then, I don't think there is a problem. Of course, I am biased – Lewis is probably my favourite author – but please, hear me out. In The Last Battle,in contrast with the other members of her family, Susan does not return to Narnia. She is 'no longer a friend of Narnia', being too concerned with 'nylons and lipsticks and invi ...
a print copy of Northern Lights by Philip Pullman - Ends December 31st - INT'L
It's been a busy few months here at Arete: we've reprinted the Retrospective, with generous help from the Ludwig fund at New College, and the very popular Issue 41 has almost sold out. No wonder, with contributions from Tom Stoppard, Mark Haddon, Sam Mendes, Philip Pullman, Trevor Nunn, Richard Eyre, Nicholas Hytner, Roger Michel, and more. Sample it here:
happy Birthday Jasminka! It is also Philip Pullman's birthday. Clearly a good day
"I don’t profess any religion; I don’t think it’s possible that there is a God; I have the greatest difficulty in understanding what is meant by the words ‘spiritual’ or ‘spirituality.' " —Philip Pullman, interview, The New Yorker, Dec. 26, 2005
Mandatory WEPO status: I just lunched with Sir Roger Bannister and Philip Pullman. Probably will meet more famous cats at the launch dinner tonight.JOY
As soon as my kids are that age, I'll let them read 'His Dark Materials' by Philip Pullman
the Philip Pullman 'Amber Spyglass' trilogy is superb :)
arghh, why did no one tell me that Shaun Tan had illustrated the German edition of Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales book?
Understatement in book promotion. Among other delightful things, this is Philip Pullman on
Popular Books That Introduce Children to the Occult and 5 Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Kids” By Berit Kjos  While relatives and friends cheered their favorite team, two girls huddled in the lower left corner of the stands, oblivious to the thrills of a championship Little League game. They sat bent over a magazine. Only occasionally did they break their silent concentration to point out something special on a page. Toward the end of the game, the two young teens finally closed the magazine and exposed the title: Sassy. Curious about its power to hold their attention, I bought a copy at the local supermarket the next day. It opened my eyes to a new teen culture. Sassy is now defunct (and teens today are often turning to IPODs instead of magazines), but many teen magazines of the same caliber as Sassy are still available. In addition to gorgeous faces and bodies matched with corresponding beauty tips, these magazines show how to stay physically fit and stay up to date with all the l ...
100 Great Children's Books, as chosen by -- Philip Pullman is missing, but it's still pretty good!
"We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. 'Thou shalt not' is soon forgotten, but 'Once Upon a Time' lasts forever." — Philip Pullman
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I bought 2 Terry Pratchett books which I'll definitely read ASAP. The others are Grimm Fairytales by Philip Pullman and
It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living,veryone else does,” ― Philip Pullman
“All the history of human life has been a struggle between wisdom and stupidity.” ― Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass
I was thinking of Philip Pullman. Do you want my email address?
I was trying to work out what you actually had available. :-p Although, Northern Lights by Philip Pullman is always good.
“We are all subject to the fates. But we must act as if we are not, or die of despair.” ― Philip Pullman
5 of 5 stars to The Ruby In The Smoke by Philip Pullman
I'm partial to the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman.
On page 185 of 341 of The Subtle Knife, by Philip Pullman
I actually feel a bit exhausted right now because of all the Feels I was subjected to awhile ago. Effing Philip Pullman, I hate you. ;_;
Well, I never knew Philip Pullman hails from ol' Narrich!. ...or is Fb fibbin"! as if!
Writers on Writers Block. Philip Pullman is my favourite.
Or Philip Pullman, to discuss contrary copyright views. Would Vladmir Putin be out of the question ;-)
Philip Pullman on stories & imagination. A lovely article that I recommend as heartily as I do his Grimm's Fairytales
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, banned for its anti-religious views
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Someone DMd me the ageold spamhack link asking if Ive seen this picturee need most in the world,” ― Philip Pullman
oh I reckon if I ask I shall receive :) Want to get some Philip Pullman too...
His Dark Materials Omnibus: FOR THE FIRST time, all three books of Philip Pullman's award-winning His Dark Mat...
Join us: Thursday, 6pm at Holywell Music Room for Philip Pullman & in conversation before Janaček's Diary of one who vanished
got a box full of cassette tapes - Harry Potter, e nesbit roald dahl philip pullman etc Anyone got "old" technology and wants them?
On page 354 of 1080 of Queste oscure materie, by Philip Pullman
Recently came across an editorial by the name of "Her Dark Materials", and thought it had something to do with the Philip Pullman series.
finished Grimm Tales: For Young and Old (Penguin Classics) by Philip Pullman and gave it 5 stars
To read His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman as if for the first time.
Reading His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman: I still can't get enough of this story. On to Book 2: The Subtle Kn...
I LOVE ALL OF THESE!! I love the use of the Philip Pullman book too.
"A comparative study of gender representations in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials and its Chinese translation" is an actual article :S
Writer's block … a lot of howling nonsense would be avoided if, in every sentence containing the word WRITER, that word was taken out and the word PLUMBER substituted; and the result examined for the sense it makes. Do plumbers get plumber's block? What would you think of a plumber who used that as an excuse not to do any work that day? The fact is that writing is hard work, and sometimes you don't want to do it, and you can't think of what to write next, and you're fed up with the whole *** business. Do you think plumbers don't feel like that about their work from time to time? Of course there will be days when the stuff is not flowing freely. What you do then is MAKE IT UP. I like the reply of the composer Shostakovich to a student who complained that he couldn't find a theme for his second movement. “Never mind the theme! Just write the movement!” he said. Writer's block is a condition that affects amateurs and people who aren't serious about writing. So is the opposite, namely inspiration, whic ...
Philip Pullman: illegal downloading is 'moral squalor'
Do you fancy a night of Gipsy music at next week? Philip Pullman & Julius Drake on Thursday night will be good.
Has two cats named Bubbles and Domino. Favorite Harry Potter book is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. She served on a jury to select the 2004 teen-aged film-makers' First Light Film Awards. The ceremony held in London's Leicester Square. Other jurors included Pierce Brosnan, Kenneth Branagh, and Samantha Morton. She was named after her paternal grandmother, who after marriage, became Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson. At the age of fifteen, became the youngest person to appear on the cover of Teen Vogue magazine She and her Harry Potter co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint were named on Entertainment Weekly's Best Entertainers of the Year in 2005. She achieved eight A* and two A passes in her GCSEs (exams English school pupils take in their last compulsory year of secondary school). Attended The Dragon School, a renowned preparatory school in Oxford, between September 1995 and July 2001. She then went on to attend Headington School, a private all-girls school, between September 2001 and July 200 ...
Now that I've finished PERSUASION, I have to pick a new book to read in the break room at work. I've decided on THE SHADOW IN THE NORTH by Philip Pullman.
Always find it interesting when a patron comes in asking for C.S. Lewis and Philip Pullman at the same time. Turns out this was for a Children's Literature college course. Regardless, I still think C.S. Lewis is turning over in his grave.
A determined 12 year old girl, Lyra, is set on going north where all the “magic” lies. Everyone is talking about this mysterious dust. And the one and only place to find out more about the dust is in the north. There is a rumor of other worlds in the sky and how kids are being taken away. Will Lyra find out the truth about this mysterious dust and why people are so scared of it? And will Lyra go north to find out why people are taking children? Check out The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.
“The idea hovered and shimmered delicately, like a soap bubble, and she dared not even look at it directly in case it burst. But she was familiar with the way of ideas, and she let it shimmer, looking away, thinking about something else.” -Philip Pullman
“Lord, if I thought you were listening, I'd pray for this above all: that any church set up in your name should remain poor, and powerless, and modest. That it should wield no authority except that of love. That it should never cast anyone out. That it should own no property and make no laws. That it should not condemn, but only forgive. ” — Philip Pullman
I'm in the process of reading "The Golden Compass" by Philip Pullman. Hopefully I can read some more before I fall asleep tonight.
Explore the history and world of fairy tales, featuring interviews with authors Sally Gardner and Philip Pullman, and Professor Bill Gray. Listen to this pod...
Global Secular Humanist Movement shared the following link and had this to say about it: Humanism: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides) should we believe in God without any evidence? How can there be meaning in life when death is final? Does a Godless universe imply moral relativism? With adherents including Einstein, Freud, Philip Pullman, and Frank Zappa, and often described as th...
Who wants me to name all the books in my bookshelf?! ... I'm going to anyway. I'M BORED. XD 1. Bites by multiple authors 2. The Blue Fairy Book by multiple authors 3. Chicken Soup for the Girl's Soul by multiple authors *4. Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul by multiple authors 5. Enthralled by multiple authors 6. The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker 7. The Anybodies by N.E. Bode 8. The Other Elizabeth by Karleen Bradford 9. Princess in the Spotlight by Meg Cabot 10. Gallagher Girls 1-3 by Ally Carter 11. Clarice Bean Spells Trouble by Lauren Child *12. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare *13. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare *14. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare 15. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 16. Matched by Ally Condie 17. The Boggart by Susan Cooper (Have you noticed by now that they're all in alphabetical order by the first letter of the author's last name? ) 18. The Vampire's Promise by Caroline B. Cooney 19. Into the Land of the Unicorns by Bruce Coville 20. Flipped by Wendelin van Draa ...
Once I've finished the infernal devices I'm really stuck on what to read next. So why don't you guys help me out? Options: The Misadventures of Tallulah Casey (the first two will be re-reads) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell A study in silks (doesn't come out until tomorrow but NETGALLEY) Across the Universe by Beth Revis Northern Lights by Philip Pullman Ketchup Clouds by Anabelle Pitcher Looking for Alaska (which by the way I am dreading because i know it's going to be as sad as TFIOS) The Resteraunt at The end if the universe (second book in the hitchhiker's guide series) ~Crookshanks
one of my favorite books The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Philip Pullman knows a thing or two as well!
Have you read, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi? graphic novel tells of a Iranian girl growing up during Islamic revolution and the Iran-Iraq War. Persepolis was banned by the Chicago Public School District until students and teachers mounted a media campaign to have it reinstated as part of the curriculum. Children’s author Philip Pullman (Dark Materials trilogy) calls Persepolis "…a superb piece of work, not only for the child's eye view—the developing child's eye view—of a society unknown to many of us in the west, and feared and suspected in proportion to being unknown.” Find it at Dayton Memorial Library
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