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His dark materials ([New edition])

By: Pullman, Philip Hughes-Hallett, Lucy(Introduction by)

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Part of the Everyman's library ; 342 series
1841593427 / 9781841593425
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United Kingdom
21 cm xxxvi, 1102 pages
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Contents: Northern lights. Originally published: London: Scholastic, 1995 -- The subtle knife. Originally published: London: Scholastic. 1997 -- The amber spyglass. Originally published: London: Scholastic, 2000.

Now a major critically acclaimed BBC series This special collection features all three titles in the award-winning trilogy: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. Northern Lights Lyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar always by her side.

But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle - a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armoured bears. The Subtle Knife Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld - Cittagazze, where soul-eating Spectres stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky.

But she is not without allies: twelve-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm. On a perilous journey from world to world, Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. And with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat - and the shattering truth of their own destiny. The Amber Spyglass Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated.

But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned . . .


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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