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Inspired by Milton's "Paradise Lost" and now a major motion picture, Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy has captured the imagination of children, adults and the critics alike. Now you can understand the symbols of the alethiometer, revisit the stories and chart the history of Lyra's world in this invaluable companion to the unforgettable novels. With an enlightening biography of Philip Pullman, outlines and analyses of the novels, audio books, stage play and forthcoming movie, a dictionary of key words from Armoured Bear to Zombi, and a history of Lyra's world, this volume gives crucial further information to all admirers of the timeless books.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780753513316
ISBN-10: 0753513315
Format: Paperback
(194mm x 130mm x 17mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Virgin Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 8-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lance Parkin

Mark Jones is a freelance writer and programme maker who has written on topics as diverse as the television series ER, the British anti-slavery movement and video publishing on the web. He lives in York with his wife Lorraine and daughter Olivia. Lance Parkin has written numerous novels and non fiction books, including several Doctor Who novels. He was a storyline writer on Emmerdale for several years and authored the science fiction comic book series, Miranda.

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