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A beautifully written and illustrated short story set in the world of Lyra’s Oxford, from Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy.

This book contains a story and several other things. The other things might be connected with the story, or they might not; they might be connected to stories that haven’t appeared yet . . .

Two years after the conclusion of The Amber Spyglass, Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon sit high on the roof of Jordan College, gazing down on the streets of Oxford. But their peace is shattered by a flock of enraged starlings, who seem intent on knocking another bird out of the sky – a bird that Lyra and Pan quickly realise is a witch’s daemon. The daemon carries worrying tidings of a terrible sickness spreading in the north, and claims that only Lyra can help him – but is he really friend, or foe?

Illustrated throughout with exquisite wood-cut engravings by John Lawrence, this beautifully packaged story also contains an extract of Pullman’s second short story set in the His Dark Materials world, Once Upon a Time in the North, a map and other missives that seem to have slipped from Lyra’s world into our own.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780857535573

    July 3, 2017

    Doubleday Childrens

    RRP $17.99

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  • Hardback

    9780385606998

    December 1, 2003

    David Fickling Books

    64 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • Audio Book

    9781846577710

    June 15, 2017

    Audiobooks

    RRP $19.99

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Also by Philip Pullman

His Dark Materials
Four Tales
Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel Volume 2
His Dark Materials: The Complete Trilogy
Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel Volume 1
The Adventures of the New Cut Gang
The Collectors
Northern Lights: His Dark Materials 1
The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials 2
The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials 3
Grimm Tales
Grimm Tales: For Young and Old
Magic Beans: A Handful of Fairytales from the Storybag
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
Once Upon a Time in the North
Count Karlstein - The Novel
The Scarecrow And His Servant
I Was a Rat!
Puss In Boots
Clockwork
The Firework Maker's Daughter
Count Karlstein: or The Ride of the Demon Huntsman

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