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His Dark Materials Part 1: Northern Lights

Written by Philip Pullman

His Dark Materials Part 1: Northern Lights Synopsis

The award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy is a breathtaking epic adventure spanning a multitude of worlds. Northern Lights, the opening instalment, sees Lyra and her shape-changing daemon embark on a dangerous quest. In Oxford, Lyra learns that children are being kidnapped by the mysterious Gobblers. When her friend Roger vanishes she determines to find him, and is given a powerful alethiometer which can reveal the truth in all things. After discovering that the adults around her are not what they seem, Lyra and Pantalaimon join forces with a band of Gyptians. Travelling north they encounter witch-queens and armoured bears, before being captured and taken to Bolvangar - where children are being used in terrible and secret experiments... Gripping, full of suspense and often funny, this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation has an all-star cast including Terence Stamp, Emma Fielding, Bill Paterson, Kenneth Cranham, and Ray Fearon.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405694872
Publication date: 1st December 2004
Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: BBC Audio BBC Digital Audio
Format: eBook

About Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is the author of the multi-award winning fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials. He has won numerous awards for his children’s books, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Book Award, the Smarties Prize, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and a CBE. In 2008, The Times named Pullman as one of the 50 greatest writers since 1945. Philip Pullman lives in Oxford with his wife, and has two sons. Read more the author here.   Author photo © Michael Leckie portrait.  

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