Lyra's Oxford



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Author: Pullman, Philip

Interest age: from c 12 years

Published on 22 June 2017 by Penguin Random House Children's UK (Doubleday Children's Books) in the United Kingdom as part of 'the His Dark Materials' series.

Hardback | 80 pages
122 x 186 x 14 | 162g

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 havent 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 witchs 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 a friend, or a foe?Illustrated throughout with exquisite wood-cut engravings by John Lawrence, this beautifully packaged story also contains an extract of Pullmans 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 Lyras world into our own.