Philip Pullman reveals inspiration behind Secret Commonwealth at sold-out launch

Philip Pullman officially launched The Secret Commonwealth to huge cheers at a sold-out Alexandra Palace last night, where the author appeared in conversation with journalist Zing Tsjeng on stage after readings from actors including Anne-Marie Duff and Niamh Cusack. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-02 18:20:42 UTC ]
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Philip Pullman returns to the world of ‘His Dark Materials’ with ‘The Secret Commonwealth’

The second in the Book of Dust Trilogy is lengthy but worth the time investment. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Pullman's The Secret Commonwealth tops chart of Super Thursday successes

Philip Pullman’s The Secret Commonwealth (Penguin/David Fickling) has knocked Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments (Chatto & Windus) from the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 54,301 copies in its first three days on sale.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Long-awaited Philip Pullman series The Book of Dust revealed

Twenty-two years after the release of the first book in His Dark Materials trilogy, Philip Pullman is set to release a new three-part series to stand “beside it” called The Book of Dust, with the charter of Lyra “at the centre of the story”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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In “All My Mother’s Lovers,” a Mother’s Secret Letters Reveal Her Secret Life

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Unbound launches Secret Life of LEGO Bricks crowdfunder

Unbound has put together a deal with LEGO Group publishing partner Ameet for a direct-to-consumer book, The Secret Life of LEGO Bricks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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July Religion Bestsellers: Inspiring Advice and Stories with Secrets

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Women's Prize launches crowdfunder for inspiration journal

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Philip Pullman to release unseen His Dark Materials novella in October

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A new site for headline-inspired fiction launches today with stories by Carmen Maria Machado, Colum McCann, and more.

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Helen Fremont’s parents were Holocaust survivors. Her new book “The Escape Artist” explores what happened when she shared that in a book. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Philip Pullman receives J M Barrie Award

Sir Philip Pullman CBE has accepted the 2019 Action for Children’s Arts J M Barrie Award, a lifetime accolade bestowed on the author for his "outstanding talent as a storyteller who appeals to all ages, especially to the young". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The UK’s Tom Fickling, a ‘Sudden’ Publisher of Philip Pullman

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Amazon Charts: Secret Commonwealth steams into number one

Philip Pullman's The Secret Commonwealth (Penguin/David Fickling) has soared 15 places to top the Amazon Charts Most-Sold: Fiction chart, in the same week it sold 54,301 copies in hardback through Nielsen BookScan's TCM. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sheen returns to narrate new Philip Pullman audiobook

Michael Sheen, who narrated the first volume of Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust series, will return to the studio to narrate volume two, The Secret Commonwealth. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Philip Pullman wins J M Barrie Award

Author Sir Philip Pullman is the winner of this year’s J M Barrie Award, given annually in recognition of a lifetime’s achievement in delighting children. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Viz Media announced plans to launch Viz Originals, a new imprint that will publish original graphic novels by artists inspired by manga and anime. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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