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Northern Lights

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Northern Lights By Philip Pullman, book review“Stories are the most important thing in the world. Without stories, we wouldn’t be human beings at all.” Philip Pullman.

Not so long ago, my search for something new and interesting to read brought me to the covers of “Northern Lights” by Philip Pullman. For those of you unfamiliar with the title, it is book one of the His Dark Materials trilogy; a publishing phenomenon that I’m sure will have filtered into your consciousness on some level over the past few years. Now, I am not normally one to read children’s books (although in my defence, the author does actually say that his did not intend this to be aimed at any particular target audience; it was for adults as much as for children) but I was motivated to read this after a number of promising personal recommendations, and good reviews.


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Northern Lights

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Northern Lights (His Dark Materials S.) By Philip Pullman, book reviewNorthern Lights is the first novel in the His Dark Materials series by Phillip Pullman. First published in 1995, it was several years later that I became aware of it, perhaps when the series became popular. I borrowed Northern Lights from my parents about a year ago, but I’m ashamed to say I’ve only just got round to reading it, and then with the motivation of it being set for my reading group.

Northern Lights is about Lyra, a twelve year old girl who suddenly finds herself at the centre of world events.


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