♥ Book Title : The Ruby in the Smoke
☯ Full Synopsis : "Sally Lockhart is living quietly in London with her obnoxious cousin, after her father's tragic death at sea. But the peaceful, if hateful, existence is about to end. Sally's father left her a message, and deciphering it will lead her into a world of danger and excitement such as she's never known."Article| Philip Pullman| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Sally Lockhart Slipcase
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♥ Book Title : The Ruby in the Smoke: A Sally Lockhart Mystery
☯ Full Synopsis : "“BEWARE THE SEVEN blessings . . . ” When she first utters these words, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart doesn’t know their meaning. But when an employee of her late father hears them, he dies of fear. Thus begins Sally’s terrifying journey into the seamy underworld of Victorian London, in search of clues to her father’s mysterious death."Article| Philip Pullman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Sally Lockhart Collection
☯ Full Synopsis : "Four compulsively readable Victorian thrillers, packed with vividly drawn characters and fascinating period detail, together in a slipcase. Includes: The Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North, The Tiger in the Well and The Tin Princess."Article| Philip Pullman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Tiger in the Well
☯ Full Synopsis : "The gripping mystery series from the creator of His Dark Materials series continues... With her little daughter, Harriet, a successful business and a family of good friends, Sally seems to have it all at last. But that's about to change. A man she's never met before has filed charges against her claiming that she is his wife, and she has taken their daughter from him. Soon her reputation is in ruins, herbank account and home have been seized and she's on the run from the law.Whoever put the mysterious man up to this plot seems to know her well and has made it impossible for her to disprove his claims. Desperate, Sally takes to the streets of London in an attempt to hide her daughter.As her enemy and the authorities close in on her, Sally must discover who could possibly hate her so much that they would take the one thing that matters most to her - Harriet."Article| Philip Pullman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Tin Princess
☯ Full Synopsis : "Sixteen-year-old Becky is about to have her life changed. A dramatic explosion is only the start of her incredible adventure. As maid to the cockney Crown Princess of a tiny kingdom in Europe, she is plunged in a turmoil of murder and intrigue."Article| Philip Pullman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Ruby in the Smoke
☯ Full Synopsis : "The first book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition to celebrate the 30 year anniversary. Soon after Sally Lockhart's father drowns at sea, she receives an anonymous letter. The dire warning it contains makes a man die of fear at her feet. Determined to discover the truth about her father's death, Sally is plunged into a terrifying mystery in the dark heart of Victorian London, at the centre of which lies a deadly blood-soaked jewel. Philip Pullman's ever-popular, action-packed Victorian melodramas are rejacketed for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in 2012."Article| Philip Pullman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Scarecrow and His Servant
☯ Full Synopsis : "Outrageously zany and filed with non-stop surprises, Simon Reade’s theatrical adaptation of The Scarecrow and His Servant, renowned author Philip Pullman's fictional children's tale, is an enchanting play for young readers and performers. Delve into the magical world of Scarecrow as you accompany him as Jack, his trusty help-mate, and together you can embark on adventures that will make your head spin. From dodging dangerous bandits and surviving terrifying shipwrecks, to soaring through the skies with wild birds, this play is a roller-coaster ride of never-ending escapades. But when the river-polluting Buffaloni tyrants catch up with you for a final showdown, who will come to your rescue and save the day? A production of The Scarecrow and His Servant ran at the Southwark Playhouse in December 2008-January 2009."Article| Philip Pullman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Count Karlstein
☯ Full Synopsis : "Can you hear the distant howling of hounds and the thunder of ghostly hooves? It's All Souls' Eve and Zamiel the Demon Huntsman has come to claim his prey! He's headed straight for Castle Karlstein, where the evil count has hatched an evil plan; he'll sacrifice his two young nieces to save himself. Can Lucy and Charlotte outwit their uncle and his oily henchmen to escape their dreadful fate? From the award-winning author of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife comes a spooky, funny thriller just right for those middle-grade readers looking for horror--and humor."Article| Philip Pullman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
☯ Full Synopsis : "A thought-provoking retelling of the Gospel story from an atheist perspective. Upon its hardcover publication, renowned author Philip Pullman’s The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ provoked heated debates and stirred a frenzy of controversy throughout the clerical and literary worlds alike with its bold retelling of the life of Jesus Christ. In this remarkable piece of fiction, famously atheistic author Philip Pullman challenges the events of the Gospels and puts forward his own compelling and plausible version of the life of Jesus. Written with unstinting authority, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ is a pithy, erudite, subtle, and powerful book by a beloved author, a text to be read and reread, studied and unpacked, much like the Good Book itself. “The erudite fantasy author, Philip Pullman, makes explicit his complaint against Christian dogma with [this] challenging deconstruction of the Gospels.” —Entertainment Weekly “Inspiring . . . Again and again, [Pullman] displays a marvelous sense of the elemental power of Jesus’s instructions and parables.” —The Washington Post"Article| Philip Pullman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Lyra's Oxford: His Dark Materials
☯ Full Synopsis : "***** THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, has been hailed by the New York Times as "a stunning achievement."***** This exciting companion to His Dark Materials tells a not-to-be-missed story about Lyra and her world. When a witch's daemon crashes onto the roof of Jordan College, Lyra and her daemon, Pan, are eager to help. But as this unlikely trio scours the winding streets of Oxford in search of a famed alchemist, their journey takes a deadly turn... This volume also includes a fold-out map of Oxford and fascinating extra glimpses of our favorite characters."Article| Philip Pullman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : This Lie Will Kill You
☯ Full Synopsis : "Tell the truth. Or face the consequences. Clue meets Riverdale in this page-turning thriller that exposes the lies five teens tell about a deadly night one year ago. One year ago, there was a party. At the party, someone died. Five teens each played a part and up until now, no one has told the truth. But tonight, the five survivors arrive at an isolated mansion in the hills, expecting to compete in a contest with a $50,000 grand prize. Of course…some things are too good to be true. They were each so desperate for the prize, they didn’t question the odd, rather exclusive invitation until it was too late. Now, they realize they’ve been lured together by a person bent on revenge, a person who will stop at nothing to uncover what actually happened on that deadly night, one year ago. Five arrived, but not all can leave. Will the truth set them free? Or will their lies destroy them all?"Article| Chelsea Pitcher| Statement ..."