Pullman described the book as not a prequel, but an equel. A series not to stand before or after the novels that concluded in 2005, but ones that will stand beside them. The stories follow “the struggle between a despotic and totalitarian organisation, which wants to stifle speculation and enquiry, and those who believe thought and speech should be free”.
Pullman spoke to the media about his inspiration behind his well-loved stories, and what has influenced his writing and characters over the years.
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Most people love the nutty, butter flavoured fortune cookies offered at many Chinese restaurants across the world. And the messages inside them are sometimes taken very seriously. Personally, I am really disappointed if my Chinese meal does not end with a fortune cookie. Read More