Philip Pullman’s New Novel Accidentally Published Early

By October 9, 2017Authors, New Releases

Readers in the Netherlands have had a bit of a treat this week as Philip Pullman’s new novel The Book of Dust has been accidentally published in the country several weeks early.

The Book of Dust: Volume 1 ‘La Belle Sauvage’ was due for worldwide publication on 19th October but due to a mix up, Dutch publishers Uitgeverij Prometheus distributed copies early, seeing copies of the books hit the shelves on 4th October.

It was a local journalist Kimberly Camu who spotted the copies in bookshops this week, tweeting that the translated version should never have been released before the original English language version. This prompted the publishers to confess their error, admitting that it was a follow through error from their website, where the 4th October publishing date was also replicated.

Local bookstores have now sent their copies back to the publisher, and it seems on initial checks that no copies were sold beforehand. The Dutch language copy will now release along with all the other translations and the English language version on 19th October.

The Book of Dust is a much anticipated companion book to the His Dark Materials series, we brought the news to you earlier in the year, and now the book has a name ‘La Belle Sauvage’ and a publishing date of 19th October.

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I don’t know about you, but I am so excited, I placed my pre-order before I came to write this blog.
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Eddie Izzard Has Recorded an Audiobook of Charles Dickens’ ‘Great Expectations,’ Despite the Fact He’s Dyslexic.

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The famed British comedian and actor, Eddie Izzard, recently discovered that he shared the same birthday as the famed novelist Charles Dickens, though the two artists are separated by 150 years. Despite the fact that Izzard struggles with dyslexia, he has recorded an audiobook of Great Expectations and it’s set to be available to download and listen to on June 28 for only 99p on Amazon. Read More



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