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  • Published: 9 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448197163
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 16

The Collectors

His Dark Materials Story

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A brand-new His Dark Materials story which delves into the past of Mrs Coulter . . .

‘But the thing is,’ said Horley, ‘they didn’t know each other at all. Never heard of each other. It wasn’t about the makers. Only about the works.’

On a dark winter’s night in 1970, Horley and Grinstead huddle for warmth in the Senior Common Room of a college in Oxford. Conversation turns to the two impressive works of art that Horley has recently added to his collection. What the two men don’t know is that these pieces are connected in mysterious and improbable ways; and they are about to be caught in the cross-fire of a story which has travelled time and worlds.

A His Dark Materials story.

  • Pub date: 9 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448197163
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 16

About the Author

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is one of the most highly respected children's authors writing today. Winner of many prestigious awards, including the Carnegie of Carnegies and the Whitbread Award, Pullman’s epic fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials has been acclaimed as a modern classic. It has sold 17.5 million copies worldwide and been translated into 40 languages. In 2005 he was awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. He lives in Oxford.

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Praise for The Collectors


Daily Telegraph

“A stunning, dense and deep novel . . . funny and unquenchably imaginative.”


“Pullman's writing is spellbinding, his storytelling brilliant.”


“His Dark Materials wasn't just the best children's book – it was also the most interesting fictional experiment of our times.”

Reader's Digest

“An eye-widening fantasy, a scorching thriller and a thought-provoking reflection on the human condition, this is a book that can be enjoyed at many levels.”


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