Lyra's Oxford
Philip Pullman, illustrated by Chris Wormell

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Narrated By: Philip Pullman

Duration: 48 minutes

What to expect

A BEGUILING NEW EPISODE FROM THE UNIVERSE OF HIS DARK MATERIALS

Lyra's Oxford opens two years after the conclusion of Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass in the comfort and familiarity of Jordan College, where Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon, sit on the sun-drenched roof looking out over all of Oxford.

But their peace is shattered when a strange bird - a witch's daemon, on it's own - tumbles out of the sky, in search of a healing elixer to cure his witch of a strange new disease. Lyra and Pan decided to help - witches are friends, of course - but the closer their winding walk leads them towards the infamous Oxford alchemist, the stronger Lyra's sense that something is amiss.

INCLUDES FOLDOUT MAP AND OTHER MATTER NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN THIS WORLD

Genre

Children's / Teenage fiction: Fantasy, Children's / Teenage fiction: Short stories

Listen to a sample

This is a book for all Pullman readers and is sufficiently intriguing to entice new readers into Lyra's world

Child Education

Grippingly funny and infused with the vitality of a master storyteller

The Times

Beautifully written . . . a welcome chance to revisit Lyra that many young readers will savour

School Librarian

Exquisitely produced . . . Truly a collector's piece, this is a must

The Good Book Guide

It is one of those grand narrative strokes that Pullman can sometimes pull off with such casual looking ease and faith. This book is that gift in miniature