The first book in Philip Pullman’s new trilogy, The Book of Dust, set in Lyra Belacqua’s world, is a coming of age story like no other.
Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua…
This magnificent bestseller is now in paperback, with new additional illustrations.