Philip Pullman announces publication of the first volume of The Book of Dust, long-awaited 'equel' to His Dark Materials.
Ã¢Â€ÂœWhat can I tell you about it? The first thing to say is that Lyra is at the centre of the story.Ã¢Â€Â - Philip Pullman
Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent new novel, set ten years before Northern Lights and featuring his much-loved character, Lyra Belacqua.
The Book of Dust is a work in three parts, like His Dark Materials. The first volume of The Book of Dust - which has been speculated about for years - will be published on Thursday 19 October 2017.
22 years after Northern Lights (July 1995) - the first of his world-famous His Dark Materials trilogy, which has sold more than 17.5m copies in over 40 languages - The Book of Dust will return to the parallel world that has enthralled readers young and old.