Yearly Archives: 2012

The challenge of retelling Grimms’ fairy tales
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In Saturday’s Guardian newspaper, Philip Pullman described the challenges involved in retelling fifty of his favourite Grimm fairy tales. Originally gathered in 19th century Germany by the Grimm brothers, they have not been published in a revised form for some … Continue reading



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Bookwitch Interview with Philip Pullman
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Back in early August Bookwitch published an interview with Philip Pullman conducted at the Manchester Children’s Book Festival in July. Pullman has rarely granted interviews in recent years, so this is an unusual opportunity to discover his thoughts on a … Continue reading



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BTTS back up
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If you’ve tried to visit the site in the past few days, you’ll have noticed that you may not have been able to access it. This is because we had a hack, which has fortunately now been fixed. Hopefully it … Continue reading



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April Giveaway – Happy World Book Day & Night!
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Today is Shakespeare’s birthday and international World Book Day, as well as World Book Night.¬†World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which sees tens of thousands of passionate volunteers gift books in their communities to share their … Continue reading



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Pullman adds voice to Botanic Gardens guide
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His Dark Materials fans who visit Oxford’s Botanic Garden can now enjoy an audio guide from author Phillip Pullman. The Garden has special importance to fans of the series due its role in the heartbreaking conclusion of The Amber Spyglass. … Continue reading



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