Posts Tagged: Philip Pullman

On story settings being real

Does knowing the place that one is reading about increase one’s enjoyment of what one is reading? I loved reading Philip Pullman’s The Ruby in the Smoke – I have read it before, and thoroughly enjoyed it previously, but a great deal

On story settings being real

Does knowing the place that one is reading about increase one’s enjoyment of what one is reading? I loved reading Philip Pullman’s The Ruby in the Smoke – I have read it before, and thoroughly enjoyed it previously, but a great deal

On seeing many stories in one city

I’m here! In London! After a very long flight I am finally here, and am almost over my jet lag – I slept until 6am this morning. Already, I am liking all the different versions of London I am seeing.

On seeing many stories in one city

I’m here! In London! After a very long flight I am finally here, and am almost over my jet lag – I slept until 6am this morning. Already, I am liking all the different versions of London I am seeing.

Philip Pullman on the Bedtime Book

‘The [bedtime book] is just so important. An important thing, a valuable thing. Just the sharing time, with the child and the book; and letting the book absorb the attention of the child, getting a bit scuffed, the pages a

Philip Pullman on the Bedtime Book

‘The [bedtime book] is just so important. An important thing, a valuable thing. Just the sharing time, with the child and the book; and letting the book absorb the attention of the child, getting a bit scuffed, the pages a

On the fairy tale kiss

I’ve just finished the second book of Grimm’s Fairy Tales that I’ve been reading this week, and something has struck me – there is a distinct absence of the Fairytale kiss! Disney has taught us that all good fairy tale

On the fairy tale kiss

I’ve just finished the second book of Grimm’s Fairy Tales that I’ve been reading this week, and something has struck me – there is a distinct absence of the Fairytale kiss! Disney has taught us that all good fairy tale

On hung-up books

A few weeks ago, a workmate at the bookshop asked me what my ‘hung-up book’ was. I didn’t know what she meant. She explained that a ‘hung-up book’ is one that you turn to, again and again, whenever you are

On hung-up books

A few weeks ago, a workmate at the bookshop asked me what my ‘hung-up book’ was. I didn’t know what she meant. She explained that a ‘hung-up book’ is one that you turn to, again and again, whenever you are

Philip Pullman on Fairytales

My last post talks about Philip Pullman and fairy tales. However, Philip Pullman is a much better writer than I could ever be, and he writes about his own opinion on the importance of fairy tales and stories here. It

Philip Pullman on Fairytales

My last post talks about Philip Pullman and fairy tales. However, Philip Pullman is a much better writer than I could ever be, and he writes about his own opinion on the importance of fairy tales and stories here. It

On Fairy Tales

Philip Pullman calls the stories in his bind up called Four Tales – The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, I was a Rat! Or The Scarlet Slippers, Clockwork or All Wound Up and The Scarecrow and his Servant – fairy tales. He says,

On Fairy Tales

Philip Pullman calls the stories in his bind up called Four Tales – The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, I was a Rat! Or The Scarlet Slippers, Clockwork or All Wound Up and The Scarecrow and his Servant – fairy tales. He says,