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Dark Matters: An Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Philip Pullman's Dark Material's Trilogy Mass Market Paperback – 9 Jun 2005


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Lance Parkin is a British author, best known for writing fiction and reference books for television series, in particular Doctor Who (and spin-offs including the Virgin New Adventures and Faction Paradox) and Emmerdale. He also worked on the Emmerdale television series as a production assistant.
Parkin has a regular column, "Beige Planet Lance" in the Doctor Who fanzine Enlightenment, which is published by the Doctor Who Information Network.

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Discover the incredible world of His Dark Materials --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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'the most dangerous, terrifying, breathtaking book you'll ever read' Explorer Benedict Allen supporting Philip Pullman's trilogy on the BBC's Big Read Competition. Philip Pullman created controversy - both literary and religious - with his internationally bestselling His Dark Materials trilogy, but he also found fans across all generations, Readers of The Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass have been left intrigued by the fantastical scenarios and wondrous world's experienced by Lyra and Will in their quest. Dark Matters, the indispensable, unofficial guide to the trilogy, contains - an A to Z guide of the intricacies of plot and character - a biography of the author - commentary on the adaptions of the novels - analysis of the impact of the National Theatre's sell out interpretation for the stage - a look forward to the projected feature film The complexities of the issues within the trilogy became more apparent with each reading and continue to intrigue as well as attracting new fans. Now, at last , adults and children alike can further plumb the depths of these richly imaginative works in this comprehensive and essential companion.

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Superb stuff 7 Sep 2005
By April McKenna - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
An excellent guide to a challenging series. The best bit is an A-Z of all the names, places and concepts. I learned a lot about Blake, CS Lewis and other people Pullman is influenced by. This is a very readable guide, and could also be useful for anyone writing a paper on the His Dark Materials books.
A well done guide to the persons, places, and references of Philip Pullman's Dark Materials 24 Sep 2009
By Michael A. Duvernois - Published on Amazon.com
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If you're weak on your Milton, Blake, Lewis, and Elliot, this will help out with the references. It's a fun read, or a useful reference, your choice. Lance Parkins is best known for his work, fiction and non-fiction, involving Dr. Who. Mark Jones I hadn't known anything about before seeing this book, but he seems to be a well-known writer of guidebooks and online materials.
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