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her brilliant intuitions and investigative powers
2 December 2017
I read this long ago, but since reading the new "DUST" instalment, it spurred me to read Northern Lights again. Having been in Iceland and Norway this last summer, it vividly called up evocations of the summer landscapes in my mind. Here it is deep snow, cold, the little wooden towns huddled below mountains. It is a very touching beginning to the Dark Materials chronicles, as Lyra, utterly innocent, begins to find her strengths, resilience, her brilliant intuitions and investigative powers, and her championing of the oppressed; and her undimmed courage. Terrifying, as well; but unforgettable. I will find it hard not to reread all the books now, especially as the Amber Spyglass has always been my favrourite.