Exclusive Launch of The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two with Philip Pullman and Guests

Join Philip Pullman and guests for a truly special launch event, hosted by Waterstones, on the evening before the official publication of The Secret Commonwealth: Book of Dust Volume Two.  This event will take readers on a thrilling journey into Lyra’s world at the recently restored theatre at Alexandra Palace in North London, and offers the opportunity to be one of the first to get a signed copy of Philip Pullman’s new book. 

Tickets £35 includes entry and a pre-signed copy of The Secret Commonwealth Book of Dust Volume Two, £55 includes entry and a Waterstones exclusive signed slipcase edition of The Secret Commonwealth, featuring an embossed raven dæmons, or £20 general admission.

The Secret Commonwealth is set 20 years after the events of La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded, and seven years after readers left Lyra Silvertongue and Will Parry on a park bench in Oxford’s Botanic Gardens in The Amber Spyglass, the final book in the His Dark Materials sequence. The new book takes readers on an exhilarating new journey as student Lyra negotiates a complex and dangerous new world as an adult, venturing across Europe and into Asia, in search of an elusive town said to be haunted by dæmons. It is a timely exploration of what it is to be human, to grow up and make sense of the world around us, from one of the UK’s greatest writers.

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