All tagged Philip Pullman

Lyra Belacqua: A Fictional Feminist

The recent publication of Philip Pullman’s β€˜The Book of Dust’ brought with it, for me, a wave of nostalgia. Although Lyra Belacqua, the fictional heroine of my youth, features only as a baby, the novel still centres on her. I bought the book and read it within three days, desperate to re-engage with the alluring world of witches, daemons and armoured bears that so captivated me as a child.