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December 2, 2013

I'm grateful to all those who have taken part in discussions about the various topics that have arisen here. Unfortunately this site, like many others, has been targeted by advertisers of fake Rolex watches and so on, not to mention other less agreeable things, and cluttered the place up so much it's almost impossible to fight your way through. We are in the process of clearing that all up, but in the meantime we'll suspend the discussion forums until we can be sure that anything we don't want is kept off. Meanwhile ...
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February 11, 2013

Enid Jones was a remarkable lady, and quite the best teacher I ever knew. I was lucky enough to be one of her pupils at secondary school; she encouraged my interest in her subject, English, and praised my work without ever, as she said, giving it more than 8 out of 10. I sent her all my books (which I expect she would have marked in the same way) and I was privileged to know her as a dear friend. She died recently at the age of 92, physically frail, but mentally as sharp and alert as she had ever been. My work in future will have to go unmarked, but I shall never forget the example she set me of care and accuracy in the composition of English sentences, and even more of the love of poetry, which she communicated so well. Thank you, Enid.
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February 7, 2013

My story "I Was a Rat!", adapted by Teresa Ludovico, will open at The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham on 12 February, and then tour to Ipswich, Liverpool, Nottingham, Bury St Edmunds, Truro, Cambridge, Salford, Exeter, Leeds, and Hereford.
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December 10, 2012

Philip Pullman's novel The Firework-Maker's Daughter is to be turned into an opera for children. Five singers and two puppeteers will tell the tale of Lila, a girl who wants to make fireworks like her father. Pullman, a former teacher, originally wrote ...
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Published on December 10, 2012 16:00 • 366 views

December 7, 2012

As Philip Pullman points out in his succinct introduction to his new selection from their "Fairy Tales," the Grimms' decision "to collect and publish fairy tales was not an isolated phenomenon, but part of a widespread preoccupation of the time." But ...
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Published on December 07, 2012 16:00 • 127 views

October 11, 2012

Philip Pullman's Tales from the Brothers Grimm - Official Trailer
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Published on October 11, 2012 17:00 • 406 views

October 7, 2012

Grimm Tales for Young and Old by Philip Pullman Review
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Published on October 07, 2012 17:00 • 146 views

October 2, 2012

Philip Pullman has radically reworked the Grimm tales for all ages. He talks to Nicolette Jones.
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Published on October 02, 2012 17:00 • 95 views

September 23, 2012

The characters are conventional, the imagery obvious and there's very little description - but the stories are irresistible. Philip Pullman on rewriting fifty of his favourites
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Published on September 23, 2012 17:00 • 486 views

September 16, 2012

My version of fifty of the tales of the Brothers Grimm is published this September, and I'll be doing various talks and events to go with it.
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