New novel from Philip Pullman

The legendary children’s author returns to the world of His Dark Materials to send Lyra on another distinctly dusty adventure, set after the events of his seminal trilogy. The new novel, Serpentine, comes out exactly midway through the month, and at just 80 pages, is perfect for a lazy afternoon at home.

Pullman is a lover of Wales, having spent about 10 years growing up here, and in 2016 became the first Patron of Literature Wales. He’s also spoken about how the Welsh landscape directly inspired his brilliant book, The Broken Bridge.