The Ruby in the Smoke

If you’ve not yet met Sally Lockhart, prepare to be bowled over. This beautiful, smart sixteen-year-old can ride like a Cossack and shoot like a demon. And now she’s braving terrible danger to hunt down her father’s killer! Her journey will take her from the grimy streets of London to a Maharajah’s Indian palace and the decadent opium dens of China. Can she unravel the rich and colourful mystery of a priceless jewel soaked in blood? From the glittering talent of Philip Pullman, the author of Northern Lights, this gripping yarn has left us all bedazzled.

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    Philip Pullman

    Philip Pullman is probably the world’s most acclaimed living children’s author, best known for the trilogy of books known as His Dark Materials.

    Awards

    Philip won the Nestle Smarties award for both Clockwork and The Firework Maker’s Daughter. Northern Lights was published in hardback in July 1995. That year, it won the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and was Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards.

    The Amber Spyglass won WHSmith Children’s Book of the Year 2000 at the British Book Awards, was Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal and was longlisted for The Booker Prize 2001. Philip Pullman was voted Whitaker Author of the Year by the Booksellers Association. The Amber Spyglass went on to win both Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year and Whitbread Book of the Year 2001 and in doing so became the first children’s book to win the main prize in the award’s history.

    Philip has also been recognised with two major awards for his contribution to literature: the Eleanor Farjeon award in 2002, and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Prize in 2005.

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