The Shadow in the North

The breathtaking return of daredevil detective Sally Lockheart. These days, Sally is twenty-two, an entrepreneur and expert financial advisor. But amid the mist-shrouded streets of Victorian London, strange news meets Sally’s ears: rumours of the disappearance of steamship Ingrid Linde. As she investigates the loss, a clairvoyant mentions the name of Europe’s richest man. Who is financier Axel Bellmann? What is behind the mysterious bad luck that has hit the Anglo-Baltic shipping line? And how far will Bellman go to stop Sally prying into his affairs? As Sally investigates, she begins a dangerous journey into the black heart of evil…

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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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